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It's Clobbering Time! The Ben Grimm/ Thing moments we want to see in the MCU

Discussion in 'Fantastic Four' started by Dark Raven, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. Airwings Waves of air

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    Good suggestion!
    Edgerton would work fine but I also feel he's too old for the age they're planning to give F4 in MCU
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    10 or 20 years ago he would have been a great choice, but I think I'd prefer a younger actor for the role.
     
  3. Stark Bauer Mr. Feige- cast me as MCU Darkhawk

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    Jesse Plemons is it and it aint even close. </thread>
     
  4. Spider-Fan83 with great power...

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    I get he's solid actor an all (even played a jock back in the day) but I wouldn't really call Jesse an "imposing tough guy" type, either (even if he got back into shape) he's not even that tall (your comparing to like Bell/Efron as examples of being too short, when he's only a few inches taller then them) not that I suppose either of them, just saying

    but, I also think the "touch guy" angle is a very small part of his character... there's much more to him then that

    not sure where I was going with that, just pointing out the irony of the argument
     
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  5. Willie Lumpkin Trophy Husband

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    I don’t like the choice at all, but I generally keep my mouth shut because some here seem to really like him for the role.:O

    Ben has a swagger. He’s tough and loud and extroverted. We all understand that he has some deep insecurities, but he doesn’t show that to the world.

    Plemons hasn’t shown me anything close to that in anything I’ve seen him in.

    If you’re casting a blonde, doughy insurance salesman who grew up on a farm, has trouble talking to women and has the bodies of 17 drifters in his basement, yeah, Plemons could probably knock it out of the park.

    If you’re casting a dark-haired streetwise Jewish guy who grew up on the mean streets of NYC before becoming a college football star and test-pilot, I don’t see it.
     
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  7. Stark Bauer Mr. Feige- cast me as MCU Darkhawk

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    he could dye his hair. Also you can post a friendly looking pic of Bryan Cranston from his time in Malcolm in the middle and make him look weak. But we all know how he can be menacing as Heisenberg.

    here is a picture below

    i actually see him as everything you mentioned “dark-haired streetwise Jewish guy who grew up on the mean streets of NYC before becoming a college football star and test-pilot”

    seriously if he gets the part of Ben he is going to hit it out of the park so hard it will be like when RDJ became inseparable from Tony
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  8. Willie Lumpkin Trophy Husband

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    Sure, you can dye his hair and put lifts in his shoes and put him on a serious weight loss plan and have him act like he didn’t grow up in rural Texas…

    … or you can find a young Liev Schrieber and have someone who’s right for the part without needing to reinvent themself.

    I’m not saying Plemons absolutely can’t do it, but in the absence of a screen test showing me he can, I’d take the latter.
     
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  9. Stark Bauer Mr. Feige- cast me as MCU Darkhawk

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    Definitely agree that whoever they choose should earn the part by screen test
     
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  10. Airwings Waves of air

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    I started to think about something a couple of days ago.

    Can Krasinski be Reed again (he's born 79)?
    IF he is, would it then be possible to cast Ben with someone around the same age?
    The actor I have in mind is Devon Sawa. He's one year older and looks quite rugged these days.
    A problem would be the height difference between the two. Maybe people prefer Ben to tower over everybody else, also before the change.
    This is not a suggestion, I only got to think of the guy and would like to hear your opinions.
     
  11. Spider-Fan83 with great power...

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    wow, is Devon Sawa really considered "too old" these days?? I remember his 90's movies and such... umm I guess that was the "90's" so, ya that was a while ago (but yes, if they go an older {that hurts me to say} range for the character(s) (their actor/actresses) Thing, should be the oldest of the team either way

    an tho, from his young work isn't really what I'd think of as a "tough guy type"....he has done some recent work were he's looking a more rugged, plays more [email protected] seems to making a bit of a comeback, idk if it's enough to put him on Marvels radar

    but, its an interesting suggest
     
  12. Spider-Fan83 with great power...

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    speaking of 90's actors (of that same age range)

    what about someone like...

    Joshua Jackson?

    or

    Shane West?
     
  13. Stark Bauer Mr. Feige- cast me as MCU Darkhawk

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    Brendan Fraser would be an interesting choice his career is seeing a resurrection and probably wins an Oscar from his performance in The Whale
     
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  14. Airwings Waves of air

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    I didn't really suggest him, I only mentioned his name. :cwink:

    It's surreal that Sawa went from a poster boy who was popular among teen girls (about 25 years ago), to becoming as rugged he's today.
    But he tried to change his image and be more edgy already at the very end of the 90s.

    I think Marvel see him as too much of of a washed up actor to hire him.
     
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    I could see that, Ben's character has some similarities to Fraser's Robotman, without all the cussing. I find myself really warming to the Seth Rogan idea for some reason. They could make Rogan look like a tough guy for the few scenes that he'd be human. Could CGI some physique onto him.
     
  16. Airwings Waves of air

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    I've never bothered about these guys so I can't give a fair judgement. Sorry

    But HEY, I got to think of another one. Lukas Haas. He is Reed material... so, it's wrong thread then.
     
  17. Airwings Waves of air

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    Not bad!!! I can see it really working, it feels kind of a heureka moment.

    Though, he's too old. They won't go with someone born in the late 60s for one of the four leads. Which is saddening because Fraser would have been good.
     
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  18. Fluedd Registered

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    I think they could put someone older in Ben's role. He'll be CGI most of the time, and they can de-age him otherwise.
     
  19. Gamma Goliath Engine of Destruction

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    That sounds like more work than necessary honestly
     
  20. Fluedd Registered

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    They've done it before.
     
  21. Spider-Fan83 with great power...

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    90's actors aren't doing it for you... I'll jump ahead an throw out an early 2000's name

    James Lafferty
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  22. Fluedd Registered

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    I don't know who James Lafferty is, but I love those Kirby dots.
     
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  23. Airwings Waves of air

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    I meant specifically the two you suggested.
    But otherwise, I know quite well about some 90s actors lol. I did mention Devon Sawa, didn't I :cwink:

    I haven't heard about Lafferty, sorry

    EDIT: The 90s actors yes.... Edward Furlong is not the right one for Ben Grimm, but that tragic washed up actor can surely be called "The Thing" today.
    He deserved a better life/career.
     
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  24. Spider-Fan83 with great power...

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    ^wasn't question your 90's knowledge lol

    just that you seemed to question if 90's actors might be too old, for the age range they might go with

    hence a (37y.o.) James Lafferty vs (44y.o.) Joshua Jackson/Shane West/Devon Sawa
     
  25. Airwings Waves of air

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    No, I don't think that the young actors of the 90s are too old. Krasinski is about the same age as several of them :)

    The problem with 90s actors is that most of them have fallen of the radar.

    But now I have changed my mind and decide to actually suggest Sawa for Ben :yay:
    (unless you prefer JTT lol)
     

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