Official 'The Hobbit' Thread - - - Part 12

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  1. redhawk23

    redhawk23 Wrestlin'

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    Idris Elba, obviously.














    Nothing at against Idris Elba, I just find it humorous how often his name comes up for traditionally white roles .
     
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  2. Visualiza

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    Really? I've only ever heard it for Bond. What else has he been suggested for?
     
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  3. I SEE SPIDEY

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    Well just about every half way decent role is traditionally white...which is a shame in this day and age.
     
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  4. Victarion

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    The Malazan Book of the Fallen would be perfect for Idris. Plenty of excellent characters that he could play
     
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  5. regwec

    regwec Make Mine Marble

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    It is a shame, but it is the fault of movie studio cowardice and complacency in finding original scripts with original characters. That is a much more satisfactory solution than altering characters that have been around for decades.
     
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  6. redhawk23

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    That old properties overwhelmingly reflect the times that they were created in is definitely why we need to develop stories that reflect our own. That said there are many characters and stories that can feature non-white actors with pretty much no other changes or implications. Most white characters aren't actually "white" so much as they are "default."

    Idris Elba just came to mind because many people, studios included, seem to think he's the only black actor currently active.
     
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    Pink Ranger Happy Mothers' Day

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    :woot:

    Idris Elba, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston should star in a movie together called Here It Is, Now Shut The **** Up.
     
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    The should play The Beatles.
     
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    On one hand, yes, there are plenty of characters that a black actor like Idris could play there. With no whining from fans.

    On the other hand, if there was ever an unfilmable fantasy series, that's the one :funny:
     
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    Cumberbatch: Mister Fantastic

    Fassbender: Sue Storm (yes)

    Hiddelston: Johnny Storm

    Idris Elba: Ben Grimm

    The Fantastic Four
     
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    Pink Ranger Happy Mothers' Day

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    ... I'll be in my bunk ...
     
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    I know, right! The prologue for Memories of Ice would eat a huge chunk of the budget. Then the armies of undead, weapon-armed velociraptors would be reduced to SyFy Original-tier SFX. Idris Elba for Quick Ben. :woot:
     
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  14. Mrs. Sawyer

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    Directed by Brad Bird and written by Christopher Nolan. :o
     
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  15. Pink Ranger

    Pink Ranger Happy Mothers' Day

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    Produced by JJ Abrams, special effects by Tom Savini, score by Howard Shore, stunt coordinator Yuen Woo-Ping, animal wrangler Nicolas Cage and director of accounting Wesley Snipes.
     
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    Howard Shore? Zimmer or get the **** out.
     
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  17. Victarion

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    That would be a genius cast for a satirization of the Super Hero genre. Given how much their names are bandied about for hero flicks.
     
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    Why no Tom Hardy? :o
     
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  19. jonathancrane

    jonathancrane I love Marvel, DC & EC!

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    And Bryan Cranston.
     
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    Nathan Fillion too.
     
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    The discussion in here today has been lacking. I expect more from you, sawyer, I expect more from my men!!! Next there will be talk of carbohydrates, sugary tomato paste, processssed dairrryyy.
     
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  22. Pink Ranger

    Pink Ranger Happy Mothers' Day

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    And Steve Guttenberg.
     
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  23. jonathancrane

    jonathancrane I love Marvel, DC & EC!

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    And the obligatory European model that everyone swears has great acting chops, who only appeared in a SyFy original, and has credentials consisting of pictures of her nearly naked.
     
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  24. Mrs. Sawyer

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    Dammit Steve Guttenberg, stop trying to make Steve Guttenberg happen again!
     
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  25. Boom

    Boom I got nothin'

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    A little over two weeks until Beorn rocks the house :up:.
     
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