Discussion in 'Misc. TV Series' started by Sawyer, Apr 6, 2016.
Cinemax? Aw goddamit
at least they'll be comfortable with the graphic nudity I guess
also, Simon Pegg or GTFO
Ray Stevenson For Billy
Simon Pegg For Wee Hughie
Chad Coleman For Mothers Milk
Rila Fukushima For The Female
Vincent Cassel For The Frenchmen
I think The Boys is a good choice for TV and could very well be done better than it was in the comic. As much as I love Ennis' work, The Boys got too bogged down in the politics and corporate espionage with countless scenes of dreary dialogue explaining fictional conspiracy. At times The Boys felt like another writer trying to do their best Garth Ennis impression. Ennis tends to be masterful at quickly creating bonds between characters and getting the audience to care, but The Boys fell flat in that regard -at least compared to his previous work.
Unlike Preacher, which looks to be undergoing a slew of changes for it's screen adaptation, I really think The Boys could benefit greatly from the more streamlined presentation of a TV show. After watching 3 and bit seasons of Banshee, I think Cinemax is the right place for it too -they won't be worried about holding back anything.
If they're doing these more of these bizarre comics, adapt Planetary goddammit. It'd be the most expensive thing of all time, but it'd be totally worth it.
I dunno if anybody in Hollywood is smart enough to make Planetary lol
Meaning most executives? You'd be right.
I mean you could sell it. It has everything that's popular right now jammed into one thing. Yet done in an intelligent way which is probably the thing most people would look past and only see, "BRANDS! BRANDS EVERYWHERE!!!"
executives and even most directors would be like "it's multiverse superhero stuff" without having the intelligence to actually understand it or do it justice
They'd just assume it's Sliders meets Legends of Tomorrow
They'd assume it's their next solution for a DC universe.
It'd be an excuse to put Batman or other superheroes in it. In fact, they'd probably just adapt that one Batman/Planetary story as a sole film.
I didn't realise just how much I wanted The Boys on TV until I heard this...
We have a Starlight. It's Hope from Jessica Jones. And she'll certainly have a rather...interesting initiation. Also, should this be updated to reflect that the series will be on Amazon now?
Antony Starr, Four More Join Cast of Amazon's Superhero Drama The Boys
So are they making the show more from the superheroes' point-of-view, then?
I had no idea what to expect
is putting it politely.
From the pov of the superheroes could make the one-note corruption more dramatic
We have our Wee Hughie. Not that we were ever going to get Simon Pegg, but it would've been nice. We have Jack Quaid from The Hunger Games.
I'm not against an American Hughie, and Jack Quaid actually has the boyish Hughie look. But I hear he's 6'2 feet.
Hughie is supposed to be small and intimidating. It's part of his charm, but now we have a Hughie that's going to be taller than Mother Milk.
I'm going to give it a chance, and I'm actually up for a few creative changes, but how hard is it to find a young 5'5 - 5'10 actor in Hollywood?
This feels like a Hollywood agent desperately trying to force his client into this show, despite him not having all of the correct character traits.
My personal fan choice would have been Iain Decaestecker or Brian "Tell that to Kanjiklub" Vernel. Both of them are native Scotts.
Did not get the memo that they would be changing his ethnicity. I also did not realize Quaid was in Logan Lucky, so he can certainly act.
The guy playing Hughie looks more like the Homelander than the guy playing the Homelander.
So far most of the casting in has been pretty strange.
I never said they officially changed his ethnicity. I'm just mentally prepared if they actually go ahead and do it.
I'm making a pretty broad assumption about his ability to do a Scottish accent but I'm not that confident he could do it, and even if he could, the studio are probably looking for an "all American" lead.
You know how studios think.
Rogen and Goldberg have been fairly great at transforming actors who bear little resemblance into the characters.
I'm sure it will be fine. As long as he has Hughie's boyish innocence then I'm cool with any changes.
At 6'2 feet tall he's not going to be "wee" Hughie, unless there being ironic. Which I'm also cool with. I'm not one of these fans that needs things to be exactly like the comics.
Quaid is pretty darn skinny. So, "wee" in that sense.
**** Yea we have our Female of the species.
Our Billy Butcher is Bones!
Ok now this is the best bit of casting news since they started announcing actors. Urban had a pretty convincing east end geezer accent in Ragnorak. He has star power and geek cred. I co sign this.
Now who is going to pay the Frenchman?