The Official Whistler Thread

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  1. Eddie Dean Jokerfied

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    Who should play Blade’s wise mentor?

    Would be good, but already in the MCU:

    Jeff Bridges
    Kurt Russell
    Michael Rooker
    Mickey Rourke
    Bradley Cooper as Jackson Maine
    Scott Glenn (although it seems Netflix is now non-canonical)

    Would be good, but in comic book property:

    Sam Elliott (Hulk/Ghost Rider)
    Chris Cooper (Amazing Spider-Man)
    Woody Harrelson (Venom)
    Kevin Costner (Superman)

    Which leaves:

    Ed Harris
    Don Johnson
    Stephen Lang
    Peter Weller
    James Remar
     
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  2. samsnee Ok

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    I don’t think they are going to have Whistler. He’s not from the comics and was created for the movie. I think Marvel would want to differentiate themselves from that one.
     
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  3. Eddie Dean Jokerfied

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    Way to play the game!
     
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  4. Dark Raven It's not about what you deserve...

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    :argh: I thought this was a thread about the Canadian/ British Columbian resort, Whistler.
     
  5. Silvermoth Krakoan native

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    Sam Elliott would be amazing
     
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  6. David H. We’re not owed anything.

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    Russell Crowe (Man of Steel)

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    Come on man the obvious answer to this is get Snipes to the role now
     
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    Race change with Whistler and get Snipes
     
  9. metaphysician Not a Side-Kick

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    I would very much prefer Blade not have a singular mentor. Instead, he should have numerous trainers across his upbringing who taught him the skills he uses for his war. Whistler can be one of them, sure, but he should only be one of many.
     
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  10. Deck Rickard Morag Tong Assassin

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    I don’t know. They need to find an actor who is a really good whistler. I guess they could cast a guy who can’t whistle and dub in someone else’s whistles but that will obviously draw criticism, like Rami Malik received for not singing as Freddie Mercury.
     
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    Kurt Russell would be cool but he was Ego. They killed of Netflix shows so Ali being in the movies is possible, plus the shows and movies never really connected. The shows name dropped the big heroes but the movies never gave a damn about those shows.
     
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    Viggo Mortensen, obvi.
     
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  13. KRYPTON INC. Incorporated Kryptonian

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    I'll see your Viggo and raise you a Sam Elliott.
     
  14. AVEITWITHJAMON Badass Cloud

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    Already suggested this just after Comic con, but it has to be Wesley Snipes as Whistler for me.
     
  15. The Infernal Mky Mk

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    Created for the Spider-man cartoon. First portrayed by Malcom MacDowell.

    I dunno. That kinda feels like handing him a participation trophy. I'd rather see Snipes given a better role. Perhaps he could be Blade's father and make him a villain? Though that maybe would have to change his origin a bit.
     
  16. ThePowerCosmic Hyped Up

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    I would rather the film feature Jamal Afari, the man Whistler is based on.
     
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    Choose someone that can make a very emblematic painting of her mother.
     
  18. Shinobi Shaw Hellfire Club's Black King

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    Can someone actually school me about this for two seconds: where did Whistler come from? I always assumed that Goyer took him from the Spider-Man cartoon and went from there.
     
  19. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    Whistler first appeared in the mid nineties Spider-Man cartoon and didn't appear in the comics until the Blade 2 The Official Comic Adaptation in 2002.

    Jamal Afari is Blade's traditional mentor in the comics. Afari the man who taught and raised Blade to be a Vampire hunter in the comics.

    If Marvel want to differentiate their Blade from the New Line Goyer version then they could use Jamal Afari instead of Whistler.
    Delroy Lindo or Danny Glover would make a good Afari.
     
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    John Malkovich
     
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    Don Johnson
     
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