Who'd Be a Great MARTIAN MANHUNTER???

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  1. Threshold

    Threshold Simply Amazing

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    Who would be your ideal Martian Manhunter?

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    The perameters for the casting would be that the actor would embody the character as a martian via complex prosthetics and would also portray his most constantly assumed human form, John Jones. So the actor doesn't have to be a giant or the most well built guy, but he probably should be fairly tall with at least an athletic build. The actor would also have to ne a very strong dramatic and comedic performer. He would be required to portray very subtle emotions and convey a lot through his physical movements and eyes. His voice should also sound mature.

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    Who, under those conditions, would you guys cast as the Martian Manhunter?
     
  2. War Lord

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    Gary Coleman

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    You can't get much more dramatic than, "What'cha talkin bout Willis!"
     
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    Zaphod Asgardian Jester

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  4. Threshold

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    This isn't necessarily who I'd want to portray the part, but I suppose I should set a more serious than jokey tone for the thread.

    Chiwetel Ejiofor (Serenity, Love Actually, Amistad, upcoming The Inside Man)

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    He's a solid actor who has done some very respectable work in his career. He's the kind of actor who would serve the story as well as instill J'onn with a real personality and not make him some monotone anyhero.

    Again, don't take this as anything but a thought. He doesn't have to be of any particular ethnicity. Just has to be a good actor.
     
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    Daniel Day Lewis.

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    James Woods.
     
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    James Woods?
     
  8. Threshold

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    Chiwetel Ejiofor
    Daniel Day-Lewis
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    Anyone else...?
     
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    Laurence Fishburne.
     
  10. Kane

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    Prison Break's Dominic Purcell (Someone who could resemble and play both Detective John Jones AND Martian Manhunter).

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  11. cerealkiller182

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    ^^^I like Purcell the best
     
  12. ChrisBaleBatman

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    Yeah, he might be a good choice.

    I dunno.....how about Denziel Washington? Manhunter sounds like a brother to
    me on JLU.
     
  13. Kane

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    Hes voiced by an african american actor on JLU but then appears as a caucasion man as 'Jone Jones' (his human form alias)
     
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    Yeah, but the dude is a shape shifter. He could a dolphin if he wanted to really.

    I dunno, I guess him being Martian leaves his race up in the air which is a good thing.
     
  15. Kane

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    Well its just that 'Jon Jones' has been pretty distinguished in his comic book appearance... I suppose they could change his race but blah Id rather they didnt.
     
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    Chiwetel Ejiofor and Daniel Day-Lewis sound like good choices. I don't know about Domenic Purcell because I haven't really seen him in enough stuff.
     
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    terry78 Ooooh Angela

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    It could be a black, white, latino, asian, whoever. So long as they can convey his persona, as they'll be under prosthetics and enhanced by CG regardless.
     
  18. Threshold

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    Exactly, he just needs to be a good actor.
     
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    terry78 Ooooh Angela

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    Hell, I'd suggest Daniel Dae Kim from Lost if they were looking for someone. I think he has that stoic thing that MM is known for.
     
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    Christopher Judge

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    Holy crap, that's a great one! He's kinda short, but nevertheless he'd be a fantastic choice.
     
  22. cerealkiller182

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    Chris Judge is cool to.
     
  23. Nightwing 52

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    I'll post what I had said about someone playing the Martian in my other thread.

    Nathan Fillion
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    Dominic Purcell
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    Either of the two IMO, would do the role justice.
     
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    Laurence Fishburne has been my number one choice for years.
     
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    I don't know if Martian Manhunter should look "stoic." I'm not actually sure that's the vibe I get from him personally speaking.
     

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