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Who'd Be a Great MARTIAN MANHUNTER???

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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?
 
Gary Coleman

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You can't get much more dramatic than, "What'cha talkin bout Willis!"
 
If someone say's Vin Deisel, I can't be held responsible for what I may do...
 
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.
 
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Daniel Day-Lewis
James Woods


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

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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.
 
Hes voiced by an african american actor on JLU but then appears as a caucasion man as 'Jone Jones' (his human form alias)
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
terry78 said:
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.

Exactly, he just needs to be a good actor.
 
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.
 
terry78 said:
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.

Holy crap, that's a great one! He's kinda short, but nevertheless he'd be a fantastic choice.
 
I'll post what I had said about someone playing the Martian in my other thread.

Nathan Fillion
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Or

Dominic Purcell
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Either of the two IMO, would do the role justice.
 
Laurence Fishburne has been my number one choice for years.
 
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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