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Worst Casting For G.I. Joe

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A lot of people have a lot of complaints about the casting for this movie. Nows your chance to voice your opinion as to which is the worst.
 
Although there is several I can mention, I will say that I was especially disappointed with Sienna being cast as Baroness.

As it was suggested on another Joe thread, in terms of appearance especially, she would have made a much more acceptable Zarana.
 
The only one I really have a problem with at this point is Marlon Wayans. I'm not a huge GI Joe fan, so I'm not so concerned about the character of Ripcord... I've just hated all things Wayans-related for years.

I would liken the Wayans brothers to herpes. They sprout up from time to time, cause a big problem, and then they go away for a while and you forget about them. But THEY. KEEP. COMING. BACK. No matter what you do to rid yourself of them, in the back of your mind you always know that they'll never completely go away.
 
So, it's confirmed that Joseph Gorden Levitt is Cobra Commander? I hadn't read that anywhere, I would have prefered Gary Oldman for Commander, but I'll wait and see how he looks and acts, before I say good or bad, if true.
 
Gotta go with Tatum. There are some other bad casting choices. But I don't really plan on Ripcord being THAT important a character. Duke is easily one of the 2 or 3 most important characters in the film. Probably the character we are supposed to follow and possibly identify with for this film and future films. Casting Tatum is complete negligence for such an important character.
 
It really is hard to pick just ONE person on this list because they really screwed the pooch on the casting and choice of characters on this picture.
 
Me too. It's not that bad. Some people just overreact to everything.
 
I think Joseph Gordon Levitt would be Billy, Cobra Commanders son more than the Commander himself.
 
No, some of us would like to see a reasonably faithful adaptation of the comics/cartoon...some of us old fans of G.I. Joe simply want it to be good. Call it overreacting if you will.

At least when Daniel Craig was cast as James Bond...or Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker, you knew that the filmakers were looking to do something interesting dispite seemingly unorthodox casting. Casting Tatum as Duke or Kurkova as Cover Girl just seems lazy, more than anything else.
 
Marlon Wayans as Ripcord. Not pleased with them changing a character for a movie, or with an actor taking role he should'nt be taking. He'd be better as Big La.
 
Marlon Wayans as Ripcord. Not pleased with them changing a character for a movie, or with an actor taking role he should'nt be taking. He'd be better as Big La.
I woulda liked him as Alpine
 
No, some of us would like to see a reasonably faithful adaptation of the comics/cartoon...some of us old fans of G.I. Joe simply want it to be good. Call it overreacting if you will.

At least when Daniel Craig was cast as James Bond...or Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker, you knew that the filmakers were looking to do something interesting dispite seemingly unorthodox casting. Casting Tatum as Duke or Kurkova as Cover Girl just seems lazy, more than anything else.

The Cover Girl casting isn't a big deal in my eyes. Cover Girl WAS a model before her enlistement so it's not much of a reach. Although, all the castings of foreign people is a bit alarming. Not because they are foreign but because of the accent factor. If they can all speak with authentic american accents then all is cool.

As for Tatum as Duke, it's starting to see him worse than Wayans as Ripcord to a lot of fans. I mean, Duke is likely the character whom this franchise will center around. Dennis Quaid is the biggest star attached so far as Gen. Hawk. Duke should have been filled by someone comprable or bigger than Quaid in my opinion. Someone on the same level as Ryan Gosling would have been fit much better.
 
I woulda liked him as Alpine

Agreed. Alpine was the same skin tone AND had a
goofy sense of humor. I would have saved Alpine, Bazooka, and Leatherneck for a third film.

Alpine = Marlon Wayans
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Bazooka = Ashton Kutcher
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http://images.search.yahoo.com/sear...o=107&tt=43,955&oid=1148143621916d10&ei=UTF-8

Leatherneck = Josh Brolin


"If people just accepted the fact that message board posters know best the world would be a better place."
 
Wayans as Ripcord and Tatum as Duke. Especially now that
Ripcord hooks up with SCARLETT. If that ends up getting filmed, **** this movie.
 
Wayans as Ripcord and Tatum as Duke. Especially now that
Ripcord hooks up with SCARLETT. If that ends up getting filmed, **** this movie.

What?!? Are you f'n kidding me? Where'd you read that?!? Where? :huh:
 
I'm sorry. As much as i love Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as an actor, his American accent sucks...bad!

The bald black guy from Underworld, or the guy from POTA and King Kong would have made a better HD.
 
I'm sorry. As much as i love Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as an actor, his American accent sucks...bad!

The bald black guy from Underworld, or the guy from POTA and King Kong would have made a better HD.

Right. It's not that alot of the american characters are being portrayed by non-americans. It's that they accents are bad. The guys playing Breaker and Guty actually look good for their parts but.... Breaker is supposed to be from Alabama and Duty, well I don't even think he should be in the movie. I don't know how the actress playing Cover Girl speaks so I can't say much yet.
 
Ashton Kutcher as Bazooka? Are you one of the real casting directors for the Joe movie, cuz that choice SUCKED.
 
Kevin Gravioux was in Underworld. Was also in Dodgeball.

The Scarlett/Ripcord thing was on Hisstank.com. I'm anxiously awaiting to hear mr. peasant's defense.
 
The Scarlett/Ripcord thing was on Hisstank.com. I'm anxiously awaiting to hear mr. peasant's defense.

Well, the simplest defense is that the news comes from a forum, hence its veracity is no better than here since anyone can post it (and in this case, it's a new member). Plus, s/he claims the news comes from 'people with copies of the script', without specifically mentioning where these people are from, or even of their involvement in G.I. Joe. It has not been released/spoiled by anyone in an official capacity. Plus, others who also make references to the script (again, doesn't mean they've actually seen it, or know anyone who has) claim that isn't the case.
 

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