Dreamcasting Round #4 Justice Like Lightning!

Victor Von Doom

Fist of teh Internets.
But man, it's a great property.

If it wasn't for the fact that the team is based on so many superpowered individuals and the special effects budget would be crazy (well for my wision anyways)...I'd say the book is ripe for a TV adaptation. It'd be perfect for ABC or FOX. Had it been released like 2 years ago...it'd have been a great "answer/response" to NBC's Heroes.....but with it's low ratings---Heroes isn't much of a contender.

But if released now, so long as it keeps the format from the comic---Thunderbolts would be a welcome change from the monotony of Heroes' stagnant storylines.
 

Zombipanda

My Boom-Boom's mostly gay
If it wasn't for the fact that the team is based on so many superpowered individuals and the special effects budget would be crazy (well for my wision anyways)...I'd say the book is ripe for a TV adaptation. It'd be perfect for ABC or FOX. Had it been released like 2 years ago...it'd have been a great "answer/response" to NBC's Heroes.....but with it's low ratings---Heroes isn't much of a contender.

But if released now, so long as it keeps the format from the comic---Thunderbolts would be a welcome change from the monotony of Heroes' stagnant storylines.

No, I mean, the property I want to add is great for Dreamcasting.

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It's Empowered.
 

Captain Canuck

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On one hand I want to hate you for casting Tommy Lee Jones as Osborn. But on the other hand, that's how he's drawn so it's understandable. I'm still on the fence on whether I like it or not.

I use Theron pretty often in my casting. And with good reason too! She's beautiful and extremely talented...to bad she keeps getting generic pretty roles. But thankfully, every now and then she gets roles like Monster or In the Valley of Elah. I think this would be a good role for her. To play a character like Moonstone who is both beautiful and brilliant (she is a psychatrist afterall) and be able to ham it up with her villainess? Yeah...I could get into that. But she will always be Sue Storm to me.

Matt Damon! Matt Damon? Matt Damon. Matt Damon. Matt Damon? Matt Damon. Matt Damon! Matt Damon. Yeah....that could go on for hours. When looking at my choice for Bullseye, I can't help but want to see them together again running amok Bullseye/Boondock Saints-style. Good Will Hunting indeed. Applesauce *****!

If you were to add about 5 years to Yelchin, then I would totally agree. But for right now I think he's too young to pull off the role. I could buy him as EARLY Speedball....but not the character Robbie is now.

I don't really care for Lily. But then again I don't really care for the cast of Lost period. The only reason why I tolerater Matthew Fox's existence is because of his awesome Racer X and my dream of him playing Murdock in a Daredevil reboot. God I hate Lost.

I am so tired of Bale that it's not even funny. This isn't a knock on your casting choice....but I'm just over Bale. I kid you not...all I want to see Bale in now is comedies. I'm talking a complete shunning of all actions and dramas. A comedic turn like Bana from Funny People is what I want from Bale. That or Broadway musicals. Everyone wants Bale back in a Newsies-like role....they might not admit it...but they want it.

**** Lost! Who gets trapped on a deserted island for years....then gets off....AND ****ING GOES BACK?!?!?! So yeah...I'm a little biased when it comes to Kim.

I don't think I'm feeling your Swordsman casting. I get the reasoning....but I just feel he's wrong for the role.
Well, as I said, I suck at these things b/c I don't know many actors. I pretty much like my first three, after that it goes steadily down hill.

except for one thing...
LOST IS AWESOME SO SHUT UP!

Go ahead, slap me I don't even care. Evangeline Lilly is worth it.
 

bluebeast

Well-Known Member
Thunderbolts Faith in Monsters

Thunderbolts will not be your typical anti-heroes must find the way to better themselves and band together to save the world. No, this is a film about bastards who kill because they are allowed to and because they want to. A new government agency has become wary of superhumans acting out in society without their ordinance and turn to the only people willing to fight other superheroes; supervillains. The president selects the only man capable of keeping a group of rogues like this under control:

Green Goblin: Richard Jenkins
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The Green Goblin may seem an odd choice to lead a group of psychopaths due to his own instability but these are unstable times we live in. Osborn’s the face man with his multibillion dollar company and Kennedy-esque family. What the public doesn’t know is that he’s secretly the Green Goblin: a raving maniacal super soldier who has repeatedly clashed with the people’s champion Spider-Man. Richard Jenkins (Six Feet Under, the Visitor) is my ideal Norman. It’s his ability to be extremely calm and even caring and then fly off the handle in an almost bloodthirsty rage that makes him the Goblin.

Moonstone: Maria Bello
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Seeing as the Goblin is tasked with choosing his team of monsters he goes for someone that the public can get attached to. Moonstone is beautiful, her power is stunning and she has a winning personality. It’s too bad that behind closed doors she’s an even more horrible person than some of her more fearsome teammates. Super strength, flight, and the ability to mentally cripple anyone with a few words: who else is better to lead these *******s? Maria Bello (Thank You for Smoking, A History of Violence) can play many things at once. She’s beautiful but also powerful. She’d be despised while loved amongst the rest of the Thunderbolts.

Bullseye: Michael Shannon
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After getting someone to lead the band Osborn obviously wants someone who can get the damn job done. This is a violent job and they need the world’s most dangerous man: Bullseye. He’s wheeled into meetings Hannibal Lector style with his hands bound and his mouth covered. He’s injected with nanites to keep him from getting out of hand in the field. And if the team ****s it up he’s there to pull the trigger and finish the job. Bullseye doesn’t do this for the money or the freedom. Bullseye does the job because he’s good at it and he lives for it. Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, Before the Devil Knows you’re Dead) is Bullseye. I mean he’d be perfect as the walking devil that kills people with a paper cut.

Penance: Joe Anderson
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Osborn has Penance forced upon him. The kid was a hero before hand who messed up big time and now he wants to make sure no one does the same thing. Penance is all about an eye for an eye; especially when applied to him. He’s in a gimp suit filled with over 600 spikes at random points across his body. Frankly he scares the **** out of even his more evil teammates. Penance is quite literally the most troubled out of the Thunderbolts and doesn’t agree with most of their methods. In the war to keep the superhumans controlled he’ll cross the line though to keep the unlicensed superheroes off the streets. Joe Anderson (Across the Universe, the Crazies) is prone to playing the tortured type. Even his turn from swinging war protestor in Across the Universe was transformed into shattered ‘Nam veteran. He’d be the shattered vet the entire film.

Songbird: Maggie Siff
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Songbird is another Thunderbolt that Osborn doesn’t really like. She was a villain but has turned her back on that in order to help people. When Osborn is assigned to the Thunderbolts everyone loves her story and he’s forced to take the “Cinderella of Superheroes” on as team member. She’s beautiful and has the voice of an angel so it makes sense that Osborn wouldn’t want her amongst the Thunderbolts. She’s also going to question every single move made by her teammates meaning someone might have to “accidentally” take her out in the field. Maggie Siff (Mad Men, Sons of Anarchy) plays the character of a woman having to choose between her legitimate medical practice and the rogue that she loves on Sons of Anarchy perfectly. She definitely has the beauty and strength to bring Songbird to life.

Venom: Kevin Durand
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Venom’s a thug. Osborn knows that Venom is a thug, let alone a successor to the mantle of another thug. Mac Gargan is a pretender to Eddie Brock’s original Venom and wants to be infamous. He’s clearly the most insane of the Thunderbolts aside from Osborn himself and has been turning into a cannibalistic schizophrenic. Venom’s on the team for one reason and one reason only. He’s there to kill anyone that gets in his way. Osborn justifies that it’s for the well being of the nation so they’ll let it slide. Kevin Durand (Smokin’ Aces, Wolverine) is one badass mother****er when it comes down to action films. Frankly he plays morons well too which suits Mac. He’d pull off a guy who’ll rip your arm off with his teeth and eat it pretty gruesomely.

Radioactive Man: Jet Li
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Radioactive Man is something very generic amongst the supervillain community. He’s a walking bomb and a representative of a culture that most Americans hate and fear. He has no problems with the superheroes he’s just in it for good business. That’s the beauty of Radioactive Man. He knows that he’s been a bad person and he can’t change the past so why lament on it. He does happen to like Songbird though. They both served on the Masters of Evil together and she’s truly an example of a villain turned good. He may just side with her if things get too dark for the Thunderbolts. Jet Li (Romeo Must Die, Fearless) is a pretty generic choice as far as Asian actors go. Radioactive Man is a fairly generic villain though. He’d be good as a pastiche for villains that are supposed to fill a stereotype but branch out above that.

Jack Flag: Jared Padalecki
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The Thunderbolts first mission is to take down a D-lister named Jack Flag. His story would run concurrent with the Thunderbolts at the beginning to show the family man that he is and the patriot that he is. Then the Thunderbolts will **** his **** up and Bullseye will shove a knife through his back to permanently paralyze him. Jared Padalecki (Supernatural, Friday the 13th) has that perfect all-American look that Jack Flag should have. Plus he would have the grit and panache to play a hero ballsy enough to take on these psychopaths by himself.

Helmut Zemo: Jason Isaacs
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The main “antagonist” of the entire film (if you don’t count the monsters starring in it) Zemo has been thought dead for years. He was the original badass of super crime. He formed the Masters of Evil and they lived up to their namesakes until most of them were imprisoned or killed off by the superheroes. He comes back to speak to Songbird and offer her a place amongst him again. She turns him down but also doesn’t tell her teammates that he’s back in the game. The Thunderbolts will eventually discover him and try to kill him only to have him single-handedly taking them all down a notch. Zemo’s ambiguous because you don’t know who he’s fighting for: the angels or the demons. Zemo will tell you he’s fighting for himself. Jason Isaacs (the Patriot, Harry Potter) is the ultimate gentleman badass. He’s a smooth talker and has eyes that could burn through steel. He’d be the ultimate villain of villain to go up against Osborn’s American blow it up mentality. Maybe he’ll break out some of the other Masters of Evil along the way to even the odds a bit.

*Though you want to, you can't vote for this entry.
 

Captain Canuck

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Thunderbolts Faith in Monsters

Green Goblin: Richard Jenkins

Moonstone: Maria Bello

Bullseye: Michael Shannon

Penance: Joe Anderson

Songbird: Maggie Siff

Venom: Kevin Durand

Radioactive Man: Jet Li

Jack Flag: Jared Padalecki

Helmut Zemo: Jason Isaacs

I really like your cast. With one minor complaint. I think Kevin Durand is much better suited to play Eddie Brock Venom than Mac Gargan Venom.

Besides that, well done sir.
 

DisorderInTheHouse

Well-Known Member
Green Goblin - Kevin Bacon

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Moonstone - Lucy Lawless

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Bullseye - Chris Pine

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Penance - Ryan Gosling

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Songbird - Olivia Wilde

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Venom - Timothy Olyphant

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Radioactive Man - Donnie Yen

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Swordsman - Hugh Dancy

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Victor Von Doom

Fist of teh Internets.
So just for fun----I came up with a cast for the current roster of Thunderbolts. Normally, I would've taken this cast to the All About Dreamcasting thread...but since it ties into the actual round property, I thought I'd share here. This cast is totally ineligible since it's not the mandated characters to be cast.

But still....






THUNDERBOLTS



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Top: Eric Roberts, Emma Blunt, Doug Jones, Timothy Olyphant
Bottom: Benicio Del Toro, Sean William Scott, Gerard Butler, Dwayne Johnson


Norman Osborn/Green Goblin Eric Roberts – Eric Roberts is just one of those actors who never made it big but despite the lack of huge notoriety has sort of a cult following and just chews up any scene he’s in. To see him as cool and calculating Osborn and then to just explode with cackling, hysterical madness as Goblin would indeed be a treat.

Yelena Belova/Black WidowEmily Blunt – I found it ironic that I couldn’t find any pics of Blunt as a blonde…but found plenty of other blonde Black Widow pics of Scarlett Johannsen. There’s no doubt that Blunt is talented and she was a fan-favorite to get the part of Natasha, so why not chose her as the alternate Black Widow? Plus fans who follow the series know what sort of Easter Egg this is.

Ghost Doug Jones/Jeffrey Combs – I’m thinking of Jones on a wire harness for all his scenes and then have his legs be CGI replaced with the floating effects. Then have Jeffrey Combs (Question from Justice League Unlimited) provide the voice for Ghost. If anything, this casting choice is driven solely on Combs ability to really hit the nail on the head for the conspiracy theorist on the team.

Paul Denning /PaladinTimothy Olyphant – Paladin is a douche. I honestly believe that Olyphant is a douche in real life too. I see Olyphant as the narcissistic merc all the time. There is no other casting option for Paladin. Zero.

HeadsmanBenicio Del Toro – Del Toro has really fallen off the map. Not sure why either? But I think the chance to ham it up as a sad-sack villain would really appeal to Del Toro. There’s this touch of self-delusional grandeur Headsman has…same with Del Toro.

Eric O’Grady/Ant-ManSean Williams Scott – Do I even really need to justify/explain this one? At all?

ScourgeGerard Butler – Take Butler from Gamer…throw a mask on him…and take away the “good guy” aspect from the character and you’ve got Scourge. Huge, muscular, merc who has no problem taking wrongful orders. Plus…once you find out who Scourge is…then you can totally see Butler pulling off the mad craziness.

Mister X Dwayne Johnson – I honestly see Dwayne Johnson channeling some of his old haughtiness from his days as The Rock to bring this generic, spoiled rich boy killer to life. Because let me tell you…from what I’ve seen so far of Mister X….he’s so cookie-cutter lifeless that you actually need an actor of Johnson’s caliber to bring some sort of personality to the table.
 

bluebeast

Well-Known Member
Okay your choices are
Zombipanda
Captaincanuck65
Victor Von Doom
DisorderInTheHouse

Pm me your votes
 

Zombipanda

My Boom-Boom's mostly gay
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Really?

Sorry I haven't had a chance to vote. I've been trying to piggy back off of dumbasses who leave their network unsecured but that's unreliable, and I don't have a lot of free time recently. FWIW, my vote goes to Doom, if that will change the state of who wins the whole shebang.

If not, I'll try to get something up next time I'm at a coffee shop with wi-fi. Also, if someone could moderate the voting for the Dream Editor round, that would just be super.

Edit: Got impatient, went ahead and started a round. Tch.
 
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