Friday, June 27, 2008

JIMSMASH CASTING COUCH: XAVIER & MAGNETO

Don't get me wrong, I think Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen did ok jobs, but they felt "off" to me; McKellen being the most off-the-mark from his comic-counterpart, especially in X2 ("We luuuv what you've done with your hair, *snicker*"). Magento: Master of Magnetism, Leader of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, The X-Men's most dangerous enemy.... he is not.

Before the movies were even a thought, I had always thought the roles should go to BEN KINGSLEY and TERENCE STAMP. I think Kingsley has that odd, slightly uncomfortable, creepy cerebral manner about him that would suit Professor X. And Stamp has that amazing, commanding voice! So there you have it... my choices for the X-MEN movie.

Previous JimSmash Casting Couch:
*Highlander Remake
* Black Panther
* Nick Fury
* Deadpool
* Cobra Commander
Quasi-Casting Couch:
* Obi-Wan Kenobi - Age 45
* General Zod

4 comments:

Jaganar said...

KAL , son of Jor-El
KNEEEEEL BEFORE ZOD

(couldnt resist , Jim ^__^ )


agreed =]

dr lazarus said...

BRILLIANT CASTING!!!!!!

Genevieve said...

Patrick Stewart is Xavier. NUFFSAID.

When I was but a wee lass, my mind had a hard time processing more than one nerdy obsession my parents had, and so the X-Men cartoon and ST:TNG melded in my mind. The amalgamation really enhanced my television watching experience, and heartily confused my sister who really thought that Jean-Luc Picard couldn't walk.

Zod as Magneto is genius.

Citizen Justice said...

I love Sir Ian McKellen as Magneto, and the queer subtext of X2. The fact that Magneto and his transgendered fag-hag Mystique snicker at the embittered Rogue doesn't make them weak. It shows that they can use more than one tactic to get what they want, and what they want is some alone time with the young Pyro... anyway, he's awesome and I'm glad his performance carries multiple contxts and depth that I rarely see in the often poorly written Magneto of the comic books.