Monthly Archives: May 2011

PowerMan & IronFist Movie ( ROLL CASTING CALLS )


 

This is for all Marvel Fans out there and Action movie buffs. One of the all time favourite Marvel characters back in the 70’s and 80’s were during the Blaxploitation ages. In a time when Afro was the DO of the decade,Wearing heavy chains around the neck (This was the Beginning of BLING-BLING! )Like Mr-T, Bruce Lee’s Kung Foo fightin machine and became the cat whose fast as lightinin!!! and everybody was calling everyone MAN…

During this time, there was funk music, there was soul and there was Martial Arts all over America. The hippie generation was about to begin right at turn of the Vietnam war. During this setting, a man name Carl Lucas in New York city who worked a bouncer for a club suddenly found himself guilty by the law for a crime he did not commit. They placed him in a high security jail cell called Seagate. There he was subjected to undergo a new procedure in therapy. It involved him being part of the Weapons Project by a secret organisation.Remember Weapon X theory for Logan ? Well they intended for Carl Lucas to be immune by all manners of disease, instead the procedure left him with New Found results.

Carl Lucas was accidently provided with Steel Hardderned skin, heavier muscles all over his body. A new and successfull super soldier serum was found. With his new found powers he escapes Seagate prison and changed his identity. Now he goes around with the name : Luke Cage.He starts his new job as a super powered private investigator.

Way back in the late 1960’s in Tibet, An american entrepreneur by name of Wendell Rand conducts a research study and discovers the Lost mythical city of K’un L’un. With this discovery he returns back to New York city and becomes wealthy. He marries Heather Duncan and has a son by the name of Daniel. When Daniel was 9 yrs old his father took his wife heather and his business partner Harold Meachum to locate and find K’un L’un again. This time however the expedition becomes awry, Daniel slipped in the mountains and nearly plunged to his death. His father Wendell caught him just in time, while Harold who is at a higher point becomes devious. He suddenly cuts to rope that holds Wendell, and he falls into a gorge,  but he offered to help daniel and heather. Heather refused his help and both Daniel was set loose in the snowy mountain top.

Lost and alone danny and heather traversed the mountains as they came up to a wooden rope bridge, suddenly they find themselves ambushed and attacked by wolves. Heather throws herself in front of danny to save her son, then Archers who come from K’Un L’un tries to save both mother and son. Unfortunately one of the arrows misses its mark and hits heather. The archers rushes down and save the grieving boy Danny. In the city he meets the master Yu-Ti and learns the skills of Martial Arts. Through many years of training he reaches the graduation stage. To graduate however he needs to defeat a Dragon named Shou Lou. After fighting earnestly he finnaly drives his fist deep into the dragons heart. His thrust suddenly gave him his new found powers. His chest was suddenly tattoed with the dragon crest to commemorate his victory and he gains his power of the of fist becoming as hard as titanium steel iron. After his graduation, he now heads back to New York City to hunt down his fathers killer, Harold Meachum. Harold is now the CEO of Meachum industries, with vengeance Daniel Rand dons his ceremonial suit and becomes IRONFIST.

An attempted murder case involving some thugs who tried to kill an innocent lady, narrowingly escaping  this lady seeks the help of Luke Cage to track down her stalkers. Luke cage’s investigation leads to a gang that is owned by meachum industries. He beats up some of the gang thugs, during the tussle he sees this Ninja looking dude with Green and Yellow suit trampling all of the thugs in quick succession. Luke cage meets up with this ninja and they join hands in thier investigation. This is the Beginning of new era. The era of POWERMAN & IRONFIST !!!

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Now this could be 1 solid treatment for a Hollywood based movie. I have always dreamed of PowerMan Ironfis movie being quite Dark, grimy and gritty. Below is my ROLE CALL Casting for this movie.

Luke Cage / Powerman : Kevin Grevioux

Kevin Grevioux is popularly known as the deep voiced and muscular Lycan known as RAZE in the Underworld Saga. His deep voice, bald headed and muscular body somehow Fits in Just like a glove for Luke Cage’s character.

Daniel Rand / IronFist :Ray Park

Ray Park has always been a fan favourite to play IronFist, I guess Im going for him too. His exceptional performance as the Sith Apprentice DARTH MAUL in Star Wars EP 1 Phantom Menace and his performance as the mutant TOAD in X-Men 1 has given him the top vying position. I really dont see anyone else coming close.

 

D.W Griffith : Eric Balfour

Dont ask me why, I was even thinking about Macaulay Culkin….but judging his screen appearance in Skyline, I think he could be in the running.

 

Dr Claire Temple : Freema Agyeman

Freema is has a talent for being really classy, beatifull and at the same time intelligent. Since she has a good experience in playing as a lawyer in Law & Order UK, I think that hands-on experience will work well. Plus side, her looks and height could be such a match for Kevin.

 

Harold Meachum : Andy Garcia

Yup none other than Vincent Mancini himself….He is one of THE MOST appreciated and respected actors in hollywood. Howver we dont get to see him that often nowadays. I feel for this character it may be a very strong and powerfull way to re-instate him in a big way. Andy Garcia will prove yet another Hollywood big wig in a superhero based movie. We have seen Anthony Hopkins as Odin in Thor, Tommy lee jones in the upcoming Captain America, and to see Andy Garcia in PowerMan and Ironfist would be sweet!

 

Director : James McTeigue

I love the way he made Ninja Assasin, that brough the gritty and dark hues of the movie. The same movie could have been a total turkey if left to a newbie. But James made it so epic that it still remains as one of the very few Ninja based movie that will leave an impression. With a solid cast such as this, Im sure James would prove to be quite capable of handling this movie well.

 

With the help of Marvel Studios / Disney I am sure that they could bring Powerman Ironfist really BIG into the cinema’s worldwide. This casting is just a hunch, it could made better. but RAY PARK MUST BE IRONFIST….Kevin could be replaced. Some of my other casting for Powerman inlcudes Terry “Expendables” Crews, Micheal “Spawn” Jai white, Tyrese “FastNFurious” Gibson, 50Cent, Djimon Hansou (Blood Diamond fame), or even Isaiah Mustafa( There is Talks that he may have ALREADY been casted as Luke cage in a planned Marvel Venture !!! )

So there you go….Hope you find my casting role call cool.

 

 

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Current SuperHero movies in the works


Dear People of the World,

The following are the current Super Hero movie in the works :-

1.  The Flash (2012 – 2013)

The Flash made in 1990’s was a straight into tv series, the pilot and the movie was such a turkey nobody gave a damn about it.  The result, a mass drop and decline of popularity in readership for the The Flash. Now I really liked the way Barry allen was being portrayed as a dumb and obnoxious person, but it just did not get the right mood on the fans. As fans were expecting a bit more. Flash suit was quite ridiculous unfortunately had to follow direct from the comics. It would pay homage to the comic fans, but put in an actor in that suit and it would be a laughing stock. They could have adjusted a bit, mebbe make it less spandexi and more rugged feel like the Batman suit or something. Or I guess Orange and Yellow is just a REAL BAD combination for a suit….

Casting was allright for this movie, but I feel its a cheaptastic feel for this movie!

2.  Green Lantern (2011)

Now the moment we all heard that Green Lantern would be Hal Jordan’s story we really hailed hollywood. In fact even I had my big wide smile when I heard the news. Already I could imagine how they are going to portray the oath in an epic way. I just love the GL oath, it was truly awesome and I wanted so bad that ” Beware my power, The power of Green Lanterns Light ! ” should be the main tagline in the big film poster. And then came disaster….Ryan Reynolds to play the role of Hal Jordan. I went “WTF!!??” How could Deadpool or Hannibal King be Green Lantern ? Isnt there supposed to be a spinoff about Deadpool in the works ???

Here’s my advice : Yes, Ryan reynolds is good choice, his humourous and comedy is good. But Hal Jordan is a test pilot, a very cool, suave and arrogant one at that. Now I saw the trailer, THANK GOD…Hollywood you really did big for Green Lantern. Im sure that the movie will be awesome. But somehow I feel that they shouldve changed the cast. Here’s my version an my take on it.

Hal Jordan/ Green Lantern  = Josh Duhamel.(Pronounced Duh-Mel)  Yep, Josh wouldve portrayed Green Lantern well but unfortunately, its just never meant to be.Lets just cross our fingers and make sure that GL turns out to be as awesometh as I had anticipateth…

3.  Ghost Rider : Spirit of Vengeance ( 2012 )

Now casting Nick cage was actually a good idea to portray one of my own personal fav Superhero,  Ghost Rider. But to make him eat jelly beans, to make him look a big Doh! creature like Homer Simpsons, now THATS IT!. But the FX and his hellcycle was super cool. But thank our lucky stars, Nicholas cage was interviewed recently and he said that this movie is more gritty and darker than the previous movie.  Johnny blaze will be smoking and will be flashing long hair. There is also a good deal that we might see Vengeance, the other GR superhero

. You could already see the vengeance hell cycle in the movie shoot.

4.  The Avengers (2012)

Avengers Assemble

The cast seemed to be rocking, unfortunately for HULK. Edward norton said that he will not be playing Bruce Banner or the Hulk, he’s been replaced by Mark Rufallo and is being voiced by the Legendary Lou Ferigno ( 1977 TV series HULK). Robert “IronMan” Downey jr, Chris (CapnAmerica)Evans, Chris(Thor) Hemworth, Don(warmachine)Cheadle,  and others play vital roles in this SUPER BIG movie.

The X-Men is going to be largely overshadowed due to this movie. The expectations level for fans for this movie is set higher probably then an up-coming Star Wars movie or another Matrix or Lords of the Ring. For this author. The Cast is rite and the way they have been introducing bits and peices of the big puzzle as easter eggs in the end credits scenes during individual superhero movies are just so sweet.

Welcome to Heroes Roll Calls !!!


This site is meant for all Hollywood casting directors, talent agencies, movie producers and super hero comic book fanatics alike to share thier thoughts and ideas in how to place in the RIGHT type of cast to produce the Best action epic Super hero movie out there.

Now many times have hollywood executives has been experiencing as of late a lot of grave critics and bad feedbacks on the way a super hero movie is made. Its not because they may have a bad script or story or even screenplay. But it always drops down to the very ability of casting the right actor or actresses to play the right roles.

Now in the world of comic book superheroes, almost all of them live double lives. They have alternate egoes to live thru thier daily lives, they would have to handle their super powers abilities, they would also need to juggle thier social lives and at the same time they would need to adapt to normal social living conditions to make them NORMAL. Think about it, I feel that even most actors and actresses in Hollywood actually LIVES double lives…Sad to say.  But the fact to the matter is, its in the hands of both the director and the casting crew to pool in thier resources to get in that RIGHT actor/actress to portray the super hero in honest and likeable way.

I will start this post with a double bonus feature to get right in the game.  Lets start with the current news and spills in Hollywood about up-coming superheroes movies in the making. ( I MEAN TOTALLY UPDATED 2011 )