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Old 09-28-2007, 03:38 AM   #1
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Default Casting John Stewart in the JLA movie

There's two candidates that have tested so far (click on the names to see the scoops) :

1) T.I.

2) Tyrese Gibson
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Old 09-28-2007, 03:48 AM   #2
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Tyrese is a pretty good actor. He might be a good pick.
but you know who would be a better pick? HAL JORDAN
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But then what about all the kiddies that know GL as John from the cartoon?
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Old 09-28-2007, 03:54 AM   #4
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But then what about all the kiddies that know GL as John from the cartoon?
Damn it, if i had to read the comic to get to know the character then damn it they do too.
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Old 09-28-2007, 04:30 AM   #5
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Yeah, I think Tyrese has more of a John Stewart feel..
and yeah, Hal Jordan should be in this movie..
I just hope the actor who portrays John has a very human approach to the character, instead of the "I'm tougher than Schwarzenneger"(or however it's spelled) approach..
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Old 09-28-2007, 04:34 AM   #6
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Yea, TI would have more "Street Feel" but tyrese is a better actor. They'll probably keep looking.
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Old 09-28-2007, 04:35 AM   #7
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But then what about all the kiddies that know GL as John from the cartoon?
Children..
I have children for breakfast.. and spit on their souls..
they taste really good with a little bit of olive oil..



J/k, I love those.. things called children..
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Old 09-28-2007, 04:47 AM   #8
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WB does not respect DC. They still think Comics are only for kids. Look, you can put Batman in any story and it will sell because IT'S BATMAN. Batman Forever/Batman and Robin SUCKED but they sold. I don't put much interest in movies because they butcher them and don't take it seriouslly.
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Batman Forever/Batman and Robin SUCKED but they sold.
Yeah, this world is upside down..
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Old 09-28-2007, 11:41 AM   #10
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Tyreese Gibson is a good choice. Certainly he's the type of actor Hollywood would go for. He's popular and young. I would see a GL movie with him as John for sure.

That said, my choice for John is Mahershalalhashbaz Ali from 4400. He's a great actor and could totally pull it off. Hollywood would probably think he's not popular enough and is to old for the roll though...he is my age after all. I have very little faith in Hollywood really.

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Old 09-28-2007, 02:13 PM   #11
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denzel or Samuel L jackson
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Tyreese Gibson is a good choice. Certainly he's the type of actor Hollywood would go for. He's popular and young. I would see a GL movie with him as John for sure.

That said, my choice for John is Mahershalalhashbaz Ali from 4400. He's a great actor and could totally pull it off. Hollywood would probably think he's not popular enough and is to old for the roll though...he is my age after all. I have very little faith in Hollywood really.

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He's not that old, he could pull it off as John, I think..
Tyrese is still a good choice, I think..
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denzel or Samuel L jackson
good choice, but cost to much
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Maybe 10-15 years ago. Both of these men are senior citizens now and John Stewart was never supposed to be the grizzled older type.
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Old 09-28-2007, 05:21 PM   #15
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Taye Diggs?
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Taye Diggs?
That would work.
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Old 09-28-2007, 05:30 PM   #17
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I don't know about you guys but I'm not happy with any of these choices so far.
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I don't know about you guys but I'm not happy with any of these choices so far.
yea, like i said, the real choice would be HAL JORDAN but its gonna be what its gonna be so I just hope they don't SCREW IT UP too bad
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What if they compromise? What if they make it Hal Jordan... but a black Hal Jordan?
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What if they compromise? What if they make it Hal Jordan... but a black Hal Jordan?
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I don't know about you guys but I'm not happy with any of these choices so far.
What would you like to see?
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Old 09-28-2007, 09:07 PM   #22
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Hey there:

I wish too they were going with Hal. I think honestly, John Stewart is a "hey look out how sensitive we are we have a black character" is the only reason John was brought into the series and the JL animated in the first place.

I am in no way criticising the character, because I really liked John in the JL series and I liked the romance he had with Hawkgirl. It's just I wish they didn't leave Hal by the wayside to be politically correct is my problem.

Now with that said, John Stewart is very much based on Wesley Snipes, circa Blade 1. The problem with casting Snipes is that he is too old. I say get a picture of Snipes and find an actor who gives a "Snipes vibe". I think it will have to be an unknown.

Many of the black actors I see on TV just don't give me a Snipes vibe. The closest I have seen is the guy who plays D.L. on "Heroes."

To me Tyrese is just too much of a pretty boy.

D.L. has a bit more of the "Marine" image.
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I wish too they were going with Hal. I think honestly, John Stewart is a "hey look out how sensitive we are we have a black character" is the only reason John was brought into the series and the JL animated in the first place.

I am in no way criticising the character, because I really liked John in the JL series and I liked the romance he had with Hawkgirl. It's just I wish they didn't leave Hal by the wayside to be politically correct is my problem.

Now with that said, John Stewart is very much based on Wesley Snipes, circa Blade 1. The problem with casting Snipes is that he is too old. I say get a picture of Snipes and find an actor who gives a "Snipes vibe". I think it will have to be an unknown.

Many of the black actors I see on TV just don't give me a Snipes vibe. The closest I have seen is the guy who plays D.L. on "Heroes."

To me Tyrese is just too much of a pretty boy.

D.L. has a bit more of the "Marine" image.
I agree, the guy who plays D.L. would be a good choice for John!
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I wish too they were going with Hal. I think honestly, John Stewart is a "hey look out how sensitive we are we have a black character" is the only reason John was brought into the series and the JL animated in the first place.
I don't know why people keep sayin JLA is racist. Martian Manhunter is a GREEN alien. Superman is a alien. WonderWoman is a amazon. come on
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>>I don't know why people keep sayin JLA is racist. Martian Manhunter is a GREEN alien. Superman is a alien. WonderWoman is a amazon. come on

Hey Power Ring:

I am in no way saying the JLA is racist. I am thinking that the studio heads of Warner Bros. are just saying, "Hey we need a black guy in there..."

I would even argue that creators of the JLU, Super Friends and the like are not racist at all.

I just think the studio heads are saying, "Hey we don't want to alienate the black audience" and so they choose John Stewart instead of Hal is my annoyance.

That is all.
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