Casting Couch - The Thundercats

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  • TooMuchFreeTime
    Wow I know I didn't know much about this show but apparently I really knew NOTHING because I had no idea Lion o had the mind of a boy.
  • Zihon  - thats classic
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    they make this point at the firsts episodes, but then lion-o just start to be like any other adult, they dont make the grow of his mind be something in the series, and for that i like the new one, because they show you lion-o as a kid becoming an adult.
  • ManWithGoodTaste
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    I would prefer the new show to be renewed more.
  • Jegsimmons
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    unfortunately its in hiatus limbo right now, so it really depends if it gets a second season or not.

    but everyone knows that when they do they'll move it to the worst time slot ever.....saturday morning.
  • Valis77
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    NOPE! They Cancelled it.
  • beckylstout
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    So, who should play a grown up Lion-O? Maybe it's because of six years of watching his awesome hair on Lost, but I gotta go with Josh Holloway. Of course, he'd have to tone down that Southern accent. Lion-O may have had red hair, but he was not a redneck.
    Sorry for that last joke.
  • Sir Luchadore
    Aw..you mean you don't want a talking CG'd snarf with Shia LeBeouf doing the voice? I'm kidding of course that would be just awful.
  • Evil King
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    This...if this would happen. I would be behind it most definitely. Of course they best have the proper actors to fit each roll and a have proper, accurate script. Respect the series. (Which means the right director as well. An incorrect one would be Bay.) I would definitely go for make up as well over CGI. It may cost more, but it would be worth it I'm sure. I agree with these actors quite well. I'm not sure on an adult Lion O though. So I will stick with the idea of a younger version in body not just mind. What the script could be...I don't know. The most obvious one is the origin. Start off from the beginning. As for where in the beginning to start...perhaps in the last amount of time before Thundara explodes. Show how it was destroyed. What was the weapon. Then go on.
  • Hikkeen  - Lion-o
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    After being impressed by his acting in the Expendables 2 I'd cast Liam Hemsworth as Lion-o. Most of your choices were pretty good.
  • sgfreak37  - Lion-O
    Hell, I personally would go with the guy that does the voice of the new Lion-O, Will Friedle himself. Not only is he a great Voice actor, he has proven that he can be a great actor in general. Talking about a guy that voiced Terry McGinnis / Batman in Batman Beyond.
  • FishEyenoMiko
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    I like the idea of a younger Lion-O, but, then I think at least Cheetara and Tygra should be played by younger actors, too. Rhames could still be Panthro.
  • Technous285
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    I have to agree with you on Lee as Mumm Ra's voice/decrepit body, though I would have also considered someone such as Sir Ian McKellen or Robert Axelrod (Finster & Lord Zedd in MMPR) as a possibility as well.

    As for a more adult Lion-O, I would consider someone such as Johnny Yong Bosch or Daniel Southworth for the role. Both are good actors, and both have a LOT of training in stunts and martial arts, which means they would have less issues playing the more physical side of the role.
    As a bonus, I'd put Koichi Sakamoto as one of the fight coordinators/directors for the movie. Some of his work includes live stunt shows Blue Mask from Maskman, stunt coordinator and action unit director for Power Rangers since around 1995 (staying as a director or executive producer under Disney's reign, being replaced, returning to Action Director for Saban with PR: Samurai), A.U.D. & choreographer for Wendy Wu, stunt training for Tankboy TV, and various Toku's such as Gokaiger, Kamen Rider W Forever: A to Z, and even series director for Kamen Rider Fourze (recently finished).
  • JazzDevie777
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    11:52 did i just see a live action version of thundercats???
  • CC*
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    it's from a fan-trailer
  • cosmosblue772
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    Ah Thundercats, one of those shows I liked but never loved, but it was still awesome.

    The only choice I would have to disagree with is Chloe Moretz, because I hate Hit-Girl, and just Kick-Ass in general. I hate to go on a rant but I'm bored and I need to vent. Really I don't know what it is but I just don't like the character or the actress, at all. I know she is putting her all into her performances and she's probably a really nice person, but there is just something about her that rubs me the wrong way. I guess its just that she tries too hard and it comes off weird. Plus it doesn't help that the first movie I saw her in was Kick-Ass, and as I said I hated it.

    I just found her character to be silly and annoying as opposed to cool. And no I wasn't offended by the violence, I guess I just thought the movie stupid, like how horror movie enthusiasts find Scream stupid. Can't I just have a super hero movie, and not some dumb deconstruction of it. Is that so hard to ask...

    And again this all personal preference, if you like Kick-Ass, I don't care. I just don't like it.

    And Rant over...Man I was bored. :P
  • Trencher
    Yeah Kick - ass is the most overated movie lately.
    Not only because its bad, poor timing and changes genres constantly but its pornographic way of showing violence made it an instant hit.
  • TheTubaGeek
    And, don't forget ... they are making a sequel.
  • Trencher
    Atleast everyone of my friends are not going to recomend it for me now..
  • Trencher
    I never really caught the show but the list you got is interesting Erod.
    But I think we all know who would play the lead if it ever got made.. Shia "the chosen one" Lebouf.
  • TheTubaGeek
    That would only happen if Michael Bay got the nod to direct the film (oh, God, please no!)
  • The Nostalgia Watcher  - 10:28
    Who should play Lion-o , the "Lord of the Tundercats?"

    ...

    Um... LordCat?
  • PurpleTiger
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    This actually made me choke on my drink. Thank you. lol
  • Rowler
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    I heard (some where) that there was suppose to be a Tundercats movie for 2013-ish - 2015-ish. However seeing how the internet lacks any news of it, I wouldn't be surprised if the project was dropped.
  • casper  - Thundercats (LION-O)
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    Wow I thought those were all great choices, accept Lion-o........ no offense E-Rod, I'm a huge fan! My Pic for Lion-O would have to be... LIAM HEMSWORTH.

    Also I never liked Christopher Lee. I would choose Michael Wincott!
  • Casper2206  - THUNDERCATS! LION-O & Mumm-Ra
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    Wow I thought those were all great choices, accept Lion-o........ no offense E-Rod, I'm a huge fan! My Pic for Lion-O would have to be... LIAM HEMSWORTH.

    Also I never liked Christopher Lee. To play Mumm-Ra, I would choose Michael Wincott!
  • TheTubaGeek  - Best. Casting. Couch. EVER.
    I think this is one of your best Casting Couches to date. Initially, I wondered if you were considering an animated version, but I won't complain about a live-action version with well-done practical makeup effects.

    I do agree that slightly younger actors would be better to play Cheetara and Tygra; however, since they are wearing practical makeup, you wouldn't be able to tell how old or young those actors are.

    I'll take Casper's idea and put a twist on it by saying I think Liam Hemsworth would make a great demon version Mumm-Ra. He's younger but is physically strong and definitely has the physique to pull it off. Or, (and I know how much you are not a fan of this, but hear me out), you could always do what they have done for the most recent Hulk movies (CGI with Christopher Lee VO).

    In terms of casting an older individual for Lion-O, I would pick Jim Kaveizel. He's older (but not too old), has swordplay experience (Count of Monte Cristo) and could build up his physique given adequate time to do so.

    Question: Did you at any point consider Michael Clarke Duncan for Panthro before his unfortunate passing? Not saying I don't like your choice of Ving Raymes, but I was just curious.
  • TheTubaGeek  - Another choice for adult Lion-O
    Here's a second choice for the adult Lion-O: Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse on "True Blood"). He's not as old as Caviezel (sorry misspelled it the first time) and definitely has the physique for the role.

    Thoughts?
  • Hinatachan360
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    I too, think Michael Clarke Duncan would have made an excellent Panthro. May he rest in peace.
  • Jachaunt
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    The vampire's assistant?
    Oh god no.
    I hate that movie so much, it captures so little of the awesomeness that was from the original book.
    Though that's just my biased opinion against it.

    Good job as always BB
  • Enkil
    The reason they haven't adapted thunder cats into a movie is because it sucks ass...
  • TheTubaGeek
    What, you'd rather see Silverhawks or Bravestar turned into a movie (though I'd have to admit, either of those would be cool)
  • Hinatachan360
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    Actually, some years ago Stephen Perry, one of the original TCats and SilverHawks writers was working on a SilverHawks movie project until he was brutally murdered. A good friend of mine was close to him and told us about it on the New Hawk Haven forum. He was so excited about the project and was keeping us fans updated on his progress. Sadly it was all scrapped after he was murdered.
  • PurpleTiger
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    If you don't like Thundercats, why the hell were you watching a video promoting it?
  • That Anime Chick
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    Awesome list, E-Rod! There are a lot of good choices here (even if I don't know half of these actors since I don't pay attention to such things), I'd love to see a movie with them- preferably based on the latest series)(even if it's my own bias).

    (I hope they make a DVD for that show, I'm sorry I missed out on it last time... stupid lack of foresight...)
  • TheTubaGeek
    You can find DVDs of the original series pretty easily, but I agree that the new series deserves a similar treatment.
  • J3dragon  - only line
    The only thing I thought was missing from this is you going "Buster! Buster! Buster! OHHHHHHHHHHH!", but that's just me
  • TheTubaGeek
    Or, how about this:

    LEGION! OF! BADASSITUDE! OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
  • Redninetailfox
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    There is only one problem I have with your casting couch is that more often then not you type cast rather then fill in for the character. Like Liono would be better if you chose someone who is either a older teen and or young adult but not the guy who played Arthur in Merlin, I feel you only chose that part for him because of that roll. It is like chosing Bruce Camble because he played Ash rather then he is a great actor like he has proven in shows like Burn Notice and movies like The Man With the Screaming Brain. It just doesn't feel right.Joseph Gordon-Levitt may be too obvuse and you used him in your TT CC but sense lately he makes films better lime Premium Rush (Which he made better)and he can do take control rolls like he did for the last Nolen Batman movie he would be a great Liono and it will give him the chance to exspand his resume. For an Adult Liono I would pick Chris Hemsworth. He is a fresher face and this would help him transition into more Sci-fi roles. It would also allow him to distance himself from Thor, as Liono learns to be a leader and would be childish it would let us see more of his range.
    The only other real problem I had was Wilykit and Wilykat, the actors you chose may be able to act but I feel like they are the ONLY choice when it comes to famous child actors. I mean it not like the 80's when you can find a half way decent child actor if you look hard enough, and another Elijah isn't going to come around. So maybe the best idea would get 2 nobodies and make The Thundercats there break out role rather then use what Hollywood had to offer.
  • Goat Boy
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    I would've thought Zoe Bell as Cheetara, but that's just me.
  • Goat Boy
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    Oh, also, do Castlevania next.
  • Numoku
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    Why not have a young AND old Lion-O in the movie? You see, if they made a movie, they could make it about his progression. Starting him off as a teen who has a lot to learn, and could have a story based around his progression. Showing him get older, and turn into the true leader he was supposed to be. I think that would be interesting.
  • Skunktrain
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    I one time joked that Snarf would be played by Jar-Jar and he nearly had a brain embolism.
  • PurpleTiger
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    I think you just gave ME a brain embolism.
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  • Blizz3112
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    I always joked with Cheetara and Lion-O shouting Thundercats Hoooo! ... Cheetara saying: "Stop calling me a ho!"

    But no, they shouldn't even attempt to release another movie from a past cartoon, because at this current age, they all seem to suck somehow...
  • Guild Navigator
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    Man,I HATED some aspects of the new version of the TC. Particularly what they did with Tygra; in the original Tygra was an architech and the most noble member of the theam. In the new version he's an asshole who seems to be there only to complain and never acknowledges Lion-O's merits. I like the new version of Lion-O,but that (much-maligned) "love triangle" they did with Cheetara was stupid and unnecessary. Personally,I wouldn't mind if the new series gets canned (and apparently it has been canned).
  • PurpleTiger
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    For me, the love triangle was the only aspect I couldn't stand personally. Most everything else I liked, though I do agree Tygra was kinda turned into a prick. I really liked the eventual origin story he got, though, and especially his interactions with Lion-O. I always pictured it as him not quite being the noble person he is in the original series, but rather working his way towards it.
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