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Jack Reacher casting row and Batman - 26/6/2012 1:47:22 PM   
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This might be a bit of a long shot but with everyone moaning about Tom Cruise being cast as Jack Reacher. While Cruise's physical attributes don't come close to matching the character in the book, it strikes me that it's very similar to the similarly sized Michael Keaton being cast as Batman - another character known for his ridiculous physique.

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RE: Jack Reacher casting row and Batman - 26/6/2012 2:45:19 PM   
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notice in this months issue it states Cruise is 5ft 9...

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RE: Jack Reacher casting row and Batman - 26/6/2012 2:46:35 PM   
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notice in this months issue it states Cruise is 5ft 9...


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RE: Jack Reacher casting row and Batman - 26/6/2012 2:55:12 PM   
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I've been following this story for a couple of months now, I've never read any of the Reacher books but as I understand it the character is a man mountain, a human force of nature and Tom Cruise is going to play him.........

I think the fans of the series may have a valid grumble myself !

As Vasquez would say ' Hudson may be right......'


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RE: Jack Reacher casting row and Batman - 26/6/2012 3:00:24 PM   
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That's always the problem with film casting though. Do you go for the right actor or the right look?

It's very rare that you get both spot on. Tom Cruise clearly doesn't have the physique to play Reacher (I've only read one book by the way) but to my mind he'll probably bring the intensity and single mindedness that the character needs.



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RE: Jack Reacher casting row and Batman - 26/6/2012 3:05:50 PM   
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maybe they shouldve cast the guy who plays the Engineer from Prometheus

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RE: Jack Reacher casting row and Batman - 26/6/2012 3:08:47 PM   
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quote:

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That's always the problem with film casting though. Do you go for the right actor or the right look?

It's very rare that you get both spot on. Tom Cruise clearly doesn't have the physique to play Reacher (I've only read one book by the way) but to my mind he'll probably bring the intensity and single mindedness that the character needs.



Plus he'll bring people who haven't necessarily heard of Jack Reacher - from a commercial point of view.

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RE: Jack Reacher casting row and Batman - 26/6/2012 3:37:03 PM   
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quote:

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maybe they shouldve cast the guy who plays the Engineer from Prometheus


Good call but perhaps too blue, too bald.

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Plus he'll bring people who haven't necessarily heard of Jack Reacher - from a commercial point of view.


Absolutely.

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RE: Jack Reacher casting row and Batman - 26/6/2012 4:36:37 PM   
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Think Tom Cruise is going to compensate for any lack of bulk and stature by being very physical in the movie and throwing himself into all the stunts.

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RE: Jack Reacher casting row and Batman - 26/6/2012 8:07:04 PM   
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I'm not a fan of Reacher so was quite happy to see Cruise attached to the role (I'm a big fan of Cruise). My missus loves the books tho and grumbled very muchly.

There was a lot of controversy over the casting of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine way back when, given the diminutive nature of the character (5'3") compared to the 6ft plus of Jackman. People got over it tho, and now it's difficult to think of anyone else in the role.

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RE: Jack Reacher casting row and Batman - 26/6/2012 8:34:04 PM   
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quote:

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notice in this months issue it states Cruise is 5ft 9...


That is apparently his official height but people have informed that once the "big" boy shoes are off 5'7" is more realistic.

Personally I dislike the books quite a lot (I read two of them) but I get the impression the general feel of the character will have to change as there is an awful lot made about his presence in the books.

The problem with comparing it with Wolverine is that Wolverine is a very short bloke whose presence could be deemed to be enhanced by the rather statuesque Jackman whilst Cruise being rather diminutive may detract. That said I get the impression this Reacher is going to be a very different beast to in the books.

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RE: Jack Reacher casting row and Batman - 26/6/2012 8:47:11 PM   
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Not having read the books I shall look forward to not having to spend the film worrying about height.

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RE: Jack Reacher casting row and Batman - 26/6/2012 8:50:27 PM   
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RE: Jack Reacher casting row and Batman - 26/6/2012 8:57:26 PM   
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I've never even heard of the books so the only thing that interests me here is Cruise.

He may be small but he does have a big presence.

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RE: Jack Reacher casting row and Batman - 26/6/2012 9:06:05 PM   
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Not having read the books I shall look forward to not having to spend the film worrying about height.



They are bloomin' awful so the film can only be an improvement.

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RE: Jack Reacher casting row and Batman - 26/6/2012 9:11:10 PM   
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We've been here before with the Cruiser and Lestat so it's no big deal IMO.

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RE: Jack Reacher casting row and Batman - 27/6/2012 10:21:24 AM   
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Haven't read te book sso my opinion is perhaps less valid..but as small as Cruise can appear in life I have rarely stopped mid film and thought " By Gob, that man is an imp!".

Gravitas, camerawork or visual trickery: whatever it is the end result is that he is a dominating screen presence.

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RE: Jack Reacher casting row and Batman - 27/6/2012 11:02:37 AM   
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Cruise climbed the tallest building in the world and even sat on top of it - with no stunt double. He's probably short because his balls weigh him down so much. He could play Gandhi and I'd still want to watch him.

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RE: Jack Reacher casting row and Batman - 27/6/2012 11:59:36 AM   
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The man has balls...big balls.....does he have a massive ego? Maybe that unshakeable belief in himself means he doesnt allow him to feel fear? \Whatever. I'm not as against his playing Reacher as I was, but as a new franchise I would have liked them to start with a new face. Who knows what we'll get in the end.........

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RE: Jack Reacher casting row and Batman - 28/6/2012 10:56:17 AM   
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At least they didn't cast Jason "dial-a badass" Statham this time...

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RE: Jack Reacher casting row and Batman - 28/6/2012 11:03:09 AM   
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At least they didn't cast Jason "dial-a badass" Statham this time...


We've already mentioned the Engineers. Oops sorry, wrong thread!

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RE: Jack Reacher casting row and Batman - 28/6/2012 11:14:14 AM   
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I heard Joe Pesci was up for the part.


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RE: Jack Reacher casting row and Batman - 28/6/2012 11:24:37 AM   
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I heard Joe Pesci was up for the part.



He should have been Batman.

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RE: Jack Reacher casting row and Batman - 28/6/2012 11:36:25 AM   
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reading Tales from Development Hell the other night and in the batman section it states M Gibson. B Murray, P Brosnan, C Sheen and A Baldwin were all on the short list to play batman. can totally see Gibson and Baldwin (youd have thought hed have been the more likely choice out of him and Keaton)

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RE: Jack Reacher casting row and Batman - 28/6/2012 3:11:25 PM   
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I'm reading the first Jack Reacher novel at the moment. It's pretty good.

Obviously Tom Cruise doesn't fit the description but hopefully it will be a good actioner all the same.

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RE: Jack Reacher casting row and Batman - 28/6/2012 3:16:49 PM   
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I heard Joe Pesci was up for the part.



I heard this as well, but it turns out he wasn't that 'high' on the list.

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RE: Jack Reacher casting row and Batman - 29/6/2012 1:06:29 PM   
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been looking at suggestions for JR and the names that keep coming up are Ray Stevenson (6ft 4), G Butler (6 2)and Josh Lucas (6 2) obviously none of them have the pulling power of Cruise but are around the correct height/build

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RE: Jack Reacher casting row and Batman - 29/6/2012 1:12:18 PM   
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After seeing Ben Affleck in The Town, I'd nominate him, 6'2.

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RE: Jack Reacher casting row and Batman - 29/6/2012 1:20:29 PM   
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Eric Bana 6'3, Clive Owen 6'2.

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RE: Jack Reacher casting row and Batman - 29/6/2012 1:26:26 PM   
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan (6'2.) would be my choice.


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