What’s Playing’s Hollywood Insider has a reporter that Marc Webb is meeting with actors right now for a role in a project with the catchy code name “Untitled Teen Action Adventure Movie.” Supposedly, the names coming up so far are John Slattery (who you might know as Howard Stark) and Sam Elliot (who you might know as Gen. Thunderbolt Ross or Ghost Rider’s old west mentor.) Given their previous roles, I guess that means there’s such a thing as typecasting for supporting roles in Marvel movies?
Actually, it invites the question of why Ross and Jameson have never teamed-up in the comics. Either as a mayor or a gamma-charged monster, they’ve both moved up into bigger, more colorful roles lately. I’m sure JJJ would have the same double-standards about Red Hulk not being a menace because he’s a G.I. too.
You know, J.K. Simmons was so pitch perfect as JJJ, I wonder why they don’t just bring him back. If Judi Dench can keep playing M even when BOND goes back to square one, I don’t see why he can’t. It’s not like it’s going to draw any viewers out of the experience. == TEASER ==
Still, part of the fun of following announcements like this to debate who you’d think would be best for the role. This H-Wood Insider is pulling for Stephen “the bad guy in AVATAR” Lang, but what about you Comic Vine maniacs? Who do you picture playing Peter Parker's world-class pain-in-the-butt boss?