Newsarama wants the Rock as Cable

#1 Posted by danhimself (22586 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't really think of any argument against it either. Here's their argument for him.

* 40-something/can credibly play older – check.

* A super-heroic physique despite a somewhat advanced age (with some acting ability as part of the package) – double-check.

* Commanding screen presence/credible as a military leader – check (at least if you count on-screen experience).

* A personal, outspoken love of comic books and superhero movies – check.

* A box office track record – check-ching.

Johnson has in fact, been called “franchise Viagra”, for his ability to boost the box office performance of film series in which he appears.

One intrepid researcher even put the math to the test and demonstrated what he calls the Dwayne Johnson effect.

And while Johnson wasn’t a magic elixir for G.I Joe’s domestic box office (Retaliation actually generated less North American box office than The Rise of Cobra), the 2013 Johnson-starring follow-up easily outpaced the original globally and it’s the worldwide stage (where the X-Men is not a yet a huge presence) that the Rock could provide the most help.

#2 Posted by k4tzm4n (45907 posts) - - Show Bio

They spelled "Stephen Lang" wrong.

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#3 Posted by danhimself (22586 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n said:

They spelled "Stephen Lang" wrong.

I reread the op like 3 times before I realized that you were making a joke...I feel so dumb

#4 Posted by PeppeyHare (4310 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope. Rock needs to be Luke Cage

#5 Posted by HAWK2916 (1826 posts) - - Show Bio

Lang would be good for the role as would Bruce Willis

#6 Posted by NamelessNoName (67 posts) - - Show Bio

Even though he's the son of Scott and Jean or her clone who are both white... he's not even going to look a thing like them???? Or would they change his origins just for the sake of him... talk about flavor of month or year crap, fan casting is shit and always will be.

Wouldn't it be better if they got someone who not only looks like him but can act and not someone who is just big and brings in box-office money????

#7 Posted by M3th (2099 posts) - - Show Bio

Bryan Lee Cranston would be better IMHO. Let him grow some hair shave that beard and get a professional trainer. Oh well DC got him first.

What about Sean Bean?

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#8 Posted by tikhunt (676 posts) - - Show Bio

Why oh god why?

#9 Posted by TDK_1997 (14902 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't want to see that happen.EVER!

#10 Posted by trebean (659 posts) - - Show Bio

@m3th said:

Bryan Lee Cranston would be better IMHO. Let him grow some hair shave that beard and get a professional trainer. Oh well DC got him first.

What about Sean Bean?

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Because Sean Bean always dies.

#11 Posted by M3th (2099 posts) - - Show Bio

@trebean: WHat?

MetH does not follow.

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