Friday, October 15, 2010

Twilight & Batman Casting News

Someone give Lee Pace another TV show or a leading role in a movie worthy of him, because the poor boy is slumming it by being cast in the fourth Twilight film! Now I realize that actors need to work and this is a very successful series that is sure to make tons of money. But Twilight? Seriously? I guess it wouldn't be so bad if he didn't JUST star in two of 2010's most eye-rollingly awful movies, When in Rome and Marmaduke. I mean, really? Only a few years back he was nominated for an Emmy for his lead role as Ned on Pushing Daisies as well as getting raves for his leading performance in The Fall. He even showed off his singing chops against Amy Adams in the utterly delightful Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day.

Granted he's not the only one. Dakota Fanning, Golden Globe nominee Bryce Dallas Howard, and BAFTA-nominee Michael Sheen also couldn't resist the lure of Twilight. Plus Pace is not the only newcomer on board for the fourth film. A ton of people were recently cast including Maggie Grace (Lost), Mia Maestro (Alias), Rami Malek (The Pacific), and Joe Anderson (Across the Universe). So for all of their sake, I'm hoping the quality of the book (and thus the movie) goes up drastically from earlier ones. Doubtful, but after all, the film will also be directed by Academy Award winner Bill Condon. Then again the problem(s) for this series has never really been its direction.

In other casting news for a likelier better film, Tom Hardy has apparently been cast in the third Christopher Nolan-helmed untitled Batman film. First time I ever saw Hardy was this summer in Inception and was duly impressed so I'm glad he's getting this opportunity again to flex his stuff for a big audience. Of course now begins all of the guesswork as to which character he will actually play. Since I'm not really familiar with the extended list of characters in the Batman universe, I won't join in the conversation, but I trust Nolan. The choice will be inspired and hopefully a tad unexpected.


  1. I lamented about the same thing back in August when it was just a rumor ( Oh boo hoo... now it's for real!! Oh please Lee, anything BUT Twilight please... how about The Flash??? He's one of the 5 actors I'd love to see in that role. He's amazing in The Fall, and that one with Amy Adams sporting a believable British accent AND singing talent, man, he deserves better.

    On the flip side, YAY for Hardy in Batman 3!!! Nolan, please bring back more of your alums, too. How about Guy Pearce? :)

  2. Coolest Person EverOctober 15, 2010 at 7:57 PM

    Yes, Twlight sucks, but unless you're a super successful actor, it would be pretty stupid to turn down the franchise career-wise.

  3. Coolest Person Ever, apparently you are not!

    There are a ton of actors who would turn down Twilight because it would be poison for their career. I certainly would.

  4. Coolest Person EverOctober 15, 2010 at 8:06 PM


    Obviously, you have no idea how hard it is to be anything in hollywood, especially an actor. Even actors who had a successful movie or TV show find it hard to get good roles. So trust me when I say it is better to twilight then twi-nothing. And yes I know that doesn't make sense. And f u, I am the coolest person ever.

  5. LOVE LEE PACE!!!!!! Hopefully, he does get something more worthy of him.

    (But I totally understand your side Coolest Person Ever)

  6. Pick a side, AKI....if that is your real name.


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