Friday, August 23, 2013

THE WITCH AND THE RACCOON: Marvel Studios Close In On Key Role Actors

If you've been working your hex powers to the limit trying to alter or predict the possibility of your favourite actress landing the role of the Scarlet Witch in Marvel Studios upcoming sequel, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, chances are you'll want to read this. THR has confirmed Elizabeth Olsen (younger sister to Mary-Kate and Ashley) is in final negotiations for the role, after Saoirse Ronan passed on the offer.

Olsen has just finished filming Godzilla opposite Kick-Ass 2 star Aaron Taylor-Johnson, so with Aaron the outside favourite for the role of Quicksilver in the Avengers film, the fictional brother and sister will already have a working relationship and chemistry to build off.

The same article pegs Bradley Cooper has started early talks to voice Rocket Raccoon in Marvel's other upcoming team blockbuster, Guardians of The Galaxy. My original pick to play Hal Jordan in Green Lantern, due to his natural swagger, Cooper would bring the right amount of humour and potty mouth to the feisty fighter, with Vin Diesel the main candidate to voice the Guardians other CGI castmate, Groot.

 What do you think? 

8 comments:

  1. Huh. I don't think I've ever seen that Olsen in anything. If she can act, I don't have anything against her. I guess I'll wait and see. Cooper's good. I love his voice. And he's always put a mark on anything he's been in. It does surprise me that he'd be into doing just voiceover work, though.

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  2. That's what I thought Random at first - just doing voiceover? You'd think Marvel would want him on film. Then I remembered Donkey is one of my favourite Actor/Character combo's of all time and felt six and thought off-screen Cooper could be just as great all at the same time! ;)

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  3. Isnt there two different actors playing Quicksilver in both the upcoming X-Men movie and the next Avengers movie, or did I get that wrong. If not how are they gonna match that up?

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  4. Your right Karl and short answer is, they are not. The one in the Avengers can't mention that he's a mutant as that word belongs to Fox, and Fox's one may not reference Wanda. The latter is up to them though as both heroes started in the X-books.

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  5. That seems unnecessarily complicated.

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  6. I agree Random. Why can't Sony, Fox and Marvel share royalties and do a Secret Wars trilogy? That's what I want to know.

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  7. I'm gonna go with "'Cause they're big giant poo poo heads."

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  8. I would put Nuff Said on the end their Random, but it doesn't even need that :)

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