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Casting Call! The Authority!!!

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posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 01:11 AM
If any of you used to collect Wizard magazine, then you should remember the comic book movie casting call! This was always a fun section of the magazine for me, so I have decided to create a few of my own.

Now, these movies are NOT actual movies in the works, just who I would cast if I were to direct it. At the end I’ll link my other casting call threads…

Feel free to let me know if you agree or disagree with my decisions!

If you disagree, who would you want to play that role and why?
If I left some important characters out, then add them!

Ok here goes!

Casting call #1 The Authority

By far my favorite comic of all time, at least the first volume that is that is!

the Authority, a team of superheroes who promised to get the job done by whatever means necessary. They were: Jenny Sparks, the Spirit of the 20th Century; Jack Hawksmoor, the king of cities; Swift, a Tibetan woman with wings and sharp talons; Apollo, a bio-engineered gay Superman pastiche; The Midnighter, a Batman pastiche who was the lover of Apollo and possessed the ability to foresee his opponents' moves in combat; The Engineer, a scientist who replaced her blood with nine pints of nano-technology; and the Doctor, a Dutch junkie with the combined powers of hundreds of shamans who had come before him. Source

First up, we have miss Jenny Sparks! A being produced by the multiverse for a specific task. In her case, this was to influence the 20th century. As such, her moods are tied directly to the world's status.

For this sassy lass, I’m going to cast none other than Naomi Watts!

Not only is Naomi sexy, but she can display a wide array of emotions on the big screen. If this mistress is upset, then the world around her will definitely mirror those feelings.

posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 01:12 AM
Next in the line up is Jack Hawksmoor! My favorite character! He was repeatedly abducted and surgically modified by aliens as a child, as a result of which he is linked to whatever city he finds himself in. If the city gets bombed, Jack gets a nosebleed!

This abductee should be played by the camera savvy Julian Mcmahon!

While McMahon can be down right brutal if he has to be, his ability to talk in front of camera earns him his role as Jack Hawksmoor. Jack, at times, represents the team in TV interviews on late night talk shows.

The next Authority member to be cast is the beautiful and metallic Engineer! After the first Engineer was killed, Angela "Angie" Spica's home computer filled up with all his nanotechnology notes and started linking it to her work in human-machine fusion. Now this fighting female can craft weapons from her own body just by thinking about them!

For this mechanical asset, only one actress can fill that body… umm role, and that’s Halle Berry!

I know what you must be thinking, Halle Berry, how Hollywood, but not only has she already played 2 comic book characters (as bad as they were), she also knows how to play a sexual prowler, much like the Engineer is in the comics.

Next up we have the Doctor! Jeroen Thornedike, a Dutch heroin addict, animal pornography fan, was destined to become the next Doctor and a member of The Authority.

Now who in the world can play a porn loving heroin junkie better than Jared Leto from Requiem for a Dream.

Jared has not only played a junkie in Requiem, American Psycho, and Lord of War, but also showed his fighting talents in Fight Club… even though he did get beat up in the movie, the Doctor in the Authority doesn’t need to use his fists to fight!

[edit on 5-2-2008 by Odessy]

posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 01:13 AM
We’re coming to a close, but before we get to the two favorite characters in the Authority team, we can’t forget about Swift! Swift is a bisexual Buddhist Tibetan Chinese woman. When a comet passed by Earth, it activated a genetic quirk in some people that would manifest into superpowers either naturally or through special Seedlings called Activators.

Now who could play this tiny bird woman rookie? Well, IMO, none other than Ziyi Zhang for Ying xiong (aka. Hero) and Memoirs of a Geisha.

Not only does Aiyi have that fragile frame, much like Swift, but she proved to be a badass in Ying xiong on the American big screen, as well as countless others on her native films.
And now for the two members you Authority fans have been waiting for!!! Apollo and the Midnighter! Sure these two might be lovers, but make a gay joke in front of them and you’ll be done for!
Apollo, aka. The sun god. Apollo's powers include super-strength, flight, and near invulnerability. His eyes are constructed to concentrate solar energy into laser-like blasts, as well as other body parts such as the mouth and hands. He once showed up for a fight so drunk that he literally flew through his enemy’s head! The enemy was a giant, so that’s a big head, and a big mess!

And let’s not forget about his counterpart and life partner, the Midnighter! This guy can see anyone’s move before they make it! A famous line of his, “I’ve already killed you 20 different ways, pick one.”

So who to play the two strong arms of the team?
Well, for Apollo, the actor would have to be a pretty boy and someone who can fight! Well, even though he’s a big name actor, this pick has proved his fighting skills in Fight Club and Snatch, and has also rocked the long hair in 12 monkeys, Interview with the Vampire, and Troy… that’s right, I said it, Mr. Brad Pitt.

Now tell me that doesn’t look like an Apollo!

And now for the hot head, the Midnighter. Looks don’t really matter with this character since he is always disguised by a mask, but he has to be someone that won’t let a smart a$$ walk away without a good whoopin. So, even though he’s ugly, and all you have to see is the bottom of face, I’m gonna go with Mickey Rourke simply for his performance as Marv in Sin City!

But, to back up my theory, I’m not going to post a picture of him, rather of marv from Sin City so you get the full picture!

[edit on 5-2-2008 by Odessy]

posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 01:13 AM
So, that concludes my Casting Call for The Authority! One of the best comic books of all time!
I hope you guys enjoyed reading it, and feel free to post any changes or add some more characters if you think they deserve mentioning!
If you guys liked this Casting Call thread then please give it a Star and Flag and I’ll know you’ll want some more!
And don’t forget to check out my other Casting Call threads with more on the way!
Let me know if you want to cast something else!
Slater fellow comic nerds!

posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 01:27 AM
If you guys enjoyed this thread then check out my other casting call choices, with more to come!!!

Casting Call: The Dark Knight Return!

Casting Call: Cowboy Bebop!

posted on Feb, 6 2008 @ 11:51 PM
I think Apollo should be that slitheren guy from harry potter, the guy with the really long utra white hair. just my opinion.

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