Monsterverse Recast

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Monsterverse Recast

Postby Godzilla2000Zero » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:16 am

Well since this is a conversation that as been coming up lately I felt it warranted it's own thread if you can recast anyone in the Monsterverse so far who would you chose.
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Re: Monsterverse Recast

Postby GuardianGhido » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:34 am

Uh I'm not that familiar with actors myself, identifying more with the characters. Anyone the GA would (somewhat) rush in to see would be nice for the main characters.
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Re: Monsterverse Recast

Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:35 am

Ford - Joseph Gordon Levitt in place of Aaron Taylor Johnson

Which was the original intention before scheduling conflicts prevented it.
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Re: Monsterverse Recast

Postby Pkmatrix » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:37 am

As I said in the other thread, I'd recast Mark Russell with Matthew McConaughey instead of Kyle Chandler. Chandler is a good actor and I liked him in the part, but for a big budget blockbuster like this it really needed a bigger name for either male or female lead. McConaughey was even available around the time they cast Chandler, getting cast in Serenity within a couple weeks of Chandler being cast for KOTM.

Although I'm sure it would've been impossible to make work scheduling-wise, I'm intrigued by the suggestion of Scarlett Johanssen as Emma Russell if only because I can easily see how that would've been easier to market to general audiences: "Godzilla teams up with Black Widow to stop Tywin Lannister from destroying the world!" with, of course, the surprise twist being that Emma Russell is actually the villain of the movie.

Going back a few years: while I feel like I'm among the few who actually liked Aaron Taylor-Johnston in G14, I do think the movie would've been better served had Johnston and Elizabeth Olsen swapped roles. Reversing the dynamic between the two by having Olsen as the soldier and Johnston as the nurse trapped in San Francisco with their son would've worked very well. Plus, and I don't mean to knock Johnston, but Bryan Cranston is a tremendous actor and at least part of people's frustration with G14 is that Johnston just isn't nearly as compelling or dynamic in his performance as Cranston is so shifting to Johnston as the lead felt to many like a step down. I think Olsen would've held her own opposite Cranston in the Joe/Ford scenes together a bit more convincingly than Johnston, and audiences wouldn't have been nearly so frustrated.

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Tyrant_Lizard_King wrote:Ford - Joseph Gordon Levitt in place of Aaron Taylor Johnson

Which was the original intention before scheduling conflicts prevented it.


Oh! I forgot about that!

Yeah, Joseph Gordon Levitt would've been better in the part, I think. Such a shame they couldn't get him.

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Re: Monsterverse Recast

Postby Godzilla2000Zero » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:00 am

Naomi Watts as Emma Russell
While I liked Vera's performance I believe Watts would've done a superior job of conveying Emma's emotions and vulnerability and I loved her in The Ring and King Kong
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Re: Monsterverse Recast

Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:12 pm

Or just to have both Watts and Chandler together again. This time in Godzilla instead of Kong.
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