My comic collection. Go on, have a look. You know you want to .
Going Green for St Patrick's Weekend!
As a Welshman I care less about what nation the actor who portrays Bond is from than I do either Batman or Superman. In fact, it sometimes seems the red tops care more about the Bond franchise other than the Americans. But, Sherlock Holmes should be an Englishman for me. Nothing against Downey, Jr at all as he was/is very good in the role.
My question is: are we naturally xenophobic when it comes to a "national" hero being portrayed by what that Nation perceives as a "foreigner"?
Last edited by rankew; 04-28-2012 at 04:48 PM.
I don't know... Henry Cavill looks surprising good as Superman. I like this brit.
"And on my soul, I swear... until my dream of a world where dignity, honor and justice becomes the reality we all share - I'll never stop fighting. Ever." - Superman
I want to thank the opener of this thread for making this mulch-generational American citizen howl with laughter. The responses are a hoot as well.
(You did mean it as a joke, right? Please say yes or I'm going to be embarrassed for you while denying you are an American.)
Gotta admit, I'd love to see Superman talk like he's from New York. Or The Doctor do a Cary Grant impersonation.
/sarcastic yes but don't diminish the suffering and sacrifice of people who were a lot closer to the flames of the war than the US ever was.
The ironclad rules of casting Superman are as follows:
1. Looks like the character.
2. Can act.
3. Tall, in good physical shape.
Guess what? That's it. That's all you need. Are you European or Australian? No problem; you just have to do a convincing American accent. Don't have quite the right hair or eye color? Hair dye, wigs, and contact lenses can fix that (and have been done with Reeves, Reeve, and Routh). As long as you fit the three ironclad requirements, you're Superman material. Period.
Anyone who'd ban an actor who's more than qualified for the role on the basis that he's not American is...seriously questionable, shall we say. And that's being polite.