Watchmen casting rumours discussed
The rumoured cast list for Watchmen has been leaping around the Interflab for some time in various guises, and I guess it's time for us to look at it.
The cast list has been pulled together from various sources to present what the Interflab thinks are the best and strongest rumours for the roles, and some of them really do present a few problems for me.
You can see the full cast list below, but let me pick a few off first. Kate Winslet as Silk Spectre with Virginia Madsen as Sally Jupiter, her daughter. Well obviously Winslet has to be playing the young Silk Spectre, but I'm not sure that Kate Winslet is right for the role. Actually I could see Virginia Madsen playing the young Silk Spectre and someone like Demi Moore playing Jupiter, although acting wise they are leagues apart.
It's difficult to find that balance of looks against talent, because the natural desire here is to get the actors looking like their roles, and perhaps that's not the right thing to do.
I personally think that Patrick Wilson is too young for Night Owl, and we need someone with a little more age, a little more beef, and looking a little more world weary. Although Thomas Jane is muscular enough and has played comic characters before, I don't think he's really the hardened and vicious Comedian that has been through so many battles and is a really violent and dangerous man.
That's not all though. According to the LA Daily News through Superhero Hype the casting team have another challenge, casting lookalikes for the big name roles such as Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger, John F. Kennedy, Fidel Castro, etc. According to their list of names there are a lot of big, real world names in there that need casting. CGI or real lookalikes?
What do you think of the full rumoured cast for the big screen Watchmen? Where does Gerard Butler fit in? Bear in mind that it is all just rumour at the moment, and ultimately I think this is just a wish list. Here's the full cast list for you.
Kate Winslet as Silk Spectre
Patrick Wilson as Night Owl
Jason Patric as Dr. Manhattan
Jude Law as Ozymandias
Thomas Jane as The Comedian
Jeremy Irons as Moloch
Virginia Madsen as Sally Jupiter
Jonah Hill as Seymour
Henry Gibson as Mr. Figure
William Fichtner as Detective Fine
Noah Emmerich as Captain Metropolis
Gretchen Mol as Janey Slater
Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach