Considine in Punisher sequel
The news that Paddy Considine is in the Punisher sequel, Punisher: War Zone, wasn't that exciting enough to write about for me, until I had a wee think about it and what it might suggest for the sequel.
Paddy Considine has just come off of The Bourne Ultimatum (Filmstalker review) and now he's heading for The Punisher sequel? Doesn't sound like much of a step up to me. Okay, his Bourne role was small, but it was perfectly formed.
Now though he's off to play a villain in the sequel to a film that wasn't that hugely received and is viewed as not that big, or not really that great outside of the fan circle.
Could it be that we're actually in for something much bigger and better than expected with the Punisher sequel and that Considine has managed to get in on the act?
The news from the paddyconsidine.co.uk fan site through Cinema Blend suggests this could go either way. It could be bad for both Director and Actor, but then it could actually be a superb move and this turns out to be a great sequel, even bigger and better than the first.
Whatever comes out of this it's clear that you have to recognised how strong an actor Paddy Considine, and if this turns out to be a blip on his career he has to be given more chances for strong leads.
What's my back up for that? Just watch Backwoods (Bosque de sombras) (Filmstalker review) for his superb performance that matches Gary Oldman at his best.