Have you ever watched a comic book movie and loved everything about it? Of Course you have…Okay… Well then, have you ever watched another comic book movie and realized that the same actor from the first movie is now playing a different character in the second movie? ie. Chris Evans… Ryan Reynolds…Idris Alba…Aaron Taylor-Johnson…Zoe Saldana… Jon Bernthal… Okay, now have you watched a similar superhero movie made by different company that has two different actors playing the same character? ie. Evan Peters and Aaron Taylor-Johnson both playing Quiksilver in different Marvel Movies (Avengers and X-Men)…
Both of these things have happened too many times to me and I hate it every time it! I need to rant for a minute.
Chris Evan alone has played 4 different comic book characters. That is crazy! Is he the only talented Hollywood Actor out there that was available for all of these roles? The answer to that question is NO! He has obviously been playing Captain America (which is the only character I can even see him as anymore), but he has also been another Marvel character; Human Torch from Fantastic Four. This is really bad for the Marvel Universe! You have the same person playing 2 roles. The paths of the Fantastic Four and Captain America do cross at some point, so this is unacceptable! I know that Michael B Jordan is now playing Human Torch (for the time being), but that doesn’t change the fact that you have changed the character in a very short time span (not that Chris Evans should/could ever go back and play Human Torch again. That is only 2 of his characters. Let’s not forget that he played Jensen in The Losers (Vertigo) and then he also played Lucas Lee in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. UNACCEPTABLE.
I truly feel that the sanctity of the comic book universe is gone. I never know who will show up as a specific character in a movie. If the movies being released are within let’s just say 10 years of each other, then there needs to be some kind of protocol. Hollywood is making movies for the fans. I don’t want to see multiple actors playing the same character. I need uniformity. Can’t everyone just be like Hugh Jackman and play their character for 16 years and make cameos in all the movies? I really don’t think that is too much to ask for!
Somewhere down the line all these characters are going to cross paths, if they haven’t already, and it is going to become a big problem. DC vs Marvel is going to happen, you can feel the storm brewing!
I know that there are a lot of Hollywood politics that go on behind closed doors, but everyone needs to find a way to coexist. Get our actors/actresses to sign on for the character no matter who is making the movie, get them to cross production companies and make us all H A P P Y.
I know this was a little long winded and all over the place, but you get my point!