Welcome to Badcast! A new way for you to kill time at work or something to read while ignoring your responsibilities! Here we will take a look at past films and reimagine them with a much different cast. This isn’t a reflection on the quality of the film or the talents of specific actors or actresses but instead looking at what could have been.
With Avengers: Endgame on the horizon, we will be splitting Avengers: Infinity War into multiple parts. Following in the footsteps of Thanos & The New York Team, this article will focus on The Space Team
This article WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS. But it’s been out for a year so this is on you.
Thor – Luke Hemsworth
Prior to seeing Thor: Ragnarok, I had heard that it completely reinvents the character. Taika Waititi brought a comedic tone to the melodramatic “god of thunder” that audiences were finding refreshing. Once I got around to seeing it, I knew exactly what everyone was talking about. The character was hilarious, charming and, for whatever reason, was much better looking than before. Unfortunately, this new “Thor” was only on screen for a minute before they went back to the original, ugly Hemsworth.
Luke Hemsworth gave his ALL as Thor in Ragnarok and to see him so callously cast aside is heartbreaking. The man had to act against Matt Damon and Sam Neill and was able to hold his own against both of these legendary actors. The Russo Brother’s fell into a familiar pattern by going back to homely-looking Chris and that’s a shame. A damned shame.
Guardians of the Galaxy – Click the link(or don’t).
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Mantis – Gina Carano
Mantis: the latest addition to the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ following her appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Her empathic abilities makes her a unique addition to this world of purple-taint men and the insect heroes trying to enter their anus. Despite her uniqueness, she doesn’t add too much in a fight. Well, not anymore!
Gina Carano is a skilled MMA fighter and has shown that she can show up for movies. The role of Mantis would only require her to be a foil for Drax and wouldn’t require much speaking. She’s already dipped her toe into the superhero genre with Deadpool and was unceremoniously killed off in Fast and Furious 6; which should’ve been a steady paycheck for the next 10 years, or until Vin Diesel had a full-blown break with reality and believed he could actually jump his car over a highway overpass.
Let’s just hope, when that day eventually comes, the cameras are rolling.
Nebula – Zoe Saldana as ‘Neytiri’
Karen Gillan has blown up since being cast in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Her biggest hinderance, unfortunately, is the time in the makeup chair. From my best estimate, and I’m hardly a professional, she would spend 31 hours a day in the makeup chair.
One person we have not seen much of is Neytiri, the female lead in Avatar played my Zoe Sladana. Ms. Saldana hasn’t had much to do since she was dropped off the face of Vormir and I feel for her situation. 5 years ago, I’m sure she was pretty confident that these two franchises would be her golden ticket. Avatar 2 was originally going to be released in December of 2014 but after Avatar came out, James Cameron got lost inside his own ass and eventually ended up pushing the films WAY back. Let’s combine these two franchises and have Saldana pull double-duty.
Eitri – The Mountain
One of the more surprising characters to come out of Avengers: Infinity War was Eitri the Dwarf played by Peter Dinklage. The most noticeable aspect of his scenes were how the CGI felt a notch below the rest of the film (excluding Bruce Banner’s floating head).
Enter Hafpór Júlíus Björnsson, also known as, ‘The Mountain’ on Game of Thrones. Put this 6’9″ 400 lb strongman in there to scare the everliving sh!t out of Chri… I mean Luke Hemsworth.
Red Skull But He Has Lip Balm
Is there anything worse than chapped lips? This dude was on a freezing cold planet for DECADES without so much as a tube of lip balm. He may be a bad guy but that torture is a little harsh.
There you have it! A bunch of Grade-A casting choices that flew by the wayside. I hope you enjoyed reading this! Let us know your thoughts in the comments and tweet us any bad casting choices you think should/should’ve happened! And be sure to check out the previous Badcast right here.
Be on the lookout for the final Avengers: Infinity War Badcast!