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Aug182012

Dolph Lundgren Pushing for Chris Hemsworth or Channing Tatum as He-Man

Who will have the Power?

Recently it was announced that a He-Man remake was in the works from G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never director Jon M. Chu.  In the 1987 original, the title hero was played by famed action star of then and now Dolph Lundgren, not to mention also starring Frank Langella as Skeletor.  There are high stakes for the remake to match, though Lundgren has some casting ideas that could spice up the planned feature.  In an interview with the Huffington Post to promote The Expendables 2, he rattled off a few attributes the new star should have, and put his endorsement behind Channing Tatum and Chris Hemsworth as possible princes of Castle Greyskull.

According to Dolph, the kind of man who can take up his mantle needs to be "well built and charming."  He adds that the actor must be able to deliver dialogue as well.  When Channing Tatum (Magic Mike) was mentioned he has this to say, "He's got a naturally athletic body. You need real muscles, you need somebody who is built." Later on in the interview, he was asked if he thought Chris Hemsworth (Thor) would be a good pick, to which he replied, "Yeah! That's a good idea. I'm on board."  I'll go with whatever you feel is right, Dolph.

Lundgren also expressed interest in playing Prince Adam's father, King Radnor, in the upcoming remake.  At this moment there is no official casting news or plot details, but either of Lundgren's picks sounds like they could be fitting actors for the role and generate some box-office revenue.  Tatum's history with Jon M. Chu is undeniable, however, so it may sway that way in the end.  The question now becomes who will play Skeletor to foil their plans.  This could be the nerd in me, but I would love to see Christopher Lee bringing the famous action figure villain to life.  Second choice, Christopher Walken all the way.  

So who do you want to see cast in the new He-Man film, readers?

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Lee and Walken are fine actors, but Randor (not Radnor!!!) and Skeletor are the same generation and should be played by actors of similar age. Remember that Skeletor is actually as muscular and built as He-Man. Our choices:

He-Man: Chris Helmsworth (we actually thought this before seeing this article)
Teela: Jennifer Lawrence
Duncan/Man at Arms: either Tommy Lee Jones or Tom Selleck
Orco: CGI
Sorceress: Marina Sirtis
Stratos: Liam Neeson
Man-E-Faces: Ashton Kutcher
Ram Man: Ron Perlman
Mek-A-Nek: Hayden Christensen
Battle Cat: CGI
Evillyn: the actress who played Onora in Firefly and Anna in the new V
Beastman: Ron Perlman
Skeletor: ??
Randor: Dolph Lundgren
Marlena: anyone
Trapjaw: anyone
Merman: anyone

Thursday, August 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAna Hotaling

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