Monday, August 25, 2014

Podcast: Top 5 Best Comic Book Casting Choices

Today's podcast serves as the final part of my Top 25 Best Comic Book Casting Choices list, where Rick and I rank our Top 5 Comic Book Character Castings. Please let know what you think of the podcast and our picks. Who are your favorites? Please comment below, and sorry again for my audio being distorted. Below are links to our previous parts of the list, as well as a written recap of our picks.

Rick's Blogs:
Rick's Cafe Texan
Gallifrey Exile

Below are links to my full list, as well as Rick's list.
Rick's Ten Best Comic Book Movie Castings
Top 25 Best Comic Book Casting Choices: Part 4
Top 25 Best Comic Book Casting Choices: Part 3
Top 25 Best Comic Book Casting Choices: Part 2
Top 25 Best Comic Book Casting Choices: Part 1
Podcast: Top 5 Worst Comic Book Casting Choices

Below is a quick recap of our Top picks:

James' List
Christopher Reeve as Superman
Chris Evans as Captain America
Tom Hiddleston as Loki
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine
Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man

Rick's List
Chris Evans as Captain America
Michael Keaton as Batman
Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine
Christopher Reeve as Superman 

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  1. Great podcast! I really enjoyed hearing you guys talk about these actors! I definitely agree with everything said about Chris Evan's performance of Cpt America and Robert Downey Jr and Hugh Jackman and Tom Hiddleston. I haven't seen a Superman movie other than Man of Steel so I can't comment on Reeves and I haven't seen Michael Keaton's Batman performance in several years so I don't remember that well. Anyway, great podcast and topic discussion! :D :D :D


  2. Christopher Reeve was my introduction to superheroes -- my dad let us watch the Superman films when we were little kids, and for me, Reeve and Superman are so melded together that I even hear his voice when I read Superman comic books.

    Tom Hiddleston makes me want to like Loki a LOT. Yes, Loki is written really well for these movies, but Hiddleston brings a crazy mix of glee and gravitas that just makes the character shine. Like you said here, I can't imagine anyone else in the role.

    Michael Keaton almost ties with Christian Bale as my favorite Batman. He did quite well in the role, good handle on it. (BTW, "Clean and Sober" is well worth digging up and watching.) Val Kilmer is my favorite Batman, but that's mostly because 1. he's the first Batman I saw, and 2. I'm a Kilmer fan anyway.

    I have a friend who didn't want to see "The Avengers" because she was so used to Chris Evans as The Human Torch. I find this very silly. I really like Evans as Cap -- he can make being clean-cut and square into admirable qualities.

    RDJ as Iron Man -- I may have mentioned this before (pretty sure I did on my blog at some point), but I actually refused to watch RDJ in anything for years. YEARS. Could not stand him, totally based on his performance in "US Marshals." Then I saw "The Avengers," and now... I'm actually seeking RDJ movies out. Powerful actor. And like Hiddleston as Loki -- I can't imagine anyone else as Iron Man.

    :-D You know my thoughts about Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. Unending love. And oh yes, that sense of humor! Jackman with one eyebrow-raise can make me laugh aloud. I can never imagine anyone but Jackman in the role. And maybe that's because he does really seem to enjoy the role. He's not like, "Oh, there's this superhero movie thing I do for money, but I'm really a serious actor." He digs it. Doesn't get better than that.

    I would buy a Coulson action figure.

    (Random aside: James, your accent makes me grin! Reminds me of all my friends back home in NC.)

    1. Thank you for the long comment! And sorry for the later reply.

      Reeve's Superman is a great place to start for superhero movies, especially before the Marvel were released. My first was probably Tim Burton's Batman.

      I will have to check out "Clean and Sober." Thanks for the recommendation.

      WHAT!? How could someone not watch the Avengers because of Evans being the Human Torch!

      Yes, I believe I do remember reading that about your opinion of RDJ. But I am glad you also like him as an actor now.

      Yes I do! Jackman's passion for playing Wolverine is just great to see. Not enough actors are like that.

      Really? That interesting about my accent, thanks. :) Its funny because I have the least accent of my friends and family (my younger brother has a really thick accent).


    2. P.S. Also thanks for listening to the podcast!


    3. I convinced my friend to see Avengers anyway. She really likes the Fantastic Four movies, but she said that since Evans is a lot older now she didn't have too hard a time switching to him as Cap. She can be very strange and silly sometimes.

      Your accent isn't particularly thick, just there enough for me to notice :-)


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