RetroJunk! I'm back with the second part of this extended article on my ideas that would make a great He-Man film.
Last part, I gave the choices of actors to play the main three baddies. Now comes the secondary good guys and villains.MAN-AT-ARMS
First off, I've gotten lots of feed-back on actor choices, so hear me out as I give, don't bash them please. For this role of the commander of the warriors, I select......KARL URBAN!
Yes the man that played "Eomer" in Lord of the Rings, and soon to play "Bones McCoy" in Star Trek. If he bulks up the muscle a bit, gives a rougher accent and keeps a heavy beard, he could pull it off.
One of Skeletor's various goons, the numbskull is in fact two hidious freaks magically fused together, two heads and sides of their bodies that can act seperate and make for comic relief. For these roles I haev in mind a duo of british actors, who of course would needs lots of heavy make-up or CGI. With that in mind, I select...
HUGH LAURIE as Tublatt and MARK WILLIAMS as Badraa
The duo have experience playing imbeciles together in films like the "Borrowers" and "101 Dalmatians". These two would do well teaming up again.
Now here is a mixed standpoint, should this comical little wierdo be put in a new He-Man movie. If so, then he could be used either way.
He could one, be the same strange apperance as in the cartoon, making him a full CGI like Jar-Jar. Or two, he could be more human like with his face and features visabe but still wearing the same outfit.
Either way he could be made an important or comic character. If he was to be soley CGI, I'd go with JEFF DUNHAM to do the voice work. If Orko was made more human, than someone like HANK AZARIA, the guy famous for doing tons of voices in "The Simpsons", he could do an Andy Serkis and he the voice and movement of the blue imp.
One of King Hiss' nefarious Snake Men generals, Tung can whip and attack you with his venemous and ridiculously long tounge, yes tounge!
Most of the heroes or villains of He-Man will probably have a hard time adjusting to theater audiences, or being taken seriously for that matter. But if transformers can do it so can He-Man. For ol' Lashor's case I would recommend heavily CGI created and a low name actor with a good voice. My choice would be NICK BAKAY, whos last work was voicing a certain black cat named "Salem"
Another of Skeletor's men, this furry nefarian immits a horridly foul oder, one that could copacitate or kill given the amount released.
Now this actor would have to be known to do gross roles, and this charcter would have to be the grossest possible. Also, said actor would have to wear heavy fur make-up, like Jim Carrey wore in "The Grinch".
My personal choice is a buck toothed actor named STEVE BUSCEMI.
One of the most noble and loyal of the Masters, Ram could literally charge into enemies using the heavy iron helmet he wears to bash them down. For a film interpretation the actor would have to be heavily set or wear a fatsuit.
I've come down to one good actor to play the part, you know him from "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz", NICK FROST!