FAN CAST: Live Action THUNDERCATS Movie

FAN CAST: Live Action THUNDERCATS Movie

An MCott62094 fan cast for the popular 80s series, Thundercats which spawned a comic series and a 2011 remake. This is my fan cast for a potential live action movie..

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By MCott - 1/1/2013
Hello all. I’m bringing you guys another of my fan casts. This time, the popular series Thundercats.

I liked the 2011 remake series. While I enjoyed the original, I thought the remake improved upon it greatly. So a lot of the concepts are from the remake series. So is the looks and costumes.



The Thundercats: The defenders of Third Earth. They are (supposedly) the last cats after Mumm-Ra’s attack on the cat kingdom. They travel the world, fighting Mumm-Ra and looking for any other cats that might be out there.

Aaron Tveit as Lion-O

Notable in Les Miserables



Aaron is notable for his work on the Broadway stage as well as his recurring role as Tripp in Gossip Girl and starred as Enjolras in the Christmas blockbuster adaptation of the musical Les Miserables. I first saw Aaron in a guest spot on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit where he played a drug addict who accuses his former high school coach of molesting him, and then gets murdered. It’s just my opinion, but I think your acting has to be pretty damn good to guest star on Law and Order. Tveit gives his roles strength and complexity and I think he would be nothing short of amazing in this role.

Candice Accola as Cheetara

Notable in The Vampire Diaries



First off, I think Cheetara is far hotter in the remake than the original! I bet you’re probably going to stop reading this or hate me for using a Vamp Diaries star. But 1, I like the show and 2, Candice is hot and a great actress…at least I think she is but everyone has their own opinion. I think Candice would pull off Cheetara amazingly. Originally, I wanted to go with Mary Elizabeth Winstead, but I use her way too much!

Alexander Skarsgard as Tygra

Notable in True Blood



It’s Alexander Skarsgard, your argument is invalid. I haven’t seen him in much, but what I have seen him in…well: watching him act is like living poetry. He gives it his all. I like the idea in the remake that Lion-O’s father adopted Tygra. So while Lion-O is destined for the throne, everyone feels Tygra deserves it. I would keep this sibling rivalry in the movie.

Joe Manganiello OR Shemar Moore as Panthro

(Joe)Notable in True Blood

(Shemar)Notable in Criminal Minds



It was really tough to decide who I liked more. So, ultimately you my readers can decide. Both actors had large muscular physiques and deep voices so they both had the physical look and sound for Panthro. They’re also both terrific actors. I take pride on my originality so I didn’t go with Vin Diesel as he’s been considered and used in fan trailers before…plus it seems really obvious.

Jimmy Bennet and Chloe Grace Moretz as Wilykat and Wilykit

(Jimmy)Notable in No Ordinary Family

(Chloe)Notable in Dark Shadows



So I decided to advance Wilykit and Wilykat to teens. There is really no reason other than I am terrible with deciding Child actors, so I reached into the teen pool.
I selected Jimmy because of his role in the short lived series No Ordinary Family and as Flash in Daddy Day Care. I selected Chloe because of the Tim Burton comedy Dark Shadows. The twins are less serious than the grown-ups so they’re slightly more comedic.

Snarf



This is probably my favorite part of the remake. In the original, I was so annoyed by Snarf. In the remake, Snarf was cute and silent (thank god SNARRRF). Snarf would be all CG and serve as comedic relief (with the twins).

The Forces of Mumm-Ra: The evil Mumm-Ra brought down the cat kingdom in revenge for being imprisoned by them within their tree of life for centuries. Weilding the power of the ancient spirits of evil, Mumm-Ra vows to destroy the Thundercats, the last surviving species of his hated enemy.

Bill Goldberg as Grune

Notable in Santa’s Slay



Not many people like wrestlers turned actors. I think some of them are great (like Dwayne Johnson and John Cena) and others not so much (Kane). Goldberg is one of the ones who can act. His hulking fram makes him intimidating, perfect for the traitorous Grune, former ally to both King Claudus and Panthro. The only thing that worries me is most of Goldberg’s credits are comedies…so an action blockbuster? Maybe.

Andy Serkis as General Slythe

Notable in The Lord of the Rings



Andy Serkis is great at playing villains. Enough said. He is also good at changing his voice to suit his role. Have you noticed that Serkis is amazingly fit? I mean with his roles like Gollum and Ceasar (Rise of the Planet of the Apes)? While not as physical as either of those rolls, nonetheless, Serkis would be great as the lizard general.

Guy Pearce as Mumm-Ra

Notable in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert



This choice gave me a lot of hell! Hopefully, I settled on a good choice. Pearce is phenomenal! He can play really terrifying villains. And after seeing Prometheus I knew he could physically alter himself to play Mumm-Ra in his original form as well as his ever-living form. This guy gives it his all when he performs.

Other

Pierce Brosnan as King Claudus

Notable in Die Another Day



Brosnan is another great, but I like all these actors so I’m gonna say that a lot. He has that noble air to him, that screams royal. Also, if you look, Brosnan sort of looks like Aaron Tveit which is great for the believability that Lion-O is Claudus' son.

Sylvester McCoy as Jaga

Notable in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey



Yes, TVs 7th doctor (for all you Doctor Who fans). as the sorcerer who mentored both Cheetara and Lion-O. I really like this choice (it's my personal favorite). I first saw McCoy when i saw The Hobbit. There were other choices I considered but Ian McKellen seemed way too obvious and Sean Connery has retired. When I saw The Hobbit, McCoy's character, Radagast, had this amazing energy and spring in his step that I thought would be great for Jaga.
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21 Comments
aNarcHy2day - 1/2/2013, 2:42 AM
This is a gorgeous fancast! I love it from beginning to end. Its original... its class... its beautifully formatted!

Thumbs up from me!
Niklander - 1/2/2013, 3:25 AM
Nice cast very original and defitenely a movie material I NEED MY THUNDERCATS MOVIE
Jolt17 - 1/2/2013, 6:15 AM
Very original, and great all around. Terrific job.
Dev7 - 1/2/2013, 8:26 AM
I would have gone for Jim Carrey as Snarf but other than that very good fancast.
LEEE777 - 1/2/2013, 8:36 AM
I's so watch this ;)

GR8 casting, thumbs up!
thejon93rd - 1/2/2013, 9:30 AM
Excellent choices, man. Hollywood, make it happen!
sparkadv - 1/2/2013, 10:09 AM
Great casting but the only problem I have it's with Panthro. He was supposed to be the oldest and probably the strongest of the TC! Book Ving Rhames and we are good to go! Oh and I wouldn't mind seeing Ian Somerhalder as Lion-O either... even thou he is a bit older.
CampBlood - 1/2/2013, 10:23 AM
good work
Opt1mu5Pr1m4l - 1/2/2013, 11:24 AM
Had a thundercats live action movie story in the works but kinda lost it. It was based more on the original 80's TV series with Liono's father getting killed off by Slythe on a war torn Thundera. And the characters would've been motion captured cat like just like Sam Worthington was in Avatar. Sorry but your Panthro needs to be a black dude. Listen to the voices in both versions of the cartoon. Panthro is spoken with a black dudes voice. Not being racist but it's just the way I see it being done.
LaputaHeir - 1/2/2013, 12:44 PM
"Joe Manganiello OR Shemar Moore as Panthro"

Smh...

No, no, no...
Durf - 1/2/2013, 1:38 PM
Sweet fancast dude! I would see this for sure
Otisburg - 1/2/2013, 2:17 PM
GREAT CAST.....IF YOU WANT IT TO GO STRAIGHT TO DVD.

HOW BOUT SOME "A" LIST ACTORS HUH BUDDY?!
MCott - 1/2/2013, 2:21 PM
@ Otisburg (P.S. Love the name, reminds me of "Superman"). And It's just me but I like going with relatively unknown actors (sticking to TV and indie film, and in this case stage). Because a blockbuster movie could be a breakout role form someone.
TheRationalOne - 1/2/2013, 2:31 PM
Goldberg is a terrible actor, and so is John Cena. The fact that you put Cena in your "great" mentions causes me to lose faith in your opinion entirely. BUT, the rest of your fancast is pretty good. I'd agree with someone like Ving Rhames as Panthero instead tho.

Goldberg. SMH.
shadearts - 1/2/2013, 3:46 PM
if its not based off the original Thundercats i will pass sorry they made lion-o a wimp in the new one and the new one has less fantasy and is very simple
Jimdlux - 1/2/2013, 5:19 PM
I agree with all of them except Panthro. He was envisioned as more of a war veteran...alot older then those guys.
iuhgluiblbjjkhkjhkljh - 1/2/2013, 9:28 PM
Your Cheetarah choice is inspired.
DCjohnny - 1/2/2013, 11:48 PM
great choice...
sameoldthing - 1/3/2013, 5:55 AM
The new Thundercats toon was weak compared to the original.

If there is a film to be made based on this property make it based on the best version,the original / classic version.
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 1/6/2013, 11:36 PM
LoL, I don't know why my comment didn't show up in here, but I'll re-write it again for you, dude. Here:

Hey, @Cott. Well, to start off, I just want to tell you that I won't be going into each casts AS MUCH as I did with your other fan-cast (Doctor Strange fan-cast). Mainly because I've never (and I do mean NEVER) watched Thundercats. Not my cup of tea, really. So I'll go review this as much as I can, but don't expect like an in-depth review of them all.

With Aaron Tveit as Lion-O, I'd say this is a cool casting choice. He has that young heroic look to him that yells Lion-O, so a great pick there.

With Candice Accola as Cheetara, I'd say that that's an okay choice there, but I would have gone with Rebbeca Romjin for that role. Mostly because I've seen films that have her in it, and I think she's got the stuff for Cheetarah. I wish I could say the same for Accola, but I just haven't seen her in anything I watch. Still, she looks like an alright choice.

With Alexander Skarsgard as Tygra, I'd say this looks like a spot on choice for this character. He looks much like the character, and I've seen him act in just a few flicks, so he has the ability for a role like Tygra.

With Joe Manganiello as Panthro, he is the one to go for. He's built (he's the appropriate size for the role--better than Moore, really) and has the acting chops for this character. I'm glad you didn't go along with Vin Diesel, 'cause I feel that he's been used too many times for this role.

With Jimmy Bennet and Chloe Grace Moretz as Wilykat and Wilykit, all I have to say is that they look like a good casting choice for these two. That's all I gotta say, really. Nothing great or awesome about these choices. I'd say good, at best.

With Snarf, I'd say at least give him someone to at least make little noises or grunts for him. I mean, you can't expect something that cute to be silent throughout the whole film.

With Bill Goldberg as Grune, when it comes to wrestlers starring in films, I'm pretty iffy on it. It's really a risk, IMO, to cast a wrestler for a role, especially big, known roles, and expect them to give out a great performance. But I do have to say that he looks the part. Let's just hope he can do the role some justice, huh?

With Andy Serkis as General Slythe, now THAT'S a character that needs a special performace from an actor who is just brilliant. I think this is a spot-on casting choice. Serkis is know for his creature roles and how he brilliantly executes them, so for this character, I believe Andy will do great with. Great job on that casting, there.

With Guy Pearce as Mumm-Ra, All I have to say for this is another great casting. Pearce can deliever versitile roles and bring them out well. So another great job on that.

With Pierce Brosnan as King Claudus, I really do enjoy this choice, here. As you've said, Brosnan has that sort of "royal, majestic" air, or presence, to him, and I think that this fits perfectly with this character. Plus, Tveit looks somewhat similar to Brosnan, so grear job on that, as well.

With Sylvester McCoy as Jaga, I haven't seen The Hobbit yet, but he seems to look like an interesting choice for the character. With actors, there are cases where their presence or that certain "air" about them makes it count for the role that they'll have. So with this I think I think you also did well on.


Well, that's pretty much it on my view for your cast. As I've said, I do apologize for not going that much into depth with this, but I've never watched Thundercats. If I have, then this would've been a MUCH longer review of your fan-cast. But again, I applaud you on this and I'll be waiting for your next fan-cast. Stay EPIC, my friend!
Opt1mu5Pr1m4l - 1/7/2013, 3:56 AM
I still say that you need a short stocky black dude to play panthro. Although Vin Diesel would be a good choice as he actually looks like panthro. I wouldn't have anyone too big to play Panthro I know he's massive in the new one, but I would stick with original classic option. A massively built panthro wouldn't look good on the big screen. As for snarf you can take the silence of him and stick it. I'd rather have him speaking. If ain't based on the orginal then it ain't worth watching.

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