Live action Futurama Fan Cast

Live action <em>Futurama</em> Fan Cast

If we ever got it (which is unlikely), this is who I'd want to see in a live action movie adaptation of Futurama. (Disclaimer: This was just done for fun. Not to be taken seriously)

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By MCott - 12/25/2013
Happy holidays everyone.

First off, Futurama is one of my favorite animated shows. As some of you might know, it recently aired its series (not season, but series) finale.

I don't think we're ever gonna get a live action movie, but if we did, this is the cast I'd want to see.

Note: I'm doing this just for fun, unlike my other fan casts. This one is not to be taken seriously. I'm not even doing descriptions and explaining why I'm casting the way I am. I may do a sentence or two though.

Planet Express Crew:



James' younger brother is quickly becoming one of the most sought after actors in the film business (not the most sought after, but one of them). He has had a very versatile career, ranging from drama to comedy.



The hardest part of casting Leela is her sex appeal. In the cartoon, she's a very strong sexy character. I've seen artists do realistic interpretations of the character, and she loses her sex appeal. That's the hardest part of casting Leela. That sex appeal is lost. But I believe Kendrick would be able to keep that sexiness.







So we all know Brenda Song from Disney. Recently, however, she's expanded her career. She had a part on the political thriller/drama Scandal. Even more recently, she's shown us her raunchy side with the sitcom Dads.





The hardest part of Zoidberg is his voice. He has a very distinct Yiddish accent. I choose Moynihan because of the various roles he's played on SNL. Seeing all the characters he's played, I think he could nail the accent.



Simmons has a very epic voice at times. For those of you who don't know, he voices Tenzin on Legend of Korra.

The rest of the universe







After watching Thor and Once Upon a Time, it's easy to see Dallas portray the hammy overactor.



Watch Bridesmaid. He could totally nail this.





Given the Robot Devil is a very musical character, I wanted an actor who has some credits in musicals and on stage.







Langella is a very good, very versatile actor. He also played Richard Nixon both in the play Frost/Nixon and the film adaptation of the play.









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space - 12/25/2013, 12:55 PM
LOL [frick]ing Hilarious
PsychoManiacJacky - 12/25/2013, 12:56 PM
I would totally watch this movie :D, nice fan cast dude.



Call up whoever is in charge with Futurama quick cause this movie needs to happen right away!
JayJayCAW - 12/25/2013, 1:31 PM
.....AWESOME! I like it :)
Doopie - 12/25/2013, 2:57 PM
This is really cool, if only there were a live action movie!
UncleBurnsie - 12/25/2013, 3:07 PM
Levi's gonna be pissed you didn't cast him...
brickarts295 - 12/25/2013, 3:09 PM
rabid - 12/25/2013, 3:09 PM
nailed it.
MrMartinMarvel - 12/25/2013, 3:15 PM
Aww, I thought Levi was back.
StarkAnthony - 12/25/2013, 3:18 PM
The characters like Nibbler who are just voices could just keep their voice actor from the show
MrDonut - 12/25/2013, 3:24 PM
Not too bad, some very solid picks, not all choices that I'd go with but, if an actual live action cast shaped up to be half as good as this, well then, you can count me in!

Personally speaking though, I'd only really change 2 choices here; I like Glen Close for Mum and John Malkovich for the Professor, they to me are perfect for their respective roles.

Despite that all, like I said solid cast, hope you can share your thoughts on my Fantastic Four cast; http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/Room20/news/?a=89796
TheRationalNerd - 12/25/2013, 3:29 PM
Lol! Great article! I was just thinking of what a live Futurama film would be like earlier today.
TonyChu - 12/25/2013, 3:31 PM
Great article. But since Bender is a robot, why not just let John DiMagio continue voicing the character while just having an animatronic Bender with some CGI effects.
AlexRival - 12/25/2013, 3:32 PM
I love this, but I'd rather have the voices of Bender and Zoidberg stay since they'd be CGI/Motion Capture
storyteller - 12/25/2013, 3:33 PM
Of course many of the characters could just keep their voice actors since you know they are robots or aliens.
MCott - 12/25/2013, 3:38 PM
What's the point of having a live action cast if you're just gonna use actors from the show?
RoadDogXXIV - 12/25/2013, 5:05 PM
- I think a taller Leela would be more appropriate. Plus, I don't see Anna Kendrick being an ass-kicker. What about Jaime Alexander?
- Call me nuts, but I'd like to see Shay Mitchell (Emily in Pretty Little Liars) play Amy Wong. I'm not a big Brenda Song fan. Plus, Shay has a rockin' body.
- If he's still alive, Jackie Mason for Dr. Zoidberg.
- How about Nathan Fillion for Zapp?
- I would like Henry Czerny as Richard Nixon. He could almost nail Tricky Dick's voice.

Rest of the picks are good.
Killik13 - 12/25/2013, 5:53 PM
Dude... just about every role here is spot on, but you made one critical error.

Where in the gosh dern is Scruffy? HE'S THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN MAKE SANGRIA IN THE TERLET.
WelcomeBackFrank - 12/25/2013, 7:25 PM
Ehh... so so fan-cast. I wouldn't want anyone else playing Zoidberg but Billy West; the same for Bender not being played by John DiMaggio.
MCott - 12/25/2013, 7:34 PM
@Killik13 DAMN!!! I knew I was forgetting something! I suck
FlixMentallo21 - 12/25/2013, 8:09 PM
Don't beat yourself up over leaving out Scruffy, you did fine with who you have here. I'm planning to cast Kendrick as Lisa Hayes in my fancast for a live-action Robotech.
NovaCorpsFan - 12/26/2013, 6:11 AM
Anna Kendrick is fit as [frick].

That's all I have to say.
Pasto - 12/26/2013, 7:41 AM
MCott...MCOTT! Get over here and kiss me you son of a bitch. This is [frick]ing brilliant!
Pasto - 12/26/2013, 7:41 AM
Nova

That may be all you have to say, but what is all you want to DO?
Killik13 - 12/26/2013, 4:20 PM
Nah, this is awesome dude, Scruffy or not!

Very original picks, all of them fit really well. I'd totally watch it.
DEVLIN712 - 12/27/2013, 2:07 PM
Pasto
We'd all get banned for saying what we want to do to Anna Kendrick...
MightyZeus - 12/30/2013, 3:03 AM
Great casting choices. This is awesome.
I'd watch it.
Yan1999 - 1/3/2014, 6:23 AM
Wow, amazing. I never figured out Song as Amy, but is actually an excellent choice. Your pic for Leela , Bender and Fry are awesome, and Bobby Moynihan for Zoidberg is pretty original!

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