Fancast: Uncanny X-Force
Check out my cast for probably one of the best Marvel teams around.
I've just started reading the 3rd volume X-Force, but it's a damn good series. It's mainly because it has the things that make any comic, television show, or movie good: graphic violence and profanity. Anyway, this cast combines the roster of X-Force Vol. 3 (Wolverine, Warpath, Wolfsbane, X-23, Angel/Archangel, Elixir, and Vanisher) and Uncanny X-Force (Deadpool, Psylocke, Fantomex, E.V.A., Deathlok Prime, and AoA Nightcrawler), and the villains of X-Force Vol. 3 (Eli Bard, Selene, Bastion, and the Leper Queen).
Anyway, here we go:
Stephen Dorff (Somewhere, Carjacked) as Logan/Wolverine:: A prominent member of the X-Men, who leads X-Force, a black op group of mutants who use lethal force to permanently deal with threats against mutantkind. Logan's powers include three retractable claws located between his knuckles, an accelerated healing factor, and enhanced senses, His skeleton and claws are laced with the indestructible metal adamantium. Logan is also a master martial artist, tactician, and spy due to his years working with Weapon X.
Reason for Casting: Credit to this very inspired pick goes to RoadDogXXIV. Anyway, Dorff is a pretty original pick for Logan, and he fits the role like a glove. He's very diminutive at 5'7", and has intense look, grittiness, and gruff voice for Logan. And at least I'm not casting Christian Kane, Tom Hardy, or Jon Bernthal (I'm not against any of them, they're just a tad bit overused).
Noomi Rapace (the Millennium trilogy, Passion) as Neena Thurman/Domino: A mercenary and member of a previous incarnation of X-Force that was lead by Cable. Domino has the ability to subconsciously and psionically initiate random telekinetic acts that affect probability in her favor by making improbable (but not impossible) things to occur within her line of sight, thus causing her to have "good luck" and her opponents to have "bad luck." She is also a superb marksman with various firearms, highly skilled athlete, excellent swimmer, and adept in use of explosives. She has extensive training in various armed combat techniques and the martial arts, with Olympic-gold level athletic and acrobatic ability.
Reason for Casting: I'm pretty proud of this pick. A lot of people want either Charize Theron or Olivia Wilde, but I don't see either (and Wilde is too young for Domino). Noomi's a fantastic actress who you might know as Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish Millennium films, and she was pretty badass in them. She has the right look for Domino, and knows her way around action (she took kickboxing lessons for the Millennium films). All she'd need to is train to use firearms and she'd be good to go!
Kristen Stewart (Welcome to the Rileys, On the Road) as Laura Kinney/X-23: A female clone of Wolverine created from one of his damaged genomes. She was trained to became the perfect assassin. However, she eventually turned her life around and joined her "father" and the X-Men. She was the first to join X-Force, due to her past in Black Ops work. Like Wolverine. Laura posses an accelerated healing factor, enhanced senses,and retractable claws. However, she has two claws located in her forearm, and one retractable claw within each of her feet. Her claws are coat din the indestructible metal adamantium.
Reason for Casting: I have a feeling that I'll get shit for this pick, but nevertheless I stick by it. Many you know Kristen as Bella Swan in the Twilight films, and many of you solely judge her acting ability based on the films. But let me tell you something: her acting in the films are wooden because that's how her character was written: a character that is so bland that every singe teenage girl in America can read themselves into her. Anyway, Kristen is actually a pretty great actress if you look at her non-Twilight work (e.g. Panic Room, Speak, The Cake Eaters, Into the Wild The Runaways, The Yellow Hankercheif, and Welcome to the Rileys). She's great at playing dark, tortured characters, can handle the monotone-esque nature that X-23 sometimes is, and can handle the action required for the role (judging from her work in Snow White and the Huntsman). And it also helps that she has similar facial features to Stephen Dorff (who's my pick for Wolverine) and has also starred with him before in Cold Creek Manor. All in all, I think she can pull off a strong, faithful take on the character.
Eddie Spears (Into the West, Hell on Wheels) as James Proudstar/Warpath: The younger brother of the deceased X-Men Thunderbird who joined X-Force after an adventure in the Shi'ar empire with the Uncanny X-Men. James' powers include superhuman strength, speed, agility, and limited flight (but prefers to use his other abilities). He is also a skilled combatant, carrying two bowie knives made from vibranium.
Reason for Casting: I've decided to cast the Spears brothers as the Proudstar brothers. Anyway, Eddie's a great actor as seen on Hell on Wheels, and I think he;d be good as Warpath. He may not as be as tall as James, but that can be fixed with camera tricks and shoe lifts.
Karen Gillan (The Kevin Bishop Show, Doctor Who) as Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane: A member of X-Force who was kidnapped by the Purifiers, injected with a near lethal dose of heroin, and brainwashed into turning into her savage, lupine form every time she sawn an image of an Angel, which resulted in Warren Worthington's organic wings. However, she was broken out of her brainwashing by the Stepford Cuckoos. Rahne has the ability to transform into a lupine form the resembles a red wolf, or a transitional form that resembles a werewolf. In either form, Wolfsbane has enhanced senses of hearing, sight, and smell (similar to those of a wolf's, but also superior to them); animal-like strength, agility, and reflexes; razor-sharp talons and fangs; and bestial instincts. In lupine form she can also see into the infrared and ultraviolet portions of the spectrum, thereby enabling her to perceive heat patterns and to see in the dark. In her lupine form she can also hear sounds and detect scents outside the normal human range. In her transitional form she is less agile than she is as a wolf, but stronger than she is in human form. In her transitional form she can speak, use her forepaws as hands and easily stand erect, and at least some of her senses remain superhumanly acute.
Reason for Casting: Karen's been used a lot as Siryn, but I think she fits Wolfsbane better, despite not having the right boobage. She's a great actress, as seen on Doctor Who, and I think she can pull off Rahne.
Ryan Phillipe (The Way of the Gun, The Bang-Bang Club) as Warren Worthington III/Angel/Archangel: A founding member of the X-Men, who lets X-Force use his Ski-Cabin style mansion located in the Rocky Mountains as their headquarters. When he had his wings tore out by a brainwashed Wolfsbane, it was discovered that they were techno-organic rather than organic. It is also discovered that he can now switch back and forth from Angel to his Archangel person that he had when he served as Apocalypse's horseman, Death. As Angel, Warrren's powers include flight, enhanced strength, peak physical attributes, and aerial adaptation. As Archangel, his powers are include enhanced strength, aerial adaptation, peak physical attributes, a healing factor, and metal wings for flight, speed, and projection of razor sharp feathers.
Reason for Casting: Phillipe's a great actor who's given awesome performances in Cruel Intentions and The Way of the Gun. It was seeing him in The Lincoln Lawyer, where he played the rich kid, that convinced me to cast him.
Alex Pettyfer (I Am Number Four, In Time) as Josh Foley/Elixir: A student at the Xavier Institute who was brought in to heal Wolfsbane and Angel, but later ended up joining the team. Josh has the power of biological manipulation and is capable of controlling the biological structure of any organic matter including his own body. He can use his powers to either heal or harm. His powers are now refined to the point that he can even clean the Legacy Virus out of mutants.
Reason for Casting: I've decided to give Alex Pettyfer an X-Man role that wasn't Angel (that pick good old quick). Anyway, Pettyfer has the pretty boy looks down for Elixir and is a pretty good actor. I think he can pull off the role.
Scott Caan (Varsity Blues, Dallas 362) as Telford Porter/Vanisher: A criminal mutant who was hired to retrieve a vial of the Legacy Virus from one of Mister Siister's old labs. However, he dropped the vial when escaping from clones of the Marauders. He was then forced to join X-Force after being given an inoperable brain tour (courtesy of Elixir). Vanisher has the ability to teleport himself with the range and the maximum amount of mass he can teleport with himself unknown. He also possesses a subconscious extrasensory ability that prevents him from materializing part or all of his body within a solid object, even if he has never before been to the area he is teleporting to.
Reason for Casting: I've seen people cast bald guys (such as Luke Goss and Michael Rosenbaum) as Vanisher, but they don't know that Vanisher's a "midget" (as CBM User DDD would put it) at 5'5". Plus, he;s semi-comic relief. Scott is exactly 5'5" and is great at playing Comic Relief (as seen on Hawaii Five 0). He'd be great as Vanisher.
Elodie Yung (District 13: Ultimatum, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) as Elizabeth "Betsy" Braddock/Psyocke: The brother of Brian Braddock (aka Captain Britain), and a member of Wolverine's Uncanny X-Force team. Psylocke possesses the abilities of telepathy and telekinesis. She can use her telekinesis to create a telekinetic katana composed of raw psi-energy, and use it to enhance her speed, strength, Agility and other fighting skills into super-human levels. Her telepathy grants her the abilities of telepathic tracking, telepathic illusions, psionic blasts, and can create a psionic knife which she can plunge into the heads of her enemies and is capable of killing somebody. She also uses a pair of katanas.
Reason for Casting: Elodie is a pretty good actress, knows her way around action (as seen in District 13: Ultimatum), and is part European (French, to be precise). She'd be great as Psylocke. Plus, I'm not using Maggie Q for the 1,000th time.
Jensen Ackles (Supernatural, My Bloody Valentien 3D) as Wade WIlson/Deadpool: A mentally unstable, wise-cracking mercenary, and a member of Wolverine's Uncanny X-Force team. Deadpool possesses a healing factor that allows him to regenerate damaged tissue faster than humans, and is even capabe of regrowing limbs.He is also aware that is a comic book character, and often addresses that. Deadpool is a skilled marksman and martial artist, and carries around various firearms, grenades, and a pair of katanas.
Reason for Casting: Since Ryan Reynolds has become a CBM Pariah, I've decided to go with a different pick for Deadpool. Anyway, Jensen's funny as hell on Supernatural. He's great at playing a likable asshole, and channels a lot of Deadpool's humor. He'd own the role.
Burn Gorman (Torchwood, The Hour) as Charlie-Cluster-7/Fantomex: An escaped experiment of the Weapon Plus program, where he was known as Weapon XIII. Fantomex grew up in The World, a man-made environment designed to create super-sentinels, media-friendly mutant-hunters modeled after Saturday morning cartoons. Fantomex possesses enhanced strength, speed, agility, dexterity, reflexes and reactions, coordination, balance, and endurance, ad can create extremely realistic illusions (which he refers to as "misdirection"). Fantomex contains multiple brains for parallel and independent thinking as well as allowing him to survive severe head wounds since his secondary brains can take over should one be destroyed. Fantomex also has nano active blood, the nanites in his brain prohibit him from believing in anything greater than himself, such as gods or any supernatural beings. He is a very skilled hand-to-hand combatant, superb marksman, and a master of stealth techniques. He carries around various firearms, but prefers to use handguns.
Reason for Casting: You may know Gorman as Dr. Owen Harper on Torchwood. He has a distinctive voice, is familiar with action, and has experience playing douche bags before. He'd make a great Fantomex, more so than Jason Statham.
Grey DeLisle (The Fairly Odd Parents, Avatar: The Last Airbender) as E.V.A.: Fantomex's external nervous system, which emerged from his mouth during his time in the World and developed into a techno-organic flying saucer-like vessel. After Fantomex's death, she mutated into a humanoid form and joined X-Force. E.V.A.'s powers include flight, bio-electric charges, illusion casting, and shapeshifting.
Reason for Casting: DeLisle is a fantastic voice actress, and is no stranger to Comic Boo roles, having voiced Spiral and Psylocke on Wolverine and the X-Men and Catwoman in Batman: Arkham City. It was her work as Iya on Green Lantern: The Animated Series that convinced me to cast her.
Djimon Honsou (The Island, Blood Diamond) as Deathlok Unit L17/Deathlok Prime: A Deathlok Unit from a reality where eall superheroes were converted into Deathloks because it was determined that they've become judge, jury and executioner and thus, could not be handled. Deathlok Prime joined X-Force after defeating Father. Deathlok possesses several superhuman traits due to the synthetic and cybernetic augmentation of his body. These include superhuman strength, speed, stamina, durability, agility, and reflexes, laser claws, a repulser, blast, molecular acid, teleportation, scanning and targeting sensors, a tachyon transmitter, and tachyon probability generators.
Reason for Casting: A popular pick for Black Panther, I think Djimon would be a better it as Deathlok. He has the right look for Deathlok, knows his way around action, and has experience with firearms.
Orlando Bloom (the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Elizabethtown) as Kurt Darkhome/Nightcrawler: A darker and more violent Nightcrawler from a reality where Apocalypse conquered North America and enslaved humanity, known as the "Age of Apocalypse". After X-Force traveled to this reality, Nightcrawler decided to stay in the mainstream reality in order to track down the Sugar Man, Dark Beast, and he AoA versions of Iceman and Blob, or "the bastards who ruined our lives", as he called them. Nightcrawler's powers include line-of-sight teleportation, flexible bone structure, a prehensile tail, and superhuman reflexes and agility. Kurt is also an Olympic class acrobat and expert swordsman. He carries around two sabers with him at all times.
Reason for Casting: First off, I don't get the hate for Bloom that almost everybody on this site has, mainly because he's a pretty good actor from the workI've seen him in. Anyway, Bloom has the right mix of benevolence and swashbuckling charm for Kurt and can pull off his shy and gentle attitude. It also help that he's also European and is pretty handy with a sword. With some training, I think he can pull off Kurt's German accent.
David Morse (12 Monkeys, House) as Bastion: An android that is a combination of Master Mold and Nimrod, a highly advanced sentinel from an alternative future, and serves as the new leader of the Purifiers. Bastion's abilities include immunity to telepathic probes and mutant abilities, the ability to turn people into Prime Sentinels command of other Sentinels, energy projection, superhuman strength and durability, and flight.
Reason for Casting: Morse is great at playing villainous roles, has the right look for Bastion, and is pretty intimidating at 6'4". He'd own the role.
Wes Bentley (American Beauty, Gone) as Eli Bard: An immortal member of the Purifers. Having been around since the height of the Roman Empire, Bard was cursed by Selene with immortality, turning him into a vampire-esque creature. Bard plans to raise an army of dead mutants as a offering to Selene, whom he still loves despite what she has done to him. Eli posses enhanced speed and strength, is very difficult to kill, and possess limited knowledge of magic. He has also been changed at a molecular level by a transmode virus, allowing him to control those who he reanimates.
Reason for Casting: Even though I've already casted him as Ezekiel Stane in my Iron Man fan cast, I also thought he'd make a good Eli Bard. He can churn out a good performance with the right script, and it was his performance as Seneca Crane in The Hunger Games that convinced me to cast him as Bard.
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe (Prison Break, Castle) as Selene: A "psychic vampire" that drains the lives of others in order to extend her own. She has been around since the Hyborian Age, and has acted as the Black Queen of the Hellfire club. Selene is both a mutant and a powerful sorceress. Her powers include superhuman physical attributes, telepathy, telekinesis, animation of non-living material, flame manipulation, and reality warping. She also possesses considerable magical abilities and extensive knowledge of sorcery, enabling her to cast and counteract spells.
Reason for Casting: Kudos to tweeeeenkies3 for this suggestion. Anyway, O'Keefe is a sexy and talented actress who fits Selene to a "T". She has a very strong, slky voice, and it was her performance as a Spider-Demon on Charmed that sold me on casting her. Plus, seeing her in Selene's outfit would be a treat.
Charisma Carpenter (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Legend of the Seeker) as the Leper Queen: The former leader of the Sapien League, and currently a member of the Purifiers. Her face was disfigured by fire that was accidentally caused by her mutant daughter, and it is now her life mission to kill all mutants in reparation for her daughter's death. The Leper Queen is a skilled fighter and has a competent ability with weapons. She has infected with the transmode virus, courtesy of Bastion.
Reason for Casting: Carpenter has the potential to play a full fledge villain, which she showed a few times on Angel. Her physical skills and her ability to play mean characters gives her the edge for a role like the Leper Queen.
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