Robert Garlen's 80's Captain America Fan Cast!

My take on the Star Spangled Avenger in a 1980's Adventure!

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By Robert Garlen - 12/20/2012



Composer: A film score (also sometimes called background music or incidental music) is original music written specifically to accompany a film. The score forms part of the film's soundtrack, which also usually includes dialogue and sound effects, and comprises a number of orchestral, instrumental or choral pieces called cues which are timed to begin and end at specific points during the film in order to enhance the dramatic narrative and the emotional impact of the scene in question. Scores are written by one or more composers, under the guidance of the film's director and/or producer, and are then usually performed by an ensemble of musicians – most often comprising an orchestra or band, instrumental soloists, and choir or vocalists – and recorded by a sound engineer.

James Horner (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, The Stone Boy, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock): Honestly in my opinion this guy has never given a bad score, his scores may not be very Heroic in appearance but are as dramatic and as character driven as the films. He's a fantastic composer who's music is so well orchestrated into the film that it fits naturally to the film.


Director: Directors are responsible for overseeing creative aspects of a film under the overall control of the film producer. They often develop the vision for a film and carry out the vision, deciding how the film should look, in other words they make their vision come to life. They are responsible for turning the script into a sequence of shots. They also direct what tone it should have and what an audience should gain from the cinematic experience. Film directors are responsible for deciding camera angles, lens effects and lighting with the help of the cinematographer and set design with the production designer. They will often take part in hiring the cast and key crew members. They coordinate the actors' moves, or blocking and also may be involved in the writing, financing and editing of a film.

Oliver Stone (Notable Works: Seizure, The Hand): Still kind of a rooky director in 1985, he was still a talented one. He makes quality films, and that's what an 80's Captain America would have to be, a Film. Oliver knows how to motivate actors to become characters. He can work a miracle, so getting him for Captain America would be a challenge but it would also be a benefit for him to show that comic books could have had serious social topic stating films instead of what they were at that point, fun movies.


Screenwriter: Screenwriters are responsible for researching the story, developing the narrative, writing the screenplay, and delivering it, in the required format, to Development Executives. Screenwriters therefore have great influence over the creative direction and emotional impact of the screenplay and, arguably, of the finished film. They either pitch original ideas to Producers in the hope that they will be optioned or sold, or screenwriters are commissioned by a producer to create a screenplay from a concept, true story, existing screen work or literary work, such as a novel, poem, play, comic book or short story.

Oliver Stone (Notable Works: The Hand, Scarface, Year of the Dragon): He penned the draft of Conan that truly got the picture moving, and some of his elements are still in the movie. As a controversal writer Stone has his name attached to some of the most memorable films of all time. It's rumored he's even a comic book fan. Any way he's a writer who can really get a character on page that doesn't need much acting to feel authentic.


Captain Steven G. Rogers/Captain America (Height: 6'2", Age: 20's): During the dark days of the early 1940's a covert US military experiment turned Steve Rogers into America's first Super-Soldier, Captain America. Throughout the war, Cap and his partner Bucky Barnes fought alongside infantry and with a group of heroes known as the Invaders. In the closing months of World War II, Captain America and Bucky were both presumed dead in an explosion.

Sam Jones (Height: 6'3", Age: 31 {As of 1985} Notable Works: Flash Gordon, Code Red, No Man's Land): He's a decent actor with a classic 40's handsome man look. He has a stern commanding voice that allows him to show rank, strength, but more importantly vulnerability, he may not be Chris Evans, but he would be a hell of a lot more memorable and loved the Sallinger {This is coming from a fan of Sallinger's Movie}


Captain Margret "Peggy" Carter (Height: 5'5", Age: 30's): Margaret ("Peggy") Carter is the daughter of Harrison and Amanda Carter, two wealthy Virginians, and the aunt of Sharon Carter, who would grow up to become the espionage operative Agent 13. Carter was idealistically dedicated to ending Nazi oppression and therefore joined the French Resistance while she was still a teenager. She proved to be a valiant and highly capable agent with the Resistance and served on several Resistance operations alongside the hero Captain America

Linda Hamilton (Height: 5'6", Age: 29 {As of 1985} Notable Works: The Terminator, Secret Weapon, Children of the Corn): Hamilton is an actress I love. She is purely magnificent every time she steps in front of the Camera. She really steps up from being a damaged woman to being a warrior, she's great with action and drama. She has the qualifications to play Agent Carter.


Bucky Barnes (Height: 5'9", Age: 20's): James "Bucky" Barnes was a orphaned kid who took part in an intensive Black Ops training to become the partner of Steve Rogers, A.K.A. Captain America, during the World War II. Throughout the war, Cap and Bucky fought alongside infantry and with a group of heroes known as the Invaders, as well as other groups of younger heroes.

Matthew Broderick (Height: 5'8", Age: 23 {As of 1985} Notable Works: Max Dugan Returns, War Games, Ladyhawke): I wanted a young up-in-coming actor who can do drama. His performance in War Games sold me. I wanted Broderick because i believe he could have been Barnes Cap's Best Friend, not teenage sidekick. He would really bring out himself into the role and add some moderation while still playing the Bucky we use to know and love.


Dr. Abraham Erskine (Height: 5'6", Age: 40's-50's): The creator of the Super-Soldier Serum, Abraham Erskine, under the codename Doctor Reinstein, was behind a program to create a line of super-soldiers for America during their World War II campaign. Finding success with a scrawny young man named Steven Rogers, Erskine was presenting his soldier to top military officials when Nazi agent Heinz Kruger assassinated him. Erskine took the secrets of his serum to the grave, with all attempts to replicate the formula meeting varied, often unsuccessful, results.

Donald Pleasance (Height, Age: 65 {As of 1985} Notable Works: Halloween, Escape From New York, Phenomena): He's Donald Pleasance, He can do this role with eyes closed, He was a dominating force in acting, and would add some extra class to the cast list, He's a very intelligent figure who could really dive into the depth of Erskine.


General Chester A. Phillips (Height: 5'11", Age: 40's-50's): General Phillips hand picked 4-F army reject Steve Rogers to become a part of the 1940 Operation Reborn experiment. In particular, he admired Rogers patriotic spirit. Later, Phillips was a part of picking Rogers as the eventual Super-Soldier Captain America. Phillips also oversaw Rogers initial training as well as some of his early missions.

Lee Marvin (Height: 6'2", Age: 61 {As of 1985} Notable Works: The Dirty Dozen, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Cat Ballou): Honestly, Lee Marvin is to war movies what John Wayne is to Westerns. He was a no brainer for me to cast as General Phillips.


Red Skull/Johann Schmidt (Height: 6'1", Age: 30's): The Red Skull, Johann Schmidt (sometimes spelled Shmidt), was a former Nazi general officer and confidant of Adolf Hitler. He has been closely affiliated with HYDRA and is an enemy of S.H.I.E.L.D., the Avengers, and the interests of the United States and the free world in general. He was physically augmented by having his mind placed into the body of a clone of Captain America, the pinnacle of human perfection. He has been seemingly killed in the past, only to return time and time again to plague the world with schemes of world domination and genocide.

Jeremy Irons (Height: 6'1", Age: 37 {As of 1985} Notable Works: Moonlighting, Betrayal, The Wild Duck): I know some got a bit dissapointed he wasn't Magneto in my 90's X-Men but that was so i could use him as 80s Red Skull. He is by far one of the most screen dominating actors, he was the first person i thought of for the role, i second guessed it when i thought of Alan Rickman but Iron's Blonde Hair gave him just an extra nudge {Nazi's being those who perfered blond hair blue eyes} to secure him.

CAPTAIN AMERICA WILL RETURN IN... ROBERT GARLEN'S 80'S AVENGERS!
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RoadDogXXIV - 12/20/2012, 5:19 PM
- FLASH GORDON! Wow, that's a phenomenal pick for a vintage Cap!
- Awesome pick for Peggy Carter.
- Can't disagree with Ferris Buehler as Bucky Barnes. An oddly fitting choice if I do say so myself.
- "Lee Marvin is to war movies what John Wayne is to Westerns." Truer words never spoken.
- Wow, you cast Jeremy Irons as a German terrorist before Die Hard: With a Vengeance! I think he'd make an excellent Red Skull for a live-screen adaptation of Old Man Logan.

Hey, will you do retro fancasts for Thor and Hulk as well?
iuhgluiblbjjkhkjhkljh - 12/20/2012, 5:38 PM
You make the best fancasts ever, and this is no exception.
TheRock234 - 12/20/2012, 6:38 PM
sorry but linda hamilton not the most attrative face for a lover of steve rogers other than that great
ager - 12/20/2012, 7:00 PM
Another great cast. Keep em coming. I will say that im not in love with your Cap but who knows, maybe he's the best for the job, it just seems cliche

check out my Superman revision cast

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/ager/news/?a=71087

and the Batman revision cast as well if youd like

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/ager/news/?a=71507
MrBlueSky - 12/20/2012, 7:14 PM
Sweet cast, dude!! Sam Jones for Cap is nice and I love your Red Skull pick.
ILoveStargirl - 12/20/2012, 7:22 PM
You are making the Golden Age of Superhero Movies. I hope to see how it stretches to the nineties.
l0rdleg0las - 12/20/2012, 7:43 PM
Lee Marvin that is [frick]ing awesome!
tweeeeenkies3 - 12/20/2012, 7:47 PM
Utterly fantastic. I agree with every choice, but one. Linda is a fantastic actress, and I love her as well. She is badass, and takes no shit from anyone. But I can't see her in the chosen role, honestly.

Otherwise, this is great. I love your choice for Captain America! It is pure genius.
FlixMentallo21 - 12/20/2012, 7:48 PM
Wow, now THIS would've been a well-received film had it been made--it would've been a hit with Reagan-era Americans.
AshleyWilliams - 12/20/2012, 8:06 PM
Amazing.
theKamizeus - 12/20/2012, 8:24 PM
You seriously make the best casting lists ever, no lie.
Bam - 12/20/2012, 10:14 PM
Dude, these are brilliant. You forgot Tom Selleck as Dum Dum Dugan tho
Kakarot - 12/21/2012, 9:52 AM
Sam Jones just doesn't have the acting chops for Cap in all honesty. Still love this and all of your casts but not a fan of your main pick here. Broderick as Bucky is awesome though! His career could've been totally different if after this he were to bulk up and become The Winter Soldier.
DDD - 12/23/2012, 2:54 AM
SAM JONES is not entirely bad for CAPTAIN AMERICA but
I think there are better, more accomplished actors for
the job back in the 80's.

But if this was made after FLASH GORDON it would be a
BOX OFFICE BLOCKBUSTER because of SAM'S popularity at
the time. He definitely fits the job looks-wise!
His looks leap right out of the comics for STEVE ROGERS
after the serum is administered.

But this is a wonderful cast to me, personally!

I love it!

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