Skip to comments.Why Aren't Americans Cast As Superheroes Anymore? Not Manly Enough
Posted on 12/10/2013 5:26:12 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
Superheroes can usually beat any obstacle with the help of their massive strength and superior weapons, but there's a new problem on the horizon that none of them can seem to overcome: outsourcing. This week's announcement that British actor Henry Cavill would play the title role in Zack Snyder's Superman is only the latest example; he joins the Welsh Christian Bale (as Batman), British-raised Andrew Garfield (as Spider-Man), Australian Chris Hemsworth (as Thor), and even Canadian Ryan Reynolds (as Green Lantern) as foreigners cast who've been cast as classic, American-identified superheroes. Only Chris Evans in the upcoming Captain America bucks that trend, but even that casting race came with unusual stipulations the role was restricted only to American actors (which hindered Romanian-born Sebastian Stan, the actor who got the runner-up prize of the hero's sidekick), and even then, the production came up blank after months of casting and had to extend a last-minute offer to the reluctant Evans. What's to blame for the domestic superhero shortage? Vulture asked industry professionals for their takes on the situation.
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Um mmm Robert Downey Jr, Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, Ben Affleck, Edward Norton, the Old Spice guy, Kelsey Grammer, and have you seen any of the X~Men movies? This argument is invalid.
Industry professionals will hire an American in a New York Second to play a super evil character.
Most of those actors are gay.
The feminazi war on boys has succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.
They won’t grasp the magnitude of their error until the muzzies begin to take control here and they’re all forced into burkas.
Also, Hemsworth got cast because he was working with Joss Whedon on Cabin in the Woods when he auditioned for Thor. He told Joss he messed up the audition, Joss made a phone call and he was cast.
Non-American heroes promotes multiculturalism.
Also, Toby McGuire, the the 2 guys from the fantastic 4, who played the Thing and Mr. Fantastic. Also Ron Pearlman played Hellboy.
When I was a kid, even just the thought of dressing up in brightly-colored leotards seemed overtly homosexual to me and my friends.
My old friend Jim had the best line at a Halloween party in high school, when he described someone who showed up dressed as Superman: "That guy looks like he belongs on the cover of a coloring book for homosexuals."
Its been tough for actors who play action-heroes since 911. Most families have seen the real thing, a son, an uncle, a nephew or a dad.
Once you’ve seen the real thing, a pretty boy actor has no chance at being taken seriously.
I was thinking about this the other day. In WWII a lot of actors went into the service, and a fair number of them saw combat. They had a certain weight about them.
I can’t think of a single actor who enlisted after 911. There might have been one, but I can’t think of one.
Why Aren’t Americans Cast As Superheroes Anymore?
Some people wear Superman pajamas. Superman wears Chuck Norris pajamas.
Chuck Norris and Superman once fought over a bet.The loser had to wear his underwear outside his pants.
When the Hulk gets mad, he turns into Chuck Norris.
Chuck Norris and Bruce Wayne once made a bet, the loser had to wear a bat costume and pretend he was a superhero.
Post of the year!
Bruce Willis attempted to, but was rejected due to his age.
Can’t comment much about the specifics regarding the superhero genre and casting problems. But if I know ANYTHING, genuine manliness and masculinity is in extremely short supply in this faggoty culture of circa-2013 America.
You virtually have to go back to old, vintage films and tv-shows to encounter it. Dudes nowadays can work out at the gym all they want to, but they don’t act or comport themselves like real men. They sometimes try, but they don’t have that stoic confidence. There’s too much self-absorption, too much prissy emotionalism, too much bitchy sarcasm. Weak and unimpressive.
“They had a certain weight about them.”
I think the modern day actors of any nationality are tending to look way less rugged or have any sort of irregular features. Just seem the vast majority of their faces all look so regular, with no character or something. I wonder if some of the older stars would even be able to make it today—I mean would Charles Bronson have become a star nowadays?
I don’t know, maybe I’m just looking at with nostalgic glasses or something.
I wonder if the prominence of western TV/movies contributed to rugged features being more acceptable. A lot of the ones with mugs started out in those.
The article doesn’t address their skill levels or how much they cost.
I agree that many actors now have a similar, tailored appearance - but it most prevalent in the U.S. When you see an actor or actress who hasn't had a nose job, dental bonding work or the like, that person is rarely an American. The British and French actors in particular have a "more authentic" appearance, because they often avoid the generic appearance caused by cosmetic surgery.
There's something else in play, too - age. Hollywood stars have an ever-shrinking shelf life; if they're lucky they'll be "re-discovered" in their 40s or 50s. The British in particular seem to value their performers over a longer period, rather than discarding them when wrinkles begin to appear.
Blame the union. Hiring some guy who belongs to the actors guild (which would be most American movie stars) costs too much!
Blame the lack of quality of scripts on the darn writer’s guild, where studios have to give some of their scripts to tyros who’ve paid bookoo bucks to get a gig, even if they’re no-talent hacks.
Buddy of mine is a script hack who tried to get me a gig scripting tv shows instead of funny books. Unfortunately, there’s no way I can afford to pay guild fees.
On the trains to and from work (NYC) I hear the young men talk in effeminate voices -- and only effeminate voices. It's irritating, as well as disturbing. Ditto for some of the young women.
Manhattan has become like San Francisco. True, there was always a prominent gay culture here, but it seems to have taken over.
For a “superhero” to be an American, that person must be an effeminate, agnostic, multi-ethnic homosexual enviro-nutjob espousing every government program under the sun.
“I cant think of a single actor who enlisted after 911. There might have been one, but I cant think of one.”
“Bruce Willis attempted to, but was rejected due to his age.”
Tom Cruise thinks he did.
“I agree that many actors now have a similar, tailored appearance - but it most prevalent in the U.S.”
Yeah, very plausible. And the more likely an actor is to have irregular or unusually characteristic features the more likely they don’t make the jump into Hollywood, but could very well become bigger over there. Of course it’s been that way for a while. I recall seeing BBC actors who were on shows that came out in the 70’s that I thought didn’t have the look to have a similar role on US TV, but were tremendous actors.
To me it seems comedic actors get a big break on the looks standard as opposed to the standard leading man type, but that’s always been the case I guess. Maybe it’s more pronounced now.
“Why Aren’t Americans Cast As Superheroes Anymore? Not Manly Enough.”
Ponder this.....the emasculation of the male, will eventually achieve in reducing and/or eliminating of the will in ALL people, to ‘fight’ their oppressors. It would also pave the way to allow the reprobates of this world the feigned equality they seek, therefore further destroying the “family unit”. This includes those lady-libbers who, by man’s law, are allowed to disturb God’s intended plan for each gender. If there are no “manly” men to represent and define their gender, as God intended, then this will irreparably damage all that is left that defines him. If there is no more “family unit”, then all else falls out of alignment, and we shall be herds of animals to those who have made us such.
This is in alignment with devil’s doctrine, indeed. And it is clearly designed to destroy God’s plans for mankind.
It doesn’t really go unnoticed that society is more of a lab rat, than the actual rats themselves. The power structure behind the throne has persuaded us to “take the bait”. Can it not be seen that we’ve allowed our society to be groomed to care more about things like: SELF, greed, sports, television, I-ANYTHING, social gaming, carnal sex, drinking/drugs, violence, trends/fads, shopping, material possessions, so on an so forth? And that this has led us to the deepest depths of ‘idolatry’?
What an immense contribution to the success of the devil’s plan for us, we make. If this were not true, than there would be multitudes that “see”, rather than just the “few”.