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2022-10-01 4:46:07 PM  
Willrow Hood?
 
2022-10-01 4:47:02 PM  
just let the man hit his farking head, you soulless derelicts.
 
2022-10-01 4:58:36 PM  
So we're going to skip the Rogue Squadron books and go to the Tales From... books?

But if they treat the character like Brad Pitt's "Vanisher" in Deadpool 2 then it might be fun. Have Bale hit his head on a door and the guy next to him says something like "Man, you've got to start watching your head." It would bring great joy to the nerd population.
 
2022-10-01 5:06:42 PM  
How about a character that has to return some power converters to Toschi Station?
 
2022-10-01 5:07:30 PM  
The dude was the best thing on the latest Thor, it's like he brought a psychotic level of commitment to the role.
I bet he could play a memorable Thrawn (but he's not a streaming series actor at his level). So, either a cameo in costume á la Craig in TFA, a Jedi/Sith in an Old Republic based film, or a Force User in a film set in a future post-Skywalker bullshiat galaxy.
 
2022-10-01 5:08:48 PM  
The Strom trooper who shrugs off Lukes blaster in the death star.
 
2022-10-01 5:09:14 PM  
He can be Jar Jar Binks.
 
2022-10-01 5:11:57 PM  
He will bring the necessary gravitas to bringing a 6 foot tall green were-rabbit to life.
/DRTFA, let's see how close I was.
 
2022-10-01 5:13:31 PM  
Kylo Wayne?
 
2022-10-01 5:21:05 PM  
To be fair to THAT Stormtrooper, at least he was able to hit something.
 
2022-10-01 5:21:31 PM  
Doctor Spock?
 
2022-10-01 5:32:22 PM  
Do you like Jar Jar Binks?
 
2022-10-01 5:54:24 PM  
"Star Wars" is dead until they get away from the damn Skywalker/Solo/Emperor as the main characters. And also they need to get away from the Jedi. And...they need to tell stories post episode 9.

I just don't care about prequels. At all.

The problem that *all* the post-original-trilogy stories have is that Han Solo is the heart of "Star Wars". But you can't replace Harrison Ford. They tried and failed.
 
2022-10-01 6:10:34 PM  

realmolo: The problem that *all* the post-original-trilogy stories have is that Han Solo is the heart of "Star Wars". But you can't replace Harrison Ford. They tried and failed.


Harrison Ford can be replaced. Ben Affleck crushed it as Jack Ryan. And Sean Connery replaced by George Lazenby and Michelle Pfeiffer with Halle Berry and William Shatner with...that guy. Not to mention Michael Keaton's Batman replaced by all those other guys. Replacing actors is always a step up.
 
2022-10-01 6:24:48 PM  
Mugato:

Ben Affleck crushed it as Jack Ryan. And Sean Connery replaced by George Lazenby

Nope, not even a little bit on both of those. Affleck had zero impact as Ryan, nobody gives two shiats about that movie. (Hell, Ford was weak Ryan as well. I have no idea why they replaced Baldwin with him). And Lazenby was a f*cking buffoon.
 
2022-10-01 6:25:55 PM  
Ooooooh, now I see what you did.

Disregard my comment.
 
2022-10-01 6:34:13 PM  

Bslim: Mugato:

Ben Affleck crushed it as Jack Ryan. And Sean Connery replaced by George Lazenby

Nope, not even a little bit on both of those. Affleck had zero impact as Ryan, nobody gives two shiats about that movie. (Hell, Ford was weak Ryan as well. I have no idea why they replaced Baldwin with him). And Lazenby was a f*cking buffoon.


I liked Affleck as Jack Ryan. Baldwin was good, but he played more of the desk-jockey Ryan and less of the badass Ryan.

Krasinski is awesome at both.
 
2022-10-01 6:46:17 PM  

paulleah: Bslim: Mugato:

Ben Affleck crushed it as Jack Ryan. And Sean Connery replaced by George Lazenby

Nope, not even a little bit on both of those. Affleck had zero impact as Ryan, nobody gives two shiats about that movie. (Hell, Ford was weak Ryan as well. I have no idea why they replaced Baldwin with him). And Lazenby was a f*cking buffoon.

I liked Affleck as Jack Ryan. Baldwin was good, but he played more of the desk-jockey Ryan and less of the badass Ryan.

Krasinski is awesome at both.


*agree on Krasinski

BUT!...back then, if you remember the Ryan from those first books Ryan was supposed to be a desk jockey caught in those situations not a CIA John McClane.
 
2022-10-01 6:54:38 PM  

Bslim: Mugato:

Ben Affleck crushed it as Jack Ryan. And Sean Connery replaced by George Lazenby

Nope, not even a little bit on both of those. Affleck had zero impact as Ryan, nobody gives two shiats about that movie. (Hell, Ford was weak Ryan as well. I have no idea why they replaced Baldwin with him). And Lazenby was a f*cking buffoon.


Jesus Christ, do I have to yell SARCASM at all of my posts?
 
2022-10-01 7:01:46 PM  
Since he had so little screen time as the god-killer, can we have him be the GOP-killer?
 
2022-10-01 7:06:54 PM  

Mugato: Bslim: Mugato:

Ben Affleck crushed it as Jack Ryan. And Sean Connery replaced by George Lazenby

Nope, not even a little bit on both of those. Affleck had zero impact as Ryan, nobody gives two shiats about that movie. (Hell, Ford was weak Ryan as well. I have no idea why they replaced Baldwin with him). And Lazenby was a f*cking buffoon.

Jesus Christ, do I have to yell SARCASM at all of my posts?


I acknowledged your sarcasm in a subsequent post.
 
2022-10-01 7:11:21 PM  
That would be pretty funny, kinda like Cate Blanchett in Hot Fuzz.
 
2022-10-01 7:48:03 PM  
Wesley Crusher?
 
2022-10-01 9:02:51 PM  

realmolo: "Star Wars" is dead until they get away from the damn Skywalker/Solo/Emperor as the main characters. And also they need to get away from the Jedi. And...they need to tell stories post episode 9.

I just don't care about prequels. At all.

The problem that *all* the post-original-trilogy stories have is that Han Solo is the heart of "Star Wars". But you can't replace Harrison Ford. They tried and failed.


Andor has nothing to do with Han Solo and is easily the best Star Wars show out.
 
2022-10-01 9:17:12 PM  

Bslim: Mugato:

Ben Affleck crushed it as Jack Ryan. And Sean Connery replaced by George Lazenby

Nope, not even a little bit on both of those. Affleck had zero impact as Ryan, nobody gives two shiats about that movie. (Hell, Ford was weak Ryan as well. I have no idea why they replaced Baldwin with him). And Lazenby was a f*cking buffoon.


IRRC, Ford was the original pick for Jack Ryan, but had other commitments when it was time to film Red October. I agree that Baldwin was better.
 
2022-10-01 9:26:31 PM  

dsmith42: Bslim: Mugato:

Ben Affleck crushed it as Jack Ryan. And Sean Connery replaced by George Lazenby

Nope, not even a little bit on both of those. Affleck had zero impact as Ryan, nobody gives two shiats about that movie. (Hell, Ford was weak Ryan as well. I have no idea why they replaced Baldwin with him). And Lazenby was a f*cking buffoon.

IRRC, Ford was the original pick for Jack Ryan, but had other commitments when it was time to film Red October. I agree that Baldwin was better.


If memory serves, apparently it was Clancy who had a bug up his butt about Baldwin playing the part. He just didn't like the guy at a personal level. After HfRO and seeing the way all the characters meshed with Baldwin was sold on him being Ryan.
Then, then Ford stepped in, and he wasn't terrible, but it just wasn't "Jack Ryan" it was Harrison Ford already in the growly, sourpuss non-acting mode. That became his default for most of the rest of his career.
 
2022-10-01 9:35:18 PM  
I liked Terminator Salvation.
 
2022-10-01 9:46:40 PM  
He should play Freya Mayer
 
2022-10-01 9:59:22 PM  

Ragin' Asian: I liked Terminator Salvation.


Which one was that after T2 or The Sarah Connor Chronicles? It doesn't matter. You're banned.
 
2022-10-01 10:20:46 PM  
If he thinks he's such a great actor let's see him play R2D2 without a tincan.
 
2022-10-01 10:23:33 PM  

Porous Horace: If he thinks he's such a great actor let's see him play R2D2 without a tincan.


He could do it. I mean, did you see the Machinist?
 
2022-10-01 10:29:32 PM  
Guess he was a little tall to be a stormtrooper.
 
2022-10-01 10:31:31 PM  

Porous Horace: If he thinks he's such a great actor let's see him play R2D2 without a tincan.


*Ridiculously affected gravel voice*:  "Beep. Boop. Beep."
 
2022-10-01 10:37:42 PM  

InfoFreako: Porous Horace: If he thinks he's such a great actor let's see him play R2D2 without a tincan.

*Ridiculously affected gravel voice*:  "Beep. Boop. Beep."


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2022-10-01 11:10:02 PM  
I literally JUST finished Love and Thunder.
It was the worst Marvel movie since Far Frim Home.  Just awful.

That being said, though I don't agree we need any more sequel or prequels, he could be a young Palpatine.
I mean, we already pretty much know the whole story that we needed to hear, but some early Sith stories with him and Plagueis?  I'd Disney+ it at least
 
2022-10-02 12:00:10 AM  

Bslim: The dude was the best thing on the latest Thor, it's like he brought a psychotic level of commitment to the role.
I bet he could play a memorable Thrawn (but he's not a streaming series actor at his level). So, either a cameo in costume á la Craig in TFA, a Jedi/Sith in an Old Republic based film, or a Force User in a film set in a future post-Skywalker bullshiat galaxy.


Bale would CRUSH as Thrawn.  I'd love to see that.
 
2022-10-02 5:54:44 AM  
Or just some red shirt that's on screen for less than 4 seconds.
 
2022-10-02 6:56:35 AM  

Ragin' Asian: I liked Terminator Salvation.


It might have been more interesting if Bale didn't blow up the whole project by insisting he play John Connor. Connor was originally supposed to be a disembodied voice talking to rebels over loudspeakers in underground bunkers and Bale was supposed to play a much different version of Sam what's his name's character. It almost certainly would have sucked anyway given the team behind it.
 
2022-10-02 6:59:46 AM  
He'd show up to play stormtrooper #43 and insist the script be rewritten so he could be Luke Skywalker. I don't mean to sound too pissy. I actually love Bale in most of his roles, because he's a great farking actor.
 
2022-10-02 9:18:32 AM  
"But look, if I'm fortunate enough to be more than that, oh man, yeah. What a delight that would be. I've still got the figures from when I was little. I also know Kathy Kennedy very well because she was working with Spielberg when I did Empire of the Sun, and now, she runs the Star Wars universe."

What a name dropper.
 
2022-10-02 9:37:16 AM  
Thought he wanted to play the asteroid worm thing that almost ate the Millennium Falcon.

Actors, all over the place.
 
2022-10-02 10:11:02 AM  
Tell him he has to lose enough weight to fit into a mouse droid.
 
mhd
2022-10-02 11:15:51 AM  
Given the state of it, I'm pretty sure there was a novel by Timothy Zahn and/or Kevin J. Anderson about said Headbumping Stormtrooper in the EU, before they flushed that down.
 
2022-10-02 1:37:24 PM  

replacementcool: realmolo: "Star Wars" is dead until they get away from the damn Skywalker/Solo/Emperor as the main characters. And also they need to get away from the Jedi. And...they need to tell stories post episode 9.

I just don't care about prequels. At all.

The problem that *all* the post-original-trilogy stories have is that Han Solo is the heart of "Star Wars". But you can't replace Harrison Ford. They tried and failed.

Andor has nothing to do with Han Solo and is easily the best Star Wars show out.


Andor is fantastic. This is what you get when you hire a competent writer.
 
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