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Superhero Casting Decisions That OUTRAGED Fans

 

Fan casting is a fun thing to do. As soon as a new superhero property is announced, the internet fires up with infinite possibilities over who should play who. It’s a modern-day version of a medieval play where you gossip about which person will be fated to play your favorite character.

Rarely, though, do we get it spot-on, as there’s always some actor whom we never even dreamed of chosen. Seriously, did anyone see Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson coming at all, as one of the more recent examples?

While some of the castings elicit a begrudging head nod or customary shrug, there are others that summon the wrath of a thousand internet trolls. People really lose their minds, starting petitions, sending hate mail to the studios, and getting outraged to a point that’s not really healthy for their hearts.

Over the years, we’ve seen more than our fair share of anger over superhero castings, but there are some that stand out like a burning building. Some of them were justified after the resultant movie, while others turned out okay in the end.

So, join us as we take a stroll down memory lane and remember the 16 Superhero Casting Decisions That OUTRAGED Fans.

16. Hugh Jackman

It’s ridiculous to think of it now, but at one point a lot of people were unhappy that our mate from down under, Hugh Jackman, was cast as the Ol’ Canucklehead. Back when Bryan Singer took charge of X-Men, many fans’ pick for Wolverine was Glenn Danzig, better known as one of the founding members of the horror-punk band the Misfits.

Naturally, that was never going to happen (thank the bright casting agents for that one), as Singer wanted Dougray Scott for the role. Since Mission: Impossible 2 went over schedule, Scott had to pull out of the project. Jackman was soon cast as his replacement.

Fans weren’t impressed mostly because of Jackman’s towering height and the fact that he was renowned as predominantly a musical theater actor. Oh, how silly do those complaints sound today.

15. Gal Gadot

When the announcement was made that Israeli actress and model Gal Gadot had been cast as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, many people didn’t even know who she was. Apart from her three relatively small parts in The Fast and the Furious series, she was still an unknown quantity in Hollywood.

Heck, even the likes of YouTuber John Campea weighed in, saying an underwear model shouldn’t be Wonder Woman and questioning Gadot’s talent or lack thereof. While Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice didn’t exactly shut all the critics up – even though Gadot was one of the best parts about the film – Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman sure did.

Gadot has been heralded as the new face of the DCEU and skyrocketed to A-list status. She’s so popular that it’s rumored the Justice League reshoots were to include more Wonder Woman scenes, purely because Warner Bros. knows she’s hot at the moment. So, how does that humble pie taste now, naysayers?

14. Heath Ledger

If you ever feel like seeing the one time that the internet’s big mouth was silenced, look no further than the case of Heath Ledger’s Joker. Suffice it to say, when Ledger was announced as the man to bring the Clown Prince of Crime to life in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, there were more than a few sniggers and ‘Brokeback Joker’ gags.

In the biggest FU of all time, though, Ledger dedicated his everything to the role and locked himself in a hotel room for weeks to perfect his unique interpretation of Gotham City’s numero uno villain. When he reemerged, he sent shockwaves throughout the film industry, delivering one of the most iconic performances in cinema history.

Unfortunately, Ledger passed away before the film’s release so he didn’t get to see the impact he had on the superhero and film genre, but his posthumous Oscar win tells you everything you need to know about how good he was. He still stands tall as the definitive Joker of a generation.

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Harvey Weinstein to TWC Board, ‘I’m Sorry, I Have a Real Problem’

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Harvey Weinstein to TWC Board, ‘I’m Sorry, I Have a Real Problem’

 

 

Harvey Weinstein was apologetic and contrite during the Board of Directors meeting Tuesday when he resigned under pressure from the Board … sources connected to the meeting tell TMZ.

We’re told there was no screaming, no yelling, no anger. Harvey Weinstein told the Board, “I have a real problem,” and then apologized for the “trouble and confusion” he caused TWC.

We’re told Weinstein, who was on speaker phone from Arizona, told the Board he needed to build a new life and move on.

Our sources say everyone sounded conciliatory … partly because the handwriting was on the wall.  The Board made it clear Weinstein had a legal obligation to resign from the Board after it ratified his firing from TWC. He did just that.

Harvey, we’re told, was “peaceful” during the meeting and Bob was subdued.

We’re told the sense of the Board is that Harvey Weinstein will not force his firing to arbitration or court.

Our sources say both Harvey and Bob Weinstein have an overriding interest in making sure Colony Capital succeeds in restructuring the company — money. The each have roughly 21% equity interest in TWC, and if the company fails, they walk away with nothing.

As one source put it, “Harvey and Bob have a huge stake in making sure Colony Capital can put Humpty Dumpty back together again.”

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Trump’s Net Worth Plummets By $600 Million

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As much as Donald Trump loves to brag about how rich he is, turns out he’s a lot less wealthy than he was a year ago.

Forbes magazine has just released their annual ranking of the 400 richest Americans has some very bad news for the Donald: His net worth has fallen drastically by $600 million, meaning he’s only worth an estimated $3.1 billion. That drops him 92 spots on the Top 400 list, from #146 to #248.

Ouch!

What led to the sudden drop in Trump’s worth? Forbes notes:

“A tough New York real estate market, particularly for retail locations; a costly lawsuit and an expensive presidential campaign.”

Ironically, America’s richest people are richer than they were in 2016, but not Trump.

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For the 24th year in a row, Bill Gates tops the list, with an estimated net worth of $89 billion. Here’s the rest of the top 10:

  • Jeff Bezos, Amazon, $67 billion
  • Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, $65.5 billion
  • Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, $55.5 billion
  • Larry Ellison, Oracle, $49.3 billion
  • Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg LP, $45 billion
  • Charles Koch, Koch Industries, $42 billion
  • David Koch, Koch Industries, $42 billion
  • Larry Page, Google, $48.5 billion
  • Sergey Brin, Google, $37.5 billion

And Trump fared even worse on the Bloomberg’s worldwide billionaires list, which rates his worth at $2.86 billion. That doesn’t even qualify him to be named as one of the 500 richest people in the world.

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Expect a Trump Twitter meltdown before the end of business Tuesday.

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Trump Just Spread This Horrible Lie About the Last Few Presidents

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ust a day after Donald Trump’s controversial blatantly false remarks that former President Barack Obama and the other presidents didn’t call the families of soldiers killed in action ignited the internet, the president is at it again. At a radio event at the White House, Trump doubled-down on his comments, telling Fox News Radio host Brian Killmeade, “I mean, you could ask General [John] Kelly did he get a call from Obama. You could ask other people. I don’t know what Obama’s policy was.”

By General John Kelly, Trump was referring to his beleaguered chief of staff, who tragically lost his son in 2010. First Lieutenant Robert Michael Kelly was leading a unit when he stepped on a concealed explosive device.

Kelly – *understandably* – didn’t comment on Trump’s allegations, and while former White House aides can’t remember Obama calling him, they do remember that the former president did something even better than call…

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