Character Performances You Can’t Imagine Anyone Else Playing, Thor, Dora The Explorer, Logan, Apes & More

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On the October 24, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news, including a War for the Planet of the Apes deleted scene, a Nevermoor movie, Thor Ragnarok box office tracking, a Dora the Explorer movie coming from Michael Bay, and a Logan spin-off film. And in The Mailbag, we’ll talk about character performances you can’t imagine any other actor playing.

 

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In the News:

 

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Deleted Scene Reveals What Happened to Jason Clarke’s Malcolm

‘Nevermoor’ Movie Coming From Drew Goddard

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Tracking for $100 Million-Plus Opening Weekend

‘Dora the Explorer’ Movie Coming From Michael Bay and Nick Stoller

‘Logan’ Spin-Off Starring X-23 In the Works From Director James Mangold

 

In The Mailbag: Mike F from Victoria, BC, Canada writes in that he just rewatched Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler and “it can’t be overstated how effective that movie is on every level.  I was thinking about roles that were not only perfectly cast but ones that you could almost not picture any other actor being able to pull off.  Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool came to mind. So did Jeff Bridges’ portrayal of Otis “Bad” Blake from Crazy Heart.  At the top of my list, tho, has to be Mickey Rourke as Randy “The Ram” Robinson in The Wrestler. Not only was his physical acting and physique perfectly fitting for the character, but, the acting work he does outside of the ring is so convincing, you almost forget it isn’t a real person you’re watching, which makes for an entirely immersive movie viewing experience.  I’m curious if you guys have any film roles that you couldn’t picture anyone else doing.”

 

Peter’s Picks: Daniel Day Lewis as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood, Harrison Ford in Star Wars, Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight

HT’s Picks: Ben Affleck in Gone Girl, Charlize Theron as Furiousa in Mad Max: Fury Road, Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa

Chris’ Picks: Mads Mikkelsen, Hannibal; Daniel Day Lewis, gangs of New york; Cate Blanchett, Carol

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