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All this talk of Vin Diesel has me wondering. Arnold Swatenager and Jim Carey come to mind, on the villian side.

Already famous stars, not "are famous now" stars

Was Jim Carey as famous by his Batman movie? I think so
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All this talk of Vin Diesel has me wondering. Arnold Swatenager and Jim Carey come to mind, on the villian side.

Already famous stars, not "are famous now" stars

Was Jim Carey as famous by his Batman movie? I think so
George Clooney was pretty big by the time he did Batman. Patrick Stewart would've been considered a big name get as well.

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I’m not sure Clooney was CLOONEY yet when he was Batman. But Carey and Arnold were big big names at the time.

Michael Keaton was pretty big when he was Batman. As was Jack Nicholson as Joker and Michelle Pfiefer as Catwoman.

Jennifer Lawrence became JLAW as she was still making XMen movies. Hallie Berry was pretty big doing XMen (and Catwoman) films as well. As was Ian McClellan.

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Ben Aflek as Batman and Daredevil
Stallone as Judge Dredd
Michael Douglas as Hank Pym (past his prime by then?)
Angelina Jolie in Eternals (upcoming)


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Add Samuel L Jaskson to the list in Captain America.

Stallone is a good addition.

You say Ian McCallum was a big name...I can't recall him being a household name. I don't remember what he's in besides XMen. That's my fault I figure

Jennifer Lawrence in my opinion was still a rising star when she entered XMen
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Add Samuel L Jaskson to the list in Captain America.

Stallone is a good addition.

You say Ian McCallum was a big name...I can't recall him being a household name. I don't remember what he's in besides XMen. That's my fault I figure

Jennifer Lawrence in my opinion was still a rising star when she entered XMen
Ian McClellan was Gandalf at the same time as Magneto, but true he wasn’t an every household name.

JLAW was young and rising for First Class but was full on Oscar winner while still making them.
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Samuel L. Jackson is the biggest star who was already the biggest star before his comic book role.

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No one said Robert Downey Jr.? Lol. There are really quite a few movie stars before they did comic movies. How about Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow and so many others..it’s actually surprising how many stars have done these movies.

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Ian McKellen. Not McClellan. Not McCallum
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Ramses818 wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:40:50 pm
No one said Robert Downey Jr.? Lol. There are really quite a few movie stars before they did comic movies. How about Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow and so many others..it’s actually surprising how many stars have done these movies.
He had been out of the spotlight for a bit, but Iron Man put him back in it. Paltrow was a star but she wasn't the main character here.

Ed Norton was a known name when he was the Hulk
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kjjohanson wrote:
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Ian McKellen. Not McClellan. Not McCallum
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kjjohanson wrote:
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Ian McKellen. Not McClellan. Not McCallum
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Samuel L. Jackson is the biggest star who was already the biggest star before his comic book role.
More famous than Stallone at the time of Judges Dredd? I think you're right but I feel like it's pretty close.

My take away from this is that since Samuel L Jackson was a supporting hero, and Swatenager and Jim Carey were villians, and Patrick Stewart was genre, that Vin Diesel is very possibly the biggest name star in popular culture to be cast as the titular hero
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kjjohanson wrote:Ian McKellen. Not McClellan. Not McCallum
Lol. I didn’t even realize. I’m a history teacher so either my brain said McClellan or my autocorrect did. :lol:


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Richard Pryor was pretty big when he appeared in Superman


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kjjohanson wrote:Richard Pryor was pretty big when he appeared in Superman


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Blood of Heroes wrote:
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kjjohanson wrote:
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Ian McKellen. Not McClellan. Not McCallum
SIR Ian McKellen :wink:
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BugsySig wrote:
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kjjohanson wrote:Richard Pryor was pretty big when he appeared in Superman


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Oxmyx wrote:
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greg wrote:
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Samuel L. Jackson is the biggest star who was already the biggest star before his comic book role.
More famous than Stallone at the time of Judges Dredd? I think you're right but I feel like it's pretty close.
Stallone is an interesting case because Judge Dredd was not an American comic, so it's unlikely that American audiences saw Judge Dredd as a "comic book movie" instead of a futuristic sci-fi movie somewhere between Blade Runner and Robocop.

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Blood of Heroes wrote:
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kjjohanson wrote:
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Ian McKellen. Not McClellan. Not McCallum
SIR Ian McKellen :wink:
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Kevin Spacey in Superman Returns. For better or for worse. [Crowd boos...]

And Faye Dunaway and Mia Farrow in the 1984 Supergirl movie. Helen Slater was hot in that movie by the way... Just sayin'..
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Chiclo wrote:
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Blood of Heroes wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:09:53 am
kjjohanson wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:42:54 pm
Ian McKellen. Not McClellan. Not McCallum
SIR Ian McKellen :wink:
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:lol: That's awesome. He certainly wasn't lying.

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Jeff Goldblum!

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buff-beardo wrote:
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Jeff Goldblum!
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Marlon Brando in Superman

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