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Alpha Flight: The Movie

In Uncategorized on May 5, 2008 at 12:58 pm

Here I was, all ready to get some real work done, and then, who comes along, but that insidious tempter and ne’er-do-well plok!

Never one to back down from a challenge, I’ve assembled the players (all have signed on for three films, ‘natch). Yes, there was some arm-twisting involved, but Canucks Fillion and Polley were gung-ho and gave a hard-sell to some of the holdouts (you can guess who they were). The first film would obviously be some radically abbreviated version of Byrne’s first twelve or fifteen issues, culminating in Mac’s death and hinting at Heather’s assumption of his role as team leader. Because there are so many characters to introduce and assemble, and so much conflict internal to the team already, the villainy in the first film would have to be minimal, and probably linked in some way to nefarious doings at Department H. (Tundra: the government’s secret plan to transform the fabled Canadian wilderness into a megaweapon to protect Canadian interests in the north?) The second and third films… Well, there’s a lot to play with in this toybox, isn’t there?

Guardian (James Hudson) – Nathan Fillion


Who else? Already a Captain, my Captain. And dig the red scarf!

Heather McNeil – Sarah Polley


The most difficult role to cast, since she must be both sexy and nerdy, a background player and also a lead. Yoiks! Polley could do it, though.

Sasquatch (Walter Langkowski) – Russell Crowe


Crowe has already played the brainy/hunky scientist role with aplomb. Bonus: no special effects needed for the Sasquatch “transformation.” His romance with Liv Tyler’s Aurora would rival the Jackman/Janssen chemistry in the X-Men films.

Snowbird (Narya/Anne McKenzie) – Tilda Swinton


To my mind, the only other actor in the running is Uma Thurman, but I like Swinton’s unearthly beauty better for Inuit demi-goddess, Snowbird.

Puck (Eugene Judd) – Peter Dinklage


Dinklage broke out in The Station Agent; as Puck, he’d become a household name. And an action figure.

Shaman (Michael Twoyoungmen) – Michael Spears


This Dances With Wolves actor certainly has the look of a First Nations superhero. A bit young to be Talisman’s father, but hey…it’s the movies.

Talisman (Elizabeth Twoyoungmen) – Q’Orianka Kilcher


The New World star Kilcher (she played Pocahontas opposite Colin Farrell) would make a great Talisman, I think. Only a minor role in this film, but would become a bigger player in future installments of the series.

Northstar (Jean-Paul Beaubier) – Gaspard Ulliel


My criteria were: French pretty-boy who looks like an elf. Success, no?

Aurora (Jeanne-Marie Beaubier) – Liv Tyler


Okay, so she’s not French, but she’s gorgeous enough to fake it. Picture her as the stern Jeanne-Marie, hair up in a bun, librarian glasses. Then… Um, moving on.

Marrina (Marrina Smallwood) – Christina Ricci


I was really stumped by Marrina until I found this picture of Ricci. The round face and big eyes have it, I think. A little yellow-tinting and CGI’d gills, and there you have it.

[Updated]

Duh. And how could I forget? Special appearance by…

Wolverine – Hugh Jackman

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  1. I don’t know who you are, but I love you for this.

  2. I have seen Everett Rupert as Northstar made by photoshop, as he is older than this one you choose, would be cool.. but Liv Tyler as Aurora is perfect 🙂

  3. patrick dempsey and michelle monaghan as Madison Jefries and Diamond Lil

  4. oh man. looooove your casting choices! i cannot wait to see tilda swinton as snowbird. love all your other choices as well. very realistic casting, meaning it can actually happen!

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