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Henry Cavill has been cast in The Highlander reboot

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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,849 ✭✭✭✭ endacl


    Reboot….


    When’s the last time somebody had an idea?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,292 ✭✭✭ Heckler


    Just leave well enough alone FFS. Highlander is a classic.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,626 ✭✭✭ silliussoddius


    There can only be two!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,156 ✭✭✭ con747


    Toss a coin to the Highlander :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 596 ✭✭✭ bigar


    So many people have come and gone for this reboot, I am not holding my breath. They should try finding some original material instead of rebooting older movies.


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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,693 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Long while since I saw the Highlander movies, but can we really gripe about reboots when the original movies rebooted themselves already? IIRC the batshít 2nd film just retconned the whole first film on a whim.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,232 ✭✭✭ Sonics2k


    I love the first Highlander movie. It's on my annual watchlist, even if it is not actually a great movie. It's absolutely one of those cases were the spinoffs and sequels made it worse, because they had to retcon so damn much.

    Henry Cavill is one of those actors that has massively grown on me over the last few years, and I can't actually think of a movie or TV show that I didn't enjoy him in. He was a great Superman, even if the movies weren't great and he amazing in The Witcher.

    I think with him cast as the lead there's a much higher chance the movie will actually happen now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,109 ✭✭✭ Minime2.5


    All the highlander movies except for the first one were ****e. However I was a fan of the series with Adrian Paul


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,681 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    Has a Scottish dude been cast as a Spaniard yet? :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,375 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Henry is bit devoid of charisma imho


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,561 ✭✭✭ FortuneChip


    I'm actually all for this.

    Feel the franchise deserves a proper expansion.

    First one is a charming mess, and if we just ignore the rest maybe we'll see what should have been.

    As much as I like Geralt, hoping for a bit more obvious levity from Cavill here. Lambert had a bit of silliness to him


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,981 ✭✭✭ tylercheribini


    JP Liz V1 wrote: »
    Henry is bit devoid of charisma imho

    Yeah ,I think he is positively woeful, unbelievably wooden in anything I've seen him in.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,062 ✭✭✭✭ Kirby


    Couldn't disagree more. Great in Mission Impossible and Man from Uncle.

    There isn't a ton to work with on the Witcher but he did a passable job with it.

    As for Superman, I firmly believe he has been the best Superman we've had since Reeves.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,496 ✭✭✭✭ Dyr


    Super, Another 80s classic dragged out and milked for some last drops of flavour to add to a standard formula entertainment product

    Popular culture in the West is a zombie, its best "beloved" moments long dead but shuffling through the motions for the zombie customers who'll buy the action figure and franchise cap. "Yay!! I vaguely remember that this was a thing once so I looove it!!"


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,441 ✭✭✭✭ salmocab


    Slydice wrote: »
    Has a Scottish dude been cast as a Spaniard yet? :D

    Egyptian!
    A man famous for only being capable of his own accent finally does a film set in Scotland and he’s cast as an Egyptian and called a Spaniard.
    Love the original movie.


  • Registered Users Posts: 56,306 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    salmocab wrote: »
    Egyptian!
    A man famous for only being capable of his own accent finally does a film set in Scotland and he’s cast as an Egyptian and called a Spaniard.
    Love the original movie.

    While a French man with little English was cast as a Scot.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,441 ✭✭✭✭ salmocab


    While a French man with little English was cast as a Scot.

    Indeed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,681 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    salmocab wrote: »
    Egyptian!

    I didn't have a clue from what I'd remembered! They did that well!


  • Registered Users Posts: 56,306 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Slydice wrote: »
    I didn't have a clue from what I'd remembered! They did that well!

    He was really an Alien so neither a Spaniard or an Egyptian ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,441 ✭✭✭✭ salmocab


    He was really an Alien so neither a Spaniard or an Egyptian ;)

    Luckily his planet had a Scottish accent.


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,515 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Sad Professor


    The challenge with rebooting Highlander is finding a way to expand the mythology beyond the story of the original film. Aside from their belief that "there can be only one" etc, the immortals and their ages-old war against each other was not very well developed. Highlander II tried to explore their power and origin with results so disastrous that nobody attempted it again. The heart of the original film is just a story of a man cursed to live forever, which isn't a particularly original or interesting concept in itself. The rest of the film is just sword fights and '80s music montages. There's not a lot to reboot.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,232 ✭✭✭ Sonics2k


    The real question is, will Cavill be able to pull off Christopher Lambert's iconic laugh?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,029 ✭✭✭ Hande hoche!


    Lambert had such a peculiar acting style which made it very memorable. Will be curious as to whether they opt for a Kurgun character again?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,035 ✭✭✭ Wabbit Ears


    Considering the original this is my favorite movie ever and I loved the Adrian Paul series, a reboot like this is fantastic and I really hope it happens.

    I love Henry. Hes a handsome nerd who really loves what he does.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,441 ✭✭✭✭ salmocab


    Lambert had such a peculiar acting style which made it very memorable. Will be curious as to whether they opt for a Kurgun character again?

    I hope they keep it dark enough, I’d worry we’re going to see the Rock in it and it being w colourful romp


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,693 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    For those interested and haven't seen it, the original film is on Netflix (IE).


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,677 ✭✭✭✭ silverharp


    I rewatched it a couple of years back with junior, as 80's movies go now I wouldnt describe it as top tier , at the time it was made it was a super cool film but the idea of someone living though history has been done to death with vampire films and shows, cant see any curiosity for this film

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,207 ✭✭✭ p to the e


    Queen soundtrack or nothing


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    I won't see it as I hate when modern society puts their slant on old classics. It never works.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,677 ✭✭✭✭ silverharp


    p to the e wrote: »
    Queen soundtrack or nothing

    dont you miss that though, the tie in with music at the time, Breakfast Club, Ghostbusters, Top Gun.

    A belief in gender identity involves a level of faith as there is nothing tangible to prove its existence which, as something divorced from the physical body, is similar to the idea of a soul. - Colette Colfer



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