Neil Patrick Harris as booster gold

Neil Patrick Harris Starring in…Drum Roll… Booster Gold The Musical! :crazy_face: Kidding, but I do love him and wouldn’t mind seeing him in that role.

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Ryan Gosling can be a good actor, but 90% of his characters are as follows:

Quiet guy that stares longingly, talks in a quiet tone then stares more. Roll credits.

Booster Gold is lively and energetic, therefore he needs to be played by someone who is also lively and energetic.

Now, if Gosling played Booster like his character from The Ides of March, then that could potentially be good, as he actually talked at a normal volume and was lively and energetic in that movie.

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That’s just not true. Ryan Gosling has far more range than you’re giving him credit for. Have you seen all of the movies I originally mentioned?

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A few years ago, there was some minor buzz about Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk playing Booster Gold and Blue Beetle, respectively.

So that’s going to by my headcannon until further notice.

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Of the movies you listed @OmniLad, I’ve seen The Nice Guys, but that was due to Shane Black’s talent as a writer and director, and not due to Gosling. He was okay in it.

I haven’t seen the others, as I’m not a Gosling fan due to my reasons listed above. I might give The Big Short a whirl though, at some point.

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Yeah, I mean, he has a lot of range. I think the Big Short in particular is a perfect counter to your “quiet guy” stereotype. As far as the writing thing, it still falls on the actor bring those words to light and give them more nuance and style. Plus, Shane Black isn’t perfect (ie the most recent predator), so I won’t give him all the credit for that role.

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I agree that Shane Black definitely isn’t perfect. How he fumbled with Mandarin in Iron Man 3 so badly is a puzzler.

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Y’know, I actually love the take on the Mandarin in Iron Man 3. It was a funny, kind of neat twist with some interesting commentary on the world. I don’t like knowing everything in a movie or getting exactly what I want.

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Love it! James Franco would’ve made a good Booster as well

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I still want that to happen!

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Honestly I like the casting, but like most people have commented, he is a little old. It’s like all those people that used to fan-cast Nathan Fillion for Hal Jordan in Live-action. I know he did voice work for him in some of the movies, but the fact is he would be too old for Hal is they were starting new, unless they did something like what they did with Ben Affleck in Batman v. Superman where he has been doing this for a long time(which is something I liked and could work for Hal as well).
Couldn’t give alternate fan cast though.

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I blame the studio for the predator!! that movie is a living breathing studio note of a movie. I truly believe that the studio interfered so much with that movie that shane black gave up and put in every studio note he was given in the movie! That movie was studio interference personified!!!

!actually youre wrong about the nice guys being mostly about shane blacks talent as a writer! it was a combination of that and the chemistry between gosling and crowe. also I saw in interviews that gosling and crowe would talk for hours about the scenes they were filming and would work together to get everything perfect. they even together settled on the exact number of times the bathroom stall door would slam repeatedly for perfect comedic effect. He has just been typecast as the aforementioned quiet pretty boy.

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Yeah well maybe Shane Black shouldn’t have brought in a sex offender with a bad history he knew about to work with women in a set that could lead to dangerous situations. I don’t blame them for getting involved. The only Shane Black movie I like is The Nice Guys.

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its morbidly ironic that of all the things the studio micromanaged they left the sex offender thing alone…

Yeah, well, I don’t think it was a well known thing at the time (clearly since most of the cast had no clue), so I put full blame there on Black. It was a really awful thing to do and he lost pretty much any shred of respect I had for him after that. Anyways, im driving this thread off topic, sorry.

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I’ve always pictured NPH as the Riddler but Booster would be a good fit too

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Booster Gold has never been my favorite, but this casting could change my mind! Your pick is awesome and I totally get behind it!

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Injustice comics of all things sold me on booster gold!! HE PUNCHED A DINOSAUR AFTER GETTING DRUNK AND TIME TRAVELING