Incredible Casting

There’s been a lot of speculation about who should take on the role of Bruce Banner/The Hulk for The Avengers now that Edward Norton is out. It is no secret that I don’t like The Incredible Hulk. “Hulk Smash” stuff bores me to tears and the tragedy side gets tired — especially when Bruce Banner is seen as one of the smartest people in the Marvel Universe and he can’t solve the ONE problem he has been working on for as long as we have known him. I like Edward Norton, I thought he did a good job with a character I really have to force myself to care about. I’ve been thinking on it, is there ANYONE who I would be excited to watch as Bruce Banner? Joshua Jackson or Leonardo DiCaprio? Not really, either’d be miscast. Sam Rockwell? Maybe, but they wouldn’t recast him. Well. Probably. Anyway, the answer is probably not. So, I will put forth the most ridiculous and yet brilliant suggestion:

Look, if anyone in Hollywood can make Bruce Banner my most favourite character, it’s Helen Mirren. The woman is magic (speaking of, this is from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice premier which I am choosing to take as suggestion she’ll be back for National Treasure 3) (and, hey, she’s almost wearing Diana’s new jacket). I would be first in line to watch Helen Hulk out.

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Couples! (Tony Awards III)

I can’t decide if this picture is supposed to say “Look! Tom Cruise isn’t the shortest man in Hollywood” or “Well, Emma Watson isn’t THAT tall”:

But it must be the Tony people are having a laugh. Katie’s dress looks a size too small and Danny’s suit a size too big, it can’t NOT be on purpose, right? But you know, now I really want to see the amazingly mismatched Danny and Katie Variety Show. Don’t you?

Let’s look at a few Matched Couples:

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Slinky! (Cannes Opening Night III)

Not everyone went for the princess cut:

I want to be Dame Helen Mirren when I grow up. 1. She’s a dame, 2. she has a career to die for, 3. she has a wardrobe to die for (she always looks so regal and yet cute!), 4. she’s got a just-as-regal-and-yet-cute hubby, 5. she’s Helen Mirren.

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Best Dressed (Oscars VI)

Let’s talk Best Dressed. Joan Rivers prefers Worst Dressed but I hardly ever agree with her anyways.

Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer. Perfection. Both of them. They look like royalty, let’s crown them, the end.

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