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Post  non_amos on Sun May 15, 2011 10:44 pm

I found this link when reading some of duh apologists crap over at duh Homopage:

http://www.whatsplaying.com.au/2011/05/hollywood-insider-will-superman-tom-welling-fly-to-marvel/

Hollywood Insider : Will Superman Tom Welling fly to Marvel?

By Hollywood Insider | May 10, 2011

Update! : Sources - sources who would know - tell me (over email and then over the phone) that ‘Welling isn’t up for Doctor Strange, and hasn’t been approached for any Marvel property yet, ‘but that doesn’t mean there isn’t interest in him”. Um.. yeah… what I say? So there you go, the bigboys are likely interested in him but not for any particular role at this point in time.

A quick one today, and only because I’m on deadline.

Tom Welling is now taking offers.

Firstly, the newly unemployed actor/producer is said to be on Marvel’s radar. Why this is interesting is because Welling has just finished up playing Clark Kent (Superman) on Smallville, based on the popular DC Comics’ - Marvel’s competition - character.

You’d think after spending ten years playing a comic book character, an extra few years playing crimefighter would be the furthest thing from Welling’s mind - but it’s not, he’s up for playing a superhero again (you’ll recall he tested for Superman Returns a couple of years ago; if he had gotten it, he would’ve been playing Clark Kent a lot longer). Guess you stick with what you know. And like. And enjoy.

Don’t know what film, if any one in particular, Marvel is looking at Welling for but they do have film adaptations of Deathlok, Runaways and Doctor Strange in the works. If it’s one of those three, I think the safe bet is Welling is being considered for Strange. Be interesting to know if Warner Bros, who are in bed with DC, are courting Welling - our contact didn’t know.

Welling has also been checked out for a “new Snow White film that Kristen Stewart is doing” but that film, Snow White and the Huntsman, found it’s leading man this week in Thor star Chris Hemsworth.

And then there’s an Allen Quartermain reboot that Smallville vet Alfted Gough is producing. Gough is apparently quite keen on working with the 34 year old actor, and executive producer of cheerleading series Hellcats, again and there’s been talk of Welling doing this one. Sam Worthington had been previously attached to play the lead role, so one can only assume that Worthington is no longer onboard, that the studio are keeping their options open (Gough would be, as expected, keener on casting Welling no doubt) or there’s a juicy supporting role in there that calls for a ‘Clark Kent’ type.

No unemployment benefits needed, by the sounds of it, Tom.

Not really sure about the validity of this. Shouldn't this be over there at that 'comicbookmovie' place?! bounce

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Re: Will Tom Welling Go To Marvel?

Post  thecolorsblend on Sun May 15, 2011 11:26 pm

Excuse me... but what the fuck? What's up with that guy's dickhead "tone" in that article? It's like the prick is looking down his nose at Welling for some reason. $10 says if the subject of the article was Blandon The Bartender, the article would've been a bit more even-handed. I know nothing about that page so are they another Singer-sucker site or what?

Singer needs to start paying all these volunteer flacks.

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Re: Will Tom Welling Go To Marvel?

Post  webhead2006 on Mon May 16, 2011 11:32 am

I saw that story last week too myself. It would be pretty neat to see welling do another hero film. For dc or marvel. I dont know who in marvel i could see tom working as myself. But its a fun thought to have. Though i dont really see him if he did do a marvel movie to do one that would require a multi picture deal. Since he does seem to want to branch out with more producing and directing stuff now. But hey you never know with actors they can change there minds and say one thing at one time and do something different later. I know i read an interview he said he wants to act still. But would like to get more hands on with the cw show his company produces "Hellcats" to probably create more shows. But cant wait to see what he does with his career.

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Re: Will Tom Welling Go To Marvel?

Post  thecolorsblend on Mon May 16, 2011 12:00 pm

My fear is that he's maybe being eye-balled for Daredevil. Obviously I like Tom Welling but he ain't Daredevil material.

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Re: Will Tom Welling Go To Marvel?

Post  webhead2006 on Mon May 16, 2011 12:03 pm

if he does a marvel film i would think it would be more a marvel studios marvel film. Then one of the sill licensed out ones.

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Post  thecolorsblend on Mon May 16, 2011 12:05 pm

webhead2006 wrote:if he does a marvel film i would think it would be more a marvel studios marvel film. Then one of the sill licensed out ones.
I thought Daredevil had come back to Marvel Studios.

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Re: Will Tom Welling Go To Marvel?

Post  webhead2006 on Mon May 16, 2011 2:22 pm

Last I heard no fox still has the rights. Though if I read correct information if they don't have anything really moving on it to 2013ish it will go back to marvel. Article I read before said it would have reverted after 5 yrs of nothing going on. But since fox did elextra film and matt had that cameo in the film and since she is part of the dd license it had bumped it to an additional 2-3 yrs more nothing have to go on t rights revert to marvel. Most recent character marvel got rights back to was punisher. Would have had ghost rider too if sony didn't start filming the sequel when they did.

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RE: Will Tom Welling Go To Marvel?

Post  non_amos on Mon May 16, 2011 9:28 pm

Why would they think that Welling is gonna play DR.STRANGE anyway?! I thought that role was being eye-balled by none other than 'Dr. McDreamy' himself, Patrick Dempsey? Not exactly recent links:

http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/102846-patrick-dempsey-vies-for-doctor-strange

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2010/06/22/will-patrick-dempsey-play-doctor-strange/

Here's a more recent link:

http://blog.moviefone.com/2011/04/04/patrick-dempsey-dr-strange/

A quote:

"Hopefully, doing something like 'Transformers' is about to show myself in an action situation where I'm not mister-weepy-doctor guy, you know, not McDreamy. You have to change that in people's view. I'm still hungry for other things. I'd love to play Doctor Strange."

I know this doesn't automatically mean that Marvel's gonna hire him for the role but he's popular enough that they could consider it. I don't really see Welling as Dr. Strange. Maybe as some other Marvel character? The problem is, I don't know who?! How about letting him do POWERMAN since we didn't exactly get him in the full Superman suit? And get this, I remember Powerman wearing a RED JACKET! Other than that suggestion, I'm currently at a loss as to who Welling could play in the Marvel universe.

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Re: Will Tom Welling Go To Marvel?

Post  thecolorsblend on Mon May 16, 2011 9:38 pm


I just can't see Welling as Power Man for some reason.

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RE: Will Tom Welling Go To Marvel?

Post  non_amos on Mon May 16, 2011 9:57 pm

thecolorsblend wrote:
I just can't see Welling as Power Man for some reason.

NO! NO! NO! That's not the character I'm talking about. Wait a minute! I just thought for a moment to make sure if I had the right name. OOPS! I didn't! I meant WONDER MAN. My bad. Luke Cage didn't even cross my mind when posting that.

The WONDER MAN character was a Marvel character with 'Superman-like' strength & was probably actually one of their most powerful characters. Originally he wore some sort of costume with a mask. Then he was 'killed'. However, he then was 'resurrected' & has almost limitless strength, like Superman. I have googled the character before. Well, here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonder_Man

The pic on there has the costume I remember sans the mask. However, I know when I was reading the comics back in the 80's the character ended up wearing a RED JACKET with SHADES to hide his eyes, which incidentally are GLOWING RED. Hey! Does that sound like any other superhero we're aware of? Hmmm!

But yeah, that's the character I meant. Been a long night at work earlier I guess.


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Re: Will Tom Welling Go To Marvel?

Post  Apologist Puncher on Tue May 17, 2011 5:21 pm

Why not this guy?


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I don't know a lot about him, except he's rich and can do kung-fu. Why COULDN'T Welling play him?

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Re: Will Tom Welling Go To Marvel?

Post  webhead2006 on Tue May 17, 2011 5:25 pm

Could be a nice fit, though ray park been circling that role for yrs. But who knows if that will happen for him.

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Re: Will Tom Welling Go To Marvel?

Post  Apologist Puncher on Tue May 17, 2011 5:31 pm

webhead2006 wrote:Could be a nice fit, though ray park been circling that role for yrs. But who knows if that will happen for him.

Which actor has a built-in fanbase?

Think about it.

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Re: Will Tom Welling Go To Marvel?

Post  BHoward on Wed May 18, 2011 9:34 pm

Crazy thought of the day. Maybe Marvel is being proactive and looking towards the day when they can get the Superman rights from the Siegel & Shuster family members after the legal battle is over and want Welling as their Superman. Crazy, huh?

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Re: Will Tom Welling Go To Marvel?

Post  thecolorsblend on Wed May 18, 2011 9:45 pm

BHoward wrote:Crazy thought of the day. Maybe Marvel is being proactive and looking towards the day when they can get the Superman rights from the Siegel & Shuster family members after the legal battle is over and want Welling as their Superman. Crazy, huh?
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Fuck it, that makes as much sense as anything else.

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