According to Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve, David Bowie was considered for the role of the film’s primary antagonist before he lost his battle against liver cancer last year.
Talking to Metro, Villeneuve reveals that the new Blade Runner villain Neander Wallace was a role created with David Bowie in mind, as he felt the legendary rock star influenced the way the futuristic world was designed:
“Our first thought [for the actor portraying the character] had been David Bowie, who had influenced Blade Runner in many ways. When we learned the sad news, we looked around for someone like that.”
30 Seconds to Mars musician and actor Jared Leto was cast in the role instead, as Villeneuve envisioned the character as having some “rock star” characteristics to his appearance. In any case, Bowie would have likely aced the role if he had been officially cast in the film and had he lived to complete it.
Blade Runner 2049 will show audiences things they won’t believe on October 6, 2017. Its cast includes Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Hiam Abbass, Barkhad Abdi, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista, David Dastmalchian, Mackenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Jared Leto, Edward James Olmos, and Robin Wright.
9 Reasons Martian Manhunter Needs His Own DC Extended Universe Film
For more than 60 years, the character of Martian Manhunter has been a mainstay of the Justice League team and the DC Comics brand. Early readers loved his dynamic image when put against the likes of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. The green skin with the bold, red “X” across his chest, and even the stoic yet incredibly powerful character behind the image was certainly enough to keep him around.
But to modern fans of DC Comics, J’onn J’onzz is not seen as a truly beloved character akin to the Trinity, the Flash, Green Lantern or most of the other members of the Justice League. This is unfair. The Martian Manhunter is a classic DC character, and the fact that there haven’t been talks about introducing him on the big screen (as far as we know) is a crime. The character deserves, arguably, more than any other League member to be part of the DC Extended Universe moving forward.
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