Matthew Vaughn Wants To Make Clint Eastwood A Superhero

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Matthew Vaughn Wants To Make Clint Eastwood A Superhero

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Now that X-Men: First Class is almost out, director Matthew Vaughn has revealed he wants his next flick to be about retired heroes.

Matthew Vaughn just can't seem to stop making movies based on comics. Between Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, the man has demonstrated a love for young heroes; however, his next project is going to be about retired superheroes, and he really wants to get some A-list talent involved with the movie.

Vaughn is working on an adaptation of The Golden Age (a rough picture of which is seen here), a comic book by Jonathan Ross and Tommy Lee Edwards about a superhero retirement community. The basic premise sounds like a lot of fun: a group of retired heroes put the tights back on one more time so they can help their grandchildren save the world (after the kids' parents do a crap heroic job and endanger the world).

Not much other info about the project is available yet, but Vaughn is reportedly hoping to some big-name (and old) actors like Jack Nicholson, Clint Eastwood, and Warren Beatty in starring roles. Personally, I'd be totally down with watching The Joker team up with Dirty Harry and Dick Tracy, so hopefully this movie gets the cast Vaughn wants.

Source: Bleeding Cool via io9

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If Clint's character is anything like his character from gran torino it will be an awesome film

Wasn't Clint Eastwood originally asked to play Superman, and he refused and Reeves took the job instead? Not sure if he'd want to take a role like that now if he didn't want it 40 years ago.

I sense another movie like Red and that could be very bad.

Also when I read that I kept thinking Vince Vaughn which could make for a weird movie but Jon Favreau does some pretty good work so maybe some sense has rubbed off on him.

Bobic:
If Clint's character is anything like his character from gran torino it will be an awesome film

I can imagine it already...

*Lazer eyes start to glow red* "I said... GET. OFF. MY. FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE!"

Huh, now he's with Johnathan Ross after doing Kick-Ass with Ross' wife, Jane Goldman. Well, that's my useless trivia used up, good day to you fine sirs.

Clint Eastwood already is a superhero.

Witty Name Here:

Bobic:
If Clint's character is anything like his character from gran torino it will be an awesome film

I can imagine it already...

*Lazer eyes start to glow red* "I said... GET. OFF. MY. FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE!"

I would see this movie.

Many.

Many.

Many times.

Anyone else remember when Clint was rumored to play Batman in a film of The Dark Knight Returns? That would have been awesome. I don't know how Clint would have looked with a moustache though.

They should hurry up and book Clint in for the role of Roland Deschain for the Dark Tower movie/series before he (heaven forbid) keels over.

darthzew:
Clint Eastwood already is a superhero.

QFT!!!

Will these actors even survive in time for this titles production?

I read the article title not noticing it began with Matthew Vaughn, so I clicked on this thinking someone was making a comic book where Clint Eastwood got superpowers and fought crime.
The movie sounds interesting enough, it could be pretty good.

Programmed_For_Damage:
They should hurry up and book Clint in for the role of Roland Deschain for the Dark Tower movie/series before he (heaven forbid) keels over.

He is already to old for the role, i think it calls for a fistful of dollars era Clint instead (which Stephen King admits he modeled Roland after)

after all the terrible king movies ive seen I dont want Follywood to ruin the dark tower tooooo!

Programmed_For_Damage:
They should hurry up and book Clint in for the role of Roland Deschain for the Dark Tower movie/series before he (heaven forbid) keels over.

Clint Eastwood doesn't die. However, I wouldn't be surprised if he got bored of this plane of existence and found another one. No time soon I hope.

NoDamnNames:

Programmed_For_Damage:
They should hurry up and book Clint in for the role of Roland Deschain for the Dark Tower movie/series before he (heaven forbid) keels over.

He is already to old for the role, i think it calls for a fistful of dollars era Clint instead (which Stephen King admits he modeled Roland after)

after all the terrible king movies ive seen I dont want Follywood to ruin the dark tower tooooo!

Good point. I always imagined Roland as a slightly older 'Fistful of Dollars' Eastwood.
They could always CG reverse age him like they did with Jeff Bridges in Tron Evolution.

I just don't want them to fuck it up!

I'm getting a R.E.D.-meets-Sky High vibe

As much as i´d like to see this happen...Vaughn must be delusional.

Clint will NEVER be a part of that film. He´s focused on directing.In the final stage of his career he only appeared in his own movies. He gave himself the perfect "farewell" to his film career with Gran Torino. Why taint that by appearig in a superhero movie(one of the most overexposed subgenres in recent memory)?

I also think that getting Jack Nicholson is a bit unrealistic. Sure, he´s already been in a superhero movie, but i think he´s over it now. Warren Beatty hasnt done anything in a while, as far as i know. Dunno if he´d be up for this.

Now if he tries to cast people like Kurt Russel, Bruce Willis, Sam Jackson,Robert DeNiro or Morgan Freeman...i might believe Vaughn. Robert Redford would fit in nicely too, but he wouldnt do it, i guess.

I thought Clint Eastwood retired from acting. But everyone else sounds pretty cool.

Programmed_For_Damage:

NoDamnNames:

Programmed_For_Damage:
They should hurry up and book Clint in for the role of Roland Deschain for the Dark Tower movie/series before he (heaven forbid) keels over.

He is already to old for the role, i think it calls for a fistful of dollars era Clint instead (which Stephen King admits he modeled Roland after)

after all the terrible king movies ive seen I dont want Follywood to ruin the dark tower tooooo!

Good point. I always imagined Roland as a slightly older 'Fistful of Dollars' Eastwood.
They could always CG reverse age him like they did with Jeff Bridges in Tron Evolution.

I just don't want them to fuck it up!

There's a very simple solution to this problem:

Someone please tell me I'm not the only one who sees the resemblance. And besides, we all know Jackman can pull off 'badass' very very well. And no matter how expensive an A-lister he is now, he's sure got to be cheaper than hiring an entire special effects team just to iron out ol' Clint's wrinkles.

Please let it happen...

Hell, Clint should've already have been a superhero. The Man should've been Batman! Want proved that he was destined to play The Dak Knight? Back when the Adam West Batman show was on, Clint Eastwood was slated to play Two-Face. The idea was scrapped because the executives thought it would be too grisly. Code for "too awesome for tv".

I'm down with this.

Um, Clint Eastwood is about to turn 81. As fantastic as I'm sure he'd be I can't really see him doing a superhero movie at this point.

Also, as someone pointed out, Gran Torino was a fantastic film, any roles at this point would just seem extraneous.

This is a premise I can dig. All Matt needs to do is sell it to a big studio. The A-List Actors will be easy from there.

darthzew:
Clint Eastwood already is a superhero.

Word.

Im pretty sure hes already a super hero

that sounds...interesting. but X-Men First Class had better be great! or else...no and bye

I know this girl who's a huge Hugh Jackman fan pointed out that David Beckham looked kinda similar (and Robert Downey Jr. if you squinted)...and then she saw a young picture of Clint Eastwood and was like whoaaa snap (kinda reminds me of how the young John McCain looked like Tom Cruise...)

when I saw this...

marcogodinho:
Now if he tries to cast people like Kurt Russel, Bruce Willis, Sam Jackson,Robert DeNiro or Morgan Freeman...i might believe Vaughn. Robert Redford would fit in nicely too, but he wouldnt do it, i guess.

and I thought this...

IndianaJonny:
I'm getting a R.E.D.-meets-Sky High vibe

hey it could happen

He is a super-hero already!

One of the most badass actors known to man, I hope this happens.

He's already a superhero.

He is known as Captain Unbelievably Badass.

vansau:

Not much other info about the project is available yet, but Vaughn is reportedly hoping to some big-name (and old) actors like Jack Nicholson, Clint Eastwood, and Warren Beatty in starring roles.

Why do I see no mention of Tommy Lee Jones?
Actually that might just be to much Badass for one movie to handle.

darthzew:
Clint Eastwood already is a superhero.

Yeah thats what i thought. I believe his power is most epic badass of all time.

I think Watchmen covered the concept of retired superheroes already, but I'm interested in seeing how a superhero movie starring CLINT F#$%ING EASTWOOD would work out.

Bobic:
If Clint's character is anything like his character from gran torino it will be an awesome film

2nd'd

Rooster Cogburn:

Programmed_For_Damage:
They should hurry up and book Clint in for the role of Roland Deschain for the Dark Tower movie/series before he (heaven forbid) keels over.

Clint Eastwood doesn't die. However, I wouldn't be surprised if he got bored of this plane of existence and found another one. No time soon I hope.

In this way, he totally beats out Chuck Norris.

If the movie turns out as it's described up there, I would probably end up in debt from watching it so many times.

omigod can it have morgan freeman too

darthzew:
Clint Eastwood already is a superhero.

Grrr. Damn you, crafty ninja *shakes fist*

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