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Why not Marlon Brando as Kingpin?

Old 03-26-03, 04:52 PM
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Why not Marlon Brando as Kingpin?

I mean...I really did remember Kingpin being white in the comics. The one in the Daredevil movie is black from what I can tell. Brando would have been perfect. He's also a pretty decent actor.
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Because he wouldn't keep his pants on and they wanted a PG-13 film?
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michael clark duncan was excellent as kingpin. give it a watch it you don't believe me.
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Because the Kingpin is 400 lbs of muscle, Marlon Brando is 400 pounds of goo and a few days shy of being 77. Did you see The, he could hardly stand under his own power. Very intimidating.
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Brando is too old!

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Originally posted by majorjoe23
Because the Kingpin is 400 lbs of muscle, Marlon Brando is 400 pounds of goo and a few days shy of being 77. Did you see The, he could hardly stand under his own power. Very intimidating.
What he said.
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It was Michael Clarke Duncan and this movie was released over a month ago. Duncan did more than an adequate job. Just move on.
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Don't forget the fact that Marlon Brando is a strange man who is reportedly very difficult to work with and costs a lot of money. Seems like too much trouble to deal with for a fat old man who used to be a great actor.
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Brando is a little too young to play Kingpin as of 2003.
Old 03-26-03, 11:26 PM
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Originally posted by jaeufraser
Don't forget the fact that Marlon Brando is a strange man who is reportedly very difficult to work with and costs a lot of money. Seems like too much trouble to deal with for a fat old man who used to be a great actor.
He still is a great actor. It's just no one wants to work with him (note: FOR him)
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I was very satisfied with Michael Clarke Duncan. Great job
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Brando is way to fat. not to mention it would have put fox way in the hole as Brando's price grows bigger then his size..
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Just imagine what would have happened, if Daredevil
Spoiler:
kicked Marlon Brando's kneecaps!

not a pretty picture.
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Originally posted by majorjoe23
Because the Kingpin is 400 lbs of muscle, Marlon Brando is 400 pounds of goo and a few days shy of being 77. Did you see The Score? He could hardly stand under his own power. Very intimidating.
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Originally posted by WiccanPagan
michael clark duncan was excellent as kingpin. give it a watch it you don't believe me.
full agreement here

Kingpin didnít sit around in a wicker chair, mumbling all day in the comics. He was like Marvelís big, giant Lex Luthor. They cast this part perfectly IMO.
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Why did I quote myself? Have I gone insane?
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I thought Brando was going to be cast as The Blob in the next future X-Men film.
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Re: Why not Marlon Brando as Kingpin?

Originally posted by Aphex Twin
The one in the Daredevil movie is black from what I can tell.
What tipped you off?

(Sorry, couldn't resist)
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Allow me to play the part of Moviegoer Q. Average, you play you.

You: Can you believe Kingpin is black?

MQA: Who?

You: The bad guy in the Daredevil movie.

MQA: Oh, uh, yeah, it's the Pulp Fiction guy, right?

You: No, it's the guy from the Green Mile. Kingpin is white in the comics.

MQA: He's a comic character? What's he like?

You: Well, he's big and strong and bald...

MQA: Sounds like the Green Mile guy.

You: But he's white in the comics.

MQA: I don't read comics, did this guy ever fight Superman?

It really doesn't matter, the general public doesn't know Kingpin, so they could care less.
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Originally posted by Josh-da-man
Because he wouldn't keep his pants on and they wanted a PG-13 film?
"Just shoot me from the waist up! You call yourself a director?"

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