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Old 04-20-2011, 11:55 AM   #1
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Will Smith + Thundercats = AWESOMENESS!

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WILL Smith wants to make a Thundercats movie!

The Hollywood superstar is said to be looking to develop and star in a live action movie based on the cult cartoon capers of a group of cat people whose space ship crashes on a mysterious planet.

“Will is a big Thundercats fan and even his kids are into it now,” says a source close to the Smiths.

“Will is looking to develop a script and possibly work with (wife) Jada on the project.”
Source: Will Smith Plans Thundercats Movie? | Showbiz Spy - celebrity news, rumors & gossip
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:25 PM   #2
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Sounds like a complete and utter fabrication by a Hollywood sleaze/gossip site.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:03 AM   #3
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:43 PM   #4
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Oh come on... This can NOT be true and if it was, what a turd it would be.
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:05 PM   #5
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Ha! This news came out on 4/20! I know what they were smokin!
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:36 AM   #6
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Interesting if true. Having Will Smith behind things could help move things along. I'm just not sure I would want him to star in it (can't think of anybody he would be good as), and I'm sure that if this is true, he would insist on playing a role.
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:56 PM   #7
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I pretty much just agree with this
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:10 AM   #8
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I seriously doubt this is true, and my fingers are double crossed that's it's not.
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:55 AM   #9
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if will smith did star in a live action thundercats film would fans be upset because he's black? because they picture lion-o (if he's starring in it he's most likely playing lion-o) being played by a white actor. or would fans be upset because he's "will smith"? even though he was nominated for an oscar for "ali" many may feel he's not a great actor or just the wrong type of actor for this role.
personally the race issue doesn't bother me i'm just not sure i want the fresh prince of bel-air playing lion-o. though i wouldn't have a problem with tatyana ali playing cheetara.
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:52 AM   #10
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if will smith did star in a live action thundercats film would fans be upset because he's black? because they picture lion-o (if he's starring in it he's most likely playing lion-o) being played by a white actor. or would fans be upset because he's "will smith"? even though he was nominated for an oscar for "ali" many may feel he's not a great actor or just the wrong type of actor for this role.
personally the race issue doesn't bother me i'm just not sure i want the fresh prince of bel-air playing lion-o. though i wouldn't have a problem with tatyana ali playing cheetara.
Not sure about anybody else, but him being black isn't the issue for me. While I like him as an actor, I'm having a hard time picturing his style of acting working for any of the main characters. I would prefer his involvement be mainly behind the scenes, but if he absolutely insisted on having a role in the movie itself, a smaller/cameo type of roll would, imho, be better. His son on the other hand, would be a good fit for Wilykat, but I'm not sure anybody else would agree, lol.

Though thinking about this, I don't think Will would be a good pick for the roll, but I would find it funny if his son played the young Lion-O, and then he played the aged Lion-O (assuming they would stick to that story arch).
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Old 05-02-2011, 12:32 PM   #11
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Let me guess, he wants his son Jaden to play Lion-O.
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:04 PM   #12
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We're going to make a 30 minute live action pilot so if Will Smith is thinking about it, we can cast him as Panthro... LOL. Seriously?
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Old 05-06-2011, 05:43 PM   #13
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I don't really believe this rumor at all, but if it was true, I wouldn't mind. I'd probably be a little excited. Will Smith hasn't really done/been in a bad movie yet. So all that "turd" talk is just hate.

And no matter how you feel about his style of acting, any personality added to Lion-O's character is a definite improvement. The original Lion-O has got to be the worst actor of any cartoon (if that's even possible).
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:17 AM   #14
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I don't believe this is true for one second but if it were...I would love the idea! All the characters would be in makeup and costumes and "Big Willy" would make a great Lion-O! He is a tall athletic guy who is well proven as a lead actor and draws huge at the box office! What's there not to like?
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:28 AM   #15
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Id rather drink my car's battery acid and be eaten by elderly women looking for coupons rather than have this come to reality. Im serious.
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:50 AM   #16
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I remember someone posting an interview about a month or two back with Jada Picnkett (Will Smith's wife) where she says the rumor wasn't true.

Edited to add the link: http://www.thundercats.ws/news/thund...undercats-135/

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Old 08-11-2011, 12:27 PM   #17
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Yeah. I'm fine with this being false for now.
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:32 AM   #18
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Id rather drink my car's battery acid and be eaten by elderly women looking for coupons rather than have this come to reality. Im serious.
I respect your opinion and I'm curious why you feel so strongly against the idea?
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:54 PM   #19
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Old 08-20-2011, 06:23 PM   #20
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A ThunderCats movie produced/directed by Will Smith would be worse than Batman & Robin.
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