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Recast Challenge #2 - Riley Finn

Discussion in 'Inside Out' started by CharlieGunn1, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. CharlieGunn1

    CharlieGunn1 Ready for battle...

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    The first was a truly beloved character... this one might be a bit easier. Feel free to genderswap if you like...

    You've been tasked with finding a new Riley Finn...

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  2. Anyanka Bunny Killer

    Anyanka Bunny Killer Jotunheim

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    Black Thorn
    :D

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    Blaze: lol! This actor would have been less wooden
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    Black Thorn
    Recast Riley Finn with:
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    Why mess with a good thing?
     
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    A piece of 2 by 4
     
    Blaze: yup still less wooden
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    Athena Tweedledum Staff Member

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    Hmmm, someone reasonably good looking, occasionally useful, very annoying, a bit of a whoooooo..... surely it has to be this guy

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    Sineya
    Man @Blaze is tough on Riley. Poor Marc Blucas. Lol. I think he was great as the "all-All-American" guy. It was when he needed to be soldier guy and then season 5.

    As for a replacement, I guess that would need to be someone who could play soldier and an "all-american" guy. That being said, I can't actually think of an actor to recast Riley. Lol
     
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    Blaze Let it Burn

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    To be fair I think it's mostly the material he was given. I actually like Marc Blucas, I think he's well suited for the typical American military type guy. But Riley was just...meh.

    But ya I still want Tatiana Maslany to play him lol.
     
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    Lol. I still have to see Orphan Black. But I agree he was given some terrible dialogue and plots. Had Riley just been the nice TA guy, I think MB would have been fine. He's a limited range actor so they should have stuck to what he was good at. Lol
     
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    Anyanka Bunny Killer Jotunheim

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    Blaze: This wood is actually very fluid
    ChaseRules: Looks lessen wooden than Riley :)
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    Keep Marc but get rid of that boyband haircut and everything will be as right as rain.

    Or maybe one of the Supernatural boys could've done the job better. Not as good as Tatiana Maslany though :p Right
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    Blaze: haha completely right on that one ;)
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    CharlieGunn1 Ready for battle...

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    Wow, didn't realize the powers I was unleashing on this one. (Ok I might have a little :) )

    Just to be clear, these posts (which I will take a break from for a while.) are just a way to re-envision a singular character with different ideas. I would never imagine rebooting Buffy, it would be like trying to repaint the Sistine Chapel.

    But here's a real attempt.

    Robbie Amell - He's a bit bland, a bit too normal, but he's got a likeable quality, and real pulls off the whole wholesome bf vibe. He's less tall, but no less intimidating and a little more Angel. To me it'd be neat if we echoes of Angel in Riley, instead of him being so completely different.

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    Side Note: I would argue Riley was designed to be a bad college boyfriend who eventually morphed into something a little less interesting. I don't blame Marc Blucas, he's not a bad actor, but he was young, and a bit stiff, and given a roll that seemed to give him the worst lines, and the most whiny moments on the show save Dawn from season 5 and 6. He never seemed to get Whedonian dialogue well, so there are episodes where it's painful to see everyone else on... and him sort of in another less Jossy show. He was supposed to be Whedon's Captain America, but he turned out to be sort of Captain Bland Army/Needy guy. Side note over.

    I wish I had a podcast to break down each character, I could literally discuss them for hours without stopping.
     

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    Anyanka Bunny Killer: That's Parker 2.0
    Blaze: Don't worry I'm loving these threads! Always fun to think of potential recasts!
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  13. Second-hand Slayer

    Second-hand Slayer Lights on or off? Kinks or vanilla?

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    Sineya
    I was thinking more on the lines of this. I mean he was kind of wooden.

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    --- Double Post Merged, Mar 17, 2017 ---
    In all seriousness now how about the actor Dustin Milligan? I don't think he's very well known but he was in the 2011 award winning movie Shark Night...
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    Anyanka Bunny Killer: Haha! Keep 'em coming!
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    I don't think anyone would ever dream of rebooting Buffy in real life. Hypothetically on the other hand...... it's a fun topic. (It also gives me an idea for a thread). :)
     
  15. ChaseRules

    ChaseRules When it comes to dating I the Slayer.

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    Sineya
    I going to gender swap here .
    How about Michelle Rodriguez as the character .
     
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    Hmmmm. Michelle Rodriguez

    If you're going to pair her up with Buffy you might just as well go the Faith route......they are very similar ;)
     
  17. ChaseRules

    ChaseRules When it comes to dating I the Slayer.

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    Sineya
    Yes but she not a Slayer but trained by the military .