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It depends which way they go really. If they go for the half-naked muscle-man approach, then I'd wager that the gay market will play a massive part in whether the movie hits or misses in the box office. I don't personally have any idea what percentage of the forum is made up of gayers or straights (or anything else for that matter!), so (just for the record) it didn't effect where my assessment of the situation came from.
I honestly think it will have more to do with how they honour the brand and how well they focus it towards it's fanbase. I Just hope they recognize that the majority of MOTU's fans are now adults and are into adult kind of things.
Conan, obviously I could speculate given the large gay connection to bodybuilding (up until the last 10 years or so as the gay following has started to drop off due to the physiques going rapidly downhill) going back all the way to Eugene Sandow (recorded anyway, no reason why it should start with him). Particularly given the time that Conan came out while bodybuilding was much more a cult thing than the vegas style circus it is today. But the Conan movie (being 30 odd years old now) has never come up when talking to the gay community, so I couldn't say with any certainty.
I very much doubt the original MOTU movie had a large gay following due to it being a kids film, but I'm happy to be corrected there! I would wager (but again am happy to be corrected there too) with the films like Transformers and wotnot, they'd aim this film a bit higher age wise knowing that the kids are likely to be dragged in by their nostalgic parents, not the other way around like the first movie. Of course again that's speculation though, so I'm happy for Mattel to come along and say it ain't so!
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"This is a rather shameless promotion"
"Worked on me!"
I have a feeling that if people who make this movie want He-man as a character to appeal to the younger part of audience that find men appealing, they need to give him a drastic make over. Maybe make him a young, a bit emo-ish, skinny and pale vampire boy with a little bit of make-up? I hope He-man will be made with CGI and that he will be unrealistically bulky. Maybe he can be handsome and nice to look at, but he does not need to be appealing in my eyes. Though I would not mind Adam being hot.
ok, here's something I threw together.
While I think that he looks the part in some of his pictures (did a quick Google search), I don't think that he is big enough, nor tall enough. I'm of a mind that you need someone with the size of a Lou Ferrigno, or Arnold Schwarzenegger, but guys that size that can act are pretty difficult to come by, especially these days of skinny = better. I will say that he does have the face for it, but if they intend to use him, they'd best use that German technology to make him bigger and taller.
As for his height, he is 6ft. He doesn't need to be like 7'5ft like in the 200X toon. If they want to add a few inches to him. They can put lifts in his boots. Hell, look at Tom Cruise! He is like 5'4 and they put lifts in his shoes to make him taller. And they always film him using optic tricks to make him appear taller. Hell, Arnold is only 6'2!
And like Eamon said, which I agree with! I wam a man who is handsome like Jessie, not some Twilight pretty boy.
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Now that is much better. When I googled him I found a lot of different photo's, but in none of them did he look that well muscled. There was also a pic of him next to a woman that was just as tall as him, which led me to believe that he was rather short. Given this new evidence, I could be on board with this guy as He-Man.
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Even the LOTR trilogy that did amazingly well in theaters had to count on the general populace. Just about everyone I know loved those movies and I know about 4 people who have actually read the books. I'd bet much more than half the people who went to see those movies in the theater never even read a single LOTR book. They simply saw the trailer and thought "That looks amazing, I'm going to see it". That's the kind of draw needed to make any franchise successful at the box office.
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I have to agree in that I think the populace as a whole will determine the succuess of a movie when one is made regardless of ones sexual preference. I would be happy as well if they even ended up casting unknown actors, just as long as the movie is done well is my main concern. I hope it does not veer off to much from the classic He-Man we all came to love growing up.
This guy would be perfect as He-Man.
If they approach Grayskull with the same passion as they did Middle Earth, I'll be at the midnight showing with bells on, gay or otherwise.
I think the guy is perfect, the only thing that I am tentative about is his height. Six foot isn't bad but I always pictured He-Man to be closer to 6'5" but that's just me.
He'd be a great Captain America as Marvelous0ne brought up. I mean, he's taller than Chris Evans that's for sure.
Now that I think about it, his height really wouldn't be an issue, at least they'd be able to get a stuntman for him unlike Dolph whose height and film budget made getting a good stuntman almost impossible. Plus you can use other taller actors for the villains to really make it seem like the fights are more evenly matched. Great find.
I believe Arnold is only 5 ft 11 or max 6 ft
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The harsh reality is that the film more than likely won’t really be aimed at the fans. Yes, of course the fans are going to watch it. That goes without saying. Mattel and Sony are more than aware of that. But the fanbase will make up a very small percentage of the audience, a fact that Mattel and Sony (especially Sony) will take into consideration. About 95% of the eventual audience will be the general public and pretty much won’t know much, if anything, about MOTU at all.
The first Transformers film didn’t make 700+ worldwide because no one but the fans went to watch it.
If the film has the right money pumped into it, looks the part, people will go and watch it.