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Cast This: MacGyver

Nov. 16, 2012by: Niki Stephens

Confused that James Wan was hired to direct MACGYVER? We are too! So ride the confusion with us, while we try to cast the man, the myth, the legend-- Angus MacGyver!

After sitting on the idea of adapting MACGYVER from the small screen to the big one, New Line stepped it up and finally moved the project along. Wan, who is definitely a strange choice, will likely bring more of a serious tone to the film rather than something off-beat and comedic. So far it sounds like they just want to play it straight on this one, but I think that you might need comedic elements to make this work. Obviously you don't go full MACGRUBER, but it might be in the filmmakers and screenwriters best interest to take in a late night marathon of the show.

The man with the once beautifully coiffed and mullet styled hair, Richard Dean Anderson came into our lives starting in 1985. Boys and men alike were impressed with his solutions using every day objects instead of opting for traditional weapons. MACGYVER was so efficient and amazing that eventually his name became a verb. I know that some of you don't see this film panning out. If they take it in the right direction, then it might work, but did the release of MACGRUBER ruin that?

Okay, I'm getting away from the point, who would be the best choice to play MacGyver? Also, who still has hair like that apart from Michael Bay?

RESULTS FROM PREVIOUS 'CAST THIS': TARZAN?

1. Channing Tatum 2. Taylor Kitsch 3. Armie Hammer

As you can see, you choose Taylor Kitsch again, and Tatum barely had a lead on him. I like Tatum (redeemed in 21 JUMP STREET) but I don't feel like he's right for the role. Armie Hammer was a good choice as well. I'm surprised that I didn't think of him. He's got the build for it, and he could easily transition between the Tarzan of the jungle and the man who goes back to the modern world. However, I think they pretty much have Alexander Skarsgard locked down to the role now. I'm going to enjoy seeing Skarsgard and Samuel L. Jackson, who plays an ex-mercenary, save the Congo. Yes, that's the plot. It's brilliant. I'm not even joking.

Source: JoBlo.com

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2:20PM on 11/16/2012
Absolutely NO reason to do this without Richard Dean Anderson, himself.
Absolutely NO reason to do this without Richard Dean Anderson, himself.
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1:23PM on 11/16/2012
Patrick wilson. and thanks for doing this column more often now!
Patrick wilson. and thanks for doing this column more often now!
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12:24PM on 11/16/2012
Josh Holloway.
Richard Dean Anderson should play Lt. Frank Drebin in a future Naked Gun prequel/sequel/reboot
Josh Holloway.
Richard Dean Anderson should play Lt. Frank Drebin in a future Naked Gun prequel/sequel/reboot
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11:31AM on 11/16/2012

Saw someone suggested Nathan Fillion,

now I can't imagine anyone else.
now I can't imagine anyone else.
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11:00AM on 11/16/2012

Neil DeGrasse Tyson

I want to see the kind of awesome shit he can make with a paperclip and some duct tape.
I want to see the kind of awesome shit he can make with a paperclip and some duct tape.
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10:53AM on 11/16/2012
Josh Holloway
Josh Holloway
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10:24AM on 11/16/2012

My choices fro MacGuyver

Michael Stahl-David - (the guy who was Rob in cloverfield)
Andrew Garfield
Henry Cavill
Michael Stahl-David - (the guy who was Rob in cloverfield)
Andrew Garfield
Henry Cavill
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9:05AM on 11/16/2012

Ethan Hawke

luke319 threw that out here and i dig it.
luke319 threw that out here and i dig it.
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7:32AM on 11/16/2012
Robb Wells
Robb Wells
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7:24AM on 11/16/2012
Richard Dean Anderson, Will Forte or Nobody
Richard Dean Anderson, Will Forte or Nobody
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7:13AM on 11/16/2012

Richard Dean Anderson!

They should cast Richard Dean Anderson! let him get back into his classic character....but they need to cast an actor that will look and act like MacGyver.
They should cast Richard Dean Anderson! let him get back into his classic character....but they need to cast an actor that will look and act like MacGyver.
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5:59AM on 11/16/2012
Ethan Hawke or Timothy Hutton.
Ethan Hawke or Timothy Hutton.
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5:40AM on 11/16/2012

Top Three

1. Tom Cruise
2. Jeremy Renner
3. Ethan Hawke
1. Tom Cruise
2. Jeremy Renner
3. Ethan Hawke
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6:32AM on 11/16/2012
I second Ethan Hawke.
I second Ethan Hawke.
5:27AM on 11/16/2012
Daniel Craig. The name's Angus ... Angus MacGyver.
Daniel Craig. The name's Angus ... Angus MacGyver.
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4:14AM on 11/16/2012
Garret Hedlund
Garret Hedlund
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3:26AM on 11/16/2012
Tim cruise, give him an 80's haricut and I'm in
Tim cruise, give him an 80's haricut and I'm in
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5:26AM on 11/16/2012
Tim Cruise? Hehe. Just teasing :]
Tim Cruise? Hehe. Just teasing :]
3:19AM on 11/16/2012
Mike Starr
Mike Starr
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3:00AM on 11/16/2012

Nathan Fillion or Jeremy Renner

I like him and a mere suggestion, but he's not big enough yet to get it
I like him and a mere suggestion, but he's not big enough yet to get it
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2:47AM on 11/16/2012

Aaron Eckhart

Aaron Eckhart
Aaron Eckhart
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1:45AM on 11/16/2012
Sebastian Stan. Seems primed for a breakout after 'Captain America' and if I remember correctly rocked a decent mullet as the douche in Hot Tub Time Machine.
Sebastian Stan. Seems primed for a breakout after 'Captain America' and if I remember correctly rocked a decent mullet as the douche in Hot Tub Time Machine.
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