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Rampage set for A-Team

Sep. 8, 2009by: Mike Sampson

There were rumors that UFC fighter Quinton "Rampage" Jackson would be starring in THE A-TEAM as B.A. Baracus, a rumor that was quickly shot down by his agent. But now it seems that was just a clever smokescreen as the Vancouver Sun is reporting that Mr. Rampage is in town with the production rehearsing for the film. Other hints that Rampage will be otherwise indisposed? His upcoming UFC fights have either been canceled or postponed.

Rampage would join Bradley Cooper and Liam Neeson in the film to be directed by Joe Carnahan (SMOKIN ACES). Before you get concerned that the role of B.A. is being taken on by a UFC fighter, know that Rampage has acted before in MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN and "The King of Queens." Frankly I think that either Common or Ice Cube would be a better choice but I guess they didn't have the realistic ability to beat someone's ass as Mr. Rampage does. A-TEAM is currently in rehearsals and expect word on more casting from the film soon.

Extra Tidbit: I'm not sure how Rampage earned his nickname but it's probably not because he loved the old arcade game.
Source: Vancouver Sun

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2:14PM on 09/10/2009
this sure is a helluva better choice than the last person I heard was cast for this role. (the game)
this sure is a helluva better choice than the last person I heard was cast for this role. (the game)
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5:57AM on 09/09/2009

AWW DAMMIT

I'm just gonna add for the fiftieth time that Terry Crews would have been perfect. I mean we've only been saying Terry Crews for the longest fuckin' time now.

But between The Game, Common, and Ice Cube, Rampage seems like an okay-at-best choice. I hope you know what you're doing, Carnahan.
I'm just gonna add for the fiftieth time that Terry Crews would have been perfect. I mean we've only been saying Terry Crews for the longest fuckin' time now.

But between The Game, Common, and Ice Cube, Rampage seems like an okay-at-best choice. I hope you know what you're doing, Carnahan.
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10:39PM on 09/08/2009
Terry Crews should've been cast.
Terry Crews should've been cast.
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10:19PM on 09/08/2009
Wow, I never considered Terry Crews, he'd be fantastic as B.A.
Wow, I never considered Terry Crews, he'd be fantastic as B.A.
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8:52PM on 09/08/2009

damn..

I was really hoping Michael Clarke Duncan would have snagged this. Where the hell has he been..
love that guy.
I was really hoping Michael Clarke Duncan would have snagged this. Where the hell has he been..
love that guy.
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6:43PM on 09/08/2009
why do i see negatives for anyone that mentions terry crews? is it cause of what else these people said or do people not like terry crews?
why do i see negatives for anyone that mentions terry crews? is it cause of what else these people said or do people not like terry crews?
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5:46PM on 09/08/2009
How do you follow up 2 great casting choices with THIS. Terry Crews was absolutely necessary for this role
How do you follow up 2 great casting choices with THIS. Terry Crews was absolutely necessary for this role
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3:10PM on 09/08/2009
Kimbo Slice had the perfect aura for this role, but I'll wait and see what Hollywood can do to spice up this role.
Kimbo Slice had the perfect aura for this role, but I'll wait and see what Hollywood can do to spice up this role.
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1:53PM on 09/08/2009

PERFECT

WHAT ACTING LESSON TO PLAY MR.T CMON..HE'S PERFECT GET THE HAIR AND HE IS THE BAD ASS..
WHAT ACTING LESSON TO PLAY MR.T CMON..HE'S PERFECT GET THE HAIR AND HE IS THE BAD ASS..
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1:49PM on 09/08/2009
this movie is gonna fucking blow.
this movie is gonna fucking blow.
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1:44PM on 09/08/2009
I read about this over the weekend. I'm a Rampage fan, but not sure if I want to see him in this. Thought they were getting a bigger name as well. Someone with real acting experience.
I read about this over the weekend. I'm a Rampage fan, but not sure if I want to see him in this. Thought they were getting a bigger name as well. Someone with real acting experience.
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1:41PM on 09/08/2009
When does he get arrested for going crazy after watching The Secret, driving a truck with his face on it, forcing a police chase, and driving into a pregnant woman whose unborn child died?
When does he get arrested for going crazy after watching The Secret, driving a truck with his face on it, forcing a police chase, and driving into a pregnant woman whose unborn child died?
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12:42PM on 09/08/2009

The REAL question . . .

Will he sport the mohawk?

Honestly, I'm either way on this. Growing up, I liked the A-Team in all its cheesy glory, but I could care less if it's made into a movie. I think it'll be one of those films I rent on DVD to kill a Tuesday evening. Nothing more, nothing less.

(And is it just me, or does that picture of Rampage look like a steriod version of Lawrence Fishbourne?)
Will he sport the mohawk?

Honestly, I'm either way on this. Growing up, I liked the A-Team in all its cheesy glory, but I could care less if it's made into a movie. I think it'll be one of those films I rent on DVD to kill a Tuesday evening. Nothing more, nothing less.

(And is it just me, or does that picture of Rampage look like a steriod version of Lawrence Fishbourne?)
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12:19PM on 09/08/2009

Rampage=Good choice

he's got character and charisma and is way more intimidating than cranky ice cube. Common would have been a HORRIBLE choice. Only Terry Crews would have been better.
he's got character and charisma and is way more intimidating than cranky ice cube. Common would have been a HORRIBLE choice. Only Terry Crews would have been better.
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12:09PM on 09/08/2009
AWESOME!!
And holy shit i didnt know the other actors and the director was set in. this sounds like a kick ass movie now. and seriously, why a bigger name for the role?! you guys make it out like mr.t was world fucking famous before he was in that role.
rampage even kind of looks like mr t. plus rampage has a very good sense of humor too.
AWESOME!!
And holy shit i didnt know the other actors and the director was set in. this sounds like a kick ass movie now. and seriously, why a bigger name for the role?! you guys make it out like mr.t was world fucking famous before he was in that role.
rampage even kind of looks like mr t. plus rampage has a very good sense of humor too.
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11:59AM on 09/08/2009

BOO!

I would have paid to see Terry Crews in the role. Now I'll just wait for it to show up on cable.
I would have paid to see Terry Crews in the role. Now I'll just wait for it to show up on cable.
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11:11AM on 09/08/2009
Nothing against Rampage, but would have liked a bigger name. This movie should be cheesy and Terry Crews or Ice Cube can do that.
Nothing against Rampage, but would have liked a bigger name. This movie should be cheesy and Terry Crews or Ice Cube can do that.
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11:17AM on 09/08/2009
Rampage isn't a big name? He's not quite up there like Hogan is with wrestling, but even those who don't watch UFC know who Rampage is.
He was on Kimmel last year to promote the Griffin fight and he mentioned that he was auditioning for the role. That's a long audition process
Rampage isn't a big name? He's not quite up there like Hogan is with wrestling, but even those who don't watch UFC know who Rampage is.
He was on Kimmel last year to promote the Griffin fight and he mentioned that he was auditioning for the role. That's a long audition process
12:14PM on 09/08/2009
exactly mindhert
rampage is a big name, maybe even bigger than mr.t wwas when he got the role.
he's big as shit and is a proven total badass who can beat people the fuck up.
he is also funny. he has a similar sense of humor to mr.t. rampage resembles mr.t a lot too. way more than terry crews and ice cube thats for sure. and god damn, ICE CUBE?!?!?! are you fucking serious?! he's the exact same in every movie, and he doesn't look in shape at all, his chubby and he makes fucking kid movies
exactly mindhert
rampage is a big name, maybe even bigger than mr.t wwas when he got the role.
he's big as shit and is a proven total badass who can beat people the fuck up.
he is also funny. he has a similar sense of humor to mr.t. rampage resembles mr.t a lot too. way more than terry crews and ice cube thats for sure. and god damn, ICE CUBE?!?!?! are you fucking serious?! he's the exact same in every movie, and he doesn't look in shape at all, his chubby and he makes fucking kid movies now.

12:25PM on 09/08/2009
"this movie should be cheesy"???????

intentional cheese is almost never good.
"this movie should be cheesy"???????

intentional cheese is almost never good.
9:44AM on 09/08/2009

Lame....

...I thought Terry Crews was already cast as Baracus in this?
...I thought Terry Crews was already cast as Baracus in this?
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