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12.11.2009

Stevenson is going from the rather stacked PUNISHER to the round Volstagg in Kenneth Branagh's THOR.

Volstagg is one of the members of the Warrior's Three, which also includes Fandral (Stuart Townsend) and Hogun (Tadanobu Asano). The character of Volstagg is obviously inspired by Shakespeare's Falstaff. However, he isn't as big according to Stevenson, "It's fantastic. I've tried the suit on, and what they've done is kind of sex him up: he's sort of slimmer but rounder." Everyone likes a sexy fluffy man.

But wait, why sex him up? Isn't he also called "Volstagg the Voluminous"? The ROME actor explains, "He's got every bit of that Falstaffian verve and vigour, and a bit of a beergut to suggest that enormous appetite, but he's not the sort of Weeble-shaped figure he is in the comics. He's Falstaff with muscles. I've got this amazing foam-injected undersuit that flexes with me. I can't wait!" I like Weebles, they wobble but don't fall down. So, it's a fat suit with a beer belly? Or perhaps something like the one Tom Cruise wore to play Les Grossman in TROPIC THUNDER?

The film should still be something really amazing. I think the cast is wonderful: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Kat Dennings, Stellan Skarsgard, Idris Elba, and Sam Jackson appearing as Nick Fury. THOR wasn't necessarily a favorite comic of mine, but I'm interested in seeing how Branagh works it all out.

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Extra Tidbit: Still prefer Thomas Jane as PUNISHER over Stevenson. Sorry.
Source: Empire

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11:42AM on 12/14/2009

TJ is tha'man!

Jane is good in anything he does... (although Punisher sucked hairy balls.. he did a solid job, as always)

BTW.. what ever happened to GIVE'EM HELL MALONE?

It's still on my top 10 most anticipated films (along with EXPENDABLES of course).

Oh.. and DARK COUNTRY was awesome!
Jane is good in anything he does... (although Punisher sucked hairy balls.. he did a solid job, as always)

BTW.. what ever happened to GIVE'EM HELL MALONE?

It's still on my top 10 most anticipated films (along with EXPENDABLES of course).

Oh.. and DARK COUNTRY was awesome!
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12:56AM on 12/13/2009

Ray Stevenson's the shit...

Punisher War Zone will go down as one of the most underrated action films of all time. There's no reason why someone who appreciates Shoot 'Em Up or John Woo's The Killer wouldn't appreciate that movie.

I blame Lionsgate for its piss poor marketing.
Punisher War Zone will go down as one of the most underrated action films of all time. There's no reason why someone who appreciates Shoot 'Em Up or John Woo's The Killer wouldn't appreciate that movie.

I blame Lionsgate for its piss poor marketing.
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11:24PM on 12/12/2009

since they are using fat suits

lets make this movie horrible and have the master of the fat suit eddie murphy be volstag, he wil use a germin accent and cheezy makeup for the rest.,
no actually besides my failed attempt at humour im impressed by this cast so far.
lets make this movie horrible and have the master of the fat suit eddie murphy be volstag, he wil use a germin accent and cheezy makeup for the rest.,
no actually besides my failed attempt at humour im impressed by this cast so far.
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7:32PM on 12/12/2009

Volstagg

as long as it doesn't look like the fake fat suit they made for Blob in Wolverine, that shit was cheesey as hell, but I guess it's cool that they're not making him as big as the books, maybe he's gonna have fight scenes that require allot of physical work and that would be hard with a huge fat suit, they also could have cast an actor who had more likeness to the character of Volstagg than go through all the extra work and makeup.
as long as it doesn't look like the fake fat suit they made for Blob in Wolverine, that shit was cheesey as hell, but I guess it's cool that they're not making him as big as the books, maybe he's gonna have fight scenes that require allot of physical work and that would be hard with a huge fat suit, they also could have cast an actor who had more likeness to the character of Volstagg than go through all the extra work and makeup.
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5:48PM on 12/12/2009
Ray Stevenson's Punisher sounded like he had peanut butter on the roof of his mouth.
Ray Stevenson's Punisher sounded like he had peanut butter on the roof of his mouth.
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12:56PM on 12/12/2009
I agree with Niki. Jane's punisher was much better. I am prepared to be downranked into oblivion!
I agree with Niki. Jane's punisher was much better. I am prepared to be downranked into oblivion!
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1:04PM on 12/12/2009
You could dress several actors up as Frank Castle. But it's all a matter of preference. I don't go crazy fangirl all over people's asses because they see a different vision of a character than I do. Jane works more for me than Stevenson.
You could dress several actors up as Frank Castle. But it's all a matter of preference. I don't go crazy fangirl all over people's asses because they see a different vision of a character than I do. Jane works more for me than Stevenson.
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8:01AM on 12/12/2009

I JUST WANT MY KIDS BACK

i think tom jane is a great actor, but he was a terrible choice for the punisher. ray stevenson was the perfect punisher in my opinion and his involvement is just another reason why i cannot wait for THOR.
i think tom jane is a great actor, but he was a terrible choice for the punisher. ray stevenson was the perfect punisher in my opinion and his involvement is just another reason why i cannot wait for THOR.
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11:51PM on 12/11/2009

Big muscles, big belly and big beard

Like the Juggernaut-suit with a belly, that sounds great. He looks so silly all round like Obelix. Marvel really should re-design him and get a clue from Brannagh.
Like the Juggernaut-suit with a belly, that sounds great. He looks so silly all round like Obelix. Marvel really should re-design him and get a clue from Brannagh.
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11:42PM on 12/11/2009
I loved the last Punisher. The over the top violence, throwback action style was perfect. But all the people who complained about marvel always going for pg-13 didn't go see it.
I loved the last Punisher. The over the top violence, throwback action style was perfect. But all the people who complained about marvel always going for pg-13 didn't go see it.
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10:37PM on 12/11/2009
I like all three guys and their respective Punisher takes.
I like all three guys and their respective Punisher takes.
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10:26PM on 12/11/2009

Who needs muscles?

Personally I think the above image is more intimidating than a tough guy with a beer gut. I've been punched before but it can't be anywhere near as bad as being sat on by a weeble.
Personally I think the above image is more intimidating than a tough guy with a beer gut. I've been punched before but it can't be anywhere near as bad as being sat on by a weeble.
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9:45PM on 12/11/2009
I thought the last punisher was a fucken hoot,iv'e actually enjoyed all 3 films.
I thought the last punisher was a fucken hoot,iv'e actually enjoyed all 3 films.
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9:12PM on 12/11/2009
Niki Jane was a horrible punisher he looked nothing like frank and he was too pretty boy clean shaven.

Stevenson had the gritty beat up look frank needed and he delivered in war zone
Niki Jane was a horrible punisher he looked nothing like frank and he was too pretty boy clean shaven.

Stevenson had the gritty beat up look frank needed and he delivered in war zone
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9:34PM on 12/11/2009
He didn't look much like Frank, but I liked his performance better. Sadly, Stevenson sounded like Christian Bale's Batman trying to be Frank Castle.

However, I do respect your opinion. :) To each his own.
He didn't look much like Frank, but I liked his performance better. Sadly, Stevenson sounded like Christian Bale's Batman trying to be Frank Castle.

However, I do respect your opinion. :) To each his own.
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