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Cast the hypothetical xkcd movie

Postby TrueNarnian » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:17 am UTC

I was just thinking, if xkcd was a movie, who would be in it? What actor would make a good Black Hat Guy? Beret Guy? Megan? I have a couple ideas myself, but I'd like to hear what you all have to say first.

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Re: Cast the hypothetical xkcd movie

Postby poxic » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:23 am UTC

I see Regular Hatless Guy as a cross between Danny DeVito and the Big Bang Theory bloke.
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Re: Cast the hypothetical xkcd movie

Postby Thesh » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:38 am UTC

poxic wrote:I see Regular Hatless Guy as a cross between Danny DeVito and the Big Bang Theory bloke.


Wil Wheaton? Nah, he's more of a Seth Green type.
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Re: Cast the hypothetical xkcd movie

Postby Djehutynakht » Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:43 am UTC

Normal guy (cueball, I think some call him?) seems like he'd be the most absolutely normal person, in most cases.

Although, as we've seen, there's multiples of them. And women, too, I suppose.


I'm trying to think if Johnny Depp would make a good beret guy. I'm thinking though perhaps not... Beret Guy is generally universally upbeat and cheery. I can imagine you can hear it in his voice. I don't want to say male Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter) but something along those kinds of directions.

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Re: Cast the hypothetical xkcd movie

Postby Adam H » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:07 pm UTC

Completely off the top of my head, I'll go with:

Cueball = Edward Norton
Megan = Jennifer Lawrence
Beret Guy = Hank Azaria
BHG = ... You could go in any direction here. He's clearly a comical character so someone like Danny Devito would be hilarious. Or you could go the other way and cast a villain like Alan Rickman.
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Re: Cast the hypothetical xkcd movie

Postby eternauta3k » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:08 pm UTC

Normal guy is Randall Munroe.
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Re: Cast the hypothetical xkcd movie

Postby Adam H » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:10 pm UTC

No way he's a terrible actor.
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Re: Cast the hypothetical xkcd movie

Postby TrueNarnian » Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:30 am UTC

What about Benedict Cumberbatch as BHG?

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Re: Cast the hypothetical xkcd movie

Postby SecondTalon » Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:00 pm UTC

Isn't that one of Salad Finger's puppets?
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Re: Cast the hypothetical xkcd movie

Postby dudiobugtron » Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:02 pm UTC

I'd really like to see Johnny Depp's take on BHG.

Adam H wrote:Cueball = Edward Norton

Awesome. I approve of this casting decision.
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Postby a_fuzzyduck » Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:57 pm UTC

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Re: Cast the hypothetical xkcd movie

Postby Jake Sisko » Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:07 am UTC

Could Johnny Depp pull of the pure maliciousness of BHG?

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Re: Cast the hypothetical xkcd movie

Postby WibblyWobbly » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:03 am UTC

Needs Alan Rickman in some role, IMO.

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Re: Cast the hypothetical xkcd movie

Postby Bloopy » Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:25 am UTC

My thoughts:

Beret Guy - Morgan Spurlock
Black Hat - Anthony Jeselnik
Danish - Alicia Witt
Megan - Jorja Fox
White Hat - Steve Buscemi

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Re: Cast the hypothetical xkcd movie

Postby Djehutynakht » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:03 am UTC

Danish?

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Re: Cast the hypothetical xkcd movie

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Re: Cast the hypothetical xkcd movie

Postby Adam H » Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:48 pm UTC

Bloopy wrote:Beret Guy - Morgan Spurlock
Black Hat - Anthony Jeselnik
Danish - Alicia Witt
Megan - Jorja Fox
White Hat - Steve Buscemi
I heartily approve of Steve Buscemi for white hat.

I love this thread. Now in my head I hear Buscemi conversing with Edward Norton in http://www.xkcd.com/915/, for example.

I want to change my Megan pick to be Amy Poehler. She's blonde, but I think she has the perfect voice and range of facial expressions to pull off nerdy-snarky. Picture her in this: http://www.xkcd.com/1291/
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Re: Cast the hypothetical xkcd movie

Postby mathmannix » Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:25 pm UTC

Adam H wrote:I want to change my Megan pick to be Amy Poehler. She's blonde, but I think she has the perfect voice and range of facial expressions to pull off nerdy-snarky. Picture her in this: http://www.xkcd.com/1291/

I tried picturing her, but it turns out I was picturing Kristen Wiig instead. I think I like my (subconscious') pick better.
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Re: Cast the hypothetical xkcd movie

Postby mick-le-pick » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:40 pm UTC

Rowan Atkinson as Whitehat.

Or Blackhat.

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Re: Cast the hypothetical xkcd movie

Postby mathmannix » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:21 pm UTC

I think Randall should be played by Seth Green. Or maybe James Franco.
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Re: Cast the hypothetical xkcd movie

Postby Brace » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:34 pm UTC

BHG = Robert Downey Jr.
Beret Guy = Jason Schwartzman
White hat = Luke Wilson
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Re: Cast the hypothetical xkcd movie

Postby Negrebskoh » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:40 pm UTC

mick-le-pick wrote:Rowan Atkinson as Whitehat.

Or Blackhat.

Why not both? Or all characters, for that matter. Norbit, but with xkcd characters, all played by Rowan Atkinson.

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Re: Cast the hypothetical xkcd movie

Postby SecondTalon » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:28 pm UTC

Then the only solution becomes self-apparent.

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Re: Cast the hypothetical xkcd movie

Postby Djehutynakht » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:39 pm UTC

Morgan Freeman needs some sort of role somewhere.
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Okay... hm... who's going to be Barrel Boy? Etymology Man?

Hm... the Robertses?


Maybe we should give some Jurassic Park actors roles because... well.. just because.

Now who shall play the Velociraptors....



But yeah... I'm going to assume we'll have a few "Cueballs".


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