Mr. T Will NOT Cameo In The New A-Team

Published 4 years ago by , Updated August 22nd, 2013 at 7:03 pm,

Mr T Mr. T Will NOT Cameo In The New A Team

Are you looking forward to the new, big-screen version of The A-Team? After some initial apprehension about a “remake” of such a classic TV series, I’ve found myself looking forward to it (particularly after hearing about the great casting choices, as well as seeing the first promo image) .

Second question: are you hoping for cameos from the original A-Team members, even though new folks have taken over their roles? Well, if you ARE then you’re in luck on at least one front, as we already learned that Dwight Schultz – aka the original Capt. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock – will be making a cameo. This led to speculation that we’d see both Dirk Benedict (aka the original Faceman) and Mr. T (aka the original B.A. Baracus) also making cameo appearances (sadly George Peppard, the original Hannibal, passed away some 15 years ago).

Well, there’s no word on whether Benedict will appear, but the folks over at Latino Review got the exclusive word that Mr. T will NOT appear in the new A-Team.

Latino Review writer “El Guapo” actually spoke with Mr. T in person at the gym (surprise…), where the tough man revealed he wouldn’t be appearing in The A-Team.

“Why not?” I hear you asking? Well, it’s not that he doesn’t like the notion of an The A-Team reboot, or who’s cast in the roles, or even an issue of him not getting a big enough paycheck, as he said no to the film before money was ever discussed. He said it just wouldn’t be right for him to star in it – if he wasn’t a main character then what would be the point? Also, he said they’d probably use his cameo as part of the marketing for the film, which would lead his friends and family to expect some huge role when it wouldn’t be.

So there you have it, we won’t be seeing Mr. T make an appearance in the new A-Team. Are you sad about this? I wouldn’t use a word as strong as “sad,” but I certainly wouldn’t have minded seeing him turn up in a small role, much in the same way David Soul and Paul Michael Glaser made little appearances at the end of the Starsky & Hutch movie a few years back. Nothing big, just a hat-tip  to fans of the original show.

Are you disappointed Mr. T won’t be making a cameo in the new A-Team? Would it have added to the film or would it have taken you out of it?

The A-Team stars Liam Neeson as Hannibal, Bradley Cooper as Faceman, Sharlto Copley (District 9) as Murdock and UFC fighter Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson as B.A. Baracus. It’s directed by Joe Carnahan (Smokin’ Aces) and hits theaters on June 11th, 2010.

Source: Latino Review

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  1. “Also, he said they’d probably use his cameo as part of the marketing for the film, which would lead his friends and family to expect some huge role when it wouldn’t be.”

    Well put and I agree, 100%.

  2. We’ll probably see Mr. T’s face CGI’d on a younger actor’s body.

  3. Maybe he just said this to throw us off so the cameo will be an even bigger surprise?

    Maybe I’m just wishful thinking, but I’m a little upset that he won’t be making a cameo. I hope he continues doing movies though because I liked him in “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”.

  4. Has anyone seen the World of Warcraft commercials? Why isn’t he just playing BA in the movie?
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    MOHAWK GRENADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Mr T, is obviously qualified to reprise his role as BA Baracus, this is BS!
    I’d rather have the REAL Mr T, reprise the character of BA, then some up and who cares rapper/wannbe actor.
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    Read between the lines Producers!, if Mr T’s not going to play BA, in the film then the producers can stick it,,, (between the lines)! Lol ;-)

    Even with the great casting of Neeson and the guy from D9, this film insults the long term fans with this overall recasting reboot.

    I pity the studio,,, 8-)
    And I hope Bendict also holds out!

  6. Oh thank god there won’t be any “mr. T”. the guy can’t act, for god’s sake.

  7. I like all of the casting choices for the films EXCEPT for the character of BA. They should have at LEAST considered an ACTOR and NOT some UFC wannabe actor. Yeah, it would have been great to have Mr. T back as BA, but I can understand them wanting a younger guy in the role. They’re using Jackson as a gimmick to lure in UFC fans. Hell, Christopher Judge would have been a MUCH better choice!!

  8. Completely agree

  9. MR T is smart for not doing it. They would use him for a marketing scheme. He’s better with the Warcraft commercials anyways..

  10. I’m glad, while some cameos can be made and not distract from the film to much while still providing enjoyment (Stan Lee, Benny in Mama Mia) there is no way they could put Mr T in there and not totally distract everyone from the entire film.

  11. What Andy S. said. :-)

    I also think Michael Jai White or Michael Clark Duncan would do well.

  12. Ice Cube…aside from being chubby would have made a much better BA Baracus…plus hes well liked among movie audiences. He proved he could do action roles with all about the benjamins and Triple X: state of the union. They are just trying to make Rampage Jackson into an action star…its all hollywood politics.

  13. Ice Cube…aside from being chubby would have made a much better BA Baracus…plus hes well liked among movie audiences. He proved he could do action roles with all about the benjamins and Triple X: state of the union. They are just trying to make Rampage Jackson into an action star…its all hollywood politics.

    • I agree, plus remakes generaly suck so he probably wanted to avoid it like the plague, can we really blame him.

  14. Hi, really nice stuff. Such entertaining writing is rare these days. I’ll surely be looking in on this blog again soon!

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