Sam Worthington Squashes Flash Gordon Rumor

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flash gordon logo Sam Worthington Squashes Flash Gordon Rumor

Sam Worthington’s named popped up yet again for the starring role in another major film project but unsurpringly, he has denied the rumor himself in an e-mail to Harry at Ain’t It Cool News.

As mentioned in our discussion of the Sam Worthington/Ryan Reynolds rumor for the lead role of the Flash Gordon remake, it doesn’t mean much to see Sam or Ryan’s names mentioned for a role like this as they will be listed as candidates for every major leading role.

This particular part however, like the Captain America rumors, had some displeased at the idea of having non-American actors playing iconic American characters.  To me, that’s not too much of a big deal and getting an actor who can look and play the part the best is of most importance, no matter their origins.

Harry occasionally chats back and forth with Mr. Worthington through e-mail and in their recent conversation, they discussed the Flash Gordon rumor.

“There is no validity to the rumours.

Sometimes, as you know, studios tend to just scat ideas and they leak out – but its the first i have heard about it mate.”

So, there’s  nothing to it and the original site that reported this again has reported a rumor that has turned out false.

Worthington, like Reynolds and few other currently-in-demand stars will be and are talked about for every major role that’s in need to be filled at the moment so there’s no doubt their names would come up in studio discussions.

That’s not to say he can’t be playing Flash however, as there’s been no movement on the casting side of things. When we hear something new on the re-imagining of Flash Gordon, Screen Rant will let you know.

Source: AICN

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  1. did everyone complain so much about nationality when Jackman was picked for Wolverine? Ledger for the Joker? Bale for Batman? If the accent isnt there in the part, does it really matter what nationality the actor is?

    Magneto is supposed to be a holocaust survivor, yet he has a british accent and nobody seems to care. Whats the big deal here?

  2. Good

    I’d be much happier with a Flash Gordon Blu-Ray anyway.
    My Region 2 Special Edition is a beautiful print and it has a Brian Blessed commentary (which is almost as cool as a Shatner Commentary) but It needs a better scrubbing, tweeking and Blu-jobbing

    To Hell with another crapping politically correct (Ming the blond white not so mercillous bureaucrat- Wow! Hollywood, a large portion of you are such god da*ned pussies!!)

    Just give me Brian Blessed in Blu-Ray and I’ll have all the Flash I need

  3. “did everyone complain so much about nationality when Jackman was picked for Wolverine? Ledger for the Joker? Bale for Batman?”

    Except none of those characters represents America like Captain AMREICA does.

  4. samantha

    you can definitely hear his accent in all his movies.

  5. Matt, we arent talking about Captain America. We are talking about Flash Gordon.

    And even then, I wouldnt have such a fit if Worthington was Captain America either. If the accent isnt there, and the actor looks and sounds the part, who gives a damn where the guy was born? Representing america? Please, this isnt the president of the United States, this is a marvel comic in film.

  6. AICN, is the worst site ever I don’t understand why they get all the praise.

    HK, can bite me!

  7. I was just thinking that Ryan McPartlin from “Chuck” would be great as either Flash Gordon OR Captain America….AND he’s from Chicago. Doesn’t get much more American than that!

  8. Ryan Mcpartlin IS perfect for Captain America!!! I’m cool with Sam Worthington as Flash Gordon and I think he’d do a good job at that. “Circus Maximus” or “Stratavarious” to do the sound track!!!! “Dragon Force” could do it but they like their drum beats really fast 95% of the time. That original Flash Gordon theme is so badass! Freddie Mercury and Queen were so incredible!!! I often wonder what kind of music Freddie and Queen would have been doing now if he was still alive.

  9. Robert Downey Jr. (an American) just played a British institution (Sherlock Holmes)and his accent was horrible (the part he played however magnificent). Apparently this sort of outrage is quite one sided or shall I say marginalized?

  10. @lightbulb…

    Sherlock Holmes, at its heart, is a detective story. This one is set in London, but it just as easily could have been set in 19th century New York and worked as well. I don’t think it’s quite the British institution that James Bond is. Imagine the outrage in England if Matt Damon was cast as Bond. Bond is to England as Captain America is to the United States.

  11. I occasionally remember Flash Gordon from my childhood & they’re good memories. If he’s brought back to the screen, I hope it will be a fun, timeless story and not just a chance to capitalize on an old hero. As with any movie, I’d prefer talent, credibility and chemistry in the actors as opposed to having top-shelf names selling a ‘loosely based upon a beloved idea’ franchise. As much as I like Ryan Reynolds, I think he’s got enough comic book heroes under his belt with Hannibal King, Deadpool and Green Lantern. Some variety in casting would be nice.

    (And since it’s being discussed…) Whoever plays Captain America, I hope they’re an actor with enough presence to be credible in a heroic/leadership capacity. Sam Worthington is a good actor, but I’m not sure he fits the bill – regardless of his nationality. That said, I’d prefer a Worthington in the role as opposed to a Channing Tatum, but I’m of the mind Cap would be better suited at an age that’s closer to the other Marvel heroes like RDJ & Hugh Jackman. If nothing else, I think these films have proven that actors don’t have to be in their mid-20’s to be an action hero.

  12. Need I remind some that Wolverine is Canadian?

    Superman also has Canadian roots (well, one of his creators does.)

    I said this earlier…. but actors do this thing called acting. Robert D. Jr. doesn’t do most of his acting AS Ironman…. it’s computer generated… and true his accent was off. It was also the identical accent used when he played Charlie Chaplin…. (also British … making America home but booted out by said country and banned from returning for decades).

    Americans play Brits, Brits play Americans and Canadians play with themselves … often on-screen in trendy un-seen indies.