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Dream Casting: Seaguy

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Dec 18, 2018

Dream Casting is an imaginative look at the casting process of potential Hollywood projects based on comics and other media. This isn't just about what is being made; this is about what should be made, and who we think should be the stars.

Seaguy is a 2004 comic by Grant Morrison and Cameron Stewart, which doesn't so much parody superhero comics as it just pulls them apart and turns them inside out. The first four-issue series could make for a mindbender of a movie.

Seaguy is a superhero in a world where nothing happens, and all the evil has in theory been defeated in a giant battle that killed most superheroes. So Seaguy just hangs out with his flying fish pal, plays chess with Death, and hangs out at the amusement park. That is, until a series of weirder-than-usual events reveal to him that there's still plenty of darkness left in his world.

Chris Hemsworth as Seaguy

Chris Hemsworth as Seaguy

I figured since this is a meta take on superheroes, it actually makes sense to cast an actor known for superhero roles. Plus Chris Hemsworth (Thor) has great comedic timing and plays a great likable dope.

Tracy Morgan as Chubby da Choona

Tracy Morgan as Chubby da Choona

Chubby is simultaneously a send-up of silly cartoon sidekicks and an actual character who ends up at the dramatic heart of the story. Tracy Morgan (30 Rock, The Last OG) can work both of those layers into his vocal performance.

Bill Murray as Seadog

Bill Murray as Seadog

With the thick white beard that he sometimes wears, Bill Murray (Ghostbusters) can play the grizzled old sea captain with a twinkle in his eye that hints at his true nature.

Ron Cephas Jones as Death

Ron Cephas Jones as Death

Ron Cephas Jones (Marvel's Luke Cage, This Is Us) is a great character actor who can bring personality to the skeletal embodiment of Death.

Alexandra Daddario as She-Beard

Alexandra Daddario as She-Beard

Alexandra Daddario (San Andreas) will play a great cocky warrior woman... and she'll make a very striking bearded lady.

Chris Evans as Doc Hero

Chris Evans as Doc Hero

Once I cast Hemsworth as Seaguy, it only made sense to make Chris Evans (Captain America) his fellow ex-super pal, Doc Hero.

Tony Todd as the Mummy in the Moon

Tony Todd as the Mummy in the Moon

Tony Todd (Candyman) is a big man with a voice that sounds like it's calling from beyond the grave, so he's pretty ideal for the role of a creepy mummy who lives in outer space.

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