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    Default "Powers" Casts Copley in Lead Role, Forbes as Retro Girl

    Sony's live-action "Powers" series has its Christian Walker: "District 9" star Sharlto Copley. Plus, Michelle Forbes joins as Retro Girl.


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    first thoughts on this casting ..

    in the comic .. Christian Walker is a bigger build than Sharlto Copley ..

    also, Retro Girl has always been pictured as younger than Michelle Forbes .. I mean, "girl" is in her code name .. and Michelle is a woman ..

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    Interesting casting... I don't quite see Copley as Walker, but hey... Surprise me.

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    Whoa, first thoughts......horrible casting. Great actors that I haver loved in a few parts, but not the right fit at all.

    There's no nice way to say this, but why are they skewing so.....old?

    Not trying to bash the show before it's off the ground, but this does not fill me with confidence.

    Both awesome actors, and will def add some gravitas to the show. I just don't see either as right for their part.

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    they are about 20 years too old.

    the casting is strange

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    Isn't Retro Girl spoilers:
    incredibly old (as in millenia)
    end of spoilers in the comics?
    So this Zealot comes to my door, all glazed eyes and clean reproductive organs, asking me if I ever think about God. So I tell him I killed God. I tracked God down like a rabid dog, hacked off his legs with a hedge trimmer, and boiled off his corpse in an acid bath. So he pulls an alternating-current taser on me and tells me that only the Official Serbian Church of Tesla can save my polyphase intrinsic electric field, known to non-engineers as "the soul". So I hit him. What would you do?

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    I disagree with most of the above complaints. I can see why they're casting older actors, as Christian is meant to be a world-weary cop, and Retro Girl's name is partly satirical - she is a throwback to a previous age, and it makes sense for her to be an older woman who still sees herself as a young girl. The only complaint I agree with is Sharlto's build, but that's a nitpick.

    I'm fairly happy.

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