Summer is here and that means one thing—the block is about to be busted.
With all the big budget sequels dropping this year, we’re going to be seeing a lot of the same old stuff—well-worn story lines re-imagined, a few new characters and some new stud actor thrown into the lead role.
We get it: reduce, reuse and so forth.
That’s where I step in. If Hollywood is going to keep backtracking through franchises—prequel-ing and sequel-ing us year in and year out—it needs to at least start going way out there with the fresh faces it's slapping on its franchises.
Enter the athletes—the ones fans know and love, some of whom have personas that totally vibe with the characters in particular leading roles. The following are the professional athletes I would have hop in for the leading men and women of this year’s bevy of mega-dollar films.
I’m no talent agent, but the studios could’ve at least given these them a ring.