Craig Robinson


  1. Michael Ja White, Freaky Deaky, 2011.    All four original stars – Robinson,Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser, William H Macy – suddenly quit and were replaced in the film of Elmore Leonard’s favourite novel by White, Billy Burke, Crispin Glover, Christian Slater. 
  2. Isiah Mustafa, It Chapter Two, 2018.  Veterans like Don Cheadle and Taye Diggs were listed, of course. But the adult Mike Hanlon was a job for one of the new generation. Mustafa, from Shadowhunters, survived suchheady opposition as Chadwick Boseman, Donald Glover, Michael B Jordan, Anthony Mackie and Craig Robinson.  Idris Elba was also keen, after his Stephen King film, The Dark Tower, 2016. This was the 262nd of King’s staggering 313 screen credits … and his second biggest hit! The first?  It, 2016, of course. (King Kameo: Pawnbroker).
  3. Damon Wayans Jr, Big Hero 6, 2014. “We didn’t set out to be superheroes. But sometimes life doesn’t go the way you planned.“  Kevin Hart, Anthony Mackie, Craig Robinson, Will Smith were in the mix for voicing Wasabiin Disney’s first Marvel subject, winning the best animation Oscar. It unfurls in 2023 (we all know  that computer battery number, right?) in San Fransokyo (‘Frisco rebuilt by the Japanese after an earthquake) and deals with super-troupe behind the titular collective name… that nobody ever says.  Wayans made his screen debut at age 11 in another superhero piece, Blankman, 1993, starring his father

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