Sharlto Copley


  1. Timothy Olyphant, I Am Number Four, 2010.    Officially, the South African newcomer was tied up on The A-Team’s promo trail and so the Deadwood TV star took over as mentor to a group of alien teens hiding on Earth. Unofficially, director DJ Caruso disagreed with Copley’s make-up notions, wanting him to look more alien than human.
  2. Bradley Cooper, Guardians of the Galaxy, 2013.     The most Lucasian of the Marvel films… H Jon Benjamin,  Jim Carrey, Danny De Vito, Michael Rooker, Adam Sandler and David Tennant were also short-listed to voice the gnarled, miserable, angryRocket Raccoon. (Well, he is half-machine/half-raccoon).
  3. Ewan McGregor, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), 2019.  Copley and (the faviourite matrix but busy) Sam Rockwell,  were in the panel for Black Mask – nabbed by McGregor. Unlike Marvel, when a DCharacter is called Black Something (Black Mask, Black Canary), he or she isn’t.

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