Taylor Kitsch


  1. Ryan Reynolds, Safe House, 2011.      All the other new guys  – Zac Efron, Jake Gyllenhaall, Garret Hedlund, Shia LaBeouf, James McAvoy, Chris Pine, Channing Tatum, Sam Worthington – angled to be the freshman CIA babysitter having to rescue Denzel Washington from an attacked safe house in the Hollywood debut of Swedish director Daniel Espinosa.
  2. Jeremy Renner,The Bourne Legacy, 2011.  Three was enough for Matt Damon. (Until 2015…!)  The studio did not agree and kept the franchise alive by rebooting Jason Bourne as Aaron Cross – “There Was Never Just One.” But who to play him from 20 hopefuls- Erryn Arkin, Adam Brody, Dominic  Cooper, Paul Dano, Luke Evans, Michael Fassbender, Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Hartnett, Garrett Hedlund, Oscar Isaac (he was made an Outcome super-agent), Taylor Kitsch, Shia LaBoeuf,  Kellan Lutz, Logan Marshall-Green, Alex Pettyfer, Michael Pitt and Benjamin Walker. Plus Joel Edgerton and  Tobey Maguire, who were  Great Gatsbying down-under. Renner, Hollywood’s new white hope since The Hurt Locker, 2009, was suggested  for the Mission: Impossible.. if ever Tom Cruise retired.   Kitsch  became John Carter, Disney’s biggest ever flop – $200m in the hole. After his  next outing, Battleship, also tanked.
  3. Casey Affleck, Out of the Furnace, 2012.    Kitsch, Garret Hedlund, Max Irons, and Channing Tatum were among early choices for the missing brother of ex-con Christian  Bale. Pity Kitsch missed it, he had just suffered two almighty flops:  John Carter and Battleship. “Which is why,” said Deadline Hollywoods ’creator Nikki Finke, “the star of both pics, will be asking “You want fries with that?” very shortly.”
  4. Sam Claflin, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, 2012.
  5. Aaron Paul, Need For Speed, 2013.    Kitsch didn’t stand a chance… “Thanks for coming in – what might wehave seenyou in?”Er, John Carter and Battleship…“But nobody saw those!” After such consecutive flops, it was easy for TV’s Breaking Bad golden boy to win the DreamWorks video-game.
  6. Jai Courtney, Terminator: Genesis, 2014.    Terminator starts over… Wilson Bethel, Thomas Cocquerel, Garrett Hedlund, Boyd Holbrook, Nicholas Hoult, Sam Reid were also in the Kyle Reese mix for the rebooted trilogy. With Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Of course.  



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