With Joe Carnahan still hard at work kicking the A-Team script into shape, actors are beginning to come out of the woodwork and declare an interest in the film.
Star Trek’s Captain Kirk himself, Chris Pine, says that he’d love to play Murdock.
We threw the challenge open to you lot when Carnahan was announced back in January. So, Comments in mind, here's our fantasy casting ideas for the reduxed soldiers of fortune…
The character: Colonel John 'Hannibal' Smith
Who is he? The cigar-chomping, plan-forming leader of the team. Always ready with a quip, yet just as ready to break out the big guns (and not hit any of the bad guys in the TV show).
Easy studio casting idea: Bruce Willis
Who we’d rather see: Gary Oldman.
It's easy to imagine Oldman grinning around a cigar and giving it his best slightly grizzled, twinkly-eyed look when he offers Hannibal’s trademark line: “I love it when a plan comes together!"
Plus, he’s got plenty of experience firing guns and has recent major-franchise form (Dark Knight and Harry Potter).