One of the lesser talked about characters of the Masters of the Universe series is Ram Man. He's a character that was mainly used for dumb comedy in the Filmation series. Armed with his metal head gear, he would use those spring-loaded legs to launch himself like a rocket into walls, doors or whatever kind of obstacle was in front of him. He was a human battering ram, hence the name "Ram Man."
Yeah, he was a few tools short of a full tool box. He was no master strategist for He-Man's team of heroes.
Obviously, if they were to use Ram Man in the upcoming He-Man movie, they'd need to update him a bit -- like they did in the 2002 Mike Young Productions series. Instead of being a 5 foot human missile, he was a large, overweight warrior who happened to have is head covered in armor. A little more contemporary and a little more realistic.
The only problem I foresee with Chiklis is that he's 52-years-old. Like I said in some of my previous He-Man casting blogs, if the Hollywood executives want a He-Man movie that could provide a few sequels over the next 10 years, then Chiklis may not be the best choice. He'd be in his mid-50's by the time the first movie was released --- that's if they began filming today and released it in 2018.
Chiklis could probably handle some action scenes. Even though he's not likely to end up on the cover of Muscle & Fitness anytime soon, Chiklis isn't walking around with a cane by any means. Ram Man is a character who doesn't have completely well-defined muscles either. So, Chiklis could probably do the role justice, but there are probably better options, too, like those listed below ...
Renner could obviously handle any kind of action sequences thrown his way. He's younger than Chiklis and he's already been in the Avengers movies, so he's willing to sign his name on for a multi-movie contract. Besides being a big name and having the athletic skills down, Renner is also a good actor. He's got a great ability to maintain a seriousness in his roles, while also adding comedy --- usually in a sarcastic way.
Renner's brand of comedic skills could be just the update that Ram Man needs.
Just like Renner, Hutcherson could handle any of the action scenes thrown his way. Unlike Renner, despite being in The Hunger Games, he's not making that Marvel money, so he's probably affordable.
In terms of acting, judging solely on his work in Little Manhattan, Bridge to Terabithia, Journey to the Center of the Earth and, of course, The Hunger Games movies (because those are all the movies I've seen him in), I think he'd do just fine. I don't know that he's got that dry sense of humor the way Renner does, but Hutcherson could handle a combined comedy/physical role that Ram Man would offer.
His acting ability shouldn't be questioned due to that though. Hill starred in Moneyball with Brad Pitt and did a great job taking on a role in a drama.
And, let's be honest: Ram Man is not going to be an Oscar-nominated role, so Jonah Hill's comedy skills are really all that are needed here.
Hill is one of those celebrities who has gone up and down with his weight, but he's always energetic and likes to do physical comedy. He may not have hand-to-hand combat training, but I think he'd be able to get into whatever shape it'd take to tackle the role.
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