16 July 2014 1697 Views

Star Wars Scribe Gary Whitta Pitches Mark Ruffalo To Star In Columbo Via Twitter

by Michael Lee

mark ruffalo columbo

Twitter is no stranger to fan casting campaigns. Many of them tweet out their dream castings in hopes that their favorite actor or actress gets cast for the perfect role. Let’s be honest, rarely do these campaigns work and most of the time they don’t. And even though it is not up to us, social media doesn’t stop us from voicing our dream castings 140 characters at a time.

But for Book of Eli and Star Wars scribe Gary Whitta, he isn’t tweeting his dream choice for his proposed Columbo, he is making a pitch to Avengers star Mark Ruffalo to star as the titular Columbo, who was originally played by the great Peter Falk, in a proposed film. Here’s the thing, Ruffalo is actually already in talks to appear in an adaptation. Hit the jump to read the full twitter conversation.

While fans and a couple of Hollywood execs had their say about Whitta’s dream casting, it didn’t get interesting until Ruffalo himself got into the conversation.

It’s clear that MysteryExec would like to have some form of anonymity and probably knows a little more about the project than we do. But what seems to be strange is that there may be two Columbo projects going on, but more on that a bit later.

And there it is. Universal is already working on a Columbo TV show. But fear not, Whitta and Ruffalo won’t let something like a TV series stop them, for they think a feature that leads into the series could work, if they can work out a deal with Universal that is:

This is why social media is such a wonderful place. It is a venue to which everyone can see ideas form, or in this case, studio execs can gauge the interest of the audience on whether or not a Columbo film or TV series can work. I loved watching Columbo as a kid, Peter Falk had this presence as a disheveled chatty persistent detective, and I think Ruffalo would be a great fit.

But the important thing to get from all of this is that with people already voicing their approval of Ruffalo as Columbo, Universal now has an idea of who they should cast if they want to get a Columbo series made.



New

Justice League is not Perfect. But it has Heart and Soul. Likable. Watchable. Retrievable.
19 November 2017
Justice League is not Perfect. But it has Heart and Soul. Likable. Watchable. Retrievable.

May interest You

Thor Ragnarok Review: Mighty Marvel Movies have Done it again and Given us a Comedic, Dramatic, Adventurous Morality Myth!
05 November 2017
Thor Ragnarok Review: Mighty Marvel Movies have Done it again and Given us a Comedic, Dramatic, Adventurous Morality Myth!
Spider Man : Homecoming is a Solid and Fun Comic Book Adventure, offering Lessons in Growing Up via a Third Way Political Optimism at Heart
25 July 2017
Spider Man : Homecoming is a Solid and Fun Comic Book Adventure, offering Lessons in Growing Up via a Third Way Political Optimism at Heart
Donald Trump on Golden Globes GoldenEye On Golden Pond and Golden…….
12 January 2017
Donald Trump on Golden Globes GoldenEye On Golden Pond and Golden…….

Popular

PolitFlix 5: Would the Reel Tony Blair please stand up? James Murphy and Dave Bond take a look at Mr Blair in Politics and on Film. Also Star Wars IX, Bond 25 and the usual News and Comment
27 September 2017
PolitFlix 5: Would the Reel Tony Blair please stand up? James Murphy and Dave Bond take a look at Mr Blair in Politics and on Film. Also Star Wars IX, Bond 25 and the usual News and Comment
Bond 25: is 007 set to marry Blofeld?
13 September 2017
Bond 25: is 007 set to marry Blofeld?

Tags