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Clancy Brown Wants To Play Sean Connery’s Ramirez In Highlander Reboot

Clancy Brown, who plays Blackhand in this month’s release of Warcraft, chatted with Total Film magazine where the topic of Highlander was brought up in the article.

Brown played the iconic bad guy Kurgan in the 1986 classic, and now says he wants to play the part of Ramirez in the Highlander reboot.

“I remember they tried to make Highlander into a franchise, but the producers f—ed up; they were knuckleheads,” Brown said. “I think the reboot is going to be terrific. If they want to give me a cameo, I’ll play Sean Connery’s part, that’d be great!”

Clancy Brown also talked about the fighting in the movie.

“We had some great fights on Highlander. I made great friends with Bob Anderson, the sword master on that, and he was the greatest guy. I was 25, he showed me how to be a gentleman. I didn’t really take,” Brown joked.

Clancy Brown also commented on that well known Kurgan line, “It’s better to burn out than to fade away.”

“Yeah, that’s from Neil Young, but I was listening to Def Leppard at the time and that was on my soundtrack for Highlander… It is better to burn out than to fade away, but as long you can burn it for long… I’ve been able to burn it for a long time and I’m not anxious to fade away just yet. My last one, I’ll burn out, don’t you worry. I’ll go out with a bang.”

Regarding the Highlander reboot, The Huntsman: Winter War‘s Cedric Nicolas-Troyan has been working on it for a while and is on board to direct. Dave Bautista has been rumored to play the villain.

Warcraft has a June 10, 2016 release.

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Clancy Brown Joins The Flash TV Series As The General

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It’s learned that veteran WB animated voice-actor Clancy Brown has joined the cast of The Flash as the DC Comics character General Wade Eiling, also known as The General.

THR reports Clancy Brown will appear in the fifth episode, with the role stated to be a “pivotal” recurring role.

For The Flash, the character of The General is described as: the head of a black ops army team pursuing Plastique (Kelly Frye) in the hopes of using her as a human weapon. The General is also said to be tall and an imposing man, with “a face carved from years of duty,” General Eiling is fanatically intent on protecting American interests around the world and may have ties to a central Flash character.

In addition to Clancy Brown voicing many DC characters in the animated movies, which includes Lex Luthor, Brown is also known for his live-action roles playing Kurgan in Highlander, Sheriff August Corbin in Sleepy Hallow, many more appearances and has a role in the upcoming Warcraft movie.

The Flash premiers Tuesday, October 7th at 8pm ET on the CW.

Synopsis:

After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only “meta-human” who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion — and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won’t be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become…The Flash.

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DC’s Animated Lex, Clancy Brown, Supports Jesse Eisenberg As Luthor

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The long time voice of Lex Luthor, Clancy Brown, offers his thoughts and opinions on the new casting of Superman’s archenemy with Jesse Eisenberg.

Jesse Eisenberg will play Lex Luthor for Zack Snyder in the Batman Vs. Superman movie; Clancy Brown voiced the character for the DC animated universe and has actually been Luthor the longest out of any other actors.

Talking with CBR, Clancy Brown offers the following in regards to Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor:

[Lex Luthor] just translates so well through the years. He fits really well in the ‘50s and he fits really well in the ‘60s — he’s just an American icon, I think, in the same way that Superman is an American icon. But they’re different sides of the same coin. As our society evolves, the characters evolve.

I’m dying to see the new one. I think Jesse Eisenberg is a great choice. I think he’s a really sharp choice, and I know a lot of people don’t agree with that, but I think he could be spectacular. I liked [Michael] Rosebaum’s take on it, but that was kind of a WB show. But I just love the idea that the Facebook guy is Lex Luthor. That’s just perfect. [Laughs][[wysiwyg_imageupload:13717:]]

Well, he’s a pretty specific actor. He’s not a chameleon like [Gene] Hackman or [Kevin] Spacey. He has a similar smugness the way that Spacey does — that highly-intelligent, super-smug, almost effeminate kind of smugness about him — but he’s way more current. I just watched “Now You See Me,” which I thought he was terrific in. He has a really specific persona engrained that is super-smart. You don’t necessarily like him, but you don’t dislike him. You don’t necessarily think he’s a good, fun guy — you see him as a real quirky, weird dude. You don’t completely trust him, although he’s kind of adorable in his nerdy way.

I think Lex has that. Lex is attractive in all the things that shouldn’t be attractive — or aren’t traditionally attractive in comic books — his intelligence and his ambition and his ego and all the rest of that. Jesse carries that really well. Plus, I hear he’s a really nice guy, which helps. It’s why I think it shines through, why his attractiveness shines through, because deep down he’s a good guy. But he also has this kind of intellectual persona that’s unsettling. It’s almost reptilian, which is something I think Lex carries with him.

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“Batman Vs Superman” has a newly announced May 6, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

For more news on the “Man of Steel” and related movies head on over to the Cosmic Book News Superman movie hub.

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New LEGO Batman Images Of Lex Luthor & Batman and Robin

Press Release

 

CLANCY BROWN RETURNS AS LEX LUTHOR TO ANCHOR VERSATILE ENSEMBLE CAST FOR LEGO BATMAN: THE MOVIE – DC SUPERHEROES UNITE

Star of The Shawshank Redemption, Highlander reprises iconic villain role for new Blu-ray/DVD feature-length animated film coming May 21

 

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Over two nights in early February 2012, the versatile cast of LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite gathered to record the animated film in a spacious Studio City location. The room was filled with renowned voice talent, yet one man – literally and figuratively – stood above the rest: Clancy Brown.

As the definitive voice of Lex Luthor from his days creating the character for Superman: The Animated Series and numerous other series and films, Brown was the lone returning voice in a room of familiar heroes and villains. For the veteran actor known for memorable roles from The Shawshank Redemption to Highlander, voicing Lex Luthor in an animated Lego film offered an altogether new opportunity to play with the character.

“There’s lots of jokes in this version of Lex Luthor,” Brown says. “Lego knows their audience well – Jon Burton and the Lego team are very clever in the way they create entertainment that’s a little lighter but still hits all the notes. Lex is still Lex, but he’s got some funny asides and there are plenty of moments that’ll make both the kids and the adults laugh.

“I think Lex getting some laughs is a little overdue. And it’s fun for me to go a little bit out of character. Lex is usually so sincere and scary, and now he finally gets to say something clever to get some laughs. Of course, he doesn’t get the girl. Lex never gets the girl.”

For Brown’s self-proclaimed “fanboy” castmates like Troy Baker (Batman), Travis Willingham (Superman) and Christopher Corey Smith (Joker), acting alongside Brown was a dream come true.

“When Clancy’s voice rumbles, the whole room shakes,” Willingham says. “So when you’re playing back-and-forth with Clancy, you have to actually remember to say your line, because you’re so busy listening to him talk. It’s a total deer-in-the-headlights experience.”

“I am not going to lie – I kind of fanboy-ed out meeting Clancy,” Baker says. “Being a fan of the animated series and then getting to be in the room with him recording that role with that voice … that was a great fanboy moment for me.”

Smith had the good fortune of playing opposite Brown for much of the movie as the villains unite to battle their arch-rivals. “I’ve been a fan of his work for a long, long time, and it’s a good thing I was sitting at the other end of the room or I probably would’ve geeked out next to him. It was great that we were teamed up – putting the villains together, we got to make the crime. But Lex is not really a laugher, he’s not really a jolly fellow. I got to do most of the laughing. That was fun.”

Based on the popular video game, the TT Animation produced LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite arrives May 21, 2013 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment as a Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD, On Demand and for Digital Download. The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack will include UltraViolet™*. Release will include an exclusive Lego Clark Kent/Superman figurine on pack while supplies last.

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