Has the A-Team Cast its B.A. Baracus and is it Quinton Rampage Jackson? Possibly.

I don’t know, but I sure wouldn’t want to be the guy who had to tell Quinton “Rampage” Jackson that he didn’t actually land the role of B.A. Baracus in the “A-Team” movie when he shows up on set. I once saw Jackson grab a Japanese fighter in the ring and literally slammed the poor bastard repeatedly into the mat by the guy’s neck. How the guy’s neck didn’t just snap into two pieces after the third or fourth slam, I’ll never know. In any case, word from a Vancouver newspaper is that Jackson has arrived in town to shoot Joe Carnahan’s big-screen version of “The A-Team”, playing, of course, the role of B.A. Baracus.

The news comes from the Vancouver Sun (via IconvsIcon), and since the newspaper is run by Canadians and not lying British “reporters”, it appears they have a little bit more credibility. Of course, I could be wrong. What, I go around reading Canadian newspapers?

In any case, according to the Sun, Jackson was recently in town August 19 “to discuss the role with producers”, with filming on the movie scheduled to take place in the next six weeks for a 2010 release. Joe Carnahan (“Smokin’ Aces”) will direct, having replaced John Singleton.

If the casting turns out to be true, Jackson will be joining Liam Neeson as John “Hannibal” Smith and Bradley Cooper as Templeton “Faceman” Peck. Of course, before Carnahan starts shooting, he’ll need to cast “Howling Mad” Murdock first. The odds on favorite is Woody Harrelson, because let’s face it, when you need a crazy, wacky guy, Woody is your man.

For those who have never seen Rampage Jackson, yeah, I have to admit, he would work in the role. It’s not like the film is going to require a master thespian here, folks. The guy just has to be black, look menacing, and be able to throw people over vans. I’m sure Jackson can do that with one hand tied behind his back. Plus, he’s already got the chain thing down.

I pity the fool that don't bow down to Rampage! Er, I mean, B.A.!

I pity the fool that don't bow down to Rampage! Er, I mean, B.A.!



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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Eh not bad, but I still woulda picked Ice Cube, only because he CAN act and it’s proven he can be a tough guy. As for Woody harrelson as Murdock, that’s a decent choice. I would have Matthew Lillard as a back up.

    • CS2C

      Ice cube is too fat, it wouldnt have been right. Rampage will try to hard and we will all end up being embarrassed for him on the screen. I hope he is a better actor than we all think he is.

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

        Maybe you haven’t heard of actors working out for parts. It’s a big thing now. Hell Cube bulked up for XXX: State of the Union. He could’ve again. But I do hope Rampage proves us aall wrong.

  • Dedpool

    Eh not bad, but I still woulda picked Ice Cube, only because he CAN act and it’s proven he can be a tough guy. As for Woody harrelson as Murdock, that’s a decent choice. I would have Matthew Lillard as a back up.

    • CS2C

      Ice cube is too fat, it wouldnt have been right. Rampage will try to hard and we will all end up being embarrassed for him on the screen. I hope he is a better actor than we all think he is.

      • Dedpool

        Maybe you haven’t heard of actors working out for parts. It’s a big thing now. Hell Cube bulked up for XXX: State of the Union. He could’ve again. But I do hope Rampage proves us aall wrong.