A Little Push From J.S.

I just finished watching a little movie that was released last winter/early spring that received little notice but was released by the same distribution company as Knowing.  Unfortunately, the latter got more publicity.  I will direct you to a much more in depth description of Push from taylhis.  I will say that I absolutely adored this little gem.  It is very action-packed and filled with enough twists and turns to keep me glued to the seat.  Much more enjoyable than watching a NASCAR race.

What I found fascinating was the choice of casting the male lead.  Chris Evans previously played Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch in The Fantastic Four and its sequel (odd that I have not seen Rise of the Silver Surfer but from what I have heard… I’m not missing a great deal… maybe one day).  In Push, Mr. Evans plays Nick who has the power of telekinesis… the ability to move objects with one’s mind.  My question is: has any other actor played more than one character with a unique superhuman ability?  I know multiple actors have played the same superhuman character (Batman, Superman, the Hulk, etc) but I think this reversal is unique.  The closest I could come up with is Hayden Christensen who played Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars episodes II and III and went on to star in Jumper, but that is a stretch.

6 thoughts on “A Little Push From J.S.”

  1. Well if you include Hayden Christensen, you should include Ray Park who played Darth Maul, and in the X-men Toad, and Snake Eyes in the new GI Joe Movie.

    I’ll have to search, but there may be more. There are a lot more if voice acting would be included.

    1. Yes.. there are numerous voice over actors who have done multiple superhero voices. How’s this… Michael Rosenbaum who played Lex Luthor on Smallville also voiced The Flash on Justice League Unlimited…. but I am straying. Forgot the Darth Maul/Toad connection.

  2. I’m glad you liked Push – it seemed like your type of movie. They really reached a new level of creepy with those screamers.
    I’m not even going to try to enter into any conversation about super powers…

  3. I’m not sure if this should just be a reply to jamiahsh’s blog or one of my own, but here goes

    Multiple super/hero/powered actors.

    Anna Paquin — Rogue in the X-men movies, Sookie Stackhouse (telepath) in the TV show True Blood.

    Terrence Stamp — Stick in Electra (supreme martial artist) and General Zod in Superman 2, Jor-El in Smallville.

    ?? Hugh Jackman — Wolverine (all X-Men films) and a VanHelsing/Werewolf in ValnHelsing.

    Michael Keaton — Batman and Beetlejuice. 😉 and let’s forget Jack Frost.

    Val Kilmer — Batman and the voice of KITT (three-thousand).

    Ray Park again — Toad in X-Men, Darth Maul in Star Wars, and coming soon Iron Fist in Movie of same name.

    Arnold Schwarzenegger — robot in Terminator movies, Mr Freeze in Batman and Robin, Hercules.

    Uma Thurman — Poison Ivy in Batman and Robin, G-Girl in My Super Ex-Girlfriend.

    Mark Hamill — Luke Skywalker, The Joker and The Trickster in (1991) The Flash.

    Tommy Lee Jones — Agent K in Men in Black, and Two-Face in Batman Forever

    Will Smith — Agent J in Men in Black and Hancock

    Charlize Theron — Æon Flux and the other super being in Hancock.

    I’m sure I missed a few..

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