Remaking Mars Attacks!: My Casting Choices

Admittedly, I wasn’t supposed to do another remake article this soon, but due to scheduling issues on my part, I bring you the first remake article of the year! When I was a kid, Mars Attacks completely traumatized me. It wasn’t until I watched it again many years later that I realized it’s a comedy. I’m now very happy I was able to add it to my collection and now I get to add it to this series! This movie had a hell of a star-studded cast and I’m very happy with my choices. As always, I made my choices based on age, looks, and how I picture their overall performances. I hope you enjoy and let me know who you’d cast! (REMINDER: this is just hypothetical fun! I respect everyone mentioned, and this series isn’t meant to tear anyone down or be disrespectful!!!)

President James Dale/Art Land

Original Actor: Jack Nicholson (Pictured Left) – My Choice: George Clooney (Hail, Caesar!, Burn After Reading)

First Lady Marsha Dale

Original Actress: Glenn Close (Pictured Top) – My Choice: Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, Grown Ups)

Taffy Dale

Original Actress: Natalie Portman (Pictured Top) – My Choice: Aubrey Anderson-Emmons (Modern Family)

Barbara Land

Original Actress: Annette Bening (Pictured Left) – My Choice: Katy Mixon (Mike & Molly, George & Tammy)

Byron Williams

Original Actor: Jim Brown (Pictured Top Left) – My Choice: Peter Mensah (Jason X, 300)

Louise Williams

Original Actress: Pam Grier (Pictured Top) – My Choice: Shanola Hampton (Shameless, Reba)

Cedric Williams

Original Actor: Ray J (Pictured Left) – My Choice: Keith L. Williams (Good Boys)

Neville Williams

Original Actor: Brandon Hammond (Pictured Left) – My Choice: Jibrail Nantambu (Halloween)

Nathalie Lake

Original Actress: Sarah Jessica Parker (Pictured Top Left) – My Choice: Abbey Lee (Office Christmas Party, Old)

Professor Donald Kessler

Original Actor: Pierce Brosnan (Pictured Top) – My Choice: Henry Cavill (The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Man Of Steel)

Jason Stone

Original Actor: Michael J. Fox (Pictured Left) – My Choice: Dave Franco (Fright Night, The Disaster Artist)

Richie Norris

Original Actor: Lukas Haas (Pictured Bottom Left) – My Choice: Nolan Gould (Modern Family, Ghoul)

Grandma Florence Norris

Original Actress: Sylvia Sidney (Pictured Top) – My Choice: Dana Ivey (The Addams Family, Orange County)

Richie’s Dad

Original Actor: Joe Don Baker (Pictured Left) – My Choice: Kevin Heffernan (Tacoma FD, Club Dread)

Sue Ann Norris

Original Actress: O-Lan Jones (Pictured Top) – My Choice: Missi Pyle (Mom, Ma)

Billy Glenn Norris

Original Actor: Jack Black (Pictured Top) – My Choice: Noah Munck (iCarly, The Goldbergs)

Press Secretary Jerry Ross

Original Actor: Martin Short (Pictured Left) – My Choice: David Faustino (Married… With Children, Modern Family)

Gen. Decker

Original Actor: Rod Steiger (Pictured Top) – My Choice: Jonathan Banks (Horrible Bosses 2, Breaking Bad)

Gen. Casey

Original Actor: Paul Winfield (Pictured Left) – My Choice: Reno Wilson (Mike & Molly, Good Girls)

Rude Gambler

Original Actor: Danny DeVito (Pictured Left) – My Choice: Jason Mewes (Clerks, Zack & Miri)

Martian Girl

Original Actress: Lisa Marie (Pictured Top) – My Choice: Anya Taylor-Joy (The Menu, Split)

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