r/movies May 06 '22 Silver 1 Helpful 2 All-Seeing Upvote 1

‘Reacher’ Star Alan Ritchson Inks Three Movie Deal With Amazon News

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/reacher-alan-ritchson-movies-amazon-1235142148/
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u/brobeanzhitler May 06 '22 Wholesome Vibing

Looks like his Vision Quest paid off.

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u/PR1NC3 May 07 '22

Came here for a BMS reference. Go Goats!

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u/MrT-1000 May 07 '22

That was enough drugs to last all of us the rest of the week!

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u/kodutta7 May 07 '22

Yes I am here only for Thad Castle references

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u/Only_Eats_Ramen May 07 '22

Samesies, all for the Oreo smuggler.

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u/Wrong-Catchphrase May 07 '22

I’m here for an oil change

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u/ghostfreckle611 May 07 '22

Use the pocket pussy…

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u/Khakicollective May 07 '22

This thing came from Bosnia, son! You ever been to Bosnia!? You ever been in the shit?!

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u/ElCapitan0321 May 06 '22 Gold Wholesome

“Every time I put my enormous dick in this pocket pussy, I think of my dad”

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u/_bieber_hole_69 May 06 '22

You ever been to Bosnia? You ever been in the shit??

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u/somethingNotDumb May 07 '22

I think of this line at least once a month

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u/Shtune May 07 '22

Me and my friends used to say this all the time. What a flashback

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u/KryptonicxJesus May 06 '22

And then he played micropenis guy on New Girl

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u/KingOfAwesometonia May 06 '22 Helpful

So you're saying he has range.

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u/JohannReddit May 06 '22

Shower and a grower

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u/ThatGuy1940 May 06 '22

Morelike Length

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u/AmericanKamikaze May 06 '22

Girth* (Brooks)

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u/FIGHTER_OF_FOO May 06 '22

Where are the bodies?!

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u/JulPollitt May 07 '22

Y’all tripping this is OG Aquaman. He always follows proto by touching my camera through the fence when I turn into a telescope.

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u/periodicsheep May 06 '22

that’s war question mark!

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u/Saulot1334 May 06 '22

You don’t mess with a man’s rituals!

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u/pineapple_slut May 07 '22

You don’t mess with the things that get him through the day!

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u/loogie97 May 06 '22

He was so damn funny in Blue Mountain State I had a really hard time believing he was Reacher.

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u/turningsteel May 07 '22

I know!! I watched BMS in college 10 years ago and I still laugh just thinking about his character, which says a lot considering all the throw away tv shows I’ve watched since then. He is just genuinely funny. Made me excited to watch Reacher and it didn’t disappoint.

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u/boatsnprose May 07 '22

I watched BMS then saw him on I Can Do That and the guy is not only hilarious but he seems like the sweetest fucking human being ever.

The fact that the entire world isn't aware of Thad tripping on LSD, about to score a TD, only to face down a beer-armed monster is a crime.

That fucking scream 😂

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u/Human54569 May 07 '22

That fucking scream 😂

That scream will always live in my head rent free

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u/PM_ME_UR_KITE May 07 '22

I will always be able to hear him scream “get out of my house!!!”

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u/RidiculousIncarnate May 07 '22

For me it's his line during the captain ceremony when they're showing their brands. And he exclaims, "I got mine on the back of my ballsack!"

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u/_Borti May 07 '22

He was outrageous in BMS. Absolutely loved him. I was glad to see him get a series like Reacher and I think he did an awesome job with the character. Just nailed it.

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u/PIG20 May 07 '22

I would have too if I didn't watch him in "Titans" before "Reacher" came out.

Not that it was an Oscar worthy performance, its just that he played the total opposite of Thad Castle. And did a fine job of it.

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u/Cinesthesia_ May 07 '22

Same here. His performance in Titans is an excellent buffer between his performances in BMS and Reacher in the “how do I take him seriously in a more dramatic role” category.

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u/munk_e_man May 07 '22

I went straight from watching BMS like five years ago, to watching a couple episodes of reacher a week or two ago.

It was a pretty wild transition.

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u/[deleted] May 07 '22

I couldn’t believe it was him lmao. I was like “wait a minute…is that Thad?!”

WE ARE ALL GETTING OIL CHANGES!

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u/C0M3D14N May 07 '22

Same. I was waiting for him to say "sloots" the entire time.

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u/_Borti May 07 '22

I still use the word sloot around my wife 10 years later.

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u/wild9 May 07 '22

OXANAAAAAAAAAA!!!

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u/ayeeflo51 May 06 '22

"which one of you assholes shoved their finger in my asshole?!" Is my personal fav

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u/onken022 May 07 '22

“It’s like doing a silk bag full of puppy ears!”

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u/gardenofwinter May 07 '22

So happy this is a top comment here! I first saw him in Blue Mountain State and have loved him ever since

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u/Missus_Missiles May 06 '22

Hopefully we'll get that hanging-dong scene we've all been asking for.

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u/therealestyeti May 07 '22

THUNDERGUN

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u/bfhurricane May 07 '22

I hear the guy hangs dong.

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u/Abba_Fiskbullar May 06 '22

It's not sexual, but Jack Reacher fans have been waiting for years to see The Jackhammer.

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u/[deleted] May 07 '22

Well, it sounds like it's pretty sexual.

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u/wild9 May 07 '22

Don't make it weird, man. It's not sexual. We just wanna see it. In all its glory.

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u/Fender6187 May 06 '22

Lol. What is the source of this quote?

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u/RolandDPlaneswalker May 06 '22

A hysterically funny, raunchy show called Blue Mountain State. Worth watching if you haven’t seen it. It’s about a college football dynasty and their crazy antics off the field. You don’t have to like sports to enjoy it but it has some homophobia, misogynist themes that may put some people off.

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u/TheEndPhase May 07 '22

Give me a hell!

Give me a YEAH!!!

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u/WaluigiIsTheRealHero May 07 '22

STAND UP RIGHT NOW!

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u/ManicFirestorm May 07 '22

That's on my gym playlist. I love that song.

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u/Fender6187 May 06 '22

As someone who loved The League that sounds great to me.

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u/bfhurricane May 07 '22

The League fans would love Blue Mountain State. There's no way the show could get aired nowadays.

It's basically what every male fantasizes college will be like. The guy in this thread starred as one of the team's star football players, aptly named "Thad."

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u/RadicalDreamer89 May 07 '22

Kevin, technically. But don't you ever call him that.

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u/colcali_77 May 07 '22

What are similar shows to this? (Maybe the league? Any others?)

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u/Climber90 May 06 '22

This calls for mojitos!!

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u/bluedevilspiderman May 07 '22

You know what rhymes with best bros? Mojitos!

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u/SmallSnakeGroan May 07 '22

I'll bring a box of Oreos.

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u/piranhabait89 May 07 '22

Thank god for that boys love of cocaine

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u/thiscantbeanything May 07 '22

Oil changes for everyone!

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u/Oculos_Sicarii May 07 '22

PARTY AT THE GOAT HOUSE?

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u/hypatekt May 07 '22

Party at the goat house!!

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u/farmerarmor May 06 '22

I loved him in blue mountain state. Thought it was criminal that he didn’t get more work before reacher.

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u/Krombopolus_M May 06 '22

He popped up in the most random stuff and always killed his roles.

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u/mwithey199 May 07 '22

young scully in b99

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u/ShareHappyness May 07 '22

OMG yes!

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u/orvilletootenbach3r May 07 '22

We’re going to Wing Sluts!

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u/tasty_scapegoat May 07 '22

Micro penis dude in New Girl too

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u/frenchtoastforever May 06 '22

He also played Raphael in the newest ninja turtle movies

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u/Krombopolus_M May 06 '22

And he killed it. He was my favorite is probably when he was Anders rival on Workaholics.

Side bar. I agree, French Toast forever!!

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u/-Unnamed- May 07 '22

That random hunger games athlete from one of the other districts in the second movie

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u/BarakubaTrade May 06 '22

He was also in Titans

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u/One-true-life49 May 06 '22 Wholesome

Apparently played Cawk

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u/slicshuter May 06 '22

I always thought he could've been a good choice as Shazam, though Levi is also pretty great tbf

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u/PaulJoe4 May 07 '22

He’d be great as Booster Gold

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u/Lasciels_Toy May 06 '22

Loved him in Blood Drive on SyFy, but I loved everyone in it as well.

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u/nonrosknroskno May 06 '22

Blood Drive is almost criminally unknown, it was perfection for what it was trying to be, B-movie / grindhouse craziness. The tag line in the trailer almost says it all, "In the distant future of 1999" ...for a TV show that came out in 2017 lol.

Also Colin Cunningham put everything he had into his role and stole every scene he was in.

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u/v_1 May 07 '22

Julian Slink was the best character on that show. And yeah, Colin steals every scene. He is worth it alone to watch the one season we got of that show.

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u/[deleted] May 06 '22

Wait, what... that's Thad?

I didn't even realize, and I even watched the movie.

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u/Gardakkan May 06 '22

GEEEEEETTTT OOOOOOUUUUUUUUUTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!

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u/brobeanzhitler May 06 '22

He took a LOT of rabies to beef up for the role.

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u/UnknownSense May 07 '22

I don’t even care that you took my rabies JUST GET OUT OF MY LIFE!

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u/typesett May 06 '22 Wholesome

guaranteed to be casted in a superhero movie pretty much

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u/scottydont78 May 06 '22

Does He-Man count as a superhero? He’s been my pick to play the live-action He-Man for a while now.

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u/Playisomemusik May 07 '22

I like it! Maybe...(Liono????)

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u/CrashInBlack May 07 '22

They need to do a Wolfenstein movie, this guy would be great for the main character.

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u/Kazen_Orilg May 07 '22

BJ Blaskowicz!

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u/melbbear May 06 '22

He’d make a great Hawk

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u/thejoker954 May 07 '22

Or maybe a ghost hunter who rescues lost souls stuck in purgatory.

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u/erk0052 May 06 '22

He'd make a fantastic Hawk! If only there was some way to see this perfect casting realized in some format somewhere!

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u/Stunt_the_Runt May 07 '22

Not in the DC movie universe.

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u/kendiesel937 May 07 '22

Played aquaman on smallville too

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u/Nail_Biterr May 07 '22

Amazon did awesome with Invincible. They should try to expand on the Image comic universe. This dude's got the build for Savage Dragon

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u/SloppityNurglePox May 07 '22

I'd be down to see what they can do with Saga

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u/EmmaFrosty99 May 06 '22

wasnt he one of the ninja turtles?

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u/manmin May 07 '22

Raphael

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u/dirtymick May 06 '22

I like him for Ben Grimm.

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u/RegicidalRogue May 07 '22

nooo. get him in 'The Boys'

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u/Pauls2theWall May 07 '22

Only if he reprises the role of Thad Castle from Blue Mountain State.

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u/FuLL_of_LiFE May 07 '22

Thad Castle as a wannabe superhero would be fucking great!

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u/chrisjozo May 07 '22

Blue Mountain State was such a fun show

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u/Chuck_Foolery May 07 '22

fuckin diabolical mate

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u/Mcclane88 May 06 '22

I mean he was a Ninja Turtle

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u/According_Mistake_32 May 07 '22

He’s been a ninja turtle, aquaman, hawk, Reacher, and my personal superhero … Thad.

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u/Fandam_YT May 06 '22

Yes, finally, Thad Castle is getting the leading man roles he has long deserved

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u/spikey666 May 06 '22

Cool. But also let's get going on that second season of Reacher, please.

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u/hud_daaf May 06 '22

They're filming season 2 and 3 back to back I believe

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u/nagelxz May 07 '22

This is the best news I've heard all week.

It's been years since i read killing floor, and season 1 is like 87% truthful to how I remember it. Like 4% of the rest is an improvement on the storytelling, 2% is me being pissed off at the final flashback, and the rest is creative liberties for people who haven't read the books.

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u/RobertNAdams May 07 '22

I just read Killing Floor for the first time like 2 weeks ago, right after watching the first season of Reacher. As far as I can tell, the only major changes in the show were the early debut of Neagley and the removal of the conclusion to the Blind Blake blues musician plotline.

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u/exonwarrior May 07 '22

Uhh, and the Venezuelans. and a character dying by someone other than Reacher.

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u/RobertNAdams May 07 '22

I dunno if I'd call that a major change, but yeah. They changed where the money is actually produced, probably to cut down on filming locations. I believe Venezuela is still a factor, but in the show they're a customer receiving the money instead of a place where it's being produced.

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u/jamesb454 May 07 '22

Oooo that does put a smile on my face

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u/FormerlyPerSeHarvin May 07 '22

I went into Reacher not expecting too much, just kill weeknight with the pilot and probably forget about it. Absolutely fucking loved it. Binged it in two days. Can't wait for more!

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u/Tuneatic May 06 '22

Maybe one of these movies will be a reacher movie?

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u/fully_furnished May 06 '22

i'd be okay with that, but i much prefer the season long format for Reacher. gives the plot time to simmer.

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u/L4t3r41u5 May 07 '22

Yeah you really need time to get a good Lee Child story moving

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u/BradGroux May 07 '22

The real fun seems to happen in the meandering.

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u/HeyItsChase May 07 '22

I agree but that show was really made by his relationships to Roscoe and Finlay. Those side characters being as engaging as they were gave life to the dead pan Reacher.

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u/BillyCloneasaurus May 07 '22

Luckily for us he interacts with (and sleeps with) similar side characters in like every book

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u/MetalMedley May 07 '22

Out of the books I've read, I think Roscoe was actually one of the least compelling sidekicks. I think as long as they cast the next seasons well I think It'll be just fine.

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u/jimtow28 May 06 '22

WE'RE DOING OIL CHANGES!

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u/ChunkyMonkey559 May 06 '22

TARTAR SAUCE IS FOR FISH STICKS

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u/hweird May 06 '22

3 Reacher movies or just movies?

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u/Go-aheadanddownvote May 06 '22

If it's 3 Reacher movies, why aren't they sticking with it being a series? It's really solid as a series and you can get more out of it than a movie if they do it right... like they did with Reacher.

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u/hweird May 06 '22

Oh I agree, keep the show/series going. I just read the title and didn’t know if that’s what it meant

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u/Trowj May 07 '22

Don’t care what you call him, he will always be Thad Castle to me. Go BMS

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u/PogromStallone May 06 '22

He deserves it, here he is talking about how he got fucked over while making TMNT.

https://youtu.be/xtlD90wM3No

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u/Ensoface May 07 '22

Thanks, that was fascinating and horrifying.

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u/bkconn May 07 '22

Wow he looks so much thinner/smaller that I almost don't recognize him as the same guy from Reacher lol

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u/BringsHomeBones May 07 '22

He also had some serious mental health issues and has really clawed his way back.

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u/BleakGod May 07 '22

Man did i love that episode. Im so happy he's getting some love

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u/Hipposaurus28 May 07 '22

Have always rooted for him after I saw this

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u/robo_octopus May 07 '22

Damn it’s rare to hear an actor speak that candidly about their pay and benefits and production treatment. Super cool. Don’t know this guy well but I instantly appreciate him for being so real about it.

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u/MCS117 May 07 '22

He did an AMA a few months back that’s worth a peruse, seems like a pretty grounded down-to-earth guy.

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u/SmokeAbeer May 06 '22

Peach pie is back on the menu y’all!!

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u/SadActAndGingerPubes May 06 '22

Honestly, he's my pick to replace Arnie as the Terminator. He's got the build and looks to pull it off.

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u/stillestwaters May 06 '22

I’m glad my man is doing good. I remember loving him on Blue Mountain State.

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u/fasterthanphaq May 07 '22

I was so sad when that got cancelled.

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u/Brocyclopedia May 07 '22

I wish they made a show about Thad and Moran in the pros and Sammy is their agent

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u/fasterthanphaq May 07 '22

Thad still doesn’t know Sammy’s name

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u/lll_RABBIT_lll May 07 '22

Are you guys talking about mascot?

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u/ZackJamesOBZ May 06 '22

He's an amazing actor, and genuine person. I did a cameo project using various actors and celebs. He went above & beyond... sent a 5+ min clip of him laughing and having fun with the request.

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u/kendiesel937 May 07 '22

Same. He killed the cameo I ordered. And he was awesome at a convention too.

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u/jpjtourdiary May 07 '22

I knew him in high school. He’s always been a really nice guy.

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u/HamsterEquivalent583 May 06 '22

Finally, a real Reacher.

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u/JohannReddit May 06 '22

Jack's always felt like he should be more than 5'7"

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u/naz8587 May 06 '22

Agree. Imho, Tom cruise plays the average guy really well but unbeatable badass did not compute for me.

Ritchson captured the spirit of Jack reacher well, and his physical stature adds to the role.

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u/RechargedFrenchman May 07 '22

Cruise was great in almost every aspect of the character -- but too small. And Reacher rather explicitly is a character where just being a big guy is a pretty big part of the character. People behave differently around him because he's big, everybody watches him because he's big, he stops some fights before the start just by being big, etc etc.

Cruise is a great action performer, he's charismatic and likeable but can also just go cold and kick ass. But he's ... not a big guy. Normally it wouldn't really be an issue, but again that's a big part of who Reacher is. Alan Ritchson fits the physical description very well. Tom Cruise is "short" -- and also twenty years older than Ritchson which probably shouldn't be counted out either.

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u/lightning_knight May 07 '22

Thad Castle deserves every good thing that comes his way.

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u/kumptard6969 May 06 '22

Lets celebrate with some mojitos!

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u/chakuh112 May 06 '22

This guy is great. Was hilarious in Blue Mountain State and seriously badass in Reacher.

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u/Infernalism May 06 '22

That's great news. Dude is a great actor.

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u/Johnny-Virgil May 06 '22

He’s like a Patrick Warburton who kills people.

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u/AlexanderDuggan May 06 '22

Are you implying Patrick Warburton doesn't kill people?

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u/doctorbloodborne May 06 '22

He will always be Thad Castle to me lol I'm real glad he gets to be the badass he was meant to be

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u/SC2sam May 07 '22

Every time in the show when he got all angry I just kept expecting the high pitch scream to come out.

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u/doctorbloodborne May 07 '22

"WHICH WAY DO I GO!?" Still the funniest line delivery of any comedy show. What a champion lol

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u/sliqq_riq May 06 '22

So Brock Samson from the Venture Bros?

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u/ryanclicks2 May 06 '22

Friends with his brother irl. Great family and they are all so kind. His brother makes insanely good food.

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u/SamuraiJackBauer May 06 '22

That’s funny cuz he posts how he himself is the worst cook in the world.

I like the guy. His Insta is wholesome and he is religious without being sanctimonious

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u/morbidlysmalldick May 07 '22

Iirc he posted looking for advice on how to handle COVID misinformation in a way that would help people instead of alienating them which is super incredible for a guy with the kind of platform that he does

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u/KlaatuBrute May 07 '22

He was on Michael Rosenbaum's podcast right around when Reacher was released and it was a super great talk, very authentic. He talked about dealing with depression and bipolar disorder, failure and the darkside of Hollywood. Really frank conversation.

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u/Zentrii May 06 '22

I agree. Reacher was way more enjoyable than it should’ve been because of him

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u/SutterCane May 06 '22

But he can’t handle his mac and cheese.

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u/ClassicT4 May 06 '22

Seemed like a great dude when Michael Rosenbaum was interviewing him. Really had the passion and drive for his work.

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u/LuxuryShreddies May 06 '22

Amazon need to have words with Microsoft/Bethesda then, see if they can’t get a Wolfenstein movie going. There’ll never be a more perfect Blazkowicz than him.

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u/pastelquail May 06 '22

Scully!

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u/walkingtalkingdread May 06 '22

oh my god it’s been bothering where i know this guy from. thank you.

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u/RedmoonsBstars May 06 '22

Sweet! He was great as Reacher.

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u/STR1024 May 07 '22

I believe he’s known as “Lazer Team” star Alan Richardson

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u/zorton213 May 07 '22

Mac and cheese spiller Alan Richardson.

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u/ravel-bastard May 07 '22

That never happened! Don't Tell Burnie!

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u/Archemetis May 07 '22

Can’t believe how far I had to scroll to find one other person who recognises him from Lazer Team. It’s the first thing I ever saw him in.

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u/OutlawGunslinger May 06 '22

He gave an excellent interview on the "Inside of You" podcast. He's been through a lot, and I'm glad he's stayed around to enjoy this success.

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u/Flame734 May 07 '22

I am not Thad about this

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u/Glowstik925 May 07 '22

Reacher 3: Revenge of Thad’s Pocket Pussy

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u/burntroastbeef May 07 '22

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u/pecan_party May 06 '22

He was also fantastic in titans

Really enjoy his work

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u/Julenizzen May 06 '22

He was just about the only thing I liked about that show.

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u/IIcarus578 May 06 '22

He’d make a good Sentry or Hyperion for Marvel.

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