Sam Worthington is British Hero Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future
by Ethan Anderton
March 11, 2010
It seems like pretty much every other week since Avatar rocked out at the box office, breakout Australian actor Sam Worthington is rumored to be joining another project. The increasingly reliable Pajiba (who also broke the recently confirmed news of Worthington joining The Fields) is now reporting that the human action figure is looking to sign on to a potential franchise as the British sci-fi comic book hero Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future, chief pilot of the Interplanet Space Fleet. Although he's not a super-hero, he's pulled off exceptional piloting and often proved extraordinarily lucky, not to mention he also kicks ass at jiu jitsu.
Introduced in 1950, the property is the UK's most successful comic series ever and is described as a British version of Buck Rogers. Despite Warner Bros recent active development on the project, there is no writer or director attached (as far as we know), so this one is still very much up in the air. Without a script yet, I'm sure there's plenty of time for Worthington to work on other films, including the already confirmed Dracula Year Zero movie with Worthington as the iconic, titular bloodsucker. For now we'll just toss this news in the rumor pile until we hear anything official from the studio or otherwise. Is Worthington a good choice?
Reader Feedback - 12 Comments
Not a bad choice, my fear is that Avatar will be the death of Worthington's career, and I am soooo tired of hearing about Cameron and Avatar, I wanna see Worthington have a good career. Dan Dare could be something epic in the end.
Xerxex on Mar 11, 2010
Maybe he could pull it off, if he got rid of his accent. Which he can't.
Daniel on Mar 12, 2010
Could this guy be any luckier? I mean he's gone from obscurity to one of the most indemand actors in Hollywood. Probably because he's an Aussie, and every American loves an Aussie. Good on him.
Orion on Mar 12, 2010
@ #3 It's not luck. It's talent and hard work. Australians are well known to be hard workers. Studios love guys like Worthington because they're far from the majority of male, Gen-Y waif actors that clutter the current Hollywood landscape, complaining about their broken nails and bad hair days. Guys like Zach Efron, etc. Fucking pussies.
dUPE on Mar 12, 2010
Is Worthington a good choice? No.
poo on Mar 12, 2010
Yes, he is a good choice. Like someone else said, its only the accent he's got to work on. He's a late-comer success story, people should look up to him. Some people, in whatever industry, are not always going to get all the good luck early on. And he's freaking hardworking, he knows the feeling of being down and out and having to make ends meet. Kudos.
cinderboy on Mar 12, 2010
Sam, Sam, Sam.....slow it down. Enjoy your millions and your life on high. The days of the capitol action hero is over, at this rate you'll burn yourself and your fans out before your career has hit a popular 8-year stride. I enjoy the hell out of you, but I sense you're putting the burning up way too high which can only result in a flash in the pan.
Voice of Reason on Mar 12, 2010
I would love to see Michael Fassbender in the role...but that's just me. Personally I would have liked to see more Fassbender (and most of the cast that got killed way too soon) in 'Basterds'.
Marc on Mar 12, 2010
sam worthington to become dan dare the man with no pubic hair.
DEADPOOL 72 on Mar 12, 2010
Yea he's probably the best choice for this. @9 that made no sense
Sharlto on Mar 12, 2010
It's not talent. He hasn't worked his way up to a level of respect where he gets the roles based on his talent. He's an actor who's being strategically placed by studios to try and force people to like him, he's a manufactured movie star, not an actor, that's why he's getting so many projects. The best actors proved themselves and worked their way up to a level of respect. Worthington's done nothing to prove that he's deserving of respect, because, frankly, he's not that good of an actor. That's why people are going to get sick of him fast.
SlashBeast on Mar 14, 2010
So far in his career, not a good actor; and he can't hold an accent. A bad choice. An English actor should play this role.
not a worthington fan on Mar 15, 2010
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