Of course, the A-Team movie is still very much active. Heck, if Transformers does well, I think that we're going to see a lot more of 80's television on the big screen. As Erik Davis told us last September, Stephen J. Cannell, the series creator, was cooking up the remake and picked some unnamed screenwriter to pen it. Before that, back in 2005, Mark Beall mused about who would or could be cast. The top choices: Bruce Willis as Hannibal, Brad Pitt as Murdoch, Matt Damon as Face and B.A. would once again be Mr. T. Since T still looks the same, it would make sense, right? I mean, you can replace a lot of actors in remakes, but the minute you try to mimic Mr. T, I'm betting that the whole thing will fall flat.

But the mohawk-man himself wouldn't do it without his whole team: "If you ain't gonna have the main guys, like [Dwight Schultz] as Murdoch and the guys that I grew up with, [forget it]." But what about a cameo? I would say that's the worst idea ever. After they finally find a Mr. T replacement, they'd actually think of placing them both in the same film? That sounds like movie suicide to me. Not that it matters anyway -- Mr. T pities the fool who tries to get him in a guest spot: "We don't do cameos! You don't disrespect us, or 'Pow! Pow!'" The icon went on to say: "it's insulting me to ask me to be in it [as someone else]. It's just like my ex-girlfriend saying 'Why don't you come out to dinner with my new boyfriend?' You see what I mean? I am not going to do that." Well, the remake has that going for it. Personally, I'd rather see the old guys all back if anything at all, but if not, I see no way around this Mr. T hurdle. Sure, you could throw in Ving Rhames, but anyone who tries to be The T will just be a weak caricature. Is the movie doomed?
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