Here comes Speed Racer, he's a demon on wheels. He's a demon, and he's gonna be chasin' after someone. He's gainin' on you so you better look alive. He's busy revvin' up a powerful Mach 5... Go Speed Racer, Go! Okay, although I never got too into the whole Speed Racer thing, as I was more of a He-Man hero fan, this is one of those adaptations I'd go to just to hear the song. And one I will probably be very ticked off about if they relegate the song to the end credits like they did with Spider-Man. But maybe, just maybe Sponge will get some time in the film.

Anyhow, there's one more person to add to the pretty interesting cast of Andy andLarry Wachowski's upcoming live-action remake of Speed Racer. We've already got Emile Hirsch as Speed, Matthew Fox as Racer X, Christina Ricci as Trixie and Susan Sarandon and John Goodman as Ma and Pop Racer. The latest name to add to the parade -- Music and Lyrics' Scott Porter as Rex. Now you Racer fans might be confused since Rex is actually Racer X. It seems that Porter will be the young Rex, before he fakes his death and miraculously becomes the Fox-y X. Assuming that the character has an approximate 13-year span between Rex and X, like the actors' actual ages, that's quite the physical transformation. I'm a bit surprised that they didn't find someone who could pull off the older and younger roles. I just don't see enough of a resemblance between the two -- unless there's something that changed the character's look?! What say you about the two Rex-X'ers? I'll stomach it for that cast and the sweeet, new Mach 5.
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