(Pocket-lint) – Have you ever watched a film or TV show and thought another actor might be suited to the lead role? Now, thanks to another brilliant contest at Design Crowd, you can let your imagination run wild thanks to the efforts of some brilliant Photoshoppers.
These artists were given the challenge of imagining they were in charge of recasting and to post the results.
We’ve collected some of our favourites for you to enjoy, but be sure to check out all the previous entries for some extra chortles.
The real Joker
There’s been a lot of hype online since the new trailer for the Joker film dropped. From what we’ve seen it looks like Joaquin Phoenix has done an incredible job with the role, but seeing this Photoshopping, we’d love to see how Rowan Atkinson would play the character.
Sheldon Cooper the serial killer
We loved Dexter, it was a cracking show. Now, this Photoshopping has us imagining what it might be like if it was rebooted with Jim Parsons playing the serial killer.
Imagine a world where the loveable ogre Shrek was hiding a deadly secret. Under that green skin, he was packing a metal endoskeleton and the programming to kill John Connor. Certainly an unexpected twist to the series.
Devil’s Advocate with Jim Carey
The Devil’s Advocate was an iconic film and an utter classic. Pacino and Reeves made for an awesome pairing. But what if Jim Carey had taken the lead instead? Things would have been very different.
Casting Jim Carey as the Joker is actually a really great idea in our mind. After all, he’s already worn a mask and pulled off a fantastic character change when doing so. Some green hair and wild makeup and we have no doubt he’d channel his inner madman.
Bean Breaks Bad
There’s no denying that Rowan Atkinson is a masterful actor. He’s much more than just slapstick and daft comedy. We wonder how he would have handled the role of Walter White in Breaking Bad. It certainly would have been a very different series.
Jack Nicholson as The Imp
Although he might struggle to take on the role of a person of smaller stature, the incredible Jack Nicholson would have no doubt taken on Tyrion Lannister’s character with gusto.
The Muppets get a Hangover
A new Muppets film is in the works, only this time with an adult theme, some shenanigans and plenty of drinking. We’d actually love to see this one if only to see Elmo off his face.
Zach Galifianakis as The Terminator
This one is not just hilarious, it’s actually fairly clever too. After all, the Terminators were meant to be able to go undercover and strike when least expected. Zach Galifianakis certainly doesn’t look like a killing machine, but we bet he’d kill the role.
Breaking Bad Theory
What if the cast of Breaking Bad were replaced with that of Big Bang Theory? We love the thought of Sheldon Cooper cooking meth. Certainly an interesting use of his massive brainpower.
Dad’s of Anarchy
Giving up the meth game for a biker’s life, Walter White could have been even more of a mean machine. Leathers, road hog and knife on his hip. He certainly looks the part.
It’s not just standard TV shows and films that are getting the re-casting treatment. Cartoons too are getting a makeover. We like the idea of multiple cartoon characters appearing in one show and replacing the current line-up. Fred Flinstone as Stan Smith would be especially hilarious.
What if 90s classic Friends wasn’t a sitcom, but instead was a very different show about five pals and their serial killer buddy? They’ve all got a secret to hide and some bodies to bury.
If Quentin Tarantino decided to break into the cartoon world, maybe this could have happened? Popeye’s girlfriend goes on a killing rampage armed with a yellow tracksuit and deadly katana. Interesting watching.
American History X with Niles Crane
Life after Fraiser was interesting for Niles Crane. Joined a white power gang, spent some time in prison, then tried to turn his life around. That smile on his face hides a world of pain.
Ben Stiller might have been hilarious as Zoolander, but could he pull off a young Superman? We’re not so sure. But he certainly would have been an interesting casting in Smallville.
A bath with Kermit
A classic scene from American Beauty is now made all the more awkward and weird with the addition of Kermit. And, of course, the knowledge of the misdeeds of Mr Spacey.
We had a lot of love for George Peppard as Hannibal, but we do enjoy the idea of seeing Arnold Schwarzenegger playing Colonel John “Hannibal” Smith. Though would it work to have two burly men in one show?
Scooby Doo and the gang
What if the cast of family guy included Scooby Doo and Ralo from “The Cleaveland Show” rather than Brian and Stewie? Would it be an entirely different show with mystery-solving and endless ghosts or would Scooby Doo just be joining in with the shenanigans?
Ali G as Dexter?
Sacha Baron Cohen is one amusing chap, his Ali G character is also hilarious. It’s hard to imagine how Dexter could be played by anyone other than Michael C. Hall but we’d certainly like to see what the comedian would do with it.
Dexter vs House
We like where this edit is going. Imagine if Dexter was playing House. Not just Micheal C. Hall instead of Hugh Laurie but a serial killer with incredible intelligence.
The editor of this poster pitches it best:
“An unconventional and misanthropic medical genius and serial killer.”
Wilfred and Jim Carey
We miss Wilfred. What a great (daft) show that was. Elijah Wood was fantastic in it but we’d also love to see what Jim Carey would have done with the role.
Brad Pitt as Jack Baur
We’re seeing a lot more big-name stars in TV shows of late, so it’s perfectly plausible that Brad Pitt might make an appearance in a show like 24 if it was on TV now.
We’d imagine there would be a far lot less “dammit Chloe” moments and much more cheek from Pitt as Jack Baur, but it would be hard to top Kiefer Sutherland’s performance.
Bill Gates as the 40 Year Old Virgin
We’re not sure Bill Gates would be too happy with this Photoshopping that sees him as the 40 Year Old Virgin. That said, he is in his mid-60s now, so at least he’d be shaving some years off his life.
Writing by Adrian Willings.