Last week in my Captain Underpants soundtrack posting, I mentioned that I would absolutely love to see Captain Underpants hit the silver screen. However, at the time I was suffering a complete brain fart and couldn’t think of the perfect actors to star in this film. Fortunately, a few days after coming up with the soundtrack, the most ideal and yet obvious actor to star as Captain Underpants came to me — just like all of a sudden finding that piece of clothing that’s been sitting right atop a pile of clothes in your room! After realizing who could play Captain Underpants, the rest of the cast trickled into view.
So if Captain Underpants were made into a movie, it would star . . .
Will Ferrell as Captain Underpants/Principal Krupp
After laughing hysterically at his films (such as Blades of Glory, Elf, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and many more), one realizes that Will Farrell is one of the funniest actors of our time and could easily pull off an underpants-wearing, cape-toting, bully-fighting super hero.
Seth Rogen as Captain Underpants/Principal Krupp
Due to Will Farrell’s extremely busy schedule, the film would have to call for the perfect backup — otherwise known as Seth Rogen. This comedic actor played the voice of Mantis in the funny animated film Kung Fu Panda.
Jake T. Austin as George Beard
This actor is on the rise. Not only is he one of the main stars on the hit Disney show Wizards of Waverly Place, but he also recently starred the movie Hotel for Dogs. Though I haven’t seen his latest movie, I do find him extremely funny alongside his co-stars Selena Gomez and David Henrie. While some actors have to actively strive to be funny and humorous, I think that comedy comes naturally to Austin.
Bobb’e J. Thompson as Harold Hutchins
You may have seen him as the annoying Stanley on Disney channel’s That’s So Raven or in the more recent movie Fred Claus, starring Vince Vaughn. However, if neither one of those ring a bell, you’ll be hearing of and seeing Thompson in his comedic roles in the future films Imagine That and Snowmen.
And what if the movie industry wants to go with a couple actors a few years older than the respective characters in the books? Not to worry! Hollywood and I have got that covered! So who else could play the parts of George and Harold? Well, I’ll give you a couple a hints. They already star as friends in a hit Disney channel show. Each has proven himself as an excellent comedic actor. And they have both been acting since they were young. Which two actors am I referring to? Kyle Massey and Jason Dolly of Corey in the House!
So, what do you think of my character picks? Have someone else mind for the potential Captain Underpants Movie? Leave me a comment! And if this hypothetical movie never actually becomes a reality, you can always go play the Captain Underpants games.
— Carly M., STACKS Staffer