David Kaufmanisn’t getting into the conversation about who should play Danny Phantom in the live-action film … and tells TMZ he has some definite casting ideas.
The actor — who voiced the titular character in all 53 episodes of the television show and reprized his role in subsequent films and video games … told us he’s all for it Tom Holland he plays DP, even though he thinks Spider-Man is done with superheroes for a while.
Here’s the deal… Butch Hartmancreator of a slew of well-known animated series for Nickelodeon in the 2000s, recently spoke at MegaCon in Orlando and said that if there were ever a live-action “Danny Phantom” movie, he would only want Tom Holland in the role. .
For those who don’t know, “Danny Phantom” followed a teenager named Danny Fenton who gained ghostly abilities after a portal to another world exploded, turning him into half-human, half-ghost.
A big if of course… something like this hasn’t gone into production or even been announced as far as we know – but it’s still something Kaufman has really set his sights on, and he decided that TH is okay with it if he wants to do it It.
DK pointed out that Tom is heading to the West End for a production of “Romeo & Juliet”… a fact that David thinks is great for him because it’s a departure from the superhero roles Holland has played so far in his career.
Honestly, it’s also not hard to imagine Tom wanting to pursue different types of roles, as the guy is a talent tour de force.
However, Kaufman didn’t just refute Butch’s idea…he also came up with a few casting calls of his own: ‘Stranger Things’ Actor Noa Schnapp as Danny and Billie crazy Eilish as his friend turned love interest, Sam.
David complimented Noah on his comedic timing and said he thinks this is a big part of Danny’s character – so any actor playing him has to know their way around a joke. And just look up some pictures of the characters… pretty perfect casting, at least in appearance.
Billie doesn’t have much acting experience, but that’s never stopped Hollywood… and she’s up for her second Best Original Song Oscar, so maybe she’ll be inspired to give acting a try.
Someone from Nickelodeon better start calling…they wouldn’t want an opportunity like this to come back to haunt them!
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