MMA fighter Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has been one of the front runners to star in Joe Carnahan‘s big screen adaptation of the popular TV series, The A-Team. The cast currently includes Bradley Cooper as Faceman Peck and Liam Neeson as Hannibal Smith. So the question still remains, is Rampage this generation’s Mr. T or not? The most recent set update suggests that he is.
Over at Empire, they’re reporting that Rampage Jackson has been spotted on the Vancouver set of the action film. The fighter turned actor was seen wearing the infamous B.A. Baracus chains around his neck according to another report by the Vancouver Sun. Jackson has been in competition for the role with several other name actors including, Terminator Salvation‘s Common.
When we posted Bradley Cooper’s appearance on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien he pretty much admitted that the role of B.A. Baracus had already been cast, but he wouldn’t expand on it. Since I haven’t heard of Common running around on set I’m going to assume that Jackson has landed the part. Physically I can definitely see him playing the character, and let’s be honest it’s not a dialogue driven role. Wasn’t Mr. T. a bouncer before he originally played B.A.?
Do you think Rampage has been cast as Mr. T.? Is he the right choice?