Why does Mr. T have to ruin everything? Joe Carnahan‘s big screen adaptation of The A-Team will already feature cameos from series stars Dirk Benedict and Dwight Schultz, but unfortunately, George Peppard passed away years ago so the show’s fab four has been knocked down to three. The last piece of the puzzle is Mr. T and the actor isn’t interested in making an appearance in the upcoming film.
George from Latino Review recently caught up with Mr. T and asked him if he was going to make a cameo in the movie alongside his former co-stars. He didn’t give us the answer we’d all been looking for and replied with a big, fat no. He said it wasn’t an issue of money, but of principle. If B.A. Baracus isn’t the main character, he doesn’t feel a reason to be in the film. He also felt that they would market the movie with him being in it, and he didn’t want to give the false impression to his family and friends that it would be a major role. Here’s what else he told George…
“He told me he has nothing against the cast or even the fact that they’re doing a remake. But a cameo is just something he wasn’t interested in. He said he’s very happy with his life right now and enjoys giving back to the community.”
I have just three things to say in response to this, “Damn! Damn! Damn!” Mr. T has turned into the Jean Claude Van Damme of The A-Team. He’s the one person who won’t be a team player due to his personal convictions. Even though it sounds like a complete no-go, I’ll still keep hope alive because there’s plenty of time between now and next summer when the film hits theaters. Who knows what will happen between now and then?
Do you think Mr. T will change his mind and appear in The A-Team movie?