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There seems to be no shortage of Hollywood projects despite the pandemic. One such project is a potential Bayonetta movie, and one of its most popular fans could be up for the lead role. Daniel Ritchman (via Giant Freakin Robot) is reporting that Lady Gaga could land the role. She’s a big fan of the games and has even done a music video inspired by them with Ariana Grande. Considering her growing acting resume and unique style, the rumor is believable.

The franchise comprises two action hack & slash games (with a third on the way) developed by Platinum Games and published by Sega. The first game was directed by Hideki Kamiya of Resident Evil and Devil May Cry fame. Here’s a brief synopsis and trailer for the first game for those who aren’t familiar with it. Seeing the character in action shows how Lady Gaga could be a perfect fit.

Bayonetta. The last survivor of an ancient witch clan who keeps the balance between light, dark, and chaos. Entombed to protect herself – and the world as we know it – Bayonetta is discovered and revived after 500 years, sparking a chain of events with cataclysmic repercussions.

Thrust straight into battle, with only one clue to her past, Bayonetta must discover the truth and fight for the future. Her daunting conquest sees her face off against countless angelic enemies and giant foes in a game of 100% pure action.

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Peter Brosdahl

As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my...

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  1. ..well .. just hold on now .. she DOES have the dancing chops to just maybe pull this off .. I mean .. Michael Keaton should have never been a good Batman .. but yet .. here we are.

  2. [QUOTE=”DrezKill, post: 26307, member: 230″]
    OH GAWD PLEASE NO
    Gawd damnit Hollywood, just ****ing stop already.
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    For what it’s worth I’d be far more concerned about who they choose to direct it and what budget they give more than her being cast(which to me seems a little unlikely but possible). Just imagine if Paul Anderson or Michael Bay get a hold of this. Otherwise, though, I agree Hollywood seems to have gone bonkers with the videogame adaptations in possible development.

  3. To be fair, she is a decent actor, but I can’t see her in the role at all. Unless they give her 1′ stilts and she can still dance-fight in high heels with them 🤣.

  4. [QUOTE=”Armenius, post: 26319, member: 180″]
    To be fair, she is a decent actor, but I can’t see her in the role at all. Unless they give her 1′ stilts and she can still dance-fight in high heels with them 🤣.
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    Agreed. I think if this had happened earlier in her career she probably could’ve pulled it off but let’s face it, she’s a little older now and it just wouldn’t look natural. However, they could, and probably will do worse.

  5. [QUOTE=”Peter_Brosdahl, post: 26332, member: 87″]
    Agreed. I think if this had happened earlier in her career she probably could’ve pulled it off but let’s face it, she’s a little older now and it just wouldn’t look natural. However, they could, and probably will do worse.
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    CGI has come a long way, too. Bayonetta is a very fantastical character that I think could not be done justice by any real actor without help, to be honest.

  6. [QUOTE=”Armenius, post: 26350, member: 180″]
    CGI has come a long way, too. Bayonetta is a very fantastical character that I think could not be done justice by any real actor without help, to be honest.
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    Too true. Could be as simple as a voiceover and some mocap.

  7. A young Jane Fonda or Emmanuelle Beart would be my choice for the role.

    I wonder how many nerds will be clamoring for Lady Gaga when Hollywood announces Brie Larson for the role of Bayonetta.

  8. [QUOTE=”Auer, post: 26400, member: 225″]
    To bad LG is pretty short, I bet she can do cartwheels in heels.
    [/QUOTE]

    With the proper camera angles, anyone can look taller. Look at Tom Hardy, guy is like 5’8″ but looked massive in The Dark Knight Rises due to camera angles and whatnot.

  9. [QUOTE=”SeymourGore, post: 26398, member: 158″]
    A young Jane Fonda or Emmanuelle Beart would be my choice for the role.

    I wonder how many nerds will be clamoring for Lady Gaga when Hollywood announces Brie Larson for the role of Bayonetta.
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    I’d totally be on top of Emmanuelle Beart from 25 years ago.

  10. [QUOTE=”SeymourGore, post: 26401, member: 158″]
    With the proper camera angles, anyone can look taller. Look at Tom Hardy, guy is like 5’8″ but looked massive in The Dark Knight Rises due to camera angles and whatnot.
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    My wife is on the shorter side of things and believes that most of Hollywood are all over six feet. I’ve been telling her for a while now that it’s mostly camera tricks along with where they often have people stand. The majority are around that 5’8″ or much less. One trick I taught her is to gauge when they’re next to a car or normal door. If they barely clear a door handle or roof of a vehicle you know something’s up.

  11. [QUOTE=”Peter_Brosdahl, post: 26431, member: 87″]
    My wife is on the shorter side of things and believes that most of Hollywood are all over six feet. I’ve been telling her for a while now that it’s mostly camera tricks along with where they often have people stand. The majority are around that 5’8″ or much less. One trick I taught her is to gauge when they’re next to a car or normal door. If they barely clear a door handle or roof of a vehicle you know something’s up.
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    Some of the tallest actors in Hollywood include Chris Hemsworth (6’3″), Jason Momoa (6’4″), and Dwayne Johnson (6’5″).

    I’m taller than all three of them at 6’7″, but they all look like giants next to the big name stars because of what you say.

  12. Nothing springs to mind all right. either for Bayonetta, or for Gaga, so I’m fine 🙂 I have no horse in this race.

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