Ice Cube as Mr. T in the 'A-Team' movie?

Icet_lSo, Ice Cube (left) tells MTV News he may play B.A. Baracus in the upcoming film version of The A-Team. Setting aside for the moment what a bad idea it is to make an A-Team movie, I have to ask: Really? Doughboy as Mr. T (right)? Really? I know Cube’s got the attitude, and after all those goofy, family-friendly Are We There Yet comedies, it’ll be nice to see him unleash his famous scowl again, but does he really have the physique for this role? At least he’s willing to shave his hair into a Mohawk. Still, the only person who can do justice to Mr. T’s original portrayal is (duh) Mr. T. Sure, he’s a lot older, but he looks exactly the same, and he still does that mixture of badass and cartoonish like no one else. C’mon, PopWatchers, either they should make the movie with Mr. T, or they shouldn’t make it at all, right?

UPDATE: Late Night With Conan O’Brien was on top of this last night. Cube was Conan’s guest, and the show offered one of its trademark "If They Mated" photo mashups to show what Cube might look like with Mr. T’s Mohawk and bling. You can watch the segment here (click "Wed Jan 9"), and you can see the photo below, after the jump.

addCredit(“Ice Cube and Mr. T: Everett Collection; Late Night With Conan O’Brien: NBC/Globe Photos”)


Comments (31 total) Add your comment
Page: 1 2 3


  • Heather

    Mr. T or nothing, baby!

  • Sally in Chicago

    Mr. T all the way. He can still walk and talk.
    As for Ice Cube, I just saw First Sunday and the dude only has ONE expression: snarl.

  • Sally in Chicago

    On second thought — do we need an A-Team movie franchise? Does anybody remember Mission Impossible? What happened to MI btw?

  • Sally in Chicago

    and wasn’t there supposed to be a Swat franchise? Hm….what does all this tell you about TV action series turned into movies?

  • GeeMoney

    If Ice Cube can pull off Mr. T’s personality and catch phrases, then I say, why not?

  • Sina

    Horrible, horrible, horrible idea! They should get Michael Jai White to be BA in the A-Team movie since they are stupid enough to even remake one. We all seen he can wear a mo-hawk. He wore one in that tyler perry movie

  • gary has a photo of cube today and it looks like hes growing out his fro – maybe to shave a mohawk?

  • Silv

    Why do we need this movie at all?

  • Steve

    Ok here it goes…..The one and only B.A. Is Mr. T You cannot replace him that would be like replaceing the head vampire in “Lost Boys” Which by the way looks now like he did in the movie now that is scary. SO though I lie Ice cube he would not be my first choice but I think if anyone can come close it would be him. I happen to like all of his movies he is , to me, one of the best that Hollywood has to offer now days.

  • Ceballos

    I’ll set aside that this remake is a horrible idea because Gary asked us to:
    If it absolutely has to happen, my vote goes to Terry Crews “Everybody Hates Chris”. He’s definitely got the physique, charisma and comedy chops to pull off the part. Then again, I like Terry Crews a lot, so I wouldn’t want to see him actually get the role because he’d be hated on (or is it hated upon?) nonstop.

  • Igloo

    Better yet, what about Ice T for Mr. T? Better actor, better build, and he’s already got the T!

  • furry_tom

    Give the man a chance. I heard all of the same “he can’t do it better than the original” arguments when Ice Cube starred in the film version of Webster, and he proved everyone wrong.

  • Stephanie T.

    Ice Cube? They can’t use “Mr. C”. because that was Tom Bosley. Mr. T. was the originator. There is no substitute. And as he would say “I pitty the Cube.”

  • Heather

    Igloo: Now that I could get behind. Ice T is intimidating, with or without muscles. It’s all about the intimidation factor, not the comic side to the character.

Page: 1 2 3
Add your comment
The rules: Keep it clean, and stay on the subject - or we may delete your comment. If you see inappropriate language, e-mail us. An asterisk (*) indicates a required field.

When you click on the "Post Comment" button above to submit your comments, you are indicating your acceptance of and are agreeing to the Terms of Service. You can also read our Privacy Policy.

Latest Videos


From Our Partners

TV Recaps

Powered by VIP