At long last a proper Reacher

AMAZON GIVES LEE CHILD’S HERO A PROPER METAMORPHOSIS AT LONG LAST! OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED ON 4 SEPTEMBER. WELCOME ALAN RITCHSON.

Alan Ritchson

At 6-foot-4 and 235 pounds, 37 years old Ritchson is the new Reacher – much closer to Lee Child’s description of the physically imposing character (who is described as standing 6-foot-5 and weighing 250 pounds) – Tom Cruise is 5’6” and 170 lbs – that must be one of the worst bit of casting I can remember.   

Child said of the recasting:

“I really enjoyed working with Cruise. He’s a really, really nice guy. We had a lot of fun. But ultimately the readers are right. The size of Reacher is really, really important and it’s a big component of who he is…So what I’ve decided to do is – there won’t be any more movies with Tom Cruise. Instead we’re going to take it to Netflix or something like that. Long-form streaming television, with a completely new actor. We’re rebooting and starting over …” Lee Child in November 2018.

Emma Peel (Diana Rigg)

I LITERALLY GREW-UP WITH HER AND THE AVENGERS 1961 – 1969. While staying at Nain & Taid’s, I used to watch Emma and Jonathan Steed, with them, as a treat, on their black and white TV, of course.

Diana Rigg aka Emma Peel – has died aged 83
Thanks for some great TV memories

She enjoyed a long and distinguished acting career on stage, in film and on television. The range of her roles was enormous, from serious drama to high camp – becoming a Dame was well deserved. And, of course, she was the only Bond girl to get 007 to the altar.a

As for the tune? Encapsulates a big part of my teenhood! The Avengers TV Intro – Season 5 – 1966 https://youtu.be/10QW3Az1FTw via @YouTube