So, 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”)