Fans call for Tom Cruise to play lead in Watch Dogs movie

Top Gun, Mission Impossible star gets 37 percent of the vote, outpacing runner-ups Robert Downey Jr. and Edward Norton.

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With 37 percent of the vote in a new Ubisoft-supported online poll, Top Gun and Mission Impossible star Tom Cruise is the fan's choice to play the role of Aiden Pearce in the upcoming Watch Dogs movie.

Behind Cruise is Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. (20 percent) and Fight Club lead Edward Norton (19 percent). The next most popular actor for the role is Fast and the Furious actor Paul Walker (11 percent).

Ubisoft launched the online poll last week. Cruise was the immediate front-runner. Other actors on the list include Tobey Maguire, Henry Cavill, Ryan Gosling, Clive Owen, Andrew Garfield, and Brad Pitt.

It is not clear what Ubisoft plans to do with the results of the poll and a representative for the company could not be reached for comment.

Ubisoft has a total of six movies in the pipeline. In addition to Watch Dogs, the French publisher is making movies based on its Far Cry, Rabbids, Assassin's Creed, Splinter Cell, and Ghost Recon franchises. In all instances, Ubisoft will retain creative control.

Watch Dogs launches later this year on current- and next-generation consoles, as well as PC.

Discussion

553 comments
Lostat
Lostat

Dear god please don't let Tom be in it!  He'll want the entire script to be re-written as though scientologists were persecuted for brain-washing & robbing people.

HiImUPSMan
HiImUPSMan

A MOVIE BASED ON A VIDEO GAME THATS NOT EVEN OUT YET.


LOL.

formerroadie
formerroadie

Meh. Scientology freak should stay off the big screen.

SOUL-ST4RR
SOUL-ST4RR

If anybody is going to do it, it should be Chuck Norris!

aetius_
aetius_

Tom Cruise or Matt Deamon :)

duuuuuuude1
duuuuuuude1

I hope to hell they don't cast Tom Cruise for this...

rigbybot127
rigbybot127

Burt Reynolds would be awesome. He's awesome in everything.

slaker82
slaker82

Remember this is not the only movie Ubisoft will make , Tom will do better on a Splinter Cell movie than Watch dogs, i dont think hes that smart for this role.

Hurvl
Hurvl

I think Tom Cruise is too handsome to play him, but he did do a good job of playing a morally questionable character in Collateral. Edward Norton would be better, but I instantly thought of Clive Owen or Guy Pearce (lol, Guy Pearce playing Aidan Pearce) being a good choice. Yes I know those two aren't in the list.

Grayzer
Grayzer

Just chuck James Caviezel in, see what happens...

vackillers
vackillers

Tom definitely fits the bill this time I think, but there are some other actors out there which might have fit the part just as good though, Daniel Craig for one I think would do an excellent job, Sam Worthington is another,  or even Matt Damon as well all know is an absolute exceptional actor when it comes to fast moving action with the intelligence to go with it, Bourne Identity Trillogy anyone?

nation9690
nation9690

Would prefer Jeremy Renner... There's a lot of actors I could name that would be better than Tom Cruise for this role.

PureJagin
PureJagin

Dammit...Tom Cruise doesn't even look like Aiden...God I hate that guy

Canon100
Canon100

Yay! More Sprint Action from Tom Cruise! :D

oneLazySamurai
oneLazySamurai

I like Tom Cruise because he is short, like a regular person!

josh7845
josh7845

The game hasn't even fucking come out yet...

Elann2008
Elann2008

Whether you like Tom or not, doesn't matter much.  He does fit the role and he does have more star power than Edward Norton and RDJ.  Although I'd rather have Edward Norton take on the role, I gotta give it to Tom on this.  Minority Report anyone?  That was a great movie.

DESTROYRS_F8
DESTROYRS_F8

None of the above.  How about someone younger?

hXcShock
hXcShock

Edward Norton would have been the best choice by far.

indzman
indzman

Tom cruise is still a sexy beast :)

DMND
DMND

I hope it doesn't suck like the game.... oh wait we do not have a game yet!

themc_7
themc_7

Please not Tom cruise :( 

ACWH
ACWH

Game isn't released yet and they are already talking about movies....

vivalatour
vivalatour

I would much prefer Norton over Cruise , Tommy seems to be landing parts all the time and most of them are so unrealistic for the little fellow !

Yamakoichi
Yamakoichi

Tom Cruise can only play one role, Tom Cruise. If he is in it you might as well not call the movie watch dogs, just Mission Impossible 43

ShawnSwitch
ShawnSwitch

I personally think Dylan McDermott would work well for this role

mandala111
mandala111

NOOOOOOO!!! Do not! he was bored! better find another actor is not known!

Lambchopzin
Lambchopzin

Well, I suppose if you need somebody to play a paranoid anti-hero Tom Cruise isn't the worst choice in the world.

Real talk though he's not a bad actor. He'd probably do fine with the role. Still think it's silly that Ubisoft is trying to push all of these video game movies at the same time, not to mention for a game that isn't even out yet.

tightwad34
tightwad34

Come on. The game isn't out yet. My god Hollywood really is running out of ideas. I know a lot of you won't agree with this, but all the comic book movies are already getting old. We get what, like 5 a year a least. Or so it seems.

Vodoo
Vodoo

Who voted on this? A bunch of old house wives? Edward Norton is the perfect fit for the Watch Dogs character.

smaddeus
smaddeus

@HiImUPSMan Story was already known, character background was kinda known...what else do you need to start the movie ? Oh right, there was the potential and whole idea... all necessary things to make the movie.

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

@rigbybot127 he is way too old ! I cry for years that Kurt Russel should play Big Boss in a MGS movie if they ever make one :/

zfazal84
zfazal84

@PureJagin  

Actually he does resemble Aiden that's why so many people voted for him.

My only issue is that Tom Cruise is probably too old for the role.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@oneLazySamurai I'm 6' 1" (185 cm), like most guys I know in Sweden.

sunbeam4
sunbeam4

@Elann2008 American history X talks for it self. you can't beat quality. tom cruise is a doll.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@themc_7 I doubt they could afford him and I think it would be wrong for them to try to attach him to the film. It'd would make the movie's budget too expensive and the setting for the game (which the movie can't differ too much from) doesn't really scream "box office success". However, many good and interesting movies aren't successes.

Elann2008
Elann2008

@ACWH 

Yeah.. it's weird Ubisoft marketing.  I now feel like Watch Dogs will end up with being just all hype, and a game with no depth.  But we'll see..

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Lambchopzin Yeah, they got a freakin' truckload of games (six of them) waiting to be movies - that's some serious planning in advance.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@tightwad34 With Avengers being the third most successful movie ever and Iron Man 3 being the fifth, I don't think enough people share your opinions to make a difference, but I agree that the original ideas are few and far between.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@Vodoo Old housewives, LOL. They are the worst to poll for most anything, other than teenage girls.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@zfazal84 @PureJagin Tom Cruise could play someone who's 35 years old or slightly younger, with a little makeup. He really doesn't look like 50.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@Hurvl Of course they won't tone it down as long as millions upon millions go to see them. And the fanbases for these aren't going away any time soon, if ever.

Bhemont
Bhemont

@Yamakoichi @Vodoo American History X, Fight Club, Primal Fear and the Illusionist.  Haven't seen those? Stop all your ANIME downloads, cancel loluto and go watch these classics for the love of god, and get out of your cave, like, NAO!

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Slagar@Bhemont@Yamakoichi@VodooI also like 25th Hour, Red Dragon and he's brilliant in Primal Fear, which I think was a kind of breakthrough for him.

Slagar
Slagar

@Bhemont @Yamakoichi @Vodoo The Painted Veil with Naomi Watts is also a decent Ed Norton film (not in the league of those, but still an enjoyable film).