When official word came that Dwight Shultz, the original Murdock, would be appearing in the new A-Team movie we were anxious to know if any other actors would be involved. Well, good news A-Team fans, because the original Faceman, Dirk Benedict, will be making an appearance as well. While no details were provided, his official website did state he would be involved:
“Dirk has just announced to this website that he has two projects in the works beginning with a cameo appearance in the new “The A-Team” film, which is currently shooting in Vancouver Canada.”
This is great news and means the only member of the original cast to confirm is Mr. T. Hopefully he’ll come on board and make this the trifecta of casting for a film remake. Sadly, George Peppard will not be returning having passed away in 1994. However, maybe Melinda Culea, Amy Allen on the original series, may return.
Much like Shultz, Benedict brings some extra geek cred to the role having played Starbuck on the original Battlestar Galactica. I’m hesitant to even mention it though considering how angry Benedict seemed about a woman taking over his role. If you haven’t read his “manifesto” about the new BSG series it’s pretty entertaining.
The A-Team comes to theaters June 11, 2010.