When it rains, it pour with the gale forces of a so'wester off the Barbary Coast! Another post comes your way, Hornies! In the wake of the news so recently posted on this site, esteemed actor Iaon Gruffudd has cast doubts on the ability of young Shia LaBeouf to accurately capture the essence of Hornblower. True Hornies will remember Gruffudd for his role as young Horatio in the regrettably short-lived A&E miniseries Horatio Hornblower. If you are as interested in comic books as I am (and I suspect that you are), you will also know him as Mr. Fantastic himself, Dr. Reed Richards!
Sire Gruffudd is doubly miffed becasue the producers of Hornblower have asked him to appear in the film...but in the minor role of Jackson the irritable coxswain, rather than his accustomed part as the fresh-faced Horatio! The pistols are charged, the steps are paced, and the duel is about to commence! I put the question you : who is the better man to grasp the sword of Hornblower, a veteran Blower like Guffudd, or a fresh-faced up-and-comer like LaBeouf? Keep your responses flowing like rum in the Virgin Isles, my Horned friends!