Fans of Owen Wilson are visibly perplexed by the actor’s avatar in the Paint teaser trailer. The film is set to be released in theatres on April 7, 2023.
The film’s protagonist, Carl Nargle, is played by Owen Wilson. Wilson will be joined by Michaela Watkins, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ciara Renée, Lusia Strus, Stephen Root, Lucy Freyer, Denny Dillon, Evander Duck Jr., Will Blagrove, and Ryan Czerwonko.
Despite the trailer’s widespread praise, fans are divided about the actor’s appearance. They mistook him for Bob Ross, a famous painter who used to do the same things as Wilson’s character in the trailer. They even wondered why the producers didn’t go with a Bob Ross biopic instead.
Fans said : on Twitter think Owen Wilson in Paint looks exactly like Bob Ross
Bob Ross was an American painter, art instructor, television host, and the creator of The Joy of Painting. From 1983 to 1994, the educational show aired on PBS in the United States and CBC in Canada.
Despite his death in 1995, he and his work have been immortalised and have always been talked about since the inception of the internet, mostly in the form of memes. Wilson and Ross appeared uncannily similar, according to internet users.
Fans are perplexed as to why Bob Ross spells Carl Nargle, and they wonder if the upcoming film is a parody of Bob Ross or if a real-life Carl Nargle exists. When many fans first saw the trailer, they assumed the actor was supposed to be Ross.
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The actor’s iconic “WOW” has also become a meme, with fans even bombarding Twitter with it. One fan quoted the famous “Mom, can we get?” line, while another boldly stated that no one would believe Wilson wasn’t Ross in the film.
Some stated that they would always refer to the actor as Bob Ross and hoped that the late painter’s estate was not paid to completely ruin his name. One fan enjoyed the trailer and was pleased with the casting, stating that a film about Ross had been long overdue.
Know about paint movie?
The upcoming film follows Carl Nargle, a Vermont painter who has been the talk of the town for nearly thirty years due to his TV show and on-screen presence, but is now up against an adversary in the form of a younger and better painter hired by the station.
The new painter is gradually robbing Nargle of every joy and empire he has built over the last three decades.
The official synopsis for Paint is as follows:
“Owen Wilson plays Carl Nargle, Vermont’s number one public television painter who believes he has it all: a signature perm, a custom van, and fans who follow his every move… until a younger, more talented artist steals everything (and everyone) Carl adores.”
Brit McAdams directed and wrote the film, which was produced by Sam Maydew and Peter Brant.