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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Recasting Star Wars: Luke Skywalker

Recasting Star Wars: Luke Skywalker. What modern actor would you cast for this role if StarWars: Episode IV (A New Hope) were to be refilmed today? Results are posted on my webpage for reference (www.dreamthief.com). Remember one character at a time, limited time per character. If you post another character I will probably delete your post... stay on target!

Recasting Star Wars: Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi

Recasting Star Wars: Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi. What modern actor would you cast for this role if StarWars: Episode IV (A New Hope) were to be refilmed today? Results are posted on my webpage for reference (www.dreamthief.com). Remember one character at a time, limited time per character. If you post another character I will probably delete your post... stay on target!

Ryan L.: I'm going with Sir Derek Jacobi on this one.
Inigo G.: His age never made sense to me, given the prequels. Anyway, I'll vote for Sean Bean. Mike has a really fantastic vote for that role. I'll try to see if he'll post.
Dav C.: I agree, his age is off. But... is it off in ANH or the prequils?
By the prequils he should have been in his mid 50s in ANH (Assuming he is 20 in Phantom Menace)
Dav C.: For whatever reason, I had a couple of ideas. Kenneth Branagh is who I will put out first. More later.
Courtney A.: This choice is the hardest. I have several names in my head, but settling on this one: Terry O'Quinn. My first non-broadway pick!
Courtney A.: Gah! Obi-Wan is my favorite character to recast! Two more names: William Sadler (somewhat obscure, but one of my favorite character actors, should be the right age by now) and James Gandolfini (Don't scoff. Quiet. Powerful. Nuff said?)
Dav C.: My next pick is Morgan Freeman (I told you he could do anything!)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Recasting Star Wars: Lando Calrissian

Recasting Star Wars: Lando Calrissian. What modern actor would you cast for this role if StarWars: Episode V (Empire Strikes Back) were to be refilmed today? Results are posted on my webpage for reference (www.dreamthief.com). Remember one character at a time, limited time per character. If you post another character I will probably delete your post... stay on target!


Carl H.: Snoop Dogg
Ryan L.: Fot this I am torn between Don Cheadle or Harold Parrineau.
Andrea S.: Excellent choice Ryan... I was going with Don Cheadle... but I was busy so I'll come up with another one..
Courtney A.: Taye Diggs
Dav C.: Wow... ok, I will go against the grain here. Jude Law. He can do the smooth talking, card playing, back-stabbing, bureaucrat. I can also see him piloting the Falcon.
I do like Don Cheadle, except I have a problem seeing him as a pilot.
Snoop Dogg... I can see him more as yoda :) Yoda did smoke weed after all. http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/yoda2.jpg
Jennifer M.: Jamie Foxx-- he can do smooth, sly, etc.
Ryan L.: ny man with the iron pair to pull off War Machine could fly the Falcon blind :)
Andrea S.: Will Smith... He'd get jiggy with it!
Inigo G.: Aaron Eckhart would be a pretty good choice.
Dav C.: I like Eckhart... just slimy enough.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Recasting Star Wars: Emperor Palpatine

Recasting Star Wars: Emperor Palpatine. What modern actor would you cast for this role if StarWars were to be refilmed today? Results are posted on my webpage for reference (www.dreamthief.com). Remember one character at a time, 48 hours per character. If you post another character I will probably delete your post... stay on target!

The discussion is held on facebook here:
http://www.facebook.com/THEDreamThief?v=wall&story_fbid=113392812015913

Dav C: BTW, I was thinking the Emperor Palpatine, which means episodes 4-6. I know he technically became emperor in episode 3, but we will recast the prequels later.
Andrea S.: Nic Cage! He's got the eyes AND he could use the money!
Andrea S.: and again for Jeff...
Funny: George Bush Sr
Real: Alan Rickman
Lol, Sean Connery would also be pretty good.
Ryan L.: Two words: Bill Nighy.
Dav C.: The Science Guy?
Ryan L.: That would be Bill Nigh... *shakes head" Bill Nighy you would know as Philip in Shaun of the Dead or Viktor in Underword or, slightly more known, Davey Jones in the Pirates of the Carribean Trilogy.
Courtney A.: Hi, Dav. :) My vote is for Edmund Lyndeck.
Inigo G.: Bill Nighy was also my first choice, but the fun is in the options, so.... My vote: Peter Stormare.
Dav C.: Ok, I am astounded that no one put in Ian McKellen, but a lot of people might be vetoing him due to Gandalf and Magneto.
However, he is not my pick, I just thought someone would have brought him up by now.
Dav C.: @Courtney Welcome and way to go with an obscure pick!
Christopher W.: Christopher Walken, sure not as wrinkled, but evil just flows from him.
Andrea S.: I have to agree on the Christopher Walken one too.. I mean, I still pick Nic Cage cause the guys eyes make me swoon but Christpher Walken was my 2nd choice!
Dav C.: I was getting ready to close this out when a name popped in my head. I don't usually think of him as evil, but he has done evil roles.He could also potentially do several of the roles across the series.
Morgan Freeman.
Dav C.:Ok, I am going to close this oone out a little early. Interesting pick that I never would have thought of. I guess that is what makes it so fun, all the different opinions.

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I will have the next character up shortly.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Recasting StarWars: Princess Leia Organa

Recasting Star Wars with modern actors, one character at a time. What modern actor would you cast for a role if StarWars were to be refilmed today? Results are posted on my webpage for reference (www.dreamthief.com). Remember one character at a time, 48 hours per character. Next Character is Princess Leia Organa. If you post another character I will probably delete your post... stay on target!

The Main discussion is happening on FaceBook.
http://www.facebook.com/THEDreamThief?v=wall&story_fbid=110827358947731

Andrea S: Jeff's response is Olivia Munn
Dav C.: Remember, age is a pretty important factor for Leia, she is only 19 in ANH and she should not look any older than who you might cast for her brother. Just things to think about.
Ryan L.: I'd go with Summer Glau. You need someone that looks young but can pull off being wiser than their years.
Side note:
http://img392.imageshack.us/i/oliviamunnleiays3.jpg/
Munn doesn't look anywhere near her age of 30, but she's not a quality actress at all. Hot, but hope she doesn't speak more than 3 lines in Iron Man 2.
Andrea S.: I'm with you Ryan.. But Jeff wasn't having anything to do with listening to anyone that wasn't Olivia Munn.. She is hot.. but I can't picture her pulling off Leia..
Mark XII: I'd have to go with Michelle Trachtractenburg. I think she could pull it off.
Andrea S.: I've got my vote finally... Olivia Wilde... HOTNESS!
Christopher W.: Summer Glau or Morena Baccarin...both could do it well.
Dav C.: @Andrea, I was just telling Ryan last night that I thought Olivia Wilde and Summer Glau look a little alike.
@Mark, Trachtenburg is an interesting pick and I kinda like it!
Inigo G.: This one is actually really tough... Put me down for one Eva Green. Even if she is a bit older, she has serious talent.
Dav C.: The two I had been thinking of have been Amy Adams (maybe a tad too old, but she looks much younger than she is [35] and makeup can do wonders) and Zooey Deschanel (who also looks much younger than she is [30]).
I will also throw in Alexis Bledel just so everyone can yell at me :)
Bryan M.: Since I am going to try my best to avoid actors and actresses that have links to scifi or fantasy, I would have to suggest Lea Michele.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Recasting StarWars: Han Solo

New game, let's recast Star Wars with modern actors, one character at a time. What modern actor would you cast for a role if StarWars were to be refilmed today? I will post the results on my webpage for reference. Remember one character at a time, 48 hours per character. Starting with Han Solo. If you post another char...acter I will probalby delete your post... stay on target!
The Main discussion is happening on FaceBook. You can find it here.
http://www.facebook.com/THEDreamThief?v=wall&story_fbid=112385032123078

Ryan L. Getting over the accent -- though there were numerous brits in the Empire -- I would actually go with Jude Law. Good looking, cocky, action-capable, not too old.
Jennifer M. I'd go with Robert Downey,jr. He's a bit older than Ford was, but so what! :-)
Dav C So, one of the defining moments of Han Solo (to me) is the scene in ANH on the Millennium Falcon where he says "I've flown from one end of this galaxy to the other, and I've seen a lot of strange stuff". The best person I can see in that scene is Nathan Fillion.
Ryan L. Smidge too old and ruled out, in my mind, because Malcom Reynolds and Han Solo are nearly indentical characters. Not that you've watched Firefly... :)
Carl H. Going with Colin Ferrell. Favorite Han Solo line is from the Empire Strikes Back. The princess tells Han she loves him. He responds 'I know' just before being frozen in carbonite.
Jeff via Andrea T. Paul Bettany.
Inigo G. Wow, good call with Jude Law. My vote would be for Gerard Butler.

Good Stuff everyone! Now for the next character!