Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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 ( 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!)

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