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Lets cast Knights of the Old Republic

Discussion in 'General Movie Discussion' started by Mosley909, Jul 6, 2019.

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  1. Mosley909

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    So a while back their were rumours Laeta Kalogridis was working on Knights of the Old Republic Script based on the much loved game. Now I dunno how many people have played the game on this forum but I thought it might be a bit of fun to say who we would cast in the roles if the rumour was true.

    Warning for those who haven't payed the game there maybe some spoilers in the thread.

    So here's mine(im sure you will disagree!).

    Revan - Ellen Page.
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    I know alot of people will say Revan was a guy in legends, but personally I always played the character as a woman. Also think having a woman in the role would create an interesting and different love triangle between Revan, Bastila & Cath. I picked Page becuase I think she can do light and dark really well (look at her range from Juno to The Umbrella Academy). I think she is about the right age, you don't want some one too young they wouldn't feel like they had lived, but equally you want some one young enough to lead the film. My only worry is we've never really seen her do anything like a lightsaber duel.

    My back up option for Revan would be: Rosa Salazar

    Bastila Shan - Zazie Beetz
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    I wasn't really a fan of Deadpool 2, but she was great as Domino. can defiantly see her as Bastila a character strong in the force but struggles with the dark side who has a connection to Revan.

    My back up option for Bastila would be: Hera Hilmarsdóttir (she was great in Mortal Engines even if the film wasn't great)

    Darth Malak - Jon Bernthal
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    I can just see him as Sith lord of few words but just ruthless aggression.

    My back up option for Malak would be: Djimon Hounsou

    Carth Onasi - Jeremy Renner
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    Character needs to be old enough to have a son in the Sith acedemy but young enough so a possible romance with Revan would be buyable. Renner can pull of both.

    Back up for Carth - Ben Foster

    Jolee Bindo - Chiwetel Ejiofor
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    I think anyone who has played the game can see the obviousness of this one.

    backup for Jolee: Jeffrey Wright

    Juhani - Jing Tian
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    Have to admit The Great Wall is a guilty pleasure of mine, and really like Jing Tian and would love to see her as a Jedi and Juhani has a great arc that she could definitely dig her teeth into.

    Back up for Juhani - Kate Mara


    Canderous Ordo - Lou Diamond Phillips
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    Fairly obvious casting as a grisled Mandalorian, the guy does grumpy and action well. would be perfect.

    Back up for Canderous - Guillermo Díaz

    Mission Vao - Cailee-Spaeny
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    Paciffic Rim - Uprising was not a good film (especially Charlie Day in it) but Spaeny managed to to be annoying in a character that 99% of performers would have struggled not to come across as annoying. Can just see Spaeny as the spikey Mission character.

    Back up for Mission - Dafne Keen

    HK-47 - Liev Schreiber(Voice)

    Jedi Masters:
    Peter Dinklage - Octavia Spencer - Mos Def - Amanda Peet

    If You where gonna bring in character from KOTOR 2 then:

    Meetra Surik (Jedi Exile) - Either Hera Hilmarsdóttir or Rosa Salazar I just want to see them in the film.

    Darth Nihilus - Ethan Hawke, can just see him as the sort of force junkie kind of character.

    Director: Zhang Yimou. I think he would make it look sensational and really revolutionary in Star Wars

    Director of Photography: Bradford Young - I know a lot of people thought Solo was to dark, but personally I think it is the most beautiful looking Star Wars film made yet. Between Solo and Arrival Youngs name alone is enough to make me buy a ticket to his next prject what ever that is, and I'd love to see him return to Star Wars.

    Writer: Im happy with Laeta Kalogridis, I've loved Alita, Shutter Island and Night Watch all of which she wrote, she has also produced Avatar which while I know its common place to slate these days but I still love, I've also heard good things about Altered Carbon. Yeah Teminator Genisys was naff, but that franchise is dead, thier just isn't anything new you can do with it.

    So these are my choices what about yours:
     
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    Keanu Reeves as Revan.
     
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    I dunno, while I love Keanu, he is 55 and doesn't have a great acting range he is quite one note.

    I'd rather them go a bit younger (mid 30's) and with a bit more acting range
     
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    Let's bring back Alan Tudyk. I think he would be a great Choice.
     
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    Rachel Weisz as Bastila
     
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    James Franco as Revan
    Was great as James Dean and IMO should have been Anakin in the PT. Can do drama, comedy and action. Perfect for Star Wars.

    Kate Beckinsale as Bastila
    Speaks for itself. Looks like her. Sounds like her. Has done action movies before.

    Jake Johnson as Carth Onasi
    Kinda looks like him and the guy is hilarious (see New Girl). Would add the sarcastic comic relief like Han Solo in OT, Obi-Wan in PT & Poe in ST.

    Michael Shannon as Darth Malak
    Super intensive. Super creepy. Quality actor. Even when he’s playing a “good guy” he’s still terrifying!
     
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    It's probably because I just watched a movie with him in it, but Thomas Haden Church could be an interesting Canderous Ordo:

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    If we get The Old Republic, I'd probably want all new characters (with maybe some canon reimaginings of Legends ones, like Revan.

    That being said...

    Revan- Cate Blanchett
    She'd be amazing, either as a good Revan or Dark Side one
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    Carth- Kyle Chandler
    He's got that "action hero, but punchable" vibe
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    Bastila- Carice Van Houten
    Like Revan and Malak, probably a little older than most people tend to think of the character. But I think she'd be great!
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    Mission Vao- Maise Williams
    She's got that Misson energy, I guess
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    Zaalbar- Joonas Suatomo
    Why reinvent the wheel?
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    Canderous- Stephen Lang
    I feel bad because the guy's already so typecast, but it's kinda too perfect to pass up, right?
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    Juhani- Zendaya
    She's done a great job with the Spider-man movies, so she's already in the House of Mouse
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    Jolee- Djimon Hounsou
    I think he could pull off a great Jolee
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    Darth Malak- JK Simmons
    He can be incredibly intimidating, and he's a great actor!
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    Kreia- Maggie Smith
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    Darth Sion- Willem Dafoe
    The intensity he'd bring to this role!
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    HK-47- Josh Gad
    Hear me out! HK's voice would be heavily, heavily edited anyway. Why not let Josh Gad's own natural comedic talent serve as the base, before being modified to sound more like the sadistic robot that he is? Gad is a talented voice actor, and I think he could bring some great character to the part, even if his voice doesn't quite match HK's (though to be honest, what human's would?).

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    Then of course, some roles for Star Wars regulars. I'd love to see Warwick as T3
     
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    I'm not familiar with some of these people but I think it looks like a great list!

    I HATED Jar Jar Binks, but I would love to see Ahmed Best cast in KOTOR. No makeup, just a human. And make him bad @$$. Have him do something incredibly cool or significant.
     
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    Forgive my ignorance, what part of the original KOTOR is canon? The game could end in different ways and even Revan's gender was fluid based on your choices while playing.

    I like the idea of Margot Robbie as Mission Rao, she and her wookie friend were my favorite companions in that game. One word of warning the lore around the Star Forge is kinda yuck, so while it's a pivotal part of the plot, I hope they don't drill too deep on the "lore" that surrounds it.
     
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    I don't think any part of KOTOR is canon these days. I haven't even played the games, I'm thinking of the audiobooks that came out. I enjoyed those a lot.
     
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    The story of KOTOR is not canon.

    The existence of an Old Republic is. As are the Mandalorian Wars, and the Battle of Malachor (though it seems to be quite different than the one from Legends).

    There's other stuff like Darth Bane (not KOTOR, but still much before the OT), who was canonized in The Clone Wars.

    And I'm not sure about stuff like Tarre Viszla, the Dark Saber, etc, whether that was in Legends or not. But their existence is canon now.

    Various other elements are arguably canon. For instance, some of the Sith Trooper brigades were named (in the Visual Dictionary) after Sith Lords like Revan. But the Visual Dictionary should be treated as canon only so far as it doesn't conflict with anything else, so it wouldn't take much to dismiss that.

    Though again, I doubt that even if a "Revan" existed in canon, the actual events of KOTOR probably didn't play out much like the game.
     
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    The original game had a superb story (if you ignore some of the weird lore about the Star Forge) and could really make a great film, but it would require Revan to have some of its game choices solidified. In the MMO I think Revan's followers become cult like and the lore of the forge and the race behind it gets explored a lot.

    It's worthy lore to explore and borrow from even if the MMO took some very ugly turns with it all.
     
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