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Star Wars: Prequel Trilogy Reboot - Fan Casts

Discussion in 'Fan Casts' started by DarthDwight, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. Use the Falchion

    Use the Falchion Jedi Contrarian

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    I don't have a full list, but I do have some picks. As a note, I'm picking most of these for a reboot, not a complete story overhaul. Granted, I assume a reboot could at the least give Padme a few more...proactive choices and developments. Outside of Qui-Gon Jinn and Maul, this is a list for Episode 2 & 3 casting, not Episode 1.

    Qui-Gon Jinn: Lin-Manuel Miranda
    I don't really know why I want this, but I think it could work. It'd be a vastly different interpretation than Liam Neeson's but I think it'd be fun to see. Besides, he brings in star power...and it was either him or Sean Bean. I think I chose Lin due to the meta-story. I like the idea that in Hamilton he was a student of Washington, and now he's finally a teacher.

    Obi-Wan Kenobi: Robert Pattinson

    I wanted someone devilishly charming and British, and his was the first name that came to mind.

    Padme Amidala: Chloe Bennett

    Cute, charming, and quite the action girl (with terrible taste in men to boot!), Chloe would shine in the role of Padme. For a reboot, I'd probably retool Padme's arc in order to make it line up more with the OT. So I need a leading lady who can keep up with that. Honestly for a reboot I'd overhaul Padme's entire role...

    Anakin Skywalker: Ryan Gosling

    Had you asked me about this choice a couple of years ago, I would have gone with a a person of color. Anakin's story would be much more powerful if it was a young black boy who was freed from slavery but never truly free from bondage. His distrust in a system that wanted to use him and his ultimate betrayal by someone he trusted screamed "OTHELLO" to me, and I reveled in it. (Yes, I know Othello this is more of a modern interpretation, but I like it and I'd keep it.) Heck, in today's day and age, that still may work.
    But if we're tying it into the OT, then I think Ryan Gosling is the best fit. He looks like he could be Harrison Ford's son, and him looking similar to Kylo Ren was weirdly the most important factor for me this time around.

    If I went with my original feeling, I'd probably pick someone like Ricky Whittle. I haven't seen his work in American Gods, but I've heard nothing but good things about the show. And I enjoyed his character in The 100.

    Darth Maul: Iko Uwais

    Iko's work in The Raid movies is nearly iconic at this point, and I sort of like the idea of having this smaller, seemingly not as menacing Maul be the ultimate threat that our heroes have to face. Besides, he can do all of his own stunts!

    Edited in: Terry Crews! For those Brooklyn Nine-Nine jokes!

    Also Edited in: Min Na Wen. I love her role as Agent Melinda May aka The Cavalry in Agents of Shield, and I like the glares she can pull off. Seeing her as Maul would be hilarious. But again, I'm not sure the role would be good for her (and she's already Fennic Shand in The Mandalorian).

    Darth Tyrannus/Count Dooku: Hugo Weaving
    Hugo Weaving can totally play up the "I'm a noble, eat it" vibe that Dooku gives. He's also another LOTR veteran, so having him back would be awesome. However, I'd like to see him play a bit more domestic version of Dooku. Like, if we saw him at the beginning of the movie helping out with the politics, claiming that he left the Jedi Order to live a life helping out his home country as a politician, not unlike Padme. Have him pave the way for Anakin to think that he can survive and do good outside the Jedi Order. Give him and Padme the hope that they could live a normal life together...and then the war starts, destroying any chance of that. And then the reveal happens that he's actually behind the assassination attempt and everything else. Have him reveal that he's sick of acting like the middle-man for government. (All-the-while not realizing that he's also a middle-man for Palpatine.) He's a count, and he wants respect! And in the new world that his master will bring...he'll have it.

    Darth Sidious/Chancellor Palpatine: Andre Braugher
    NINE NINE! ...apparently I won't stop until I put the entire cast of Brooklyn Nine Nine into Star Wars...now excuse me as I go edit Terry as Maul....
    I'm back! The original plan was to put Samuel L Jackson as Palpatine. Imagine him saying "I AM THE MOTHERF-@>#<G SENATE!" Hilarious! But Jackson hasn't played a role that requires an Affable nature for quite some time. I think we need that. People would subtext the ever-loving stuffing out of this choice, but I think it's about the skill in this case, not the skin. (Although the skin can be used to raise a point.)

    Another surprise choice may be Robert Downey Jr. This is more for meta-parallels than anything else; and if I was going to do that, I'd probably put Chris Evans in as Grievous. No thanks.

    Asajj Ventress: Hannah Quinlivan

    I think I put her in the "who would you like to see in Star Wars" post. Here's a place for her! Potentially. I think she'd work well as an action role, and the PT needs more female action roles.

    Edit 3!
    Mace Windu: Henry Simmons
    ...I've been watching a lot of Agents of Shield...
    Henry has the authoritarian nature that a Mace Windu needs to have. He has the body-type to make Mace intimidating, and the iron-nature to make Mace seem dogmatic. I think he'd fit the role nicely.
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  2. Dryden Valiance

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    I will move the message if this is not the right thread, because my fancast is not for a Prequel reboot but for a fanfiction I am doing.

    Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Padme Amidala, Mace Windu, Yoda, Bail Organa, Jango Fett/Clone Troopers, Darth Maul, Count Dooku, General Grievous will remain the same.

    But I add many other character that will played major role:

    Jason Mamoa as Qigong Voss

    Alicia Vikander as Aayla Secura

    Hiroyuki Sanada as Kirak Katarn

    Gina Torres as Skaak Ti

    Kate Siegel as Shmi Skywalker

    Matthew Rhys as Sheev Palpatine


    Maise Williams as Ahsoka Tano

    Thandie Newton as Luminara Unduli


    Mark Pellegrino as Cliegg Lars

    Frederick Koehler as Owen Lars

    Rupert Grint as Brendol Hux
    #22 Dryden Valiance, Nov 4, 2021
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