Monday, September 12, 2011

Casting Star Wars: Heir to the Empire: My dream team and Star Wars Books on Facebook are holding a fun little discussion and vote regarding who fans would cast in some of the key roles in Heir to the Empire.  I am going to ignore the fact that they are trying to recast Wedge Antilles (Denis Lawson rocks).

It is an interesting exercise to go through.

Below you fill find my picks for seven characters who make their debut in Heir to the Empire.

Grand Admiral Thrawn:

 Could any actor be more perfect for the role of Thrawn then the man who recently portrayed Magneto in X-Men: First Class, Michael Fassbender.

 Mara Jade:

 How about Ron Howard's little girl Bryce Dallas Howard for the role of Mara Jade.  For Mara you need someone who is a combination of youthful looking, beautiful and athletic. 

Talon Karrde:

 Karrde is a very interesting character, the actor must be able to portray he intelligence of a spymaster and the physicality of a pirate chief.  I can't think of anyone better with the acting chops to handle this then Russell Crowe.

Admiral Gilad Pelleaon:

 The actor who portrays the Old Man (stealing a line from BSG) needs the gravitas to pull off an awesome mustache.  That leaves the best mustache in Hollywood as an obvious choice.

Borsk Fey'lya:

 For Borsk I think we need a nice deep voice and one interesting choice would be Christopher Judge best known for his work on Stargate SG-1 as every one's favorite Jaffa, Teal'c.

Joruus C'baoth:

 There are a bunch of older actors that could pull off the role of the mad Jedi Clone C'baoth, but I am going for a unique kind of crazy with Sam Elliott. 

Last but not least a fun and unique supporting character.  Winter is Leia's lifetime friend, a human recording device and the future best babysitter in the galaxy.  For this character lets go with the lovely Alexis Bledel with nice dye job. 

Well that is the best I can do.  If you don't see me posting in a few days that means some Hollywood casting firm has snapped up my services.  What do you think of my list and who would you pick?

1 comment:


    Keep Russel Crowe AWAY from anything Star Wars if you want to keep any notion of class. If you have to put him in anywhere, put him in a damn gungan costume and drown him.