Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Episode 10: Live Reading and Fan-Casting

Ryan Daly fan-casts the classic Star Wars characters for a hypothetical reboot. Also, returning guests Paul Scavitto and Jay Scherer join Ryan for a discussion of Jason Reitman's live script reading of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and the voice cast including Aaron Paul and Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons.

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  1. Ok, I can't not do my own casting:

    Luke Skywalker - Paul Dano (We know he can do the wide-eyed thing and I think he could pull off the rest.)
    Han Solo - Nathan Fillion (Maybe too obvious, but with good reason.)
    Princess Leia - Kristen Schaal (Yes, Louise from "Bob's Burgers." Seriously, think about it.)
    Lando Calrissian - Keith David (The man does not get his due credit for being incredibly smooth.)
    C3PO - James D'Arcy (Yeah, mainly because Jarvis was the C3PO of "Agent Carter.")
    Obiwan Kenobi - Ken Watanabe (You got me thinking with the samurai comparison.)
    Darth Vader - Frank Langella (If he could make Skeletor work, you know he could own this.)
    Yoda - Eddie Izzard (This was the hardest one to come up with, ultimately I just went with as far out there as I could think.)
    Boba Fett - Hugo Weaving (Only needs a few words to convey menace.)
    Emperor - Ian McKellan (Bringing the full on Magneto.)
    Dak - Chris Evans (Just to mess with everybody.)

  2. Nathan Fillion is a good choice for Han as I've always viewed his Firefly character as Han Solo if the Rebels lost the Battle of Endor.

    Frank Langella was very close to making the list. I love the actor and his voice. Good call.

    Can't argue with the inclusions of David, Weaving, Watanabe, D'Arcy or Izzard.

    As for Kristen Schaal... I think I'd cast her as Yoda before Leia.