More Dream Casting

It's always fun to suggest dream casts for animated series, were they to become live action movies. In the past, I've covered Thundercats and G.I. Joe, and Rey cast Dungeons & Dragons, complete with a movie poster. After a day spent updating my archives, watching season 2 of Batman Beyond, and questing for a bazooka-wielding turkey in DragonFable, my brain isn't sharp enough to write anything of real substance, so enjoy these hypothetical casting calls:

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Batman Beyond:

Terry McGinnis: Will Friedle
Bruce Wayne: Kevin Conroy

Conroy's been the definitive voice of the Dark Knight since the first episode of Batman: The Animated Series back in 1992. I couldn't imagine anyone else voicing the gruff mentor to the new, young Batman, and with the right makeup they could easily age him. Friedle meanwhile is young enough to play McGinnis in real life, and hasn't had many on-camera roles in the last few years. I'd round out the rest of the cast as follows:

Commissioner Barbara Gordon: Yvonne Craig
Dana Tan: Lucy Liu
Max Gibson: Regina Hall
Shriek: Adrien Brody
Inque: Bahar Soomekh
Mad Stan: Henry Rollins
(OK, 3 voice actors would reprise their roles in front of the camera)

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Voltron: Defender of the Universe

Keith: Zach Braff
Lance: Jensen Ackles
Pidge: Elijah Wood
Sven: Dean Cain
Hunk: James DeBello
Allura: Maggie Grace
Coran: Alan Rickman
King Zarkon: Christopher Judge
Prince Lotor: James Callis
Haggar: Alice Krige

Look for a real cast for this one in 2008.

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So, what shows should I tackle in the future?



Blogger Darrell said...

Speaking of Batman, go here for a neat little Batman Legos movie, click the poster thumbnail in the lower middle. For my money, this is a better Riddler than Jim Carrey... and a FAR better Batman than Val Kilmer.

11/24/2006 7:58 AM  
Blogger Lyndon said...

The choice of Elijah Wood as Pidge definitely made me laugh out loud. Unfortunately that all stopped when I read the IMDB link.

Either Voltron is going to turn into a train wreck like most of the shows that have been remade. Or worse, it will be like the Thunderbirds remake and they'll make it into some sort of weird feel good, kids save the world, family flick.


11/24/2006 9:53 AM  
Blogger MCF said...

I've seen Thunderbirds. Hopefully, Voltron gets a more mature treatment...

11/24/2006 11:30 AM  

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