The Adventure Has Been Cast Thus Far:
Han Solo: Nathan Fillion
Luke Skywalker: Anton Yelchin
Princess Leia: Jewel Staite
(Director: Guillermo del Toro)
It’s only natural that we continue with quite possibly the hardest casting call ever: Darth Vader.
NOTE: I am asking you to cast for both body and voice here. In my imaginary remake, Darth Vader isn’t going to be played by more than one person. Besides the fact that it seems silly to me, I’m also trying to avoid another moment where you’re thinking, Darth Vader is so BADASS . . . oh, wait, he’s really just this soft, pasty, old white guy? Well, that’s genuinely disappointing. Of course, makeup can be used to make anyone appear older or creepier, but just keep in mind: you’re replacing James Earl Jones and Sebastian Shaw here. Preferably David Prowse, too, although I suspect that depends on how much the costume weighs. Best not to have the actor toppling over while giving his ‘I am your father’ speech, after all.
I fully admit to having kind of a weird medley of actors here, some of whom may seem like strange choices to you. What can I say? It’s pretty hard to come up with an adequate substitute for James Earl Jones, especially when you know that no one is ever going to be able to copy him. They’ll be doing their own interpretation of the role. You’re voting for the person who you trust will do the most faithful interpretation . . . or just whoever you think will be the most awesome.
As always, you’re totally welcome to throw out your own casting ideas in the comments, but just know, they won’t be added to the poll, no matter how inspired their casting seems to you. The nominees are set. The winner, however, IS up to you.
Voting ends on August 29th!