View Full Version : Which actor could play a EU character in a movie?

Mara Jades Father
Sep 19th, 1999, 12:29:42 AM
Not that htis is likely to ever happen, but just for fun, who could play EU characters. I think Mara Jade would be fun to start with. Iam really bad at names so I hope you know who I am talking about. The thing about Mara is that right now in the books she must be in her 40s same a Luke and she was probably introduced to us when she was in her early to mid 20s. My first choice would be the actress that played Sorcha <sp?> in Willow. She could be beautiful and dangerous. I also like the girl from Starship Troopers, the on that got killed. Though I don't see Mara that muscular. I see Mara as having the muscle tone of a dancer or gymnast. If you are thinking about casting for Mara, Hair dying is approved. There was a Galaxy magazine that said that Jerermy Irons would make a good Thrawn.

Sep 19th, 1999, 01:24:24 AM
I'm terrible with names, too. I like your choices for Mara. There's not a lot of athletic-type actresses out there that I can think of... A few weeks back we were discussing something similar here, and I joked that the producers would probably get a big star like Julia Roberts. Basically, I'm voting for just about anyone BUT her. :) What about Dash Rendar? I think that guy from "the Mummy" might be able to pull it off...

Mirax H
Sep 19th, 1999, 01:30:00 AM
How about Tom Cruise for Wes Janson?

Sep 19th, 1999, 01:38:00 AM
Naw, Tom Cruise is too much of a pretty-boy. :)

Mirax H
Sep 19th, 1999, 02:09:14 AM
Who cares, he looks great in a uniform. And I disagree about Mara, I do think she has a slightly muscular build

Sep 19th, 1999, 07:01:13 AM
I don't particularly care - as long as it isn't a well-kmown person ... :)

Mara Jades Father
Sep 20th, 1999, 07:14:43 PM
When I think of Dash I thing of a character who is suppose to remind me of Han Solo. So when I think of an actor who reminds me of Harrison Ford I think Dennis Quaid. I think some reddish hair and a little bit of beard, he could play the slick, @#%$ pilot.

Sep 21st, 1999, 05:02:22 AM
Yeah, he'd be cool. I always thought it was so darn convenient that just as one ace-pilot smuggler gets frozen in carbonite, another comes along to take his place... :)

Mara Jades Father
Sep 21st, 1999, 09:23:40 PM
I looked at my last post and I saw the symbols replacing a word. It took me a second to try and remember what I had said because I know i was not being vulgar. The word was c0cky. Can you believe that? That is kind of reaching.

Sep 21st, 1999, 09:36:13 PM
While you're at it, don't mention the old @#%$ Van Dyke TV show, or the classic, "Moby @#%$ And never, under any circumstances, mention the @#%$ of the Millennium Falcon. :)

Sep 21st, 1999, 11:07:01 PM
It is at times over-protective isn't it? :)

Mara Jades Father
Sep 22nd, 1999, 10:27:06 PM
Not to type cast but, Jeri Ryan as Guri.

Sep 22nd, 1999, 10:53:18 PM
Oh hell. How could I forget! This topic was posted a fair while ago and we had a HUGE list of who could play who. Here's what I remember (not much really): C'Baoth - Sean Connery Thrawn - Jeremy Irons and Kevin Spacey were the 2 favourites Pellaeon - can't remember, but I've always considered Roy Scheider perhaps good for the role. Luke - almost always the person who posted the post (everyone wanted to get together with Mara see :) ).

Doc Milo
Sep 23rd, 1999, 03:45:32 PM
How about Jack Nicholson as Prince Xisor (sp?).

Mirax H
Sep 23rd, 1999, 03:48:38 PM
Oh yeah, that would be hilarious

Sep 23rd, 1999, 04:23:08 PM
Tommy Lee Jones as Darth Vader: "I want you to scour this galaxy. Search every crater, starship, township, docking port, exhaust port, asteroid, planetoid, and meteoriod until you FIND that Rebel scum!" :)

Sep 25th, 1999, 09:14:41 PM
This is neat. I like Jeremy Irons as Thrawn. I don't think Brendan Fraiser could pull off Dash though...he's too goofy. What about Nicole Kidman as Mara? I do like that chic from Willow though. P.S. Mira...Wes Janson has an actor who plays him already.

Mara Jades Father
Sep 26th, 1999, 12:33:23 AM
I was thinking of Nichole Kidman today too.

Sep 28th, 1999, 10:36:54 AM
Patrick Stewart would make a good somebody He is very versitile -he played Gurny(sp?) in Dune as well as mannny other roles. I'm sorry- I'm new to EU but, I'm sure there must be somebody he could play, and play it really well.

Darth McBain
Oct 1st, 1999, 02:40:42 PM
How about Rutger Hauer as C'Baoth? I don't know if it would work, but it could be interesting.

Admiral Daala 1
Oct 2nd, 1999, 02:25:12 PM
I am thinking Peirce Brosnan as Grand Admiral Thrawn. The girl that was in Dragon Heart as Mara Jade. Hmm.... I don't think there is anyone talented enough to play the wonderful Admiral Daala. (actually I just can't think of anyone)

Doc Milo
Oct 3rd, 1999, 06:14:37 PM
Van Damme as Kell Tainer?

Mara Jades Father
Oct 3rd, 1999, 08:59:45 PM
How about Lucy Lawless as ADM Daala?

Oct 3rd, 1999, 09:20:26 PM
Ummm, maybe I guess, but I would never be able to get her as Xena out of my head ...

Mara Jades Father
Oct 9th, 1999, 10:57:39 PM
How about Angel from "Angel" & "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" as Exar Kun?

Hawker Sith
Oct 25th, 1999, 07:15:43 PM
How 'bout keano reeves as Kype Durron? I agree that Mara has a gymnastci- like build

Nov 9th, 1999, 04:14:06 AM
Jeremy Irons would make a good Thrawn, but I might think more along the line of Kevin Spacey,,, oh Bromine, your thingy with having Tommy Lee Jones as Darth Vader,, HAS GOT TO BE THE FUNNIEST THING I HAVE HEARD IN A LONG TIME,, I am still laughing Dennis Hopper as Jorus C'baoth Liv Tyler as Admiral Daala Joe Pesci as Borsk Fey'lya

Doc Milo
Nov 15th, 1999, 07:44:08 PM
I was just looking at the cover of Jedi Search and notice that Admiral Daala looked familiar to me. Then it struck: Claudia Christianson (sp?) (aka Susan Ivonova, Babylon 5) looks just like that picture of Daala.

Imperial Royal Guard
Jan 27th, 2000, 11:07:55 AM
perhaps the actress who played the captain of the roger young in starship troopers... her or a B movie actress by the name of athena massey

Imperial Royal Guard
Jan 27th, 2000, 11:10:18 AM
sweet merciful crap..! how could i NOT see that! i love claudia christian... put her in some three inch lifts and she'd be perfect.

Imperial Royal Guard
Jan 27th, 2000, 05:22:39 PM
after seeing the trailer for American Psycho... i can see Christian Bale as a Dark Lord of the Sith...