FAN CAST: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed by JoshW

Here are my choices for who I’d like to see star in a movie adaptation of the video game, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed! Included are all of the main characters that appeared in the game as well as the reasons why I think the actors I’ve chosen are right for the parts…

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By Josh Wilding - 3/28/2010
JoshW: In my opinion, this game is probably the best Star Wars one yet. With a brilliant set of characters and a story that perfectly bridges some of the gap between Episode III and IV, I think it would make an even more epic movie! I’ve included the reasons behind my casting choices as I know that those of you who haven’t played the game may not be familiar with some of these characters as well as all of the spoiler free information you need to know about them and the plot of the game! Enjoy the cast!

THE PLOT

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The Star Wars saga continues in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, a videogame developed by LucasArts, starring Darth Vader's "Secret Apprentice" and unveils many new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy. The expansive story, created under direction from George Lucas, is set during the largely unexplored era between Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope. In it, players assist the iconic villain in his quest to rid the universe of Jedi - and face decisions that could change the course of their destiny.

THE CHARACTERS

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Starkiller is the main character in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. He is Darth Vader’s secret apprentice, and has a love interest in Juno Eclipse. His birth name is Galen Marek.

I know this may seem like a lazy casting choice as Witwer lent both his voice and likeness to the game but his “performance” in that was brilliant and I’d love to see him play the live action version of the character! Although his role in Smallville wasn’t great, just look back at his previous performances in a show like Dexter and you’ll see what a brilliant actor he actually is.

As Seen In…

Dexter
Smallville
The Mist


Allies

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Father of Darth Vader's secret apprentice, Marek was a Jedi in hiding on the wookie planet Kashyyyk after the Clone Wars.

Although this would only be a minor part I think it needs a quality actor and Roth is one of the best out there. He looks the part and has the right qualities as an actor to pull off the personality of a character like this.

As Seen In…

Lie To Me
Reservoir Dogs
The Incredible Hulk


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During an extermination mission on Kashyyyk, Vader encounters a gifted force user named Galen Marek (Starkiller) and decides to kidnap the young child and raise him as his apprentice.

What is there to say? This man’s voice IS Darth Vader and although you could have an impersonator as the game did, I’d be much happier having Jones back.

As Seen In…

House
Star Wars
The Lion King


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PROXY was given to Starkiller as a companion, and to assist Darth Vader's secret apprentice on his missions. He houses hologram technology that allows him to make himself look like almost anyone.

His voice work in games like the Uncharted series is probably the best out there so I’d really like to hear him lend his voice to this character simply because I think he’d do a fantastic and unique job.

As Heard In…

Assassins Creed
Prince of Persia
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune


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After exceeding in her training, Darth Vader promoted her to pilot the Rogue Shadow, a secret ship used to transport Vader's secret apprentice.

A beautiful and talented actress who I would love to see play Ms. Marvel, I think she’d be really well suited to this role. Strahovski looks the part and her great performance in Chuck each week shows that she’s capable of action, and emotion.

As Seen In…

Chuck
Mass Effect 2
The Canyon


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A hardboiled Jedi General of the Clone Wars that survived Order 66 and who Darth Vader sends his secret apprentice to kill. Starkiller seeks out Kota's help in establishing an Alliance against the Empire.

He’s a great actor who would be perfect for this role in my opinion. I think he looks right for the part and his brilliant performances in shows like 24 has shown what a diverse actor he is, capable of playing many types of role.

As Seen In…

24
Changeling
Thor


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Leia Organa Solo is the daughter of Padme Amidala and Anakin Skywalker and sister to Luke Skywalker. She was raised on the planet of Alderaan as the daughter of Bail Organa and played a key role in ridding the galaxy of the empire.

Although Leia’s role in the game is small, I think that Blunt would be a great choice to play a slightly younger version of the character. She does look a little like the original actress, Carrie Fisher and is a great enough actress to give her own great take on the character.

As Seen In…

The Devil Wears Prada
The Wolfman
The Young Victoria


Enemies

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Starkiller has been raised from a child with the goal of destroying Palpatine for Vader, or so starkiller has been led to believe...

As with James Earl Jones, I think I would be best to bring back the actor who has always brilliantly portrayed Palpatine in the Star Wars movies.

As Seen In…

City of Vice
Sleepy Hollow
Star Wars


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A former Jedi knight driven mad, Kazdan escaped Order 66 and hid on the scrap planet Raxus Prime. He has a great level of control over his Force powers and is capable of giving life to robotic creations.

I know it may seem like a cliché casting Serkis in a role like this but his voice and movement work in the LOTR movies and games like Heavenly Sword just make me think that there’s no one else out there who’s better suited to this role!

As Seen In…

Heavenly Sword
King Kong
LOTR


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One of the few Jedi Masters to survive the Great Jedi Purge, Shaak Ti survived multiple encounters with General Grievous during the Clone Wars. She eventually comes into contact with the Vader's Secret Apprentice during the events of The Force Unleashed.

Although Shaak Ti wouldn’t necessary have to be in the movie I think she’s a good fit and looks the part. She proved that she can handle action well in the Kill Bill movies and I think it would be good to have an established actress like Thurman playing this character.

As Seen In…

Kill Bill
My Super Ex-Girlfriend
Pulp Fiction


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Maris Brood was a young Zabrak Jedi who survived Order 66 and took up hiding on Felucia. She later turned to the dark side after Starkiller killed her master.

One of the best, but highly underrated, actresses about I think she’d be perfect for this part. She’s great at playing both the nice and nasty side of a character and this would be perfect for the change her character undergoes later in the story.

As Seen In…

24
Lie To Me
Six Feet Under


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Captain Ozzik Sturn was an Imperial officer, who was transferred to Kashyyyk to fit his extracurricular activities with hunting. There he became a Wookiee hunter and has a museum of all the animals he's killed.

A fantastic actor, I’d really like to see Tudyk tackle a villainous role like this. Although he’s played a lot of comedic characters in the past, his recent role in V has shown that he can handle a darker character. I also think he happens to look the part.

As Seen In…

Firefly
I, Robot
V


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OptimusPrime114 - 3/28/2010, 7:55 PM
NICE!
OptimusPrime114 - 3/28/2010, 8:02 PM
Oh, one more thing.

Yvonne should be Black Canary.
THEHAWK - 3/28/2010, 8:04 PM
good good. Now release your anger.

Great cast, nice to see you keeping Witwer, i keep hearing people cast Worthington as him.

Gotta say I think you should make Tim Roth Kota, i mean seriously, he is perfect for the role.

Also your Leia choice is a bit old for the game version. In the game she is like 13-14, not in her twenties.

Also Blunt is already older than Carrie Fisher was when they filmed the originals.

answer - 3/28/2010, 8:04 PM
Another Game I never got to finsh after my unfortunate xbox timing events! Great Cast!

You think Ozzik Sturn looks a bit like Jason Bateman in that pic?
JoshWilding - 3/28/2010, 8:22 PM
OptimusPrime114: Thanks man! I'd be ok with Strahovski playing Black Canary I guess but I'd be much, much happier if she were to play Ms. Marvel! In my opinion, she's perfect for that role!

Ms.Marvel2

OZY: What!?! Dude, I loved this game!!! The story, gameplay and voice work was all top notch IMO! I didnt think all that much of World at War though...it wasnt a scratch on the far superior Modern Warfare 1 or 2! Anyway, I'm glad you like the cast man, thanks! McDiarmid was fantastic in all 5 of the Star Wars movies he was in and I wouldnt even think about casting someone else!

THEHAWK: Cheers bud! :) Ugh, no Sam Worthington - last time I checked, none of the characters in Star Wars have dodgy "Ameristralian" accents, lol! Hmm...hadnt considered Roth for Kota but I could definitely see that! Great idea! Damn, I actually completely forgot that about Leia in the game! I havent played it since I finshed it the second time about a month after it first came out so I honestly couldnt remember what age she was and there was no info about that online either...oh well, I still think that Blunt would be a good fit to play Leia although the fact she's older than Fisher may indeed be a problem! If I was going to cast a younger version though? Emma Roberts.

TheAnswer: Thanks man, I hadnt really noticed that but now I look you're right, lol! What exactly was it that stopped you from finishing the game?
JoshWilding - 3/28/2010, 8:33 PM
ANIL: Did you ever play the game though? I havent really read much of the Expanded Universe to be honest but I know that this game is considered canon! Personally, I loved the whole premise and cant wait for the sequel...oh well, each to one's own I guess! Interesting Leia pick - never seen her act but she definitely looks the part! What do you think about the rest of the cast bud? :)
AshleyWilliams - 3/28/2010, 8:34 PM
Awesome cast!
Joslezio85 - 3/28/2010, 9:16 PM
Is this a comic book????
RoadDogXXIV - 3/28/2010, 10:02 PM
Kill me if you want, but I'd like to see Megan Fox as Maris Blood. As seen in Jennifer's Body, she can play a nasty bitch. Plus, isn't it time we see her kick ass? I thought that was gonna happen.

However, I dig Sprague Grayden. She appeared in several Avengers fan casts as Maria Hill.
THEHAWK - 3/28/2010, 10:18 PM
Its cool man, Roth is who I'd go for if i did a cast, he is my first choice for it.

Hey everyone! Check out my new short story:
Batman Stranger Days

It features Batman and the Phantom Stranger

HAWK out
TheManFromNowhere - 3/28/2010, 10:46 PM
Great cast, man! I like your picks. If I'm not mistaken, didn't Nolan North also voice Deadpool in Hulk Vs.?
DDD - 3/28/2010, 10:49 PM
Very good fancast, Josh@!

Never played this game.

I like Star Wars but the
first trilogy is the best!

Grayden is a great choice
to play Maris Brood!

BTW,
I don't know why some people
fight over Star Wars and
Star Trek! I like them both!
Seems to me there is plenty
of room for both!
JoshWilding - 3/29/2010, 4:13 AM
NightAvenger4: Thanks mate! :)

joslezio85: Yes. A graphic novel adaptation published by Titan Books was released in 2008 alongside a novelisation as well.

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RoadDogXXIV: Thanks dude, glad you like the cast. I'm not a huge fan of Megan Fox but she definitely looks the part and for all I know she might do a great job...interesting casting choice man! I didnt know that Grayden was a popular choice for Maria Hill - I quite like the thought of her playing that character actually!

Geek4Life: Cheers man and yes, you're completely right he was Deadpool in that animated movie and Hank Pym in The Ultimate Avengers ones!

DDD: Thanks bud! :) And I couldnt agree with you more - the original trilogy is far superior! It just goes to show that a script is the most important part of a movie as the recent trilogy was obviously made in a time when technology has moved on but the original 3 from the 70/80's are still much better! I think Grayden is a great actress so I'm glad you like that choice! Personally, I never really got into Star Trek but you're completely right - it's like Marvel and DC - both different but nothing says you cant like both!
answer - 3/29/2010, 10:31 AM
@Josh, I've played on 4 different xboxes over the past couple years depending on a few things. The one I played this on was my mates when he went away for a few months and I didn't finish it before he got back. I didnt' finish mass effect for the same reason!
peterparker420 - 3/29/2010, 11:34 AM
This was a great game!

Colm Feore is going to be in THOR? I didn't know that
but he is AWESOME in the movie "storm of the century"!

I am not a fan of Emily Blunt, but I could see that.

Nolan North, great voice actor!! good choice

another great cast BUD! hey joslezio asked me the same
thing on my FFXIII cast..are we not suppose to do VIDEO GAME casts? or it's OK if it's "COMIC" related?
well my next cast will be fine if that is the case,
because I am doing Street Fighter IV cast and they have a comic out so I'll be OK..But I don't know if SILENT HILL: HOMECOMING has a comic??

sorry I got off topic..GREAT CAST AGAIN!

SHHH - 3/29/2010, 12:33 PM
The game rock's.Beat it..and when I bought it it was 19.99...You played Stranglehold? It's based off the John Woo's Hard Boiled.. And great cast also..
kahel - 3/29/2010, 1:13 PM
GREAT CAST MAN!!
superbatspiderman - 3/29/2010, 2:04 PM
Perfect cast. The Force Unleashed is one of my fav video games and it would make a fantastic movie.
LEEE777 - 3/29/2010, 2:22 PM
JOSH @ Got ya e-mail, i'll e-mail ya bk l8r dude, but i had ta pop in an see it lol! : P

Nice cast m8! Darth Vader's the best (lol), NAH luv 'em, though my first loves STAR WARS wayyyy b4 MARVEL & DC etc!!

I'd rather less famous ppl playing STAR WARS parts (It leaves that certain magic), but they all fit pretty good bar one..

Yeah, i can't stand that total sh1t of an actor SAM WITWER, and never ever want him touching the STAR WARS Universe, he [frick]ed up DOOMSDAY and i've seen him in other stuff too, horrible actor, wouldn't wanna see him in a b-movie let alone this lol!

Small potatoes though, coz (apart from him) I'd love to see this! I love this game!! (Well i am a STAR WARS nut lol, well used to be!).

Anyway love the cast dude, good stuff!!



SHHH - 3/29/2010, 2:26 PM
The Force unleashed 2 this summer
JoshWilding - 3/29/2010, 4:05 PM
TheAnswer: Damn mate, that's annoying! If you're interested in how the story ends, you should pick up the graphic novel - I have it and it's a great read!

PETE: I think he's going to be in Thor! Wasn’t there speculation at one point that he might be the Red Skull!? It hasn’t been revealed what his role is anyway..! Agree about North - I wish that the Uncharted games were out on the 360 so you could try them because they're amazing dude and North's voice work as Nathan Drake is a big part of that! Thanks though bud, I'm pleased that you like it! I don’t know of any rules saying that fan casts cant be based off of video games that don’t have comic books! I don’t care either way - I still plan on making the ones above and I hope you still plan on posting your Silent Hill cast as I'm looking forward to that one especially!

SHHH: Thanks mate, glad you like the cast! :) I've only played a demo of Stranglehold but it was good fun - never got around to actually buying it though! I had no idea that the sequel was out as soon as this summer..! I cant wait!!!

kahel: Thanks man, much appreciated!

SUPERBATSPIDERMAN: Thanks dude, I'd love to see this made into a movie! Just imagine seeing a live action version of the scene where Starkiller pulls a Star Destroyer from the sky...EPIC!

LEE: No worries bud, I'll keep an eye out later! Yeah, Star Wars was my first love when they re-released them in 1996! (when I was 6) My grandfather bought me A New Hope on VHS and I used to rent the two almost every other week after that! I wasn’t introduced to comic book until a year or two later with the Spider-Man animated series! I get what you mean about trying to leave big stars out of a movie like this and I think I did for the most part! Wow, you really don’t like Witwer huh? I don’t blame him for [frick]ing up Doomsday in Smallville - it was the crappy writers and producers IMO! I thought he was great in the game but I wouldn’t be too upset if they were to cast someone else! Anyway, I'm really glad you like the cast mate, thanks!!! :)
CRITIC17 - 3/29/2010, 4:11 PM
Great cast @Josh!!!! I have never played this but I read about the story and it sounds amazing. After I beat Borderlands maybe I'll pick this up. It sounds like it'd make an epic film.

Have you read Nemesis #1 yet?? Its f*cking AMAZING!!!!!!!! You should definitely check it out if you haven't.

Has anyone been noticing that once again we have noisy previews (now Clash of the TItans) on the main page again?? I don't care about them but it slows my PC down...
JoshWilding - 3/29/2010, 4:42 PM
CRITIC: Thanks bud! :) You should go out and buy this game NOW!!! It really is a great game and although it's not perfect, the story more than makes up for some of the minor gameplay flaws! I actually just finished reading Nemesis #1 for the second time! EPIC. (cant wait until I can make a fan cast!!!) Why the hell do people hate Miller for promoting himself? He has a highly anticipated movie on the way based on his brilliant series and is getting the chance to be interviewed - something many comic book writers dont get! Let him enjoy his fifteen minutes! And yeah, the previews are annoying as hell and even when I turn the volume down it still makes CBM run slowly... ;(
peterparker420 - 3/29/2010, 4:53 PM
JOSH- LOL! TRUST ME..I am going to post my Silent Hill
cast, no matter what..but I might post my SF4
cast first!
Batmanknight - 3/29/2010, 7:56 PM
Cool dude

I really enjoyed this game. Probably my favorite Star Wars game ever. Witwer was great in it and would be great for the movie. James Earl Jones would be a must for Darth Vader.

The rest of the cast is good too. Emily Blunt would make a good LEia
JoshWilding - 3/29/2010, 8:53 PM
PETE: Cool man, I'm looking forward to them both! I'm taking a few days off from posting casts...I've been doing one every other day almost for the past month or so and I feel like a break! I might do Modern Warfare 2 next though..! :)

ANIL: Yeah, I've been meaning to read some of the Expanded Universe stuff for years but I've never really gotten around to it although I know there are tons of interesting stories! Anyway, you should definitely check the game (or graphic novel out!) Glad you liked the cast mate, thanks!

BatmanKnight: Thank man! I completely agree - there's been some really good (and really awful) Star Wars games in the past but this is the best ever in terms of gameplay and story! Glad you like my choice for Leia as I was unsure about taht one but I think she'd be a good fit! :)
hardcorefrokid - 3/30/2010, 1:52 AM
I <3 Yvonne Strahovski

Pretty awesome fan cast, bud.
flames809 - 3/30/2010, 8:52 AM
great cast cant wait for for the second game
repulse93 - 3/30/2010, 9:16 AM
Here's my personal opinion on the fan-cast options:

Sam Witwer as Starkiller - Hell Yes!
Tim Roth as Kento Marek - I could see that happening.
James Earl Jones as Darth Vader - [frick] YEAH!
Nolan North as PROXY - I personally think David Collins could still do the role.
Yvonne Strahovski as Juno Eclipse - Natalie Cox did lend her likeness to the game, couldn't she do the same for the movie?
Sprague Grayden as Marris Brood - No comment. I haven't seen enough of her work or any of her work for that matter.
Colm Feore as General Rahm Kota - Kota was modelled after Cully Fredricksen's likeness, so why not make him Kota?
Emily Blunt as Princess Leia Organa - I personally think for the sake of likeness, cast Kristen Stewart or Kristen Bell.
Ian McDiarmid as Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious - HELL YES!
Andy Serkis as Kazdan Paratus - That could work.
Uma Thurman as Shaak Tii - No comment, but the producers would probably bring back her actor from the prequel trilogy for continuity's sake.
Alan Tudyk as Ozzik Sturn - No comment. Haven't played ODST yet.
JoshWilding - 3/30/2010, 12:31 PM
hardcorefrokid: Cheers mate and I feel the sam eway about the stunning Strahovski... ;)

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teabag: Lol, thanks bud - much appreciated!

flames809: Thanks man, same here!

Adam Sherman: Thanks for your comment dude! I'm glad you like the cast and I appreciate you taking the time to leave a detailed comment! As for your points about bringing back the same actors who starred in the game, I think that would have made for a lazy and boring cast! That's why I came up with some new, original choices even though I'd be happy for the likes of Cox or Fredricksen to star in a big screen version!
Nimibro - 4/16/2010, 11:48 AM
i have a question: is it a good game? i want to buy it to a friend as a birthday gift...
AkuheiRyoku - 10/23/2010, 1:14 PM
Umm yeah how bout for Juno, YOU [frick]ING GET THE WOMEN WHO DOES HER VOICE!!!! THE VOICE ACTRESS LOOKS LIKE JUNO, NOT THE SLUT YOU PICKED OUT!
AkuheiRyoku - 10/23/2010, 1:15 PM
I said [frick] not frick
The4thWall - 11/1/2010, 9:14 PM
^^^Roid Rage

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