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Discussion in 'Wheel of Time TV Show' started by Jeffan Caliarthan, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. Narysse a'Jahar

    Narysse a'Jahar Aes Sedai

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    Exactly. They need to be in the very first episode/season as major characters. They need to play extras as Emond's Fielders. They need to play Moiraine, and Lan, and Bran al'Vere, and Bayle Domon, and Min, and Morgase, and Elayne's brothers, and the major arcana Aes Sedai.

    LotR had some unknowns play major roles (Viggo Mortensen was largely unfamiliar before his role as Aragorn), and the seasoned actors like Ian McKellen and John Rhys-Davies were excellent choices to help act as teacher figures. If Viggo played Lan he would bring a LOT to the show, but there's the issue that people unfamiliar with the books would think it's a LotR spinoff if a well known LotR actor was involved, especially if there is already a LotR show in the works through the same company.

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  2. Tannin Venatrix

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    I like the Idea of Jenson Ackles playing one of Elayne's brothers. Not too old and later on they play major roles in the books.
     
  3. Jarl Lewin

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    Sad but true. He would make an excellent Lan!
     
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    Leala al'Dareis Aes Sedai Community Care Coordinator Forum Moderator

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    Agreed! *fans self* :look
     
  5. Narysse a'Jahar

    Narysse a'Jahar Aes Sedai

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    He would be amazing as Galad!
     
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    Leala al'Dareis Aes Sedai Community Care Coordinator Forum Moderator

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    He would! He's got the too-pretty-for-his-own-good look down. :lol

    I just think he'd be an older Galad. :p
     
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    Alora Sionn Gaidin Outreach Activities Coordinator

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    If they are unknowns they need to look and act SO MUCH like the characters that most people are in agreement that they are too perfect for the role :lol I could see a really good unknown playing Mat if they were good enough and looked the part
     
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    Teacher roles should probably be more well known actors, while the younger guys (students) could be new/lesser known actors.
     
  9. Narysse a'Jahar

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    Jensen Ackles for Galad and Jared Padalecki for either Gawain or a major Aiel role? :look
     
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    Jared Padalecki as Rhuarc
     
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    Jared Padalecki as Bael :giggle
     
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    What about Gaul?
     
  13. Jarl Lewin

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    I guess I need to watch more television . . . I don't have a very good imagination as far as actors to play these parts :cheese
     
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    Tannin Venatrix Glitter Guardian Soldier Forum Moderator

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    I think we are talking about Jared Padalecki being Aiel because he is tall almost 6 1/2 feet tall.
     
  15. Narysse a'Jahar

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    Timothy Omundson could be a definite option for multiple older teacher characters: Tam al'Thor, Taim, or even Lan.

    But especially Lews Therin, because he is terrific as Cain in Supernatural and I could really see him as a slightly mad character in WoT.

    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0648486/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t6
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  16. Elanda Tonil

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    I could also picture him as Davram Bashere
     
  17. Owena al'Saturni

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    Can Cillian Murphy be like...anybody? Just so I can see him?
     
  18. Mhor Blathnaid

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    I want Rhuarc to look older and less boyish.

    I would agree, except he is too tall - I checked :(
     
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    Timothy Osmundson is in Supernatural? I am soooo behind!
     
  20. Shaerlyn Storna

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    I want the leads from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before in this. Don’t know how or where but they are SO GOOD.

    Maybe the dude as Gawain. Come to think of it, the chick would be a great Min. Except purists would scream because she’s Asian American. Eyeroll.

    Seriously, they’re SUCH good actors- rare at their age!