Friday, November 23, 2012

Casting Call: The New Skywalker (part 1)

Star Wars Episode VII should introduce us to the 3rd generation of Skywalkers.  If they follow the form, the central character will be young, adventurous, reckless, but with a potential for darkness.

With that in mind, here are some young actors who could play the part of the next generation Skywalker.

Josh Hutcherson
photo by Eva Rinaldi

As Peeta in The Hunger Games he showed a good deal of sensitivity while in an action setting.

Andrew Garfield
photo by MyCanon

The new Spider-Man has a lot of the same mannerisms as Anakin in Episodes II and III, while also creating a very sympathetic and believeable.

Joseph Gordon-Leavitt
photo by Gage Skidmore

His acting skills are top-notch and he would ground the science fiction in an emotional reality.

Jeremy Irvine

His performance in War Horse was the best thing about that movie.  He was optimistic and courageous without seeming naive.


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