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SirCritic
08-16-2014, 07:24 PM
This is something that I made on IMDB after I finished the game. What do you think of it?
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls075059242/
Do you mind if you can refrain from posting your own fantasy casts of your own? I mean you can just not here. :p

You can give me suggestions though! Saying not to post your own makes me sound like a douche doesn't it?

BTW hello! i'm SirCritic! I'll probably be around a little while!

Gu­mundr
08-17-2014, 02:23 PM
Hello SirCritic, welcome to the Stoic community forums!

Nice job on the fan casting list! There's a lot of great choices there, especially John Hurt and Brendan Gleeson. Here's a few ideas I had for some of the other characters:

Alette - Nicola Peltz (I know she's not the best actress, and don't even get me started on the Last Airbender... but I think she has the right look.)
Ubin - Christopher Plummer
Juno - BÚrÚnice Marlohe

Aleonymous
08-19-2014, 06:23 AM
What an awesome idea! :) Thanks for sharing SirCritic; I hope you'll stick close to our little community.

I especially liked your choices of: Jerome Flynn (Onef), James Cosmo (Krumr) and Cate Blanchett (Oddleif). I was curious about yours not suggesting anything for Alette, as she's a key character; Gudmundr's suggestion seems fitting, at least for the looks & age. As for Rook (Viggo Mortensen), I would also suggest a personal favorite of mine, Sean Bean (Boromir; Ned Stark etc), who's got a proneness for doing the tragic hero! :D

Yngvar
08-19-2014, 08:06 AM
Sean Bean is a walking spoiler.

Everybody knows he is going to die sooner or later.

SirCritic
08-19-2014, 03:26 PM
Your right about Nicola Peltz. looks the part (at least more so than most people i've looked at for the role) but she kinda sucks at what she does.

Christopher Plummer would have to put on a bit of weight to portray Ubin. He's kind of a lardo :p

Berenice Marlohe is actually really good. The jury is still out on adding her to the list (i'm still looking around) but her chances are pretty good! She is also six years older than Francois Arnaud (Eyvind) but knowing how she's a mentor and he's a student it would be fine for her to have a couple of year on him.

SirCritic
08-19-2014, 03:30 PM
Sean Bean I never pictured as Rook. He could do it but Viggo Mortensen to me at least is PERFECT for the role.

SirCritic
08-19-2014, 03:31 PM
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Sean Harris as Ekkill. Come on, that's like perfect casting right there! :cool:

SirCritic
08-19-2014, 04:16 PM
This is a very strange way of doing things having the moderator approve before posting. keeps on making me think my posts aren't going to show up!

Aleonymous
08-19-2014, 04:32 PM
Berenice Marlohe is actually really good. The jury is still out on adding her to the list (i'm still looking around) but her chances are pretty good! She is also six years older than Francois Arnaud (Eyvind) but knowing how she's a mentor and he's a student it would be fine for her to have a couple of year on him.


Sean Bean I never pictured as Rook. He could do it but Viggo Mortensen to me at least is PERFECT for the role.


I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Sean Harris as Ekkill. Come on, that's like perfect casting right there! :cool:

Juno is a key character, so you absolutely gotta have that "look" in her eyes. Not accurate, but I think that Cher (from 20+ years ago! :p) would fit nicely. Also, how about Ethan Hawke for Eyvind?

Agreed; Viggo is better, but he's so... Aragorn =/

Yup. That Sean Harris is truly Ekkill. You needn't have mentioned that at all! :D

Yngvar
08-19-2014, 04:41 PM
Check the Vikings by History Channel cast.

Jarl Borg -Thorbj°rn Harr- could be an excellent Hogun & Mogun.

Athelstan -George Blagden- could be Eyvind.

SirCritic
08-19-2014, 05:55 PM
Ethan Hawke would be good if Eyvind was supposed to be older. But he has stated that he's kinda new to all the mender business. hence, why I went with Francois Arnaud. Compare a picture of Eyvind and him together and you'll see that it's pretty good casting honestly. See i'll even put a picture link in:
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3359224064/nm2957696?ref_=nmmi_mi_all_evt_12
If he grew out his hair and beard he'd BE Eyvind

I'm sure by the time the second chapter is out and i'm fantasy casting for that Sean bean will fit in somewhere.

SirCritic
08-19-2014, 05:59 PM
Your right about that for Hogun or Mogun! I might have to add him in!
But which twin? He strikes more as a Hogun than a Mogun

That George Blagden has too much of a baby face to be Eyvind.

Yngvar
08-19-2014, 06:06 PM
Which twin? Both, of course.

Eyvind looks pretty young for me.

Gu­mundr
08-19-2014, 06:20 PM
Christopher Plummer would have to put on a bit of weight to portray Ubin. He's kind of a lardo :p
I figured that all the actors playing varls would wear a fat/muscle suit and prosthetics, lke the dwarves in the Hobbit movies, to make their proportions less human-like (and make their height more believable), and so could be made to look fatter.

I'd imagine there would be some amount of prosthetics around the horns anyway, to make them look more like a protrusion from the skull, and not just something tacked on.

SirCritic
08-19-2014, 06:25 PM
Oh, so kinda like Armie Hammer in The Social Network?

Same here but George Blagden doesn't strike me as Eyvind.

SirCritic
08-19-2014, 06:29 PM
Yeah. That's what i thought as well but the actors who play the Dwarves in the Hobbit still have like the same build as the actual dwarf they are playing. like Bombur is fat and his actor is as well (i`m feeling blunt tonight).

They`re would definitely be Prosthesis used for the horns.

Yngvar
08-19-2014, 06:31 PM
Francois Arnaud looks like a handsome dandy, sort of a modern french early Dorian Gray.

George Blagden has some kind of sadness in his eyes that fits Eyvind "wheresJuno" situation as none else.

:D

SirCritic
08-19-2014, 06:40 PM
ehh... to me its not really sadness, more like innocence. Which is not a trait I really think of when I think of Eyvind.

I`m sorry but I seriously don`t see him as Eyvind. though some of the pictures did make me go maybe.... but then I looked at Francois Arnaud and then everything went back to default.

Yngvar
08-19-2014, 06:51 PM
I don't see him as Eyvind either but I wanted to say something about him and his unlikely cast.

Thorbj°rn Harr is my real contribution to this topic.

:D

Gu­mundr
08-19-2014, 07:08 PM
A couple more ideas:

Mogr - Jeff Bridges (http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee136/suwarnaadi/hair/jeff-bridges-hairstyle.jpg)
Griss - Mickey Rourke (http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2758916608/nm0000620?ref_=nmmi_mi_all_sf_38)

SirCritic
08-19-2014, 07:13 PM
And he's a very good contribution! I probably will add him in!

SirCritic
08-19-2014, 07:21 PM
They are far too established to play those roles. especially Mickey Rourke for Griss who would have very little screen time.

Jeff Bridges has a very rectangular head while Mogr has a bit more square head. I don't really see it but you get definitely get worse choices.

SirCritic
08-19-2014, 08:54 PM
Updated! with 4 new characters! i'll post the link again even though you can just click on the other one.
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls075059242/?publish=save

Aleonymous
08-20-2014, 03:24 AM
Here's a list of the characters that haven't been assigned an actor yet:


Juno
Alette
Gunnulf
Hakon
Vognir
Bolverk
Fasolt
Tryggvi
Sigbjorn
Strand Governor
Skafling Chieftain

SirCritic
08-20-2014, 06:35 AM
oh, don't worry about that! I have it written down. I do this a lot.

SirCritic
08-21-2014, 06:35 AM
I found the perfect Mogr!
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm4264154624/nm0935653?ref_=nmmi_mi_all_sf_3

balnoisi
08-21-2014, 02:42 PM
Posted this capture a couple weeks ago, but this is the relevant thread for it to be, here's some Rook'n'Alette :

http://s23.postimg.org/fimpfkw17/r_a00.jpg



EDIT : Also you could pick anyone from the small cast of that film, but specially Ingrid Bolso Berdal who plays a decent villain there. Could be an Oddleif :

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ogpTZR-3YD0/UWrPsPc6s9I/AAAAAAAAGO8/ERHV1Por8rE/s1600/Fuga1.jpg



But if the cast needs some out-of-this-world beauty .. then Eva Green could be casted to play Juno. Or other character, or just write something for her ffs ! (she's even doing lots of genre lately to boot). She could be a terrific witch too. A real one, not like that Yrsa wannabe.

There's the need for some irresistibly atractive witch who enslaves children and plucks their eyes out with her nails in the Banner Saga II. Alex, get to it.

http://www.hawtcelebs.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/eva-green-at-penny-dreadful-premiere-in-new-york_9.jpg

Aleonymous
08-21-2014, 04:28 PM
SirCritic's Fan-Casting list is up on TBS's facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BannerSaga (4 hours ago). Good going! :)

SirCritic
08-21-2014, 06:57 PM
SirCritic's Fan-Casting list is up on TBS's facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BannerSaga (4 hours ago). Good going! :)

Holy crap! Now I feel like a star! :cool:

SirCritic
08-21-2014, 07:08 PM
Eva Green could totally play a great witch! But she feels so.... typecast.... but in this trilogy i'm sure she fits in somewhere.

SirCritic
08-22-2014, 11:57 AM
Even more updates! This is Hakon
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000982/

Gu­mundr
08-22-2014, 01:20 PM
Josh Brolin's a great choice! Here's a few ideas for Vognir:

-Sean Bean (Nobody would see his death coming!)
-Russell Crowe
-Gerard Butler

SirCritic
08-22-2014, 02:13 PM
To be honest Vognir shouldn't be played by A-listers like Russell Crowe (who to me looks the most like him out of the choices you made) and Gerard Butler. If he was a more major character to the storyline I could see it sure but he really isn't. There has to be a divide between who plays who. Someone like Josh Brolin is an A-lister (i think) and Hakon is one of the main characters so it makes sense to have him play the role. To have Russell Crowe play Vognir would be a nonsensical waste of talent that should be reserved for a less-known actor. And also they would ask for a big paycheck for a small role and nobody want's to give some guy with like 20 minutes of screen time (To me that would be enough to establish the character before his demise) a 50 million dollar paycheck.

Less known actor+smaller paycheck= less budget inflation. That's how movie studios and directors tend to do things

Oh my god I think my inner Hollywood executive just came out! ;)

And also I'm reserving Sean Bean for the right time. He fits in this story somewhere and i'm determined to wait until the bitter end!

Yngvar
08-22-2014, 02:44 PM
That's a lot of fun coming from the guy that enlist Benedict Cumberbatch. :p

SirCritic
08-22-2014, 02:55 PM
Hey! Benedict Cumberbatch's voice is the only voice i could imagine! Christopher Lee played the Jabberwock thing in Alice in Wonderland and he had little screen time! so :p

Besides i'm looking at the big picture. That Serpent is being played up as kinda the big baddie and he will appear in the next two parts. Vognir even if he's mentioned a lot will not be. so... that's why things will been done the way they are.

Sorry if i sounded like a dick back there Gudmundr! (or however it's spelled)

SirCritic
08-22-2014, 09:14 PM
This one I can partly thank balnoisi for! here's Juno:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1200692/
Look at some other pictures of her. the resemblance is nearly uncanny!

Aleonymous
08-23-2014, 03:54 AM
Yup, Eva will do a fine Juno. Still waiting on Alette...

@SirCritic -- Don't forget to supply the link to the whole cast in your latest posts; it will help those who flash through the thread. You could add that link in your forum signature.

SirCritic
08-23-2014, 06:38 AM
I'm going to save Alette for last just so you guys can suffer. and because I haven't a clue who could do it. all my suggestions have been.... underwhelming to say the least.

Gu­mundr
08-23-2014, 02:27 PM
Another idea for Alette: Zoe Graham (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1074492/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t51)

She's a relative unknown, and I haven't seen her in anything, so I don't know if she can act well.

SirCritic
08-23-2014, 03:38 PM
Gudmundr... You might have something there. I am curious to know her age. and height (I think Alette should be the shortest human in the cast which will be hard because currently the shortest person in the cast is 5 foot 3) but that doesn't matter all that much.

I have a feeling Alette would be the kind of character that nobody would approve of the casting regardless of who it is.

Gudmundr you receive the SirCritic stamp of best choice so far! But i'm not going to add Alette until EVERYBODY else is cast. lets me search without having to rush. and i'm mean like that!

SirCritic
08-23-2014, 04:23 PM
I initially didn't like this casting because I though he was too skinny and didn't look the part until I watched The Last Station and found the Ubin I was looking for:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001626/?ref_=nmawd_awd_nm
complete list:
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls075059242/
I actually wanted Richard Attenborough until I found he was dead. there goes that idea.

SirCritic
08-24-2014, 08:29 PM
Hubba Hubba! I found Bolverk! Thanks to somebody for pointing me in this direction:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0542133/

SirCritic
08-24-2014, 08:43 PM
...And Somebody! He is either Fasolt or Gunnulf but I can't put my finger on which. Mind giving me your opinion?
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0039262/?ref_=nmmd_md_nm
His face says Fasolt but his hair makes me think Gunnulf. hmm... I think it's Fasolt.

SirCritic
08-24-2014, 09:12 PM
Holy Shit! I'm on a roll tonight. Now i've found Griss!
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1146807/

Aleonymous
08-25-2014, 02:18 AM
Bolverk -- http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0542133/

Fasolt -- http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0039262/?ref_=nmmd_md_nm

Griss -- http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1146807/

All seem fine to me! Does Ashton have a couple of brothers/cousins to do the "Warhawk Twins" Gunnulf & Sigbjorn? :D

SirCritic
08-25-2014, 09:32 AM
I have no idea why I didn't do this before but I will now. Here are all the characters that I will cast. everybody else is a glorified extra: This is who the Screen Actors Guild says are worth a damn.

Ubin-Check
Mogr-Check
Ludin-Check
Gunnulf-Check
Eirik-Check
Valgard-Check
Vognir-Check
Hakon-Check
Bersi-Check
Yrsa-Check and a half for casting a hot person
Griss-Check
Fasolt-Check

Rook-Check
Alette-Check
Iver-Check
Egil-Check
Oddleif-Check
Tryggvi-Check
Hogun and Mogun-Check
Ekkill- 2 Checks for picture perfect casting
Onef-Check
Krumr-Check
Eyvind-Check
Nid-Check
Sigbjorn-I'll just find a Gunnulf doppelganger somewhere

Jorundr-Check
Juno-Check
Bellower-Check
Serpent-Check
Bolverk-Check

Wow! I'm done!

SirCritic
08-25-2014, 08:50 PM
You know how I said I was saving Alette for last? yeah.... I lied. Once I saw a picture of this fine girl I had a massive heart attack and had to go to the local infirmary. My god she nails that innocent look! This casting is better than Sean Harris as Ekkill! I am dead-fucking serious! And if you don't agree with this casting I hate you!
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0247237/

Aleonymous
08-26-2014, 02:35 AM
You know how I said I was saving Alette for last? yeah.... I lied. Once I saw a picture of this fine girl I had a massive heart attack and had to go to the local infirmary. My god she nails that innocent look! This casting is better than Sean Harris as Ekkill! I am dead-fucking serious! And if you don't agree with this casting I hate you!
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0247237/

Well, the eyes and the look are certainly spot-on! Congrats for that, too, SirCritic. I just wish she had the hair-color too; but, we can't ask for everything, can we? I hope you don't (partially) hate me :)

SirCritic
08-26-2014, 07:35 AM
They Made Emilia Clarke into Daenerys Targaryen they can do it here!:p

Not that that matters now! because this picture:
216

SirCritic
08-27-2014, 05:56 PM
I forgot something else! These are the people who will be cast in the second part. If they are not perfect for any character i'll eat my hat (and I have many)
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000198/?ref_=nv_sr_1
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1985859/?ref_=ttmd_ph_nm1
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001602/?ref_=nv_sr_1
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000293/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Mark my words! these people will be perfect for someone! If i'm disproven i'll give the first person to respond 45 pounds! ;)
care to speculate? we don't know any of the new character in the second part but we do know some people who will show up (King of the Humans, an assortment of Menders) .

Another quick thing. Wouldn't it be friggin awesome if the King of the Humans (we all know he's in it eventually) was playable? That would be dope!

SirCritic
08-27-2014, 08:02 PM
I was originally apprehensive to cast this guy due to his... ability. This guy can act and that's what made me think he wasn't right for Gunnulf but he played Mike Myers in Halloween so he's accustomed to playing roles that don't have much talking. And I also felt he was too famous but then I thought well Gunnulf is a pretty major character(depending on how you use him) not key but pretty major. So here is Gunnulf:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0541932/

Pretty damn good if I say so myself

Aleonymous
08-28-2014, 03:08 AM
These are the people who will be cast in the second part [...] http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000293/?ref_=nv_sr_1 [...] Μark my words! these people will be perfect for someone! If i'm disproven i'll give the first person to respond 45 pounds! ;)

Another quick thing. Wouldn't it be friggin awesome if the King of the Humans (we all know he's in it eventually) was playable? That would be dope!

I suggested Sean Bean a while back for a lead-role (Rook). Can I have some pounds now? Oh, wait, pounds of what? :p

As for the Human King, I've fished some info about him from looking through "garbage" in the game-files, but I won't spoil you... unless I get some of those pounds! :D


So here is Gunnulf: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0541932/ Pretty damn good if I say so myself

He'll do. Besides Gunn doesn't seem like the talkative guy. Now, you gotta find his lost twin to play Sigbjorn! :)

SirCritic
08-28-2014, 07:11 AM
I know Sean Bean fits in somewhere even when I was playing the game and I don't want to be spoiled so
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ3AOmZ2fps

You know what sucks? The fact the every character is like squinting like they have too much sun in their eyes and it always screws me up. how can I cast competently when they don't even open their eyes fully! I have to guess!

SirCritic
08-28-2014, 09:45 PM
AHHHHH!!! All this searching for people for such small roles is sucking me dry. I only have 3 characters left and I only have one person in mind for ONE character. But its weird because they're related to someone else I cast! so color me clueless. Care to help? And no Russell Crowe!

Aleonymous
08-29-2014, 01:11 AM
So, you need: Valgard, Vognir, Sigbjorn & Tryggvi? That last one is a much-loved character, so you gotta give it a good try... How about bring-in Day-Lewis (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000358/)? Before you start, I know Daniel is an actor for first-roles, but, this is a fantasy-cast, right? So who cares? :D Another "mustache actor" is Sam Elliot (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000385/); he's got that crazy-merry look in his eye, too.

SirCritic
08-29-2014, 08:19 AM
I care! And I actually have a Valgard now. And an idea for Vognir and Tryggvi. So I guess you can call that progress!;)

SirCritic
08-30-2014, 12:57 PM
Buddy Boy! I'm done! I have now finished the whole damn list! I have cast Valgard,Vognir, and Tryggvi!
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4273190/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0827170/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0318543/ (Note: Imdb profile picture not representative of what lead to his casting. Google Images if you need proof.
Complete List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls075059242/
This has been an exciting two weeks I must admit. I got mentioned by the devs on Facebook, Gotta meet a few of you guys (via Internet only but still), found one actress who I now have a big crush on!:o But the only question that remains is what now?

EDIT: I'm not casting Sigbjorn. i'm too lazy and the Devs didn't make him look different enough from Gunnulf.

Aleonymous
08-31-2014, 01:52 PM
(Note: Imdb profile picture not representative of what lead to his casting. Google Images if you need proof.)

Indeed, the imdb profile pics weren't so good. It kinda worked for Tryggvi (that "crazy" look and the tattoos), but Valgard and Vognir, I wouldn't have understood them, honestly.

Thanks for your complete list SirCritic :) So, what now?

SirCritic
08-31-2014, 04:39 PM
What i'm going to do now is.... play more games, maybe install Factions (for the lolz), andwait for the second part to come out because lets face it by the time it comes out and I play i'll be right back in this position.;)

SirCritic
09-07-2014, 07:35 PM
Shit! I was on Imdb admiring the list, and having a good time and I accidentally deleted who I cast as Yrsa. I reset it and put everything back in order but I might as well ask for your opinion on the casting (not that it matters much i'm not changing it:p) I want specific opinions on the people on the list before I started adding more people in and updating as I go! makes the list seem more complete if I get specific opinions on everybody. But anyways give me an opinion or die! :p

This is the picture that made me cast her along with the fact that she's good in roles similar, is really awkward in interviews, and is hot. (those eyes make my day better!)
http://iv1.lisimg.com/image/6708299/600full-stephanie-leonidas.jpg

Rymdkejsaren
09-09-2014, 06:55 AM
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Screenplay: Christopher Nolan or Bryan Singer

Both writers could do a great job at directing to.

Aleonymous
09-09-2014, 07:39 AM
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Screenplay: Christopher Nolan or Bryan Singer

Both writers could do a great job at directing to.

I also suggested Ridley Stott (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000631/), based on his work on "Gladiator" & "Kingdom of Heaven" movies. Not to mention his "Blade Runner", which is one of my favorite movies of all-time.

Rymdkejsaren
09-09-2014, 08:20 AM
His older films were better. Gladiator is good but after masterpieces like Blade Runner and Alien I find his newer films to be quite disappointing.

SirCritic
09-09-2014, 03:06 PM
I agree that the director would have to be a pretty damn big name. I was looking at Guillermo Del Toro (But i'm not really casting a crew, I will if I feel like it eventually) but the screenplay... no clue. But I do know that it shouldn't be another director. Too much creative differences would make it into a clusterfuck 210 minutes