With the new attention being paid to big monster/kaiju movies (Pacific Rim: Uprising) and the advances in technology along with renewed interest in anime titles, it’s only a matter of time before a studio decides to meld all of these trends together and greenlight a live-action Voltron movie. Since Voltron was one of my favorite shows as a kid, this week’s Fancast Friday will be all about the Voltron Force.
The leader of the Voltron Force and pilot of the Black Lion, Keith is the stoic, even-tempered type who is a natural leader and tactician. I think the actor that could portray that would be Aaron Taylor Johnson from Avengers: Age of Ultron and Godzilla. I think he has the charisma and physicality to stand with any of the other members of the team and command confidently.
Lance is Second in Command and most of the time, he hates it. He is the pilot of the Red Lion and his arrogance puts him at odds with Keith who he respects, but rarely listens to. I think Evan Peters from American Horror Story could definitely pull of a character who is constantly at odds with authority while secretly wanting to be in charge himself.
Hunk is the big-hearted and physically big member of the team. He is the pilot of the yellow lion and always ready to protect any member of his team. I think Game of Thrones and Ghost in the Shell actor Joe Naufahu would be the perfect choice to play him.
Pidge is the youngest member of the team and a genius. He pilots the green lion and although he is small, he is always ready to defend his team and protect others. I think Asa Butterfield from Hugo and Ender’s Game would be a great fit for the character.
Princess Allura is the leader of the planet Arus and pilot of the blue lion. She is fiercely devoted to her people and curious about the mystery behind Voltron and its connection to her father, the deceased king. She is a natural leader as well as a compassionate ruler and a fierce warrior when necessary. I think Cara Delevingne would be the perfect fit for the her.
While there are certainly other characters that are part of the series from Sven to Coran, I wanted to focus on the main team of heroes. What are your choices for the Voltron Force? Let me know in the comments.
Until next week.
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