NICHOLAS ST. NORTH
I recently watched Christopher Nolan's Batman Trilogy, and was suddenly struck by the resemblance Christian Bale bears to the young Santa Claus from the Guardians Series. Having seen him in a few other roles, I believe he could do the part quite well.
Since I don't know many child actresses, it took me a while to find the right one to play the young heroine of the Guardians Series. After hunting around on IMDB, I found this lovely girl. I've never seen her in any of her roles, but appearance-wise she was perfect. I can see her working very well with Christian Bale as North.
At first I was at a loss as to who to cast for my absolute favorite character in the series; Nightlight, the Spectral Boy. But then, suddenly, I thought of Ted Allpress. I've only seen him in his brief role as young Loki in Thor. Sure enough, he has that bright, clear, innocent look that Nightlight is famous for. I believe he is perfect for the part.
Toothiana is described as a warrior with the heart of a mother. After seeing Ginifer Goodwin in Once Upon a Time, she seemed a fine choice for the beautiful Tooth Fairy.
as the voice of
E. ASTER BUNNYMUND
E. Aster Bunnymund is very different from the Bunny portrayed by Hugh Jackman in Rise of the Guardians. While I found the latter very entertaining, I am also very fond of the Spock-like Pooka of the book series. Jeremy Irons is one of my favorite actors. I first saw him in Longitude, and have since been impressed by many more of his performances. His voice, (also the voice of Scar from the Lion King), has that perfect mix of posh grandure and poetic majesty necessary for the voice of the mysterious Easter Bunny.
Sanderson Mansnoozie was perhaps the hardest Guardian to cast of all. However, just when I was about to give up hope, I thought of Ian Holm That warm, kindly, but eccentric character he played as Bilbo Baggins is similar to Sandy's character in the books, though perhaps the latter is much more quiet than Bilbo.
And besides, look at that hair! It's perfect!
It was my mother who first pointed out the resemblance between Benedict Cumberbatch and the infamous Pitch Black. After a closer look, I suddenly saw it! Those same high cheek bones, piercing eyes, and tall frame are perfect to play the villain of the Guardians Series. Not only is Cumberbatch an expert on playing villains, but he also has that warm, very human side to him that makes Pitch all the more tragic. Just imagining this actor playing the terrifying Bogey Man, as well as the tragically heroic father Kozmotis Pitchine gives me the shivers.
Is there an actress more perfect for this role? Lara Pulver, in her role as Isabella in BBC's Robin Hood showed that she can play a woman who is both fragile, pitiable, ambiguous, and deadly. Will she help, or harm you? No one knows.
OMBRIC THE WIZARD
His role in Ever After as Leonardo DaVinci convinced me that he could play the role of Ombric well.
THE MAN IN THE MOON
While in the books, the Man in the Moon is said to be a little round man, and Patrick Stewart is most certainly not round, I thought that he could portray the character very nicely. Patrick Stewart is famous for playing characters who are wise, compassionate, and devoted protectors of humankind. That certainly describes the Man in the Moon, so I think Mr. Stewart would do perfectly.
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