AliceFan wrote:Yeah, I would say that Dakota Fanning would not be my choice for Jane (as if my opinion mattered). She's too A-List stuff and I've never really imagined she could play someone as deadly as Jane, although I think with dark hair she might look better...not so cutesie. But it's a real stretch for me to see here as a Volturi. Then again, I recall Rob Pattinson saying he had a lot of people that didn't want him in the role of Edward either, and I think he did a very creditable job.
And I don't like the adding of Big Names to a film just for the sake of trying to draw more box office money. How incredibly stupid! Myopic thinking, imho! Look at Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films. No huge name stars there (although lots of great actors with lots of experience...and some with little experience) and what incredible films they were! If you have a good story, good scriptwriting, and great production (including special fx, makeup etc), and a good director to pull it all together, you don't need the Stars to come out! In fact, in my opinion they can detract from the film, because all you see is THEM, not the character they portray.
That being said, I would love to see Ben Barnes as the Volturi Aro. He has the looks, the talent, and would make an awesome....uh, bloodsucker! And he isn't such a household name that people would say, 'oh, it's Dorian Gray" or "oh, it's Prince Caspian". And as much as I love Alan Rickman, he's way too...Alan Rickman....again because he is who he is. I love to see actors disappear into their roles. I know few can do that. Viggo Mortensen can do that. So can Gary Oldman and Edward Norton.
Well, whoever is cast in New Moon, I suppose we will hear soon. Let's hope Summit doesn't take the low road by going for who they think will have mass appeal as opposed to who will do the best job in the role.
I'm not sure if I agree with you about Dakota. Your right when you say that she is too cutesie. But, I think (this is just my opinion) that it is too soon to take sides yet. I'll make my decision when I see more pictures and possible footage of her as Jane. But,I will say this, I can't see her playing someone as evil as Jane. Jane is cruel and selfish and she has this deadly power....I just really can't see her playing that role.
As for Ben Barnes...Yes, I think that he would make an awesome Aro. He was awesome as and in Prince Caspian as the good guy. Now, I would love to see him play someone like Aro, a whole different character and character personality. He would be awesome for the part.