So of course I am back with another casting but this time I think I will go another route and pick some of my favorite books. And starting with Maximum ride seemed right. Or maybe I picked it because I just started binge reading the series while at work. Any way, The books are about a family of Genetic teens who are experimented on by the school. The main characters are infused with Avian Dna and spliced with other genetics, and after escaping with the help of Jed they try to live a normal life, well normal but with wings and abilities. And I really don't wont to spoil the books because I want you to read them so without further ado...
Maximum Ride herself. "I choose you, Elizabeth Gillies" No but really I have always liked her acting skill sets I first saw her on the Winx club... Well I didn't see her per say but in my opinion I loved her corrector and so I followed her over the years. (Not illegally following her but watched the shows she was in.) But after her playing the "Mean." girl in a few shows I can see her pulling off the persona of Max having to stay strong while her whole life crumble around her and her family.
My choice of fang would have to be James Franco more talented brother Dave. I have always wanted to like James forcing myself to laugh at pineapple express or suffer when he does a accent. But When Dave came along the stars aliened. (why does my articles always sound like i'm a stalker?) But In the role of fang he would be perfect standing in the background being dark and mysterious yet able to throw in a joke that will have you rewinding it over and over laughing until you forget to breath.
Gus is the charming chubby ball of gas. He loves his biological baby sister Angel and has to be the man in the house to prove that he can run with the big boys and Max. Davis Cleveland would fit into that role with ease. Watching a few episodes of Disney's shake it up and out of all of the slapstick I found his joke executed really well. And come on have you heard the kids voice it's adorable.
Ok so Iggy is the tall blonde blind bomb... no really put him and gus in a room together and he can Macgyver up an bomb in minuets. But other than that he is emotionally holding a lot inside. Because he is blind Max and Fang keeps him behind when crap hits the fan and no one wants to feel like they are holding everyone back. Dane was one of my highlights of the Amazing spiderman 2. And no I am not bashing that movie but I really don't too much care for reboots but back on track the transition to the bad guy in the movie was emotional and well played I think he can play the silent smart guy slowly ticking until he explodes and stand up to Max and fang about being treated like the rest.
Zendaya as nudge I have no ideal where I got this casting. I mean she is a great actress and very beautiful and talented. But her as nudge would mean she would have to talk a lot be very high maintenance and tall... Wait I can see the resemblance now. Yeah she could be a great nudge I can just see her flying with the gang and going on and on about random things until Max tells her to "Kill it."
And As for Angel the start of it all. Angel is the perfect source of the school they found a way to crack her DNA and perfect it. So we watch this pretty angel like girl ability to read the minds of everyone around her become more powerful. And when the School kidnap her the gang goes to the worlds end to save her. The Angel that launched a thousand ships.
Jed is the Scientist and former "teacher" at the school where the gang were turned into Mutants. Always having a kind heart for them he helped them escape doing so he left his son behind but we will get to that later. Jed is the guy who thinks ten steps ahead everything he does have a meaning and a reason. He calculates everything well almost everything, And Mark will be great in that role he can pull off the dead uncaring face when needed but keep the soft caring apologetic eyes. And plus British accents rock.
Ari is the young son that Jed left behind when he broke the gang out of the school, Max remembers him as the kind boy who followed them around. She was kind to him but jealous because he was free and safe while they were trapped and experimented on. All Ari wanted was for Max to love him like she loved the rest of the flock. But that was before Jed left him at the school alone... And before Max forgot about him.
Ari out of hatred wanting and fear let the "Teachers" turn him into an Eraser. Eraser's are the Wolf like creatures that hunt down the Mutants that escape the school and they erase them and they don't have the mind for mercy. When they kidnap Angel he makes sure Max knows who he is the leader and strongest Eraser. the thing is Ari like other erasers are still kids their bodies just stretched and formed into the adults they look like but unlike kids their life spans are shorter. And Avan can pull off the psycho that Ari portrays but when the time comes he can be the little boy they all left behind afraid and alone.
Soo this was another fan cast and I think I am getting better at it. What are your thoughts would this cast be awesome or nah? What characters and actors would you like to see portrayed from your fav books, Heck leave me some ideals on another fan casting below any way hope you enjoyed like the article and share. Byeeeeeeeee