ByStefanie Gertz, writer at
19 year old college student. Drinks too much coffee.
Stefanie Gertz

In a galaxy far far away, Disney asked a nineteen year old college student with no film experience to cast a reboot the beginning of the great Star Wars saga. This is what she came up with when casting Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (and boy did she hope this would work.)

Darth Vadar:

Ian McKellen

James Earl Jones had perfected the dark, intimidating voice for Darth Vadar, so choosing another actor with such an alluring presence presented its own challenges. As Magneto from the X-Men movies, Ian McKellen struck fear into those who chose not to follow him in his mission to gain power over non-mutants. At first, I thought he was too old to play Darth Vadar, but then it struck me; he's wearing a mask so it doesn't actually matter. Just hearing McKellen's voice telling Luke about being his father convinced me that McKellen was the right choice.

Luke Skywalker

Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Ah, the boy who never seems to age past fifteen. Actually, casting Luke came easily. I remember Thomas as Simon from Nanny McPhee, but later became aware of his acting abilities in the Maze Runner. He's no stranger to action movies, and I find that he plays characters that are generally like-able. He can portray both maturity and youth through characters that are in between childhood and growing up.

Princess Leia

Emma Watson

We know Miss Watson first and foremost of Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series. With beauty, brains, and a take-no-crap-from-anyone attitude, Emma Watson became my ideal choice as Princess Leia. Leia is a woman of political power who lives without fear. Emma Watson is a strong actress who can show compassion in times of distress but still keep a level head, and would serve as a wonderful Princess Leia.

Han Solo

Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt, aka Star Lord was actually my first idea as a cast member. He's charming, adorable, and incredibly stubborn yet deep down he cares about people. After watching Guardians of the Galaxy, I decided Chris Pratt would be a great Han Solo and would be able to follow Ford's footsteps as a beloved character.


Vin Diesal

"I am Groot." Imagine the same voice, but making Wookie sounds and tilting his head back in response to something that Chris Pratt said.


Jim Parsons

We know Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory. Even if you don't watch the show, you've probably heard of Dr. Cooper's neurotic antics and compulsive behavior. He always has to be right, and he needs everyone to also know that he is right. C3PO is a robot who takes pride in his high artificial intelligence, and it is my belief that Parsons would fit in the position and the metal suit.

Obi Wan Kenobi

Morgan Freeman

A wise old man by the name of Ben Kenobi taught Luke the power of the force, and provided wisdom and inspiration even after his death. If I had to listen to voices in my head as I continued my journey, I would rather hear Morgan Freeman's voice than any other.


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