I'm sure many of you have heard of the Warriors series of novels by Erin Hunter. One thing I always wanted when I was younger (and even now) was a movie adaptation. That began back in 2010, when the adaptation of the first three books in the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series were adapted into a movie, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, a movie that I loved with all my heart (it holds the number 11 spot on my favorite movies of all-time list, which I'll put on my profile later). Anyway, not long after, I thought of the Warriors series being adapted into a movie or a TV series. The movie idea stuck in my mind more (though I would be open to either, this page is ONLY for a movie adaptation), and I began thinking of a cast for the series. Who could voice the large cast of characters? Well, this is what I think!
NOTE: This is only for the major characters in the original series. Minor characters will not be included. Also, since the creators said the series takes place in the New Forest in England, so I am only using actors who normally possess a British accent or can pull one off. And also, I know there are other characters I didn't put, but I couldn't think of many other actors for the role, is all. So please don't judge me for it. Instead, help me to find actors for those characters. Thank you. :)
Firestar: The courageous apprentice, warrior, and later leader of ThunderClan.
"Fire alone can save the Clan."
- Elijah Wood: Now please remember, I mentioned that due to the setting of the series, which is New Forest in England, the actors must either possess a British accent normally, or be able to pull one off. Now, if anyone here has seen The Lord of the Rings, then I'm sure you know Elijah Wood, who phenomenally portrayed Frodo Baggins, can pull of the British accent. This choice also stems from the fact I grew up listening to Elijah Wood's voice as Spyro the Dragon in the amazing The Legend of Spyro Trilogy, where he proved he could once more play a brave, courageous character who could overcome all the obstacles set before him. That fits well with Fireheart/Firestar's personality, if you ask me.
- Daniel Radcliffe: Okay, so this one might be somewhat of a stretch, and it only stems from his great performance as the beloved title character in Harry Potter. He, like Elijah Wood, portrayed a character already who set out on an adventure to defeat a great evil despite all the obstacles that would have stopped any other person. I believe Daniel Radcliffe would be a pretty good choice for the role, and hopefully I'm not alone in thinking that.
- Andrew Garfield: Remember how I mentioned Daniel Radcliffe as Firestar could be a stretch? This could be even more of a stretch. I love The Amazing Spider-Man 1 and 2, and while I know many might disagree with me there, he did fantastic there. When he uses his British accent in interviews, I think of him voicing characters with it (my mind works in a very, very strange way, so don't judge me), and so I thought of Firestar during that time. It may not be a favorite casting among all you, but it's my opinion, of course.
Who do you think would be best-suited for the role of Fireheart/Firestar?
Bluestar: The leader of ThunderClan before Firestar, a strong and trustworthy leader
"Cats can learn to can to follow the warrior code, but they cannot always to learn to have the compassion and courage that comes from faith."
- Helen Mirren: In all honesty, Helen Mirren is the only actress I could ever see voicing Bluestar. I mentioned above the movie Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, where she voiced Nyra, the mate of the main antagonist. It's not just that role that makes her perfect for the role, however. Not only in that role, but in almost all the others, she played a strong and determined leader-like character, and that can only make me think of her as Bluestar even more. Obviously, she's loved enough to be one of the few British actors in Legend of the Guardians, while pretty much the rest of the cast is Australian.
What do you think? Is Helen Mirren best-suited for the role of Bluestar?
Sandstorm: One of Firestar's scoffers at first, later becoming his friend and companion, and then mate.
"I meant it when I said I wanted to come on this journey. But I want to share your mission. I want to understand why you need to help this Clan, and play an equal part in finding them."
- Emma Watson: Emma is one of my favorite actresses. She'd be my top pick for the role, and if you need any convincing, her role as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter should be enough. As a strong and witty character, Sandstorm reminds me a lot of Hermione. If she and Daniel Radcliffe were cast as Sandstorm and Firestar, that would be even more epic, if you ask me.
- Bonnie Wright: Yes, another Harry Potter actress. I know she played Daniel Radcliffe's love interest Ginny Weasley in the series, and it would be a little different if they played the same role again if they both were cast, I still think she could bring something good to this role. Like Sandstorm, Ginny (later on in the series) was fierce and strong. I think that's why she deserves to be one of my choices.
- Georgie Henley: She portrayed Lucy Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia franchise, and in that role, she caused many to fall in love with her. She seems perfect almost for the role of Sandstorm, because Lucy shared many of the traits Sandstorm did in the series. She could also fight, like Sandstorm. At times she was fierce, and during most moments, she was brave. Perfect for a warrior, if you ask me.
What do you think? Who is best-suited for the role of Sandstorm?
Graystripe: Firestar's most-trusted friend.
"I can't think of anything worse than being a kittypet. They're nothing but Twoleg toys! Eating stuff that doesn't look like food, making dirt in a box of gravel, sticking their noses outside only when the Twolegs allow them? That's no life! Out here it's wild, and it's free. We come and go as we please. Until you've tasted a fresh-killed mouse, you haven't lived."
- Andrew Garfield: Yes, I know I used him already as a candidate for Firestar, but there's the possibility that if someone else is cast as Firestar, Andrew Garfield could be cast as someone else, you know? So, Graystripe seemed a good answer for that "other role." Andrew just fits the role of Graystripe so well (I know, I pretty much said the same thing for Firestar, but just deal with it (no offense)), and I think he could act as a real good candidate.
- Matthew Lewis: Now this is one you might not have heard of, but if you watched all the Harry Potter films, you've seen him. This guy portrayed Neville Longbottom, a character who literally went from zero to hero through the whole series. He could bring a lot to the role of this character, if you ask me.
- Ben Barnes: The actor who portrayed Prince Caspian IX in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and Voyage of the Dawn Treader, he seems a good fit for Graystripe due to his already being a powerful warrior, and being a good friend (Caspian to the Pevensies and others, and Graystripe to Firestar).
What do you think? Who is best-suited for the role of Graystripe?
Silverstream: Graystripe's ill-fated love interest
"Silverstream was a feisty, headstrong young cat who could bend her father to her will with little effort. But her impulsive nature was tempered by gentleness inherited from her mother, and she was loved by all her Clanmates. Silverstream was a RiverClan warrior through and through, with freshwater running through her veins, and she never intended to fall in love with a ThunderClan warrior."
- Rose Leslie: She's played Ygritte before on Game of Thrones, and I only chose her because of how she played the character, not because of anything else. She seems right for the character in some ways, most certainly.
- Evanna Lynch: This won't be the first time I use this actress's name. She portrayed Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix up to the final film in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows--Part Two. She might not be the best choice, but I can think of her sweet voice in the role. And I'm sure I'm not the only person who thought Luna and Neville were perfect for each other.
What do you think? Who is best-suited for the role of Silverstream?
Cinderpelt: The apprentice who lost the chance to become a warrior, but put her disability behind her and became one of Firestar's greatest friends and allies.
"It's just sometimes I dream about being in the forest, hunting with Brackenpaw, and then I wake up and the pain in my leg reminds me that I'll never hunt again. It feels too much to bear. I have to pretend that maybe, one day, I'll be able to hunt."
- Evanna Lynch: I told you I'd use her again. She seems like she could voice a character who had high hopes, only for them to come crashing down, and then to find her true destiny and overcome the obstacles in her path. In the books, Cinderpelt was one of my favorite characters, and I thought of Luna's voice when reading her lines.
What do you think? Is Evanna Lynch best-suited for the role of Cinderpelt?
Cloudtail: One of Firestar's friends, a great warrior and friend, as well as mate of Brightheart
"After all that, I knew better than to go near Twolegs again. And I realized there were parts of the warrior code I might not understand but they were there for a reason. Seeing my Clanmates listen to my story so eagerly, made me want to be a warrior, like Fireheart, who really was a hero. More than anything, I wanted to be a loyal ThunderClan warrior."
- William Moseley: Best known as Peter Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia, he seems a good choice for the role because of his courage and selflessness. As Peter, he cared for others, like how Cloudtail cares for and loves Brightheart after her injuries.
- Skandar Keynes: He was Edmund in The Chronicles of Narnia, and like Peter, Edmund cared for those he loved (despite a rocky start in the beginning of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe). If not William, Skandar should get this role.
What do you think? Who is best-suited for the role of Cloudtail?
Brightheart: Cloudtail's mate who was badly injured but still fights as a great warrior
"You're still beautiful to me. You always will be."
- Cloudtail to Brightheart
- Kelly Macdonald: Best-known for her role as Princess Merida in Brave, she seems she could be right for someone who is forced to overcome a great obstacle in life (Brightheart's unfortunate disfigurement). It would be best to choose her voice from her role as Helena Ravenclaw/The Grey Lady in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows--Part Two, if you ask me.
What do you think? Is Kelly MacDonald best-suited for the role of Brightheart?
Fireheart: "You were lucky, thank StarClan, and you saved me from a nasty bite. It was a brave thing to do, Brackenpaw."
Brackenpaw: "It wasn't really brave, I didn't have time to think."
Sandstorm: "A warrior couldn't have done better."
- Jeff Bennett: One of the few voice actors on this list, I think Jeff Bennett is a pretty good choice for this role. He's done some good voice-acting in roles such as this before, and he can fake a British accent quite well (for proof, look up The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning, where he voiced the Ice Guardian Cyril with such an accent).
- Corey Burton: This is one of the few other voice-actors on this list. He is also a good choice, and is used quite a lot for roles with different-accented characters, including Hugo Strange in Batman: Arkham City, and proof for him faking the British accent well is the fact he is the main guy used to dub Count Dooku for some Star Wars media.
What do you think? Who is best-suited for the role of Brackenfur?
Spottedleaf: An ally of Bluestar's and the one who gave her the prophecy that would help her make the right decision.
- Geraldine Somerville: Another actress from Harry Potter, she portrayed Lily Potter throughout the series. She is the only actress I can think of in the role, in all honesty. She seems right for it, and my reasoning for it has to lie in the way she portrayed Lily, to be honest.
What do you think? Is Geraldine Somerville best-suited for the role of Spottedleaf?
Ravenpaw and Barley: The apprentice who left due to threats on his life, and the friend who took him in
"More water will flow before we join StarClan. This is not an end. It is a beginning. You will need the courage of a lion to face this journey."
- Will Poulter (Ravenpaw): I can only think of him as Ravenclaw for some reason. I don't know why, but it might have to do with his role in The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, where he portrayed Eustace Scrubb.
- Stephen Fry (Barley): I can only think of this man as Barley. You'd know him from several other roles, such as Mycroft Holmes in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, the Cheshire Cat in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, and his own TV series, as well. I can't think of a better actor for Barley.
What do you think? Are these two best-suited for Ravenpaw and Barley?
Longtail: The warrior who helped to prove that Firestar had a destiny within the Clan
"He never seemed to get tired. Always first up and ready to move on. Never afraid of what lay ahead."
- Jeff Bennett: I couldn't think of anyone better. He was the only actor's voice in my head when I read out the character's voice. He is my only choice for this role.
Do you think Jeff Bennett is best-suited for Longtail?
Yellowfang: The outcast who appeared first as an enemy, and later became a friend and ally of Firestar
"I wished you'd been my son, but I could not have borne a cat like you. StarClan gave me Brokentail to teach me a lesson."
- Emma Thompson: The only actress I could ever imagine in the role. Unsure of my decision? Watch pretty much every role she's done, she has the ability and versatility to voice such a character.
What do you think? Is Emma Thompson best-suited for Yellowfang?
Whitestorm: One of Bluestar's most-trusted warriors, and a supporter of Firestar
"If wishes were prey, we'd eat like lions come leaf-bare. But we'd die of boredom! You know that's not what the life of the Clans is like. The warrior code guides us through the dark times, the cold and the hunger. And the good times seem all the sweeter for it. Have faith, Bluestar. We'll survive."
- David Thewlis: His role as Lupin in Harry Potter proves to me that he can voice a warrior such as Whitestorm. There are other roles, of course, but Lupin is the one I identify with most.
- Brendan Gleeson: As Mad-Eye Moody in Harry Potter, this man also proved he could voice a warrior, especially with his gruff tone and battle scars.
What do you think? Who is best-suited for the role of Whitestorm?
Tigerstar: The monster who plotted to kill Bluestar and Firestar, and caused Cinderpelt's life-changing injury
"You know already that I will kill you one day. Your last breath will be gasped beneath my paws. Your last drop of blood will be spilled on my fur. Stones will break and the sky will fall when we meet in our final battle."
- Idris Elba: I couldn't help but think of this guy as Tigerstar most of the time. His voice is so deep that it sounds like it should belong to a villain (he will be voicing Shere Khan in one of the upcoming Jungle Book adaptations, however).
- Ralph Fiennes: If Tigerstar had a softer voice, then this guy is someone I can see voicing him. He already portrayed Voldemort in the Harry Potter series, and so he would definitely count as a great villain.
What do you think? Who is best-suited for the role of Tigerstar?
Darkstripe: Tigerstar's most loyal companion
"This is not my Clan. Not any longer. ThunderClan is led by a kittypet, and there's nothing left to fight for. I feel no loyalty to ThunderClan. In the whole forest, the only cat worth following is Tigerstar."
- Joseph Fiennes: Yes, Ralph's brother. He played a good antagonist in the movie Hercules as Eurysthes (I think I spelled that right), alongside Dwayne Johnson. His villainous role there puts him as one of the main candidates.
- David Tennant: When it comes to villains, he portrayed Barty Crouch, Jr. in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and he did a pretty darn good job in the role. He is my second and last choice for this role.
What do you think? Who is best-suited for the role of Darkstripe?
Bone: The general of Scourge
- Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje: This guy portrayed Algrim/Kurse in Thor: The Dark World, and he did a fine darn job of it. He would be perfect to voice this monstrous general, and is my only choice for the role.
What do you think? Is Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje best-suited for the role of Bone?
Scourge: The small demon who caused the death of one of the greatest antagonists of the series and caused Firestar to lose his first life
"My littermates said I was too small...too weak. But I have proven them wrong. I've learned how to live for blood. Because that's the key. The only answer. I am leader of BloodClan. I am Scourge. And I have won!"
- Troy Baker: The last voice actor on this list. He is best-known for voicing the Joker in Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Assault On Arkham. However, he is also known for voicing Loki in Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers Assemble, in which he does an amazing job and proves he can use a British accent without trouble.
- Lee Pace: Best-known for portraying Ronan the Accuser in Guardians of the Galaxy and Thandruil in The Hobbit franchise. His voice is cold and disturbing in some places, and can definitely be used for this little monster.
- Joseph Morgan: Best-known for portraying Klaus on The Vampire Diaries, his cold voice can be used to great effect.
- Tom Felton: As Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter franchise, he portrayed a superb villain, and that's why I think he could do very good as Scourge. Plus, if Firestar was voiced by Daniel Radcliffe, it would be a fun reunion.
What do you think? Who is best-suited to voice Scourge?
Well, that was my first-ever post on here, and it took me nearly 5 hours to complete! I would like to thank the authors of the book series for entertaining me for so many years, and those of you who will read this! Have a nice day, and God bless!