When news broke the other day that Warner Brothers is planning to do a movie based on Anne McCaffrey’s Pern series, I fangirled hard enough to give myself vertigo from all the jumping around. I discovered the Pern books when I was 13 years old and they are definitely one of the cornerstones of my geekdom.
I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve read the Dragonriders Of Pern trilogy, Moreta, and the Harper Hall series, so I’m totally ready to see dragons battling Thread and Menolly singing to her fire lizards.
With that in mind, I thought I’d compile a list of casting choices and enlisted the help of my old Pern roleplay Weyrleader and author Maryanne Huber.
Hit the jump for the list and, please, feel free to chime in with your ideas. This game is too fun to play alone.
Lessa, Weyrwoman of Benden Weyr – Emily Blunt (alternates: Eva Green, Nicole Beharie, Charlize Theron, Ming-Na Wen, Tatiana Maslany, Sophie Turner)
F’lar, Weyrleader of Benden Weyr – Chris Hemsworth (alternates: Chris Evans, Jensen Ackles (totally my pick), John Cho)
F’nor, Wing Second of Benden Weyr – Pedro Pascal (alternates: Sebastian Stan, Nathan Fillion, Chris Pine)
Masterharper Robinton – Hugh Jackman (alternates: Idris Elba, Lenny Kravitz)
R’gul, previous Weyrleader of Benden Weyr – Mark Ruffalo. (alternates: Giancarlo Esposito, Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Cumberbatch, )
Fax, “Lord of Seven Holds” – Sean Bean (alternates: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Viggo Mortensen, Karl Urban)
Meron, Lord Holder of Nabol Hold – Shemar Moore (alternates: Paul Blackthorne)
Kylara, Half-sister of Lord Larad of Telgar Hold – Jennifer Lawrence (alternates: Kristen Stewart, Zoe Saldana, Emma Stone, Ruth Negga)
Brekke, rider of queen dragon Wirenth – Anna Kendrick (alternates: Zoe Kravitz, Rosario Dawson, Emma Watson, Karen Gillan)
Like I said, feel free to tell me what you think as far as dream casting. I’d love to hear your thoughts.