the hero and the villain;
casting choice: chris evans
cloud was the toughest to cast. it was hard finding somebody with the coldness cloud has and the boyish goofiness as well. i decided on chris because he inhabits both those traits. the whole story revolves around him and i think he'd be a great leading man. the only problem i have is that he's a little too old to play cloud in the ff7 realm (cloud is supposed to be 21; chris is 28).
casting choice: ian somerhalder
i don't think people realize how young sephiroth is. according to final fantasy wiki, he's about 30 during the ff7 time-frame. for some reason i always thought him about 40. i chose ian to play sephiroth because he's the right age and has the ability to be emotionless, scary, and...sexy, all at the same time. plus, i've always been attracted to sephiroth and ian has been on my crush list for forever so it works.
casting choice: odette yustman
again, a little old to play tifa, but when i got it in my head that odette was tifa, she stuck. i couldn't get her out, she's the perfect tifa. she has the face, the body, the fitness, the strength, the innocence...i could go on. i pretty much cast cloud and aeris around odette because i refused to let her go.
casting choice: quinton 'rampage' jackson
this was a suggestion from my brother. we dont' know how well he acts, but he's the right age and looks the part.
casting choice: emmy rossum
give her some green contacts and she's aeris (or aerith) to a t. problem is, i like emmy and always hated aeris (please don't stone me fandom!).
casting choice: ben barnes
vincent is like that guy all the girl-gamers swoon for - tall, dark, and mysterious. ben barnes is just the same and he also has that sort of sadness in his eyes that vincent has, which is so unique and vital to vincent's being.
casting choice: bradley cooper
cid is like the coolest character ever and for him i needed someone gruff, rugged, sarcastic, and hilarious. i know people will think that bradley is too pretty to play cid, but i think he'd do great as a cigarette-smoking, spear-wielding, dirty-mouthed pilot.
casting choice: kaya scodelario
i know, kaya's not japanese, but i don't know any young japanese actresses so kaya's my pick. i mean, at least she has an exotic look to her right? she'd be a great yuffie, because she's so playful and funny with a little mischief added in.
voice casting choice: morgan freeman
red xiii, even though his grandfather says he's young, always sounds so wise and knowledgeable to me. i needed a voice that portrayed that kind of trait, and well, morgan did play GOD.
voice casting choice: justin long
cait sith is annoying to me and i always imagined him with a very goofy voice. i LOVE justin long, but he is quite silly sounding sometimes. maybe, hopefully, he can make cait sith likeable?
casting choice: bailee madison
marlene is like the honorary AVALANCHE member. i picked bailee because she is sooo darn cute and her scenes with barret (quinton) would be adorable.
casting choice: jared padalecki
i should move him down with the shinra company, but nah, i think i'll just keep him with AVALANCHE. i almost didn't include zack, but he's so awesome i had to. zack is like the all-around great guy. he can do everything but still stays humble. jared is sort of like that, he can do anything but is still approachable and kind.
casting choice: chace crawford
just look at him in that picture! my goodness, i would've thought he was taking promotional photos for the movie as rufus! lol. seriously though, chace can be a prick when he wants to (i love chace but nate is just too much sometimes) just like that cocky-ass rufus. we just need to make his hair blonder.
casting choice: leonardo nam
tseng is an all-business type of guy. in the films i've seen leonardo in he's always a bit silly but i think he can pull off the hardness if need be.
casting choice: jackson rathbone
slap a red ponytail on him and call him reno! jackson's lanky just like reno, and i'm sure he can play the laid-back skilled fighter very well.
casting choice: jason statham
bald and brawny = rude and jason. i think jason and jackson would be great partners with interesting chemistry. also, i'd love to see the dynamic between jason and odette since rude has a soft spot for tifa (who doesn't?).
casting choice: amanda seyfried
not really an elena fan, but i like amanda, so why not?
casting choice: portia de rossi
portia is just a scary as scarlet is, in my opinion. gorgeous, but flippin' scary.
casting choice: cary-hiroyuki tagawa
i've loved him ever since i saw him in mortal kombat over 15 years ago. he can be that creepy character that makes us cringe whenever we see him onscreen but we still can't look away.
casting choice: rick yune
don't really know why i picked him. he fits though.
casting choice: richard riehle
i think richard would have played a better palmer, but i was too lazy to go looking around for a real heidegger, so i just put richard there. he'd be good though and probably have the "gya ha ha" laugh down pat.
casting choice: tilda swinton
oh come on, who else could've played jenova?! tilda is fantastically frightening and there is NO better option than her.