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25th-Jan-2010 06:36 pm
I realise I have to catch up on my thirty days meme, but I figure that I get weekends free on account of actually working for actual money. Plus I got to see my sister and niece, and that's worth more than blogging.

I'm taking one post out from that to celebrate a little meme that's been doing the rounds and that caught my eye on When Fangirls Attack!: Chromatic Fandoms.

It started with handyhunter recasting a bunch of Marvel characters as people of colourliviapenn  cast Spiderman and the Fantastic Four then BossyMarmalade  and second_batgirl took on the X Men

Then nextian spread it to DC, with Vertigo's Lucifer, and katarin and poisonivory went for the rest of the DCU.

Then it spread to other fandoms, with entwashian tackling Buffy and trascendenza recasting Star Trek not only with people of colour, but women of colour.

I couldn't get this out of my head, so I found myself accidentally doing for the Discworld.

Starting with the obvious, of course:
Death: James Earl Jones

Havelock Vetinari: Ben Kingsley

Samuel Vimes: Edward James Olmos

Carrot Ironfoundersson -Rick Yune

Angua von Uberwald - Rosario Dawson

She'd have to get naked an awful lot. How would we cope?

Fred Colon: Craig Charles

Sorry, Craig. Shouldn't have let that picture get out, really.

Mustrum Ridcully - Don Warrington

Rincewind - Kulvinder Ghir

Granny Weatherwax: Nichelle Nichols

Nanny Ogg - Meera Syal

We'd need a little bit of age makeup there, but I think it'd work.

Magrat Garlick - Lenora Crichlow

Susan Sto Helit: Naoko Mori

Ponder Stibbons: John Cho

Sybil Vimes: Queen Latifah

Cut-Me-Own-Throat Dibbler - Sanjeev Baskar

Moist von Lipwig: Adrian Lester

Spike - Lyndsey Marshal

Can we all take a moment to reflect how hot that couple is?

Glenda Sugarbean - Nina Wadia

Trevor Likely: Dev Patel

I didn't get everyone I wanted -  I ended up not doing Nobby Nobbs and any non-humans (well, two non-humans and one mostly human) because that seemed to spark the STEREOTYPE part of my brain and that's not the point of the meme, is it?

(I would say that I would probably cast male actors as dwarfs - even as Cheri - as the point is that to humans all dwarfs look male)

ETA: I know people are still being linked to this, and I'd really appreciate it if you took the time to read this later post, thank you.
25th-Jan-2010 06:56 pm (UTC)
I could definitely see almost all of these, but especially EJO and Queen Latifah as Sam and Sybil. They may in fact invade my mental images the next time I reread.
25th-Jan-2010 07:00 pm (UTC)
They now need to make a movie together.
25th-Jan-2010 07:04 pm (UTC)
Okay I was skimming my flist and just saw a big picture of JEJ and the word DEATH above it and thought he'd died and had a small heart attack.

But, uh, other than that I LOVE THIS. Especially Craig Charles as Fred Colon.
25th-Jan-2010 07:05 pm (UTC)
OOOPS. Sorry!

I keep making people think celebrities have died these days.
25th-Jan-2010 07:20 pm (UTC)
Brat. Inner. I don't know.

In other news, I'm tempted now to completely redo my abandoned, don't-even-play-him-anymore Vimes RP journal and change his PB from Denis Leary to EJO.
25th-Jan-2010 07:12 pm (UTC)
Edward James Olmos as Vimes may be the most appropriate bit of casting EVER. :O :O :O
25th-Jan-2010 07:26 pm (UTC)
Meera Syal as Nanny Ogg = genius. In fact they're all genius. Well picked.
25th-Jan-2010 09:01 pm (UTC)
LOVE IT. thanks as well for linking to the Buffy one, the nearest and dearest to me of those included. Now, how to get tv producers thinking this way...?
25th-Jan-2010 09:10 pm (UTC)
I really this a lot and especially with the Discworld where it doesn't take much to play with what the humans look like. Also Ben Kingsley makes such a great Patrician, these are just awesome.
25th-Jan-2010 09:41 pm (UTC)
OMG Yes! I don't know all the people you chose, but the ones I don't know look the part (in your photos at least) and the ones I do know are perfect!
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26th-Jan-2010 04:13 pm (UTC)

Not having paid a huge amount of attention to her career, has anyone seen Alexander? I heard it was awful but, y'know, she's in it...
28th-Jan-2010 11:34 am (UTC)
I saw it. It was baaad.
25th-Jan-2010 10:42 pm (UTC)
I do not agree with all of these but a lot of them are awesome.
26th-Jan-2010 01:38 pm (UTC)
a;lskdjas; HOMG. Nichelle Nichols! Naoko Mori! I would watch the heck out of this! Amazing. :D And James Earl Jones as Death is perfect.
26th-Jan-2010 03:59 pm (UTC)
Love it ! Meera Sayal as Nanny Ogg and Sanjeev Baskar as CMOT Dibbler yes, yes, yes.
27th-Jan-2010 01:56 pm (UTC)
27th-Jan-2010 03:45 pm (UTC)
Queen Latifah as Sybil! ::flails::
27th-Jan-2010 04:39 pm (UTC)
Found this through wistfuljane. This is awesome! Particularly your choices for Granny Weatherwax and Sybil Vimes.
27th-Jan-2010 08:35 pm (UTC)
This is particularly awesome. I will be adopting Vimes and Rincewind and all the witches, and Tosh as Susan = yes! (I love Naoko Mori (she could totally do it, too, did you see the episode of Spooks with her in it?), but was particularly devestated by Tosh's death and want to retcon it.)
28th-Jan-2010 05:43 am (UTC)
LAWL Nichelle Nichols = Granny Weatherwax? Best. Casting. Evar.

I linked this post to my book blog
28th-Jan-2010 06:26 pm (UTC)
Sybil and Ridcully are absolutely fucking perfect, good God. I mean, they're all good, but those two = yes.
31st-Jan-2010 04:51 pm (UTC)
Edward James Olmos *is* the face of Vimes. Absolutely spot-on perfect. The only problem with Queen Latifah as Sybil is that she is *far* too gorgeous. However. Excellent list. Alas that I have no Discworld icon for this comment.
31st-Jan-2010 11:13 pm (UTC)
I object to the assertion that Sybil Vimes is anything other than a stunner.
7th-Jun-2010 02:19 am (UTC)
Man, Latifah would make an awesome Sybil.

I had no idea Lyndsey Marshal wasn't white, but she and Adrian would make an awesome Spike and Moist. My only issue would be that they are ten years apart (and look more so, sometimes) and I always pictured Spike and Moist as being very close in age.
24th-Oct-2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
Just found this and I had to comment as it was insanely perfect casting. Amazing, all the way through I was thinking, "that would be truely awesome." CMoAs are Vetinari, Sybil, and Moist.
19th-Mar-2013 10:25 pm (UTC)
I think Richard Ayoade would make a great Ponder Stibbons... with his Moss voice obviously!
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