Podcast Stardust #240: Casting The High Republic

by Podcast Stardust

The High Republic is rolling with multiple books, comics, and a lot of concept art. This week, we attempt to cast all the roles of The High Republic for a dream cast in a potential movie.

As the novel, comics, character videos, and concept art for The High Republic find their way to Star Wars audiences, we have begun to cast these characters in our own minds. Claudia Gray’s comments that Leox Gyasi is her interpretation of what would happen if Matthew McConaughey had a starship only fueled our imaginations. So, this week, we are putting our casting director hats on and making our picks for the actors and actresses that could portray the characters of The High Republic in a movie.

On this fully armed and operational episode, we discuss:

  • Actresses that might do well as Avar Kriss,
  • Who we envision in the role of Vernestra Rwoh,
  • Our thought process in casting Elzar Mann,
  • The difficulties in casting Master Chomac Vitus,
  • Alternate ideas on how to cast the villainous Marchion Ro,
  • Finding actresses that have a particular look for Orla Jareni,
  • A few dream castings, and more.

Thanks for joining us for another episode. Please subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts and spread the word to all of your Star Wars friends. May the Force be with you!

Don’t forget to check out our discussion of Star Wars Rebels: “The Legends of Lasat” in episode 239.

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Podcast Stardust is the fully armed and operational podcast inspired by the code name for the Death Star. Hosted by first-generation Star Wars fans, Dennis Keithly and Jay Krebs, Podcast Stardust endeavors to bring thought provoking discussion on recent Star Wars news on a weekly basis. Between news episodes, Dennis and Jay review the latest episodes from Star Wars television covering everything from ResistanceRebels, and The Clone Wars to The Mandalorian and other live action productions on Disney+. Of course, Podcast Stardust wouldn’t be complete without thematic discussions, top ten lists, and interviews on everything from Star Wars literature, comics, and the films themselves.

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