More non-traditional TV and movie casting we'd love to see

More non-traditional TV and movie casting we'd love to see
From CBC - July 17, 2017

Today's prevailing mantra in TV and film is that nostalgia rulesbut there's definitely nothing wrong with shaking up a long-running franchise.

Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker casting splits fans


After more than 50 years and a dozen quirky maleTime Lords,actress Jodie Whittakerwas named the 13thDoctor Who,capturingone of sci-fi TV's most coveted leading roles and immediately acknowledgingthe expected outrage from one segment of the fan base.

"Doctor Who represents everything that's exciting about change. The fans have lived through so many changes, and this is only a new, different onenot a fearful one," Whittaker said in an interview with the BBC.

So say we


Over the years, the sci-fi and fantasy genres have had some terrific instances of non-traditional casting, from Katee Sackhoff as the rebooted Battlestar Galactica's Starbuck to Idris Elba as the originally Clint Eastwood-inspiredGunslinger in next month's The Dark Tower.

Even the problematic Marvel cinematic universe has startedto catch up to the regularly remixed and more representative comic book world, with the forthcoming Black Panther andthe latest Spider-Manoffering a refreshingand much more accuratetake on casting.

Here are a few more suggestions we'd love to see to revive some enduring blockbuster franchises.

Bond. Jane Bond.

James Bond producers are making a "female-driven" thriller starring Gossip Girl's Blake Lively, so might that mean changes for the 007 franchise itself? Though there's speculation Daniel Craig will return as Ian Fleming's iconic secret agent,rebooting with a female lead would reinvigorate the character.

It's Bond. Jane Bond.
Thanks for all the votes! (And sorry, do not know who made poster but I love it!) #NextBond


There's something delicious about recasting the famous ladies' man as an actual lady. Of course, the new Bond would need the same moxieand look smashing in formal wear. Enter Gillian Anderson, one of the web's leading candidates. The X-Files star has already shown her steely-eyed screen presence. Other innovative casting suggestions includethe aforementioned Idris Elba as well as Ruth Negga, but Anderson herself seems have considered the potential game-changing gig.

Star Trek boldly goes...

A 21st Century Indiana Jones


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Yippee ki-yay, Ms. McClane



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