Today I got a theory/prediction for Star Wars episode IX because everyone else does. I’m posting it here because I don’t have a reddit account and 4chan scares me so here we are.
For the record, I 110% totally believe this will totally happen in episode IX***
This theory deals with the reveal of Finn’s father and it’s not Lando. Clearly the sequel trilogy is having Finn follow Darby’s characterization from Space Janitors. For those of you who don’t know what Space Janitors is, I feel so bad for you. Go watch it.
Space Janitors was a web show that had three seasons, they are all on youtube. It was about Janitors for the empire who work on a death star like space station. Darby, the main character, wants nothing more than to be a type of person who the rebels would want to fire at, IE he is so low in the ranks the rebel ignore him.
Warning spoilers, at the end of the first season Darby learns the truth of his linage, in that he is the son of a high ranking rebel leader and his DNA code was change to protect him making him look human. In the third season Darby and his friends defect to to the rebels.
An imperial janitor who defects to the rebels???? The sequel trilogy clearly copied this, just like the copied stuff from Space Balls in Last Jedi.
It will be revealed in Episode IX, that Finn is actually like Darby, an ectomorph, or an Alien whose DNA has been changed to make them look human.
In Episode IX this was done by the First Order to adhere to conformity. This is why there are no Aliens in the First Order except for Snoke because he needed to feel special. Finn’s father was a head of Resistance and thus he wasn’t lying when he said he was a big deal in the resistance. It’s too perfect not to happen.
Who is Finn’s father? Watch Space Janitors, I don’t want to spoiler everything. Darby’s father is analogous to an awesome character in Star Wars and that is who Finn’s father truly is.
***No I don’t this will happen, this is a joke. Please do not take this seriously. Although Space Janitors is quite good.
Alas there are no Hunchback of Notre Dame ugly Christmas sweater just yet but since this blog has a Disney leaning here are some Disney Ugly Christmas Sweaters that you can get right now via amazon.
Also I had wanted to showcase a Notre Dame Fighting Irish sweater just to be funny but I couldn’t find one. But there are a TON of Disney Ugly Christmas Sweaters, because of course there is, it’s Disney and Christmas.
If I ever do make a Quasimodo/Hunchback Ugly Christmas sweater I will post here because where else would I put it? And it will be very ugly because I suck at art. Of course you can always get my Quasimodo Ornament at Zazzle for your Christmas tress.
I’m still on the Star Wars actor casting, maybe next time I’ll do an anti-one, like an all Gungun casting, shudders.
As far as the different versions take on the role of Clopin they portray him in one of two ways, he’s either leader of Gypsies or leader of the beggars and thieves. Basically Clopin is combination of three characters from Book but MOSTLY he’s still the character of Clopin because that character just has more to do than the Duke of Egypt and the the other guy, whose name I have completely forgotten but know that he does have a name and there are three leaders of The Court of Miracles.
So as I was thinking about the Star Wars casting I really wanted to get my head out of the Sequel Trilogy even though I love it, yes I liked The Last Jedi, and then I thought of Mark Hamill and it was BOOM, he be so great as Clopin. It’s a dream casting that I never knew I always wanted.
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Star Wars The Force Awakens
Hamill is most well known for his role as Luke Skywalker, really don’t I even need to say that but he has had a long career and has been a very prominent voice actor including being consider one of the best Jokers ever. He was also in Castle in the Sky as a Villain. If you do know any about Hamill it’s that he loves to troll, in a jovial sense, and has great sense of humor. I could really see Hamill playing Clopin with a delightful dark humor which is there but I think he could only improve of it.
This casting just so perfect that even if just vocal performance it would still be awesome but Mark Hamill would still kill it as live action role.
Frollo is an interesting character to cast because on the one hand we have the book which tells us that Frollo is 36. But the age of 36 is different in a modern setting than it was in 1482 when the story is set or even in 1831 even the book was written. The book even tells us Frollo is in middle age or the winter of this life. So most of the movie go for an older Frollo. Sometimes it a tad younger or sometime he looks like death, looking at you 1997 Richard Harris Frollo. But can we have both? Can we have a younger-ish Frollo who is believable at acting older or in someway austere and cold but passionate at the same time? Can we have a walking contradiction?
Yes! We can! And it’s Adam Driver!
Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Star Wars The Force Awakens
Driver is best known for playing Kylo Ren in the Sequel trilogy of Star Wars. He is a compelling character even if you don’t like that thing he did in The Force Awakens. Driver is just a very phenomenal actor who bring his A-game to every role and he has already played a priest in Silence, a very different story and character than Frollo. There is no doubt that Driver could excel at playing Frollo.
Driver would be a young Frollo but he does have a good look for the character already. He’s not a typically attractive, some people find him very attractive and some don’t see it at all. He’s tall which helps, he has a narrow face with good angles, the perfect recipe for a Frollo.
If this casting happen, I for one would be ecstatic, it just seems like a GREAT fit. What do you think? Would Adam Driver make a good Frollo? Or no?
Daisy Ridley for Esmeralda was suggestion by Sky. At first this made me think of Ridley to play Fleur de Lys. As much as I love Ridley’s Rey, I do want to see Ridley playing a character like Fleur, maybe as a bitch maybe not. For whatever reason I have a soft-spot for Fleur. Sure in the book Fleur has blonde hair but so does Jehan and Quasimodo has red and Esmeralda has dark eyes, why get bogged down with colorition when other movies ignore them so much? Fleur de Lys could have brown hair why not?
Given Ridley’s star in on the raise it hard to see her accepting the role of Fleur where as Esmeralda is a leading role. I could see her doing Fleur pending on other facets of the production like the director and if it was more of an ensemble piece.
So let’s consider her for Esmeralda. The only way I could see her playing the role is if they did Esmeralda’s original backstory, as in she is French raised by Gypsies, even if they did not have the whole of the Sister Gudule plot in the movie.
Daisy Ridley as Mary Debenham from Murder on the Orient Express
On the acting front I could Ridley playing the role even though she still fairly new and so far her biggest roles have been Rey in Star Wars and Mary Debenham in Murder on the Orient Express. She also playing Ophelia in upcoming movie. Not sure how Ridley would play the role but my guess it would less overtly sexual than some other actresses and portrayals but you never know.
Daisy Ridley as Rey from Star Wars The Force Awakens
Ridley has one big thing working for her as Esmeralda and that is her sword and fighting ability. Ridley has done a lot of strength training and fight choreography for action scenes in Star wars. Those skills could translate into some nice dance choreography.
I could see her going either way. As much as I think Daisy Ridley is cool person, she would not be my top pick for either role but if she were casted for either Esmeralda or Fleur I would happy to see her grace a Hunchback version?
What do you people think? Ridley for Esmeralda? Ridley for Fleur de Lys? Or Neither? Or Both?Follow thehunchblog
I will confess, Mikkelsen would not a my first pick to play Frollo but upon looking more in his acting and considering his look, I can see this a good option. First he a good actor with a good range. It’s hard to really pinpoint how he would approach the character but pending on the film direction for Frollo, I would say he could pull it off effectively.
Mikkelsen also has very interesting facial features that could lead themselves to a really good and memorable look for Frollo with the right make-up direction. He just the kind of actor who can skew more attractive to more weird looking, I don’t mean that in a bad way.
Mads Mikkelsen would not be my first choice to play Frollo but if he was cast I would not complain. It would be interesting to see what how he would portale the character. What do you think Mads Mikkelsen for Frollo? Yay? Or Nay?
Also leading up to The Last Jedi and maybe after I’m going to more hypothetical casting using Star Wars actors so if you got a suggestion leave a comment. Also any anti-suggestions are welcome, like Jar Jar Binks as Frollo or Gringoire or Phoebus, maybe Esmeralda.
Tomorrow is May 4th (May Fourth be with you) but since Thursdays are an OUAT day, I’m doing a Star Wars post today! So here is a video pairing Hellfire with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
So yeah, this combo wasn’t hard to find. There is a plethora of options from all across the Saga. I admit it I do like this pairing (Reylo) if it turns out not to happen I will rethink some aspects of The Force Awakens but as long as the story is good, it will be ok. I admit it, I kinda love the idea of this combination. Adam Driver good make a great Frollo.
Star wars version of Disney’s Esmeralda in her Red Dance costume, Azalea Sci-Fi Doll Game
What can I say? I’m currently obsessed with Star Wars. This is a re-endering of Esmeralda using the Sci-ff Doll game from Azalea Dolls. Would you believe Esmeralda’s red costume is easier to re-create than her usual look?Follow thehunchblog
Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker, Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith
Let’s consider the Star Wars Prequel for a moment. Before the movies came out everyone wanted to know how Anakin went for being a nobel Jedi knight to an evil jerk called Darth Vader. However the way the “seduction” to dark side occurs in the Prequels was just stupid. Anakin was basically a bad-apple who was tricked into it because he couldn’t stand loss and didn’t have the power to fix his problem. It was lame.
Natalie Portman as Padme & Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker, Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones
There was also the his relationship with Padme. Basically Anakin pressures Padme to giving into him by having a romantic/sexual relationship. But Anakin feels nothing about ignoring the Jedi doctrine on having romantic attachments. Here is where I think Geogre Lucas should have taken a page from the Hunchback (pardon the pun).
Frollo kissing Esmeralda, Illustration by Nicolas Eustache Maurin
Frollo would have been the perfect model in which Anakin could have been seduce by the Dark Side. Frollo starts out as upstanding nobel priest who worked hard to gain respect. However he really couldn’t capture people’s hearts but he maintained good and charitable acts. However once he saw a young girl he was undone and started to commit horrible acts in the pursuit of her.
Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker, Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith
Not that I think Anakin should have done the same same things as Frollo but the torment of love for a women should have been there. He should have had more conflict between his desire for love and and his Jedi training. In Episode II, which was the core of the Love story takes place, there is no conflict for him. He begs for sex and Padme uses her career as an excuse. It was so dull and awkward. The torment would have added so much drama and sympathy for Anakin just like Frollo