“The Dark Tower” has found it’s stars

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It seems like movie castings has become a thing on my blog considering I talked about some recent Marvel castings this weekend and now I am talking about this. But you see, I talk about things that interest me in some way… and this is a major one.

“The Dark Tower”, Stephen King’s magnum opus has been rumored to be getting a movie adaptation for some time now and for a few months it has been confirmed with Danish director Nikolaj Arcel helming it. Hell, at one point it was even in the hands of Ron Howard, but he obviously dropped out as director. But now it seems we are one step closer to seeing this grand adventure show itself on the screen because we now know who will play the hero and the villain of the movie. It looks like British actor Idris Elba, known for roles like DCI John Luther in “Luther” and Heimdall in the MCU, has bee ncast as Roland Deschain, the main character of the series. And for the villain, known as the man in black, they got Matthew “Alright, alright, alright” McConaughey. Now this casting is kind of interesting since the character of Roland has always been shown as a white guy in most pieces of art related to the franchise, so you’d almost assume that role would go to McConaughspace. But nope, it went to Heimdall and I am actually okay with that because he’s a great fucking actor. Now I have read all seven of the books in the series (not counting the spin-off set between books 4 and 5) and there are some parts that comes to mind when thinking about how they are gonna handle it. I will not spoil anything because I highly recommend that you go and read the books, but I will say that there are pieces of recurring dialogue that relate sort of to race, so I am curious how they will handle that. I am also curious who they will cast in the other important roles. I am honestly really hoping that they cast Aaron Paul as Eddie Dean because that would just be perfect.

So what are your thoughts on this matter? Are you looking forward to the “Dark Tower” movie? Leave your answers in the comments below.
Have a good one.

 

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3 thoughts on ““The Dark Tower” has found it’s stars

  1. I took a class over the summer that examined Browning’s original poem, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”. It’s incredible how King fleshed that out into full-blown inspiration for his series.

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