Dream Fan Casting That Came True

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Popular film productions have a poor track record of fulfilling fans’ casting desires. However, sometimes the stars are in our favor, and our prayers are answered. Here are the top 3 dream fan-castings that actually turned to reality:

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1. Patrick Stewart: Professor X

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Patrick Stewart as Professor X, the world’s most powerful telepath and founder of the X-Men.

When the first X-Men film was being made in the late 1990s, fans could express themselves only on the final pages of comic books and in fan letters. At the time, Patrick Stewart was best recognized for his role as Picard in Star Trek. However, fans believed he was meant to portray another legendary character. They practically begged for Patrick Stewart to be cast as the X-Men’s mentor, owing to his serious acting His demeanor, much like the character’s, had a lot of gravity with a paternal touch. Today, Professor X is Stewart’s most well-known character, thanks to the filmmakers at Fox who listened to all the fan talk.

2. Peter Dinklage : Tyrion Lannister

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Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones.

Game Of Thrones is one of those cultural phenomena that has become so huge that it’s difficult to envision beyond it. There were many fan recommendations for other cast members when the tv series was announced. However, just one actor appeared to fit the bill for Tyrion. Peter Dinklage had made a name for himself as a pretty capable Dwarf actor in a variety of television shows and films. Nevertheless, none of them showcased the actor’s incredible talent. Everyone agreed, however, that Dinklage was the best guy for the job as Tyrion, and boy, were we right!


3. Samuel Jackson (Nick Fury)

Casting of Samuel Jackson as Nick Fury
Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury, an important character in the MCU Universe.

Prior to his role as Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Samuel Jackson’s appearance and features were employed in comic books for the character without his approval. Jackson, however was cool with it and even approached Marvel about potential acting chances. As it happened, after reading Millar’s comics, the MCU had already set its sights on Jackson. Jackson effortlessly capturing Nick Fury’s appearance and demeanor. He also went on to secure a nine-picture agreement that turned into an even longer contract.

Performers achieve their dream jobs on several occasions, with the help of their fans and well-wishers. Fans today can present all their ideas thanks to the internet and social media. While those voices are not always positive, fans occasionally come up with some pretty good ideas. The fans have a lot of experience for the best casting options, and they’re usually right.


Written by Alfeeya Pathan

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