Dream Casting: Kid Icarus

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May 17, 2018

Dream Casting is an imaginative look at the casting process of potential Hollywood projects based on comics and other media. This isn't just about what is being made; this is about what should be made, and who we think should be the stars.

This week we're continuing the imaginary Nintendo adaptations with a look at Kid Icarus. This 1987 classic follows Pit, a boy with angel wings, as he searches the underworld, the earth, and the heavens for the sacred treasures he needs to defeat Medusa on behalf of Palutena, the Goddess of Light.

Kid Icarus would make a great, kid-friendly fantasy movie, with lots of strange creatures and a mythological tone to match its setting.

Steffan Argus as Pit

Steffan Argus (The Gifted) hasn't done much yet, but he's a promising young actor with great hair for a fantasy protagonist.

Taissa Farmiga as Palutena

Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story) can portray a mix of youth and maturity that's perfect for the immortal Goddess of Light.

Natalie Dormer as Medusa

Whatever form the evil Medusa takes on, the dangerous-sounding voice of Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) will add a lot to the character, and when she's in her mostly human shape, Dormer's face will add even more.

Mahershala Ali as Hades

This colorful take on Hades is a lot of fun, and Mahershala Ali (Luke Cage) will have a lot of fun playing him.

Natasha Leggero as Pandora

Natasha Leggero (Another Period) has the sort of voice you expect from a comical fire monster, but she can also play the Goddess of Calamity in her more human form.

John DiMaggio as Hewdraw

I couldn't decide whether the dragon Hewdraw needed one voice or three, so I decided to cast one guy who can do a lot of different voices, hence John DiMaggio (Adventure Time).

Joe Lo Truglio as the Eggplant Wizard

It wouldn't be Kid Icarus if Pit didn't get temporarily transformed into an eggplant at some point. Jo Lo Truglio (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) is just the funny little man to play an Eggplant Wizard.