Reposted from @dune.source
- Serves me right for going to sleep!
More casting news is coming thick and fast now, with @hollywoodreporter
announcing that Jason Momoa is the newest big name star to join #VilleneuveDune
. The big American/Hawaiian actor will go on to portray none other than the Atreides swordsmaster Duncan Idaho, a fiercely loyal member of the household with extreme combat skills. Most recently, Momoa has played big roles in Game of Thrones, The Lego Movie and Aquaman. The latter has grossed $1.1 billion worldwide so hopefully this casting will attract a larger audience to see #Dune2020
This is an interesting choice for sure, as Duncan Idaho could've been played by a countless number of talented actors. Some people will be happy with this and some won't. Personally, I'm going with it because Momoa certainly conveys that fearsome attitude of Idaho and with expert guidance can definitely pull it off. Obviously he'll have no problems with any action sequences, being already well-drilled when doing Aquaman and the likes. From what I've seen Jason Momoa in, he does deliver good performances, and even just his features resonate such a great sense of character and personality alone. Another good thing to take from this choice too is that there's a big chance he will attract an audience for Dune from the DC fanbase too, increasing chances of us getting more movies after the first ones.
All in all, I think this casting is a smart one. Momoa does fit the description, although I'd anticipated someone slightly slimmer. He will have a fairly sizeable role in the first film but will return as a much more prominent character should more films be made in the Dune saga. Again, I find myself speechless when I see this cast on paper. The names are incredible, let's hope they can bring it together on the big screen! ⬅️📽️ LIKE - FOLLOW - SHARE
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