- ‘The Last Of Us’: Gabriel Luna To Play Tommy In HBO Video Game Series
Oh shit they got Ghost Rider too!ID: guo6aee
Ah, a fellow person of culture 🙂ID: guoij9c
This makes sense if Pedro Pascal is Joel. They look similar enough to be brothers.ID: guog3b0
He's a good casting choice. I can definitely see him as Tommy.
I read Diego Luna at first and got excitedID: guota6g
Missed opportunity. This guy would probably do fine though.
Not familiar with Luna’s work but if Pascal is Joel makes sense his brother would be Hispanic too. Interested to see who some of the other actors cast as side characters will be!ID: guo6e9j
Only know him as Ghost Rider in Agents of Shield and he played the role well
I'll have to trust the casting directors on this one. They've all been interesting choices to say the least.ID: gunqj8w
I think Pedro Pascal actually makes a lot of sense for Joel, if we're talking straight visually.ID: gunrq51
I was thinking more of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau visually for Joel but I think pascal will blow it out of the park.ID: guo8xw1
Gabriel Luna was awesome on Agents of SHIELD. This casting is great news, IMO.ID: guo4pib
I think this makes sense, folks focus too much on casting look alikes, which is fucking dumb. You cast the best actor who can play the character, not whatever idiot off the street could pass as a twin.ID: guoaqt2
To be fair, I think in most cases you have to find a balance between both. Being the right person to bring the character to life is obviously the most important part, but if a character already has an established look that fans are familiar with, drastic changes to that look can make it hard to associate the actor with that character in their minds.
I do think this will be interesting though, because while he doesn't resemble Tommy's character in the game at all, I feel like he will do a great job with the character. And I'd much rather them drastically alter the characters' looks than drastically alter the story. I'm rather excited to see how this turns out.
He was okay in Terminator, and he's a Texas native it seems so that's a plus. Will be interesting when this series finally airs.ID: gunxpm6
He was excellent as Ghost Rider in Agents of Shield season 4!ID: guo28u3
I completely forgot that he could do a Texas accent, but then seeing Terminator and Texas in the same sentence not only jogged my memory, but completely sold me on his ability to play Tommy.
Casting decisions for adaptations are primarily not about matching physical appearances but how well you can perform that character and bring out the emotional essence of the character to the surface. Makeup and costumes can do wonders to make someone look a certain way and looks aren’t that important anyways because it’s not a biography in the first place. I trust that the creators of the show are making right choices in their casting because both Druckmann and Mazin are great storytellers. Can’t wait for the show!ID: gunzhot
Agreed, performance over looks.
Really interested to see how Pedo and him play off each other. Both are great actors!ID: guol4st
Woah woah woah. That's an unfortunate typo right there
From that photo I’m having a hard time seeing him as rough and tumble tommy. Maybe with a beard and the long hair.
What about this guy says tommy ?ID: guoo3uy
Nothing. But this is still a good casting decision.
He looks similar to Pedro Pascal and his performance in previous series were really good.
Cue people complaining about the choice, because reddit sits in all the casting calls and knows better than the casting directors.
Craig Mazin will not let us down. He is also a gamer so he understands how important adaptions are.
Lmao the casting is the worst I've seen.
Especially Ellie. These dudes are straight dumb.
No doubt they're find actors and whatnot, but damn none of them come close to looking the part. Like... At all.
It's so wild. They legit have model references to go by. Compared to GoT, which had text descriptions and the casting in that was just amazing.ID: guop5dx
Ah GoT was great was it? Funny how Tyrion looks nothing like how he was described in the books.ID: guormyv
Ah yes, let's pick one character out of how many again? Cute.
How many dwarf actors are out there to pick from exactly? And are actually good actors too? Use some common sense bruv. If anything, the major differences were his injuries.ID: guoodoc
They're not trying to get actors that look almost the same as the characters. They're trying to get actors that can play the characters.ID: guonqlb
The people this show is being made for don't know who the video game characters are, nor do they give a shit. This show isn't for you, it's for your friends and family that would love the story and characters of TLOU, but have zero interest in playing games. They don't give two shits about what the characters looked like.
Nope. Another bad actor to the list.ID: guo0dlw
Who was the first one?ID: guo2rt1
Isn't that obvious they miscast both Joel and Ellie ? Especially Ellie...ID: guo4wi2
Dude I loved this guy as ghost rider!!! Is he a good Tommy? Fuck no but I'll watch it for ghost rider lol