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16th Sep '16 1:37:12 PM FF32
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* Brazilian magazine ''Set'' had a dedicated feature on this, "De Cara Nova" ("A New Face"), which also added a director to the cast and accepted reader input (it served as a contest, often for [=DVDs=] of the discussed movie). While mostly it were for remakes - the very first was for ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', suggesting Creator/BrendanFraser as Indy - there were also {{Live Action Adaptation}}s - from ''Anime/{{Akira}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' to ''Anime/FinalFantasyTheSpiritsWithin'', and even a ''Film/SmallSoldiers'' actioner making the toys life-sized warring factions - and some different ideas - ''Film/HarryPotter'' as adults, ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' done right (only Creator/GeorgeClooney remained, and Batgirl was excised), and in PostModernism, an ''Film/OfficeSpace''-inspired movie based on ''Set'' ("well, at least those battles with the printer happen daily here!").

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* Brazilian magazine ''Set'' had a dedicated feature on this, "De Cara Nova" ("A New Face"), which also added a director to the cast and accepted reader input (it served as a contest, often for [=DVDs=] of the discussed movie). While mostly it were for remakes - the very first was for ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', suggesting Creator/BrendanFraser as Indy - there were also {{Live Action Adaptation}}s - from ''Anime/{{Akira}}'' ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' to ''Anime/FinalFantasyTheSpiritsWithin'', and even a ''Film/SmallSoldiers'' actioner making the toys life-sized warring factions - and some different ideas - ''Film/HarryPotter'' as adults, ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' done right (only Creator/GeorgeClooney remained, and Batgirl was excised), and in PostModernism, an ''Film/OfficeSpace''-inspired movie based on ''Set'' ("well, at least those battles with the printer happen daily here!").
19th Jul '16 5:06:17 AM nirao01
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* On ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', the town's mayor, Walter Gunderson, has never appeared onscreen. Creator/AmyPoehler says they'd like Creator/BillMurray for the part.
** Dan Harmon wanted Bill Murray to play Jeff's dad on ''Series/{{Community}}''.

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* On ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', the town's mayor, Walter Gunderson, has never appeared onscreen. Creator/AmyPoehler says they'd like Creator/BillMurray for the part.
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part. Dan Harmon wanted Bill Murray to play Jeff's dad on ''Series/{{Community}}''.



* When Jeff Eastin put together a mock-up poster to pitch ''Series/WhiteCollar'' to USA, he used a photo of Dennis Leary for Peter Burke and Leonardo [=DiCaprio=] for Neal Caffrey.

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* When Jeff Eastin put together a mock-up poster to pitch ''Series/WhiteCollar'' to USA, he used a photo of Dennis Leary for Peter Burke and Leonardo [=DiCaprio=] Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio for Neal Caffrey.



* Creator/RussellTDavies has mentioned envisioning certain actors in his head while creating various characters for ''Series/DoctorWho.'' He said that while creating Adelaide Brooke for "The Waters of Mars," he created her with Helen Mirren in mind (the role eventually went to Lindsay Duncan, who does bear a slight similarity to Mirren.) Similarly, for River Song, they considered Kate Winslet for the part (which went to Alex Kingston.)
* When then-Senator Barack Obama appeared on the ''Tyra'' show, Tyra asked him who he would like to play him in the inevitable biopic. He initially said his first choice would have been Denzel Washington, but [[SelfDeprecation because of the ears,]] it might need to be Will Smith.

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* Creator/RussellTDavies has mentioned envisioning certain actors in his head while creating various characters for ''Series/DoctorWho.'' He said that while creating Adelaide Brooke for "The Waters of Mars," he created her with Helen Mirren Creator/HelenMirren in mind (the role eventually went to Lindsay Duncan, who does bear a slight similarity to Mirren.) Similarly, for River Song, they considered Kate Winslet Creator/KateWinslet for the part (which went to Alex Kingston.Creator/AlexKingston.)
* When then-Senator Barack Obama appeared on the ''Tyra'' show, Tyra asked him who he would like to play him in the inevitable biopic. He initially said his first choice would have been Denzel Washington, Creator/DenzelWashington, but [[SelfDeprecation because of the ears,]] it might need to be Will Smith.Creator/WillSmith.
* Many fans of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' have their bets on who to play certain characters in [[Series/GameOfThrones its TV adaptation]] before it airs. The only popular fan-favorites to make the cast are Creator/PeterDinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Creator/SeanBean (Ned Stark), and Creator/CharlesDance (Tywin Lannister).
* The first choice to play the role of The ComicBook/{{Huntress}} in ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' was Creator/LaurenCohan.
* The fan-favorite to play the role of Jay Garrick in ''Series/TheFlash2014'' was Creator/JohnWesleyShipp, who played [[Series/TheFlash1990 the previous]] live-action ''Flash''. He was cast as TheHero's father instead. [[spoiler:He eventually appears as said character, though.]]
* While Creator/MelissaBenoist eventually owned the role of the titular ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'', her runner-up Creator/ClaireHolt was the fan-favorite. Likewise, the fan-favorite to play her cousin Franchise/{{Superman}} was Tom Welling in a [[AlternateSelf sort-of]] RoleReprisal from ''Series/{{Smallville}}''.
15th Jul '16 9:54:50 AM erforce
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* DiscussedTrope in ''Film/{{Scream}}''--it comes back as a BrickJoke in ''Film/Scream2'', where the character's casting suggestions came true in the ShowWithinAShow.

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* DiscussedTrope in ''Film/{{Scream}}''--it ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}''-- it comes back as a BrickJoke in ''Film/Scream2'', where the character's casting suggestions came true in the ShowWithinAShow.
13th Jul '16 12:32:58 AM PaulA
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* Scaramouche from the Creator/VCAndrews fan blog ''Blog/ScaramouchesAttic'' said that she imagined a young Creator/JenniferConnelly as Heaven Casteel from the ''Casteel'' series.

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* Scaramouche from the Creator/VCAndrews fan blog ''Blog/ScaramouchesAttic'' said that she imagined a young Creator/JenniferConnelly as Heaven Casteel from the ''Casteel'' ''[[Literature/TheCasteelSeries Casteel]]'' series.
20th Jun '16 6:39:42 PM dotchan
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* DiscussedTrope in ''Film/{{Scream}}''--it comes back as a BrickJoke in ''Film/Scream2'', where the character's casting suggestions came true in the ShowWithinAShow.
20th Jun '16 6:37:53 PM dotchan
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* ''Anime/{{Saiyuki}}'' - Previous to its animated adaptation Artist Kazuya Minekura (jokingly) suggested that resident StepfordSmiler Cho Hakkai be voiced by Creator/AkiraIshida, and so when time came to actually cast him, the animators decided that Ishida was indeed the best candidate for the job.
14th Mar '16 7:45:48 PM AshlynNyx
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* Scaramouche from the Creator/VCAndrews fan blog ''Blog/ScaramouchesAttic'' said that she imagined a young Creator/JenniferConnelly as Heaven Casteel from the ''Casteel'' series.
8th Mar '16 8:17:16 AM Theriocephalus
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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', Harry, and by extension, Thor's [[HumanShifting James Potter form]], is fancast as [[{{Series/Smallville}} Tom Welling]]. The CastingGag inherent in this (Clark Kent also exists in this world, as a contemporary of Harry's), is noted indirectly in the narrative and directly in the Author's Notes.

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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', Harry, and by extension, extension Thor's [[HumanShifting James Potter form]], is fancast as [[{{Series/Smallville}} Tom Welling]]. The CastingGag inherent in this (Clark Kent also exists in this world, as a contemporary of Harry's), is noted indirectly in the narrative and directly in the Author's Notes.
23rd Jan '16 5:02:27 PM nombretomado
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* During season 5 of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers,'' AdultSwim encouraged fans to submit their ideas via Twitter and the official message boards for who would play the characters in a hypothetical live action version of the show. As one would expect, the ideas were all over the place, but a few stood out as good fits, including Creator/MichaelCera as Dean Venture, Creator/HughLaurie as Phantom Limb, Creator/EdwardNorton as the Monarch, and Creator/PeterDinklage as Jonas Jr.

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* During season 5 of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers,'' AdultSwim Creator/AdultSwim encouraged fans to submit their ideas via Twitter and the official message boards for who would play the characters in a hypothetical live action version of the show. As one would expect, the ideas were all over the place, but a few stood out as good fits, including Creator/MichaelCera as Dean Venture, Creator/HughLaurie as Phantom Limb, Creator/EdwardNorton as the Monarch, and Creator/PeterDinklage as Jonas Jr.
28th Nov '15 4:08:42 PM Anddrix
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* ''FanFic/PrettyCurePerfumePreppy'' has both a Japanese and English language hypothetical voice cast list.
** Japanese:
*** Asumi Nakata as Chloe Auriville[=/=]Cure Rosa.
*** Asami Shimoda as Chiara Auriville[=/=]Cure Vanilla.
*** Satsuki Yukino as Mayonaka Ayameko[=/=]Cure Jasmine.
*** Natsuko Kuwatani as Mitsukawa Hanae[=/=]Cure Tangerine.
*** Rio Natsuki as Torino Ikuko[=/=]Cure Cardamomo.
*** Tomoko Kaneda as Lavvie.
*** Rie Iwatsubo as Lotus.
*** Yusuke Tezuka as Pittan[=/=]Daidai Pitari.
*** Yuriko Yamaguchi as Ashley [=McFly=][=/=]Leather Ashes.
*** Creator/AkioOhtsuka as Stankou.
*** Creator/UnshoIshizuka as Francheese.
*** Creator/TakeshiAono as Gaabeiten.
*** Creator/BinShimada as Shashincame.
*** Miyoko Aso as Komorah.
*** Chiemi Chiba as Nekoshippo Lori[=/=]Lapinyuu.
*** Toshiko Fujita as Romona [=McFly=][=/=]Raflesina.
** English:
*** Sherry Lynn as Chloe Auriville[=/=]Cure Rosa.
*** Creator/LuciChristian as Chiara Auriville[=/=]Cure Vanilla.
*** Sandy Fox as Mayonaka Ayameko[=/=]Cure Jasmine.
*** Bridget Hoffman as Mitsukawa Hanae[=/=]Cure Tangerine.
*** Creator/PhileceSampler as Torino Ikuko[=/=]Cure Cardamomo.
*** Tony Oliver as Lavvie.
*** Rebecca Forstadt as Lotus.
*** Creator/SteveBlum as Pittan[=/=]Daidai Pitari.
*** Jamie Marchi as Ashley [=McFly=][=/=]Leather Ashes.
*** Creator/LexLang as Stankou.
*** Creator/KirkThornton as Francheese.
*** Creator/RichardEpcar as Gaabeiten.
*** Creator/MarkHamill as Shashincame.
*** Catherine Battistone as Komorah.
*** Tress [=MacNeille=] as Nekoshippo Lori[=/=]Lapinyuu.
*** Creator/MaryElizabethMcGlynn as Romona [=McFly=][=/=]Raflesina.
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