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actor age?

Postby terminus » Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:56 pm

well if they ever are going for a live-action movie, what age would they portray the characters to be? looking at the concept art, the people look tottaly differant from the anime; but then agian it's "concept."

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Postby MaggotMaster » Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:33 am

Everyone should be played by men in their late 50's.
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Postby master0rolando » Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:57 am

probly 16-17...14 is kinda pushing it in America considering how sexualized Asuka and Rei have been over the years

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Postby Tokpile Quohog » Sat Jan 27, 2007 2:02 am

after seeing my friends watch the OC profusely, I'm not relunctant to say they might even be over 18. American shows are messed up like that.

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Postby Nukie » Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:12 am

MaggotMaster wrote:Everyone should be played by men in their late 50's.


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Postby The Eva Monkey » Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:23 am

terminus wrote:well if they ever are going for a live-action movie, what age would they portray the characters to be?

They have repeatedly stated that they are going to cast the child characters to be age appropriate. So if the children are supposed to be 14, the actors will be 14. However, for all we know, they might not make good on that, by casting older actors, or simply changing the ages of the pilots altogether.

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Postby terminus » Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:57 am

o maybe older people who look like around 14-16

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Postby Hunter21 » Sat Jan 27, 2007 4:26 pm

terminus wrote:o maybe older people who look like around 14-16

We all know how well hollywood pulls that sort of stuff off *Cough*Ian Ziering*Cough*
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Postby ccat*confuser » Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:58 pm

they need to be 14-15, its just really fundamental to the overall plot. Eva is about the characters, and Rei,Shinji and Asuka absolutely cannot be over 16. 16 year olds can drive ect., and for the most part are sexually active. The pilots in the series are 1) trapped 2) NOT SEXUALLY ACTIVE. They are however, very close, but still in transition. Them being at a transition age is absolutley crucial.

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:53 pm

What does wheather or not somebody's sexually active have to do with anything?

And if they're actors, they don't have to be the exact age of the characters; it could be pulled off by older people that look young and or there's always makeup.
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Postby BLACKANGEL32076 » Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:28 pm

Matt Greenfield has said in a panel at Anime Express 9, (March 2006), that the characters would be played by 14 year olds, period.
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Postby Timstuff » Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:02 pm

The age for Shinji's actor is the most important to nail, because boys start hitting the rockiest part of puberty around age 13. If they go for an actor older than like 15, then he's going to seem way too adult-like for the character. With Asuka and Rei on the other hand, they can get away with casting slightly older teenagers since there won't be too many unexpected changes (like voice changes) to be on guard for. The actress for Asuka could probably be about 15-16, and if the actress for Rei is an Asian (who are typically on the short side), then they could get away with casting an actress as old as 18.

However, I think it's pretty much inevitable that the second Evangelion movie will take place a year or so after the first one, since there's probably going to be 2-3 years between the releases (for the first two at least-- #3 might be shot back-to-back with #2). The actor for Shinji is going to have shot up a lot in hight and have a much deeper voice, so no-one is going to believe he's still a 14 year old. That could actually play pretty well into the story though, because it would make it more visually apparent that Shinji is having to adapt to piloting and his physical changes at the same time.

So basically, actor for Shinji = 14-15, actress for Asuka =15-16, and actress for Rei = 16-18 (if she's Asian).

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Postby Houndour » Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:39 pm

So basically, actor for Shinji = 14-15, actress for Asuka =15-16, and actress for Rei = 16-18 (if she's Asian).


I hope not just Rei is Asian. >_> M'kay, Asuka doesn't necessarily need to be, but that would suck if the others weren't.

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:55 pm

I heard that ALL of the characters were going to be Asian, contrary to what Grant said at that conference/on her FAQ, whatever the hell that was. :?

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Postby Timstuff » Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:42 pm

Evangelion isn't going to be an all Asian cast, so people should let go of that idea right now. Rei will probably be Asian and Shinji might be half asian, but you can count pretty firmly on characters like Gendo, Fuyutsuki, Ritsuko, and probably Misato being white-washed (that's okay though since there are plenty of good actors who can fill those roles). Asuka is already white so she'd hardly be a hurtle. But you have to remember, most of the audience for this movie will be in the west, and since it's not an oscar bait art house film, I doubt that they'd go for an all asian cast.

They should go for whatever actors capture the visual and emotional presence of the characters, be they caucasian or asian.

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Postby Hexon.Arq » Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:20 pm

Timstuff wrote:Evangelion isn't going to be an all Asian cast, so people should let go of that idea right now. Rei will probably be Asian and Shinji might be half asian, but you can count pretty firmly on characters like Gendo, Fuyutsuki, Ritsuko, and probably Misato being white-washed (that's okay though since there are plenty of good actors who can fill those roles). Asuka is already white so she'd hardly be a hurtle. But you have to remember, most of the audience for this movie will be in the west, and since it's not an oscar bait art house film, I doubt that they'd go for an all asian cast.

They should go for whatever actors capture the visual and emotional presence of the characters, be they caucasian or asian.


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Postby cat42 » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:14 am

BLACKANGEL32076 wrote:Matt Greenfield has said in a panel at Anime Express 9, (March 2006), that the characters would be played by 14 year olds, period.


Matt Greenfield also said we'd have a director's name by now...
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Postby BLACKANGEL32076 » Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:37 pm

cat42 wrote:
BLACKANGEL32076 wrote:Matt Greenfield has said in a panel at Anime Express 9, (March 2006), that the characters would be played by 14 year olds, period.


Matt Greenfield also said we'd have a director's name by now...


True true. His explaination is that, "we have 3 A-list Directors in the pipeline that we are waiting to become available when they finish their current projects."

Take that how ever you like, that is the story he is sticking with that last I heard.
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Postby pusherman555 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 2:14 pm

i think as long as there older then 14 but younger than 20 its golden

older than 20 and then it will be noticably strange
younger than 14 and some of the scenes would most likely become awkward (depending if its like the original)

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Postby Fearthebait » Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:18 pm

pretty much they need to find some older actors then 14 or else none of the "Asuka IS HOT" fans will be very interested.
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