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Final Fantasy VII Remake The remake of FFVII announced at E3 on June 15th, 2015 -- OUR WHOLE LIVES HAVE BEEN LEADING UP TO THIS MOMENT!!

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Old 06/23/2015   #1
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Am I the only one who thinks they should start over with all new voice actors?

I think thats important to make this game feel as original and fresh as possible.

Even David Hayter didnt do the voice of Solid Snake forever

My choices

Cloud - Ryan Gosling
Tifa - Scarlett Johansson
Aerith - Jennifer Lawrence
Barret - Dwayne Johnson
Sephiroth - Clive Owen
Yuffie - Shailene Woodley
Red XIII - Andy Serkis
Rufus - Edward Burns
President Shinra - Donald Sutherland
Cid - Chris Pratt
Hojo - Paul Giamatti
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Old 06/23/2015   #2
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I honestly don't care, as long as the end result is good. I can't imagine they'll go with celebrity actors, though; hiring everyone your list would be ludicrously expensive.
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Old 06/23/2015   #3
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clowd wrote: Cloud - Ryan Gosling
Tifa - Scarlett Johansson
Aerith - Jennifer Lawrence
Barret - Dwayne Johnson
Sephiroth - Clive Owen
Yuffie - Shailene Woodley
Red XIII - Andy Serkis
Rufus - Edward Burns
President Shinra - Donald Sutherland
Cid - Chris Pratt
Hojo - Paul Giamatti
Who's gonna pay for all that though?
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Old 06/23/2015   #4
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clowd wrote:
Tifa - Scarlett Johansson
Aerith - Jennifer Lawrence
No offense but I'm not sure I can see either of these women doing either of these roles. But it's just my personal taste. They're fine actresses, I'm sure they could make it work.

Barret - Dwayne Johnson
Oh my god... think of the in-jokes! "CAN YOU SMELL WHAT BARRET IS COOKING?!"

Sephiroth - Clive Owen
Not familiar with enough of their work to make a decision but when I saw "English" I was like "he could work". I know it makes no sense, but when I was a kid I always pictured Sephiroth having a slight british accent. I have no idea where that came from.

Red XIII - Andy Serkis
... Gollum?


President Shinra - Donald Sutherland
Yes. This. 100% This. When I did my pretend live action dream cast list I made the same call. President Snow is pretty much President Shinra anyways.


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As for me, I agree with Flint. We all have our "dream cast" but people from nowhere or who you wouldn't expect can deliver amazing performances.

That said, were he still alive, I think Mako would have made a great voice for Bugenhagen... plus I mean come on... that pun.
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Old 06/23/2015   #5
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Yeah, that's a lot of big names that would usually happen for an animated movie in Hollywood. In my opinion, there are better voice actors within the animation industry suited for the roles.
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Old 06/23/2015   #6
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Nothing against the job Steve Burton did with Cloud, but I'm ready to move on there. The Cloud from Advent Children isnt the Cloud I saw in the original game, so this could never work IMO. I dont want Advent Children Cloud in this remake. In voice, in spirit, or in the flesh.

As for everyone else someone mentioned in this site's E3 podcast that Advent Children's voice acting sounded 'Disney'. Im not sure if it was the writing or the voice acting itself, but it did sound like an animated Disney film. If this remake is going to be as or even more gritty then the original, they have to change up the voice acting.

This may sound a bit weird, but the Advent Children Barret sounded like a PG character, Im sure Dwayne Johnson could upgrade that to PG-13 grit, and Samuel L Jackson would push it into R territory. Not in terms of language of course, but rather intensity.

Also I think they need at least 2 big name A list celebs to help give the game more cred and exposure. This is one of those projects thats going to need to sell multiple millions of copies anyway just to break even, might as well go all out.
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Old 06/23/2015   #7
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I don't get why people think it's so important to have well known celebrities to voice characters. Acting in live-action stuff where your voice, body language and facial expressions matter is very different from things where only your voice will be heard. What's important is that they get voice actors who can deliver a performance that conveys all the right emotions and intensity, as well as someone who can do good enough voice direction to make sure those are the takes we get.
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Old 06/23/2015   #8
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I may be in the minority, but I really liked Steve Burton as Cloud. With good direction, I don't have a problem with him keeping the role at all. I also just find it endearing that he's a big Cloud fan in real life.

Scar Jo and J Law for Tifa and Aerith? Those are two very smoky-voiced ladies. I can't really hear those voices fitting either of them.

I'm pretty okay with most of the AC cast reprising their roles. And sorry but I disagree that this game needs the help of A-list celebrities to sell copies....this game IS an A-list celebrity (in the videogame world).
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Old 06/23/2015   #9
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If Dwayne Johnson voices anyone it should be Rude.
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Old 06/23/2015   #10
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Also, if anybody but Quinton Flynn voices Reno I'm out. No seriously, I will not buy this game.
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Old 06/23/2015   #11
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Joe wrote: Also, if anybody but Quinton Flynn voices Reno I'm out. No seriously, I will not buy this game.

Yeah that would be miserable if they didnt cast him.
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Old 06/23/2015   #12
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They will definitely keep Flynn since he's in KH and they want to keep Reno and Axel's VA's the same because Axel is an expy of Reno (Vexen and Hojo also shared the same VA) - Also I have no idea why KH does expies of characters when it's a cross over and they could just use those same characters - but whatever.

Honestly though, I'd really like Nanaki to voiced by someone really young to tie into the twist that despite being ancient he's just a kid.

Also, imagine Mr T voicing Barret (and I do think they should have a black VA voice him since he's an iconic black character)
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Old 06/23/2015   #13
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That may very well be the most expensive video game voice cast I've ever seen. I highly doubt Square could ever get any of them to do any voices.

I would rather they stick with the people in the industry. Get some Nolan North, Quinton Flyn, James Arnold Taylor, Josh Keaton, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Tara Strong, etc.

Maybe the most well-known name would be Mark Hamill, but with Start Wars making more movies now maybe he'd be more expensive.
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Old 06/23/2015   #14
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CameoAmalthea wrote:
Also, imagine Mr T voicing Barret (and I do think they should have a black VA voice him since he's an iconic black character)
That's another embarassing moment from my childhood "dream cast" list. I even had a joke I thought was soooo funny. "I pity the fool who doesn't know that money is for Marlene's school!"

And hey, Barret does kind of look like Clubber Lang.

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Dat hair( except Clubber's is cut into a mowhawk) and dat jawline, not to mention the biceps.




But honestly all joking aside, Samuel L Jackson could actually probably give a pretty decent performance as Barret. The only problem is his voice is higher than I pictured Barret's. All the compilation have given him a voice lower on the spectrum.

A younger / pre gun-arm Barret should be voiced by Jamie Foxx though. Just saying.
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Old 06/23/2015   #15
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I take no issues with the current AC/KH cast with except to Red XIII and Aerith. If they bring back Andrea Bowen, I'm good. But Mena Suvari? Urgh, terrible, sorry. And Red XIII, I felt, should have had a more youthful voice. Sure, he was wise beyond his years but there were a lot of moments that I think younger would be more fitting. Not like.. 20 but y'know.. 30?
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