Fantasy casting is a major cornerstone to many comic and animation-based fandoms, and Lore Olympus is no exception to this fun pastime. At a whopping 283 comments, the Dream Cast Nominee post is the most popular topic on the official Lore Olympus facebook group.
As the creator of Lore Olympus, one of the most common questions I’m asked is “Who would you cast?” This is actually a huge challenge becauseI find it hard to imagine the cast of Lore Olympus as real people.
I’ve created a list of actors who I think best capture the spirit of the cast of Lore Olympus, rather than just their looks.
Please note: This is not this is my rock-solid opinion, but simply a brainstorm. There are heaps of amazing fan casts out there! Also, I didn’t cast everyone because Lore Olympus has a really large cast!
I’m going to pick a selection of men for Hades, as I feel it’s only fair.
Mikklesen is not for everyone, but he is for me.
Greece-born actor, Constantine Markoulakis, who is far too serious to exist in a gif format.
Let’s face it, he’s got the shoulders.
Billy Zane has “charming” down to a fine art, but you know he’d have no issues playing a complete asshole.
I don’t feel I need an explanation for this.
He has that chaotic energy to pull off Poseidon.
Daniel Levy or Donald Glover
I just think Janelle is really, REALLY cool.
I can’t unsee it.
Tessa could play any character in Lore Olympus, let’s be honest.
Christina has the face of an angel, but you know she’s capable of terrible things (in the best way possible of course.)
A tough one! Now I know how Paris of Troy felt!
Gabrielle Union or Keke Palmer.
Hecate was one of the hardest to cast on account of her being such a badass.
Ali Wong, Eva Green, Krysten Ritter, or Aubrey Plaza.
I too would let Mila Kunis treat me terribly and then buy her a purse.
She has that BDE.
I’ve saved the best for last. Since you’ve made it this far, you get 5 nominees.
Auli’i Cravalho, Alia Shawkat, Emily Browning, Kimiko Glenn or Emilia Clarke
About Rachel Smythe:
I’m a small, angry woman from New Zealand. I’m a self-proclaimed folklorist who also specializes in digital storytelling. I like coffee, snacks, and podcasts.
Rachel Smythe’s Lore Olympus is nominated for Best Webcomic at the 2019 Eisner Awards.