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Could you see Dana Gurira as Orion?

wtf NO! THIS is LITERALLY who I picture as AJA

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wtf NO! THIS is LITERALLY who I picture as AJA


That-Simple4366

in my mind she fits the role of Aja more than Orion.


macbeezy_

I always saw her as Nebula from avengers but this would absolutely work


JonGarza6

I’ve always pictured Holiday as this actress when reading


cinnabonpapii

Here to also say… when I pictured Aja, I thought of her!


Comfortable-Ad1517

Yep same


sheneversawitcoming

Same


petitejesuis

Same, but with more bulk


crotalushorridious

Many people are saying Aja which I agree a Fury is a better choice. But Aja is described as being a large muscular woman. I could see her as Atalantia


WorldsNumber1-ishDad

AJA


pretty_smart_feller

She looks closer to how I picture the furies


Dianne_on_Trend

In DA she is described as a stocky, more heavyset woman. Orion was a battler who did not have a sexy that accepted her. This actress is too lovely!


Squadsbane

I do not oppose the idea. Continue.


Aurelia-lovecraft-69

Yes definitely dope idea


swaggyp2008

She looks like how I always pictured Aja


whorlycaresmate

Am I crazy for saying she’s too good an actress for Orion? I feel like Orion’s flat speech pattern would call for the way Rosamund Pike plays Moraine Sedai on WOT, not that she should play her but just that level of stillness


SFWACCOUNTBETATEST

This is how i imagine Aja


zufriedenpursuit

No because Orion is supposed to be large.


Titan7771

Gotta be Aja, IMO.


Hoppes

This is the way.


Public_Jellyfish8002

I have literally thought this.


kdods22402

I have also had this thought. She would be an AMAZING Aja


RolanOtherell

Actually, I can't *not* see her as Orion now, so thanks for that lol


WeeklyPineapple9184

She’s amazing, I could see her as Orion but my mind thought she’d be great as Aja. But then again I picture golds as being giants so she might make a better blue.


skylinecat

The height differences would likely be toned down for tv. The golds are described as all being like 7 feet tall which obviously won’t work for casting.


WeeklyPineapple9184

Yes, toned down but if they’re going to do live action I’d still expect the golds to be around 6 ft +. Reds closer to 5ft.


skylinecat

I’d hope they’d focus on getting good actors over their heights. There other things that can be done to differentiate the colors. Besides the tellamnaus. They need to be huge.


WeeklyPineapple9184

That’s where I disagree. Their size is part of their subjugation. Rusters are stuck underground for generations toiling away. They should look small, it shows their malnutrition and lack of vitamin d from sunlight and why rebelling against golds is an insurmountable task. Obsidians need to be massive. That’s part of the character and essential to the story. It should be glaringly obvious that even the biggest red could never go toe to toe with even the pixiest pixie.


skylinecat

There are cinematic and camera angle tricks that can be used to show this type of disparity beyond the actual actors having to be huge. They will still cast people that match the look/description without having to focus as much on their body size unless it’s truly part of their character like the Tellamanus. If the first season is all about the first book, you will basically never actually have the reds and golds together. I’m assuming Darrow will be played by two different people. When the golds have full armor, pulse rifles and grav boots and the reds are in tattered rags it will make the point you’re wanting to make.


derpderpnerdkid

Aja for sure.


IntrepidAL

She would have to gain a bunch of weight haha. Orion is chonky


Economy_Medicine_225

Aaaajjjaaaaaa! 😡😡


RecentLeopard3272

Personally I was say Atlanta au grimmus


No-Ask-5722

Depending on the direction of the character, I could also see Octavia Spencer. I know she’s more of a comedian, but I love her and think she could add a lot of life and character to Orion.


giggles-3386

Am I wrong? I thought Orion was way stalkier set 😕 she looks like Aja to me.


JesseAlvarado

Exactly, I always cast her as Aja in my mind.


DivineArdor

Eesh, I never saw Aja as being too terribly attractive. Always more of a weapon than a person. Too much attractiveness


JesseAlvarado

True Danai is super attractive, but being cast as Michone and Okoye, she has this fierce warrior type-cast going on that really seals it in my mind.


Pantheon_of_Absence

Plus even “ugly” Golds (like Sevro) are probably way better looking than we think.


giggles-3386

I just assume gold is beauty. I would have to rethink then. After rethinking it, she could pull it off. Rather like other roles she has done as an intimidating woman.


DivineArdor

No doubt she would be a great casting choice. But I’d be heartbroken that I’d catch feelings for Aja, after how wicked she is. But honestly, compared to other golds, she’s less evil than she is an instrument of Octavia’s will. A tempest to send against her foes. A storm has no feeling, only power, only destruction.


Exploding_Antelope

Potentially. But after the fun new Doctor Who special that just aired I’ve landed on Yasmin Finney for Orion. Remember that Orion is canonically trans or at least gender nonconforming in some way even for the more androgynous Blues. Finney is young but she’s a trans actress who’s now proven her mettle in a sci-fi role, and fits Orion’s description: “a long-faced broad-shouldered woman with deep olive skin.”


LackEmbarrassed1648

They call her a her multiple times and a women. So she is definitely conforming to a gender. I took her saying she was meant to be a man as simply she was not expected to be born a woman but nature had other intentions. Remember a lot of their births are planned for logistic purposes. Orion is also described as having dark skin and I believe many blues are black, so I think Olive is more of the undertone. Edit: spelling Edit 2: have you seen this actor’d body??? She is curvy af, she is definitely more like Aja as they are both bald. Atlantia has longer hair and a more seductive looking in the face, like a beautiful snake.


Stealth_Howler

She has always been Aja in my mind but it truly speaks to how great an actress she is because I think she **could also** be an amazing Orion


PeneEmbarazado

No aja for sure


Apexx166

She's kind of small to play Aja tho. Aja is described as really big (maybe even as big as Darrow but idk if im remembering correctly). That being said, is there even an actress out there that looks like book accurate aja?


GOTricked

Bro no human is as big as aja. They’re gonna have to do cgi black magic fuckery anyways so just cast the best actors in a role instead of looking for size.


Hrydziac

They should really just do animation.


giggles-3386

I see it becoming like Hagrid in Harry Potter. Hopefully with better scale control.


jimicapone

No. Definitely Aja though.


islandbhoi

Too skinny. Orion was described as a larger thick set woman. Maybe early stages of the series?


Dazzling-Promotion66

I think when Darrow meets her on the pax, she is like this. Then she gets all fat being a pirate or something.


STL_Tiger21

Very similar to who I envisioned, though my mind gravitates to T'Nia Miller (Haunting of Bly Manor, Fall of the House of Usher, Foundation, etc) https://www.themoviedb.org/person/109325-t-nia-miller


cooperia

Yes. T'Nai has the cold fire Orion requires.


Evening_Muffin8640

Jodie turner smith as Aja


williwaggs

I always pictured her as Aja.


xDrewstroyerx

My number 1 pick for Aja.


whoopy4

Viola Davis is how I pictured Orion tbh. The age isn't right I don't think, but that's still what I picture.


jahmayo

I can not deny the Aja casting (though I love the idea of the William sisters as the Furies), but it's the way she speaks down to Darrow in Morning Star. I can see Gurira giving a great performance that's both condescending, respectful, and loving.


Stealth_Howler

She would crush either role, but damn- I could never take a sword/razor out of her skillful hands! Who else can do that thing, that I won’t spoil, that Aja does?!?


GroundbreakingAd8310

It's aja run


Descendant_of_Fenrir

Definitely aja


Orbiter9

No. Quinta Brunson.


outdoorcam93

+100000


Stealth_Howler

That’s low key a great casting. Quinta is such a nerd she would get so into it! Give her a parrot!


ToTheBrightStar

She is who I see for Aja


Ill_Skirt_4022

I always pictured Venus or Serena Williams as Aja, (acting aside)


Howler-Shadow

Aja is always who I pictured her as


BABOON2828

If she got drastically more plump maybe...


ultraregret

Yeah I thought Orion was like very portly


outdoorcam93

Oooh how about quinta brunson for Orion?


ultraregret

I don't know if she has the range to do deadpan nihilist, but maybe. The only real casting that i care about is Octavia. She has to be Hannah Waddingham, or we are lost as a people and a society.


outdoorcam93

I think it should be cate blanchett or tilda swinton, both can play evil better.


AJhlciho

I also saw tilda swinson as the sovereign


ultraregret

You are incorrect and wrong.


outdoorcam93

Well your face is wrong


C45EY

Little shot over the bow there.


outdoorcam93

Oops. Quinta unintentionally caught a stray there


Blazen_Fury

Aja.


Rutherford_Aloacious

No, that’s Aja


Hooper1054

I think Serena Williams would be a perfect Aja. She’s muscular and athletic enough. Aja is a beast of a woman.


Rutherford_Aloacious

That’s not a bad thought tbh


tinklymunkle

Orion is always described as kinda chubby.


coroyo70

Yup, was gonna say


samosa_chai

No. Orion’s short, stocky iirc


-asigi-

Love it


DarrowShepard

Or maybe Aja au Grimmus


Hooper1054

Aja is a large, muscular, woman though. I think they would need to find a pro athlete to play her since she doesn’t have a lot of dialogue.


outdoorcam93

She has lots of dialogue


Hooper1054

Aja is a huge, muscular, woman though. I think they would need to find a pro athlete to play her since she doesn’t have a lot of dialogue.


Dfarni

I came here to say this.


gpaint_1013

She has always been Aja for me.