Saturday, April 11, 2009

Is Aro our Easter gift?

Wasn't it just the other day we were wondering why we aren't getting any official cast news from Summit? Well, again, we have casting news, and again, it's not from Summit.Michael Sheen has been cast as Aro...from Daily Mail

In New Moon, Sheen will play Aro, the leader of an Italian vampire clan called the Volturi.

Director Chris Weitz confirmed Sheen’s casting to The Mail on Sunday and said he had ‘aggressively’ pursued the actor.

‘Michael’s role is so important because he’s the head of all vampires,’ he said. ‘Aro is, on the surface, a very gracious and friendly vampire, but beneath that he is a tremendous threat.’

So what's your reaction? After looking at some pictures, I think this is probably a wonderful choice. I also love that he's 40, not 20. The only thing that bothers me is the amount the article says they're paying. That's a significant chunk of the budget if the budget is what has been rumored. However, let's keep in mind, if Rob was being paid what had been reported for this movie, he'd be walking around naked... So I'm taking all the salary talk with a grain of salt.

Source, Image Source

1 comment:

~ Joy ~ said...

Interesting. I'm curious to see how he'll look in character.