This is hands down the most popular Final Fantasy game to date, although not my favorite. I respect the story and attitude of the game and believe I have found a solid cast who could portray these characters with pride.
Cloud Strife – Alexander Skarsgard
For the spiky haired hero I went with True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard. Why? He’s blond, has a very good look and is a great actor. Cloud is one of the most iconic video game characters, so I had to go with an actor who could properly display the wide array of emotions that Cloud goes through.
Sephiroth – Luke Goss
Tifa – Summer Glau
Aeris – Alexis Bledel
Barret – Ving Rhames
Vincent – Jared Leto
Vincent was ahead of his time: a brooding young vampire-esque man who is basically the worlds first emo. Fight Club’s Jared Leto does emo like a champ, and even though I’m not a huge fan of the actor, he would nail this role.
Red XIII – Ian Mckellen
Cid – Matthew McConaughey
I know I’m gonna get hell for this, but Cid is my favorite FF7 character. Southern charm and a bad ass pilot all wrapped up in one rugged package, Ol’ Matthew McConaughey from Sahara will own this role.
Yuffie – Brenda Song
Caith Sith – Steve Buscemi
Another voice, only this time we see the face in cameos. Steve Buscemi’s voice is perfect for the fast talking spy. Con Air’s Buscemi can easily fake a Scottish accent until it is revealed he’s actually Reeve of the Turks.
Zack – Karl Urban
Zack would only be in cameo flashbacks throughout the movie until (spoiler) it’s revealed that all of Cloud’s memories were his. Karl Urban (Star Trek, Resident Evil, Chronicles of Riddick, Pathfinder…) would do great as the awesome warrior and Aeris’ lost love, Zack.
Reno and Rude – Justin Chatwin and Christopher Judge (Respectively, pictures left to right Rude then Reno)
These guys are kind of the comedic relief for the evil side. The straight laced and quiet, yet strong, Rude would be portrayed by Stargate’s Christopher Judge while the sporadic, loud and quick Reno would be portrayed by Dragonball: Evolution’s Justin Chatwin
There you go Final Fantasy Fanatics. I’ve casted 7 and 8, tell me what you think!