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Tom Hardy is my top pick for Beren also. Don’t think he’s been cast elsewhere in the series
 
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Or, as a bit of a zag:
Diego Luna?

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Haakon

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Or, as a bit of a zag:
Diego Luna?

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Or he could be Barahir.
 
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Maybe? I guess a picture Barahir as more of an older patriarch. Even if he is a younger Barahir then aged up, Beren would need to be a lot younger to be believably his kid
 

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I'm with you but I guess if you look at how old he'll be when we see him, we want an actor who is 30-40 years old, which is what Diego Luna is (well, actually older). Beren will be 23 at the time of Dagor Bragollach, and 32 when he meets Luthien, so we want someone slightly younger.
 
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Diego Luna is a man who is not showing his 41 years of age lol
 

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I'm with you but I guess if you look at how old he'll be when we see him, we want an actor who is 30-40 years old, which is what Diego Luna is (well, actually older). Beren will be 23 at the time of Dagor Bragollach, and 32 when he meets Luthien, so we want someone slightly younger.
How young are we talking for a Beren actor, Tom Holland (born in 1996)?
 
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It really depends on what we want from that character. I am worried the casting is leaning more toward what stacks up against the chronology of Tolkien's works rather than what lends itself to the best story-telling. I mean, there is something very interesting about portraying a very young Beren during a bloody war and seeing that violence as a young man. But I think it is also vital that when he meets Luthien he needs to have had time (I guess wandering the wilderness) to have grown
 

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I guess what I'm saying is, there's probably a Beren out there who is around 30 and yet looks like he's been through rough times. We should keep looking with good hope of finding someone.
 
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