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  • I nominate Liam Hemsworth. he has a nice, good guy look, which works well for Eonwë, and the viewers will be crushed when he is killed on his first real mission.
  • http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2955013/
  • Young, strapping
  • Slender but broad shouldered
  • "18"... Well, he's 26 but he could play 18, Hollywood does that all the time.
  • Can easily go from boyish to young manly knight.
  • Look a bit like Manwë (well, if we cast Daniel Day-Lewis, they've got the eyebrows...)

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Dev Patel- IMDB Page

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The English-born Dev Patel is most well known for Slumdog Millionaire (2008) in which he played the lead role. He is (also) 26 years old- young enough to pass for a young Maia. He could certainly portray a younger version of Cliff Curtis, my nomination for Manwe, as the two have already portrayed father and son in the movie That Must Not Be Named.

Dev Patel also has a Black Belt in Taekwondo. And while Taekwondo practitioners do not train with weapons, it would be very cool to see Eonwe gettin' all fancy by combining martial art movements with various swords and spears and such. It was mentioned that Eonwe should look the most knight-like. A weapons-master would not need as much body mass as say a wrestler-type like Tulkas, but since knights are most closely associated with their armor, anybody can look tougher and bigger encased in metal. That might even be the best way to differentiate Eonwe 1.0 from Eonwe 2.0. For pictures of Dev Patel in (non-traditional) armor, reference the movie That Must Not Be Named.
Steven Yeun - IMDB
He's on the younger side, which visually helps support the relationship between the Valar and the Maiar and specifically the his vassal status to Manwe's king status. Yeun's build is also leaner, which further helps with the whole Valar/Maiar thing, but it also fits Eonwe's personality. Eonwe should be this useful bird-boy Robin-esque character, who is less serious but still a force to be reckoned with.

Personally, I think both Manwe and Eonwe should be Native American, but it's hard to find many active Native American actors, let alone ones that fit these characters we're trying to cast... so in leu of a casting call, Yeun will do.​

I will nominate Shin Koyamada

He is known in this side of the world for his role as Nobutada in The Last Samurai (the one single movie of Tom Cruise that I actually like)


He has performed the role of a warrior before, and I think that should come as something natural to Eonwë, but he also should have the charisma of a leader, the kind that makes you want to follow and fight beside him. I think Shin has that.