While the first movie in The Dark Tower series hasn’t even been officially greenlit, the project is still moving forward like they’re expecting the call to get started any day now. We’ve already heard rumors of who the lead characters will be, but there are several roles, each one of vital importance, that would need to be cast for the entire series to work.
Here are our ideas for the actors to play the roles of the ka-tet, and the man trying to stop them, once Stephen King's The Dark Tower franchise gets underway:
Roland DeschainRoland is the last Gunslinger in a world which has "moved on." It looks almost like a post-apocalyptic version of our own world, but it’s not. Roland is equal parts old west cowboy and Knight of the Round Table. The actor who plays this role needs to look like he’s been walking for the last 1,000 miles, while still having eyes that see everything around him
Who We’d Cast: Idris Elba
He’s the apparent front-runner for the role, and we have to agree Idris Elba would be perfect. He can play tough, noble and damaged in equal measure. All necessary to play The Gunslinger.