I’ve been browsing through a few other Dream Casting blogs and I have to say I am NOT impressed. The two characters that I clearly visualized while reading Neil Gaiman’s American Gods were Shadow , who is the main character, and Wednesday, who is a very larger than life character. I think a lot of people are excited to see how this book turned into a TV series, I know I am ; however, I believe the casting that has been done reflects people’s favorite actors instead of the actors I believe would be best in their roles.
I will begin with Shadow, who is described in the book as other than white. It is speculated by other characters, that Shadow maybe mixed race including Hispanic or possibly black. Those shadow is in his 30’s, it is also stated by the narrator that he looks younger I would cast a mixed-race man in his late 20’s or early 30’s.
Jesse Williams - The Cabin in the Woods.
According to the International movie database, he is half Swedish and half African American. He was born in 1981 and is from Chicago Illinois.
Brendan Gleeson - 28 Days Later.
Wednesday is described in the book as a graying-red haired, middle-aged looking man about the height of Shadow.