You’d be hard-pressed to find a more hardcore fan base than that of the online multiplayer battle arena game League of Legends. Since it’s release in 2009 it has gained a dedicated and diverse following including quite a few high-level celebrities. The band Imagine Dragons even composed a song specifically about League of Legends titled “Warriors”.
One intrepid pop culture artist, and friend of Screenhub Entertainment, has dared to dream of a live-action film based on League of Legends. Artist Mizuri has imagined what the star-studded cast of a big-screen blockbuster based on the game’s colorful characters might look like. We reached out to Mizuri to get his thoughts on who he cast, and why he feels they would be the perfect fit.
“When I first learned about the game, I watched all their cinematics like 5 or so years ago, and their animation at the time got me interested at the worlds and characters in the game. There are so many champions with crazy stories and abilities, and its awesome learning and mastering each one as you play. I also really love the ability to meet a wide range of people and spend up to almost an hour each game with different groups. It’s an awesome place to connect and have fun with friends. Ranked Queues on the other hand are very competitive and I enjoy the serious nature they’re played from time to time too!”Mizuri
Yasuo, the Unforgiven
ZIonian of deep resolve, Yasuo is an agile swordsman who wields the air itself against his enemies. As a proud young man, he was falsely accused of murdering his master—unable to prove his innocence, he was forced to slay his own brother in self-defense.
“I chose Keanu Reeves to play Yasuo as he completely embodies the character. He has had all the training necessary to pull the character off and it’d be awesome to see.”
Katarina, the Sinister Blade
Katarina is a Noxian assassin of the highest calibre… Her fiery ambition has driven her to pursue heavily-guarded targets, even at the risk of endangering her allies—but no matter the mission, Katarina will not hesitate to execute her duty amid a whirlwind of serrated daggers.
“I chose Scarlett Johansson as Katarina because after seeing her in action, I think she’d make a badass Kat. Also, she can also look the part as both dangerous yet beautiful.”
Riven, the Exile
Riven rose through the ranks on the strength of her conviction and brutal efficiency and was rewarded with a legendary runic blade and a warband of her own. However, on the Ionian front, Riven’s faith in her homeland was tested and ultimately broken.
“Cara Delevingne was an interesting choice for Riven. In terms of looks, I feel like Cara looks amazing as a real life Riven. And I’m sure she can easily develop that gritty intense nature that Riven has.”
Zed, Master of Shadows
Utterly ruthless and without mercy, Zed is the leader of the Order of Shadow, an organization he created with the intent of militarizing Ionia’s magical and martial traditions to drive out Noxian invaders.
“Lewis Tan would make for an awesome Zed! Loved him in Wu Assassins, he’s definitely got that martial arts down to play the Master of Shadows, and I feel like he has the right looks to play him.”
Ashe, the Frost Archer
Stoic, intelligent, and idealistic, yet uncomfortable with her role as a leader, Ashe taps into the ancestral magics of her lineage to wield a bow of True Ice.
“Brooklyn Decker looks like a real life Ashe, she’s perfect for the live action role.”
Caitlin, the Sheriff of Piltover
Renowned as its finest peacekeeper, Caitlyn is also Piltover’s best shot at ridding the city of its elusive criminal elements.
“Emily Blunt is amazing, love her as an actress, and she could totally pull off Caitlyn. A mix of her roles of A Quiet Place and Mary Poppins, she’d be great as Caitlyn.”
Ahri, the Nine-Tailed Fox
Ahri revels in toying with her prey by manipulating their emotions before devouring their life essence. Despite her predatory nature, Ahri retains a sense of empathy as she receives flashes of memory from each soul she consumes.
“Absolutely loved Gemma Chan in her recent movies, Crazy Rich Asians and Captain Marvel, and so I wanted to cast her. I think she fits Ahri pretty well!”
Diana, Scorn of the Moon
Clad in shimmering armor the color of winter snow at night, Diana is a living embodiment of the silver moon’s power.
“Lastly, I chose Charlize Theron as Diana because she seems like the perfect pick. She has the fighting skills, the looks and the voice. All she needs is the amour and the makeup.”
The success of the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, and the ever-growing buzz around the Uncharted and Mortal Combat films, millions of fans must be asking the question: will League of Legends ever get a cinematic adaptation of its very own? The answer is, probably not. Bathe hangers such as This don’t generally make for great movies. Though the chances of seeing your favorite champion on the big screen are infinitely small, as a pure thought experiment, it can be fun to dream.
Who would you cast in a live-action League of Legends movie?
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