Ah yes, Thancred Waters, our favorite male Hyur Midlander who changes his appearance more often than some FFXIV players change their underwear.
Yes, Thancred somehow went from handsome anime boy to sword daddy with an odd naked tan phase in between.
Now, onto casting for a live-action movie.
It would be easy to say who would be a great fit to play Thancred in a live-action Final Fantasy XIV movie, but that would make for a boring article. Instead, we’re going to use our imaginations to pretend how the following three actors would absolutely destroy the role (in a bad way).
Seth Rogen is leading man material. He might play the same exact character in almost every movie he’s in, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that he’s made millions as a leading man. Of course, the last thing we want is for his leading man slacker character to fill the role of Thancred, a man who has somehow become the adoptive father of every young woman he’s ever come across.
Fogell: Thancred, what’s it like to have a gunblade?Seth Rogen as Thancred: It’s like having two cocks. If one of your cocks could kill someone.
As much as we love Dwayne Johnson’s oozing testosterone in literally every movie he’s ever been in. We don’t think he’d be the right fit for Thancred. Thancred might be a badass who likes to punch young Elezen knights, but we don’t exactly see the character being a roided-out Samoan man fist-fighting Garleans until he can get his hands on Vin Diesel.
Ryne: Thancred, I’m scared.Dwayne Johnson as Thancred: It’s okay Ryne, I’m what you call an ice-cold can of whoop-ass.
Johnny Depp loves to play different characters. We’ve seen him play almost every role, from a wizard to the owner of his very own chocolate factory. He definitely has a range when it comes to acting. However, Thancred might be the role that eluded him. In no universe can we ever see Johnny Depp taking on the role of a dexterous rogue.
Johnny Depp, as Thancred: “My tremendous intuitive sense of the female creature informs me that you are troubled.”
Now that we know who shouldn’t play Thancred in a live-action movie, who SHOULD play Thancred in a live-action movie?