Welcome to Cast Party, the feature that imagines a world with even more live action comic book adaptations than we currently have, and comes up with arguably the best casting suggestions you’re ever going to find for the movies and shows we wish could exist. During Pride Week we've invited a couple of guest writers to contribute their ideas for movies with a strong LGBTQ focus.
Today we’re casting an imaginary Y: the Last Man movie. Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s comic has a number of queer characters, most notably by Dr. Allison Mann --- and I would love to see a movie filled with this many women. The series has been optioned for film and television before, but adaptations have floundered in pre-production. For this movie, we’ll narrow down the focus to Yorick, 355 and Dr. Mann and their odyssey to the doctor’s lab in San Francisco. It’ll be a road trip movie with the trio encountering lots of trouble and a little help along the way.
Dylan O’Brien as Yorick Brown
Yorick’s charming but pretty dopey until he’s put into the position of last man on Earth. Dylan O’Brien excels at that youthful naivete and humor, but he can get serious when he needs to. Plus he’s worked with werewolves, so I think a monkey will be no sweat.
Claudia Kim as Dr. Allison Mann
Claudia Kim can be as grave and cynical as Dr. Mann needs to be while still maintaining that hopefulness that so many scientists have.
Danai Gurira as Agent 355
I literally can’t see anyone else as 355 after Gurira’s turn on The Walking Dead.
Ania Bukstein as Alter Tse’elon
Bukstein has Alter’s intensity in spades, and her bone structure.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Hero Brown
Hero gets put through the wringer in Y: the Last Man, and Winstead has lots of experience playing characters caught up in bad situations.
Amber Heard as Beth DeVille
Can’t you picture her having a great time in the Australian outback? She’s too good for Yorick, and she knows it.
Ruby Rose as Rose Copen
Ruby Rose could crack anyone’s tough shell, including Dr. Mann’s.