It's almost inevitable that the newly announced remake of Final Fantasy VII will include voice actors. Considering no one has any idea who they'll be, I thought I would share who I think would be perfect for the job. Of course, I'm being creative and pretending like the game will be completely recast even though the cast of Advent Children was superb. It's all in good fun. Anyway, my dream team may be unrealistic, but I'm looking forward to Square Enix doing a great job of giving new life to their characters in this long-awaited remake.
Aaron Eckhart as Cloud Strife
After watching Aaron's role as the tortured Harvey Dent (AKA Two-Face) in The Dark Knight, I can imagine how much personality he could bring to the conflicted protagonist Cloud Strife.
Lena Headey as Tifa Lockhart
She may star in Game of Thrones as Cersei Lannister, but Lena Headey has already voiced a game character as Callista Curnow in 2012's Dishonored. Her strong yet empathetic tone is spot-on for Tifa.
Amanda Seyfried as Aerith Gainsborough
Amanda Seyfried is a versatile actress with many roles under her belt. Ultimately, it's her performance in the animated feature Epic that makes me think she'll be a nice fit for Aerith with her youthful and warm inflection.
Mr. T as Barret Wallace
This may sound silly, but who else would be better suited for such a short-tempered tough guy? I pity the fool who disagrees!
Amy Poehler as Yuffie Kisaragi
Again, this seems like an odd choice. However, after listening to Amy's fantastic voice work as Joy in the new film Inside Out, it's quite clear how she could add a great deal of charm to the already eccentric Yuffie.
Liam Neeson as Vincent Valentine
Vincent Valentine is a dark and secretive enigma, so it's an obvious choice for him to have Liam Neeson's gravelly undertones.
Alan Rickman as Red XIII
Mr. Rickman's no stranger when it comes to voice acting as heard in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Alice in Wonderland. I believe his classy and sly delivery would be perfect for Red XIII.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Cait Sith
Characters don't get much more unconventional than Cait Sith. So, why not have Modern Family's flamboyant Jesse Tyler Ferguson play him? If he did, it would add even more levity to the character and make Cait Sith stand out to a greater extent than he already does.
Will Arnett as Cid Highwind
Cid is the foul-mouthed pilot of the Highwind who swears and smokes more than a sailor. No one could fulfill this role better than the man behind Lego Batman and BoJack Horseman; the one, the only Will Arnett.
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sephiroth
As far as antagonists go, Sephiroth is one of the most noteworthy adversaries in gaming history. Benedict Cumberbatch's portrayal of the tyrannical Smaug and the unquestionably serious yet sharp-witted Sherlock Holmes make him the best candidate to play such a disturbed yet possibly misunderstood character.
So, that's my dream voice cast for the Final Fantasy VII remake. Of course, it doesn't really need voices, but it'll happen whether we want it to or not. Who would you cast as the main Final Fantasy VII characters? Let me know in the comments below!