Etrigan is a demon prince of Hell who was bound to the mortal, Jason Blood. They have walked the Earth (and the depths of Hell) together as both comrades and enemies for over a millennium. The Demon has fought on the side of good more than once, but his allegiance is never guaranteed.
Etrigan was originally summoned to Earth to serve Merlin in a desperate final attempt to protect Camelot, and his Eternity Book, from the evil witch, Morgaine le Fey. When it became clear that the kingdom would fall regardless, Merlin bound the unruly Demon to a mortal peasant named Jason, while Merlin went into hiding to rest. In the chaos of the binding spell, the demon-mortal amalgam slaughtered Jason's wife and children. When the carnage was discovered, the town turned against Jason and Etrigan was inadvertently summoned for the first time, massacring the entire village.
From that day forth, man and beast worked in tandem. Etrigan incited war and strife and in return Jason gained wealth and status.
Jason Isaacs [Height: 5' 11" (1.8 m), Age: 55, Notable Works: Harry Potter (Film Series), Star Trek Discovery, Star Wars Rebels, Batman Under The Red Hood, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, Justice League Gods and Monsters, The Patriot, Peter Pan (2003), Black Hawk Down, The OA, Avatar The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra, The Death of Stalin, Event Horizon etc.]:
First off Happy New Year to all of you. I know it's been awhile since my last fan-casting but I haven't done things in awhile due to being busy and also because all I've been doing is fan-casting a show that hasn't or might not happen I wanted to go beyond that and do more. That doesn't mean I won't get back to it but I am going to try and expand out to films as well as TV for both DC and Marvel. When it comes to casting films I'm mostly going to be sort of doing it my own way not relating to the DC EU but that doesn't mean if these characters haven't appeared in the DC EU they could play them there.
So with that being said I'm going to start fan-casting Justice League Dark as recently concept art came out of a possible cast for a film that ultimately didn't happen and currently is being developed still having gone through a few different rewrites and directors like Guillermo Del Toro and recently lost Doug Liman as a director. Again if you think the actors I'll choose for characters who could appear in the film or couldn't would be good choices for that film that's up to you again I'm just thinking of a film unrelated to that. We're now going to start with someone who will definitely be in the film Etrigan The Demon/Jason Blood. You probably thought I was going to go with Zatanna first I'm sure? Well I wanted to start with someone else as I've been fan-casting a show based on her already. And also my Zatanna choice isn't that interesting as it's a choice I've seen thrown around all the time so I wanted to start with a character and actor I haven't talked about before.
Jason Isaacs is a well established, familiar and reliable British character actor most notable for his portrayals of villains in films mentioned above like Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, the ruthless Colonel William Tavington in the Patriot, Captain Hook in the 2003 Peter Pan film and Admiral Zhao in Avatar the Last Airbender/Legend of Korra and has before crossed over into DC Animation with him playing Ra's Al Ghul, Lex Luthor and Sinestro in the films mentioned above.
But at the same time he can play supporting roles such as the intelligent doctor D.J. in Event Horizon and another doctor role in Armageddon and also in the O.A. He also has done comedy in Divorcing Jack and Sweet November. Not that someone like Etrigan should be cracking a joke every minute but he has a sense of humour enough that he can play dry and also have a cynical British edge to his sense of humour which is shown in the Justice League Dark animated film which I imagine if someone was to make the film now could probably look to that film as an influence in how to introduce these characters and which ones you would pick for the team as I've heard various stories as to who will be in it besides the core ones we know and Etrigan is one of them.
But mostly I think he has the intelligence, commanding presence and dramatic presence to play a man who has lived many centuries being tired of this curse but is forced to live with it and face evil.
I haven't watched Star Trek Discovery but from what I know these traits seem to combine together in this character and also it's proven he can be a leading role of a heroic character who still has some moral grey areas to him and shows his range beyond playing a supporting player or a villain which he has been sort of type cast in and for awhile he tried to avoid which was why he did Sweet November after The Patriot for some variety. Sweet November isn't a good movie but I can understand wanting the variety as an aspiring actor myself.
I'm sure many other people would want Isaacs in the DC EU or a DC Film and would cast him as the villain like some roles he played above like Ra's or Sinestro but I thought he had the best qualities needed for someone like Jason/Etrigan beyond sharing the same first name. The abandoned concept art for another earlier version of a film that was to be directed by Joseph Kahn showed Chiwetel Ejiofor was a possible choice which I think would have been okay and a good one but now that he's in the MCU as Mordo who I want to see more of I'm glad he didn't get the role in the end.
But that's just my idea like I've said in previous fan-castings this is all for fun at the end of the day and whatever names I throw out they'll probably have someone better lined up.
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