Ever since Variety magazine reported on Tuesday that Gilligan’s Island is headed to the big screen, numerous groups have been pondering who will be cast in each of the seven familiar roles. And we’re sure that you have some ideas of your own.
Let’s start by taking a glance back at the original cast. And to be fair, we decided to include both the “and the rest…” original version (actually, a rare colorized version of the original) and the later version, which finally credits the previously neglected Professor and Mary Ann.
So, what are the casting ideas that have been floated around? Original producer, Sherwood Schwartz seem to prefer Michael Cera as Gilligan, and Beyonce as Ginger. Fox411 would like to see William Shatner, skippering the doomed voyage (and let’s face it, could The Minnow be in hands more competent than that of James T. Kirk?). This article from USA Today offers plenty of suggestions, but we want to hear your casting thoughts. Share your ideas with us at Retroland, as we all prepare for yet another three hour tour.