What are your thoughts? This is one of my favourite childhood films, I never expected or desired a sequel much but here we are. Apparently the movie will be developed by Netflix.
I was only made aware of its existence via recent news of casting. Apparently Julia Sawalha (Ginger) was not happy she wasn’t asked back because she sounds “too old” to play her character again. And apparently the same treatment was given to Mel Gibson. Personally I don’t think voices change that much with age, fair enough perhaps if this was a live-action movie.
What are your thoughts on this example of apparent ageism in casting? How can they reject some original cast members but welcome others? Let’s discuss.
Antonio Banderas and Asier Etxeandia, Dolor y Gloria (Best Actor/Supporting Actor) Emily Beecham, Little Joe (Best Actress) Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren, The Good Liar (Best Actor/Actress)