Beautiful Creatures

The Casting of Ethan Wate (Sort Of)

Steven R. McQueen, Josh Hutcherson, and Nicholas Hoult

Don’t get too excited. No one has been cast for the movie as of yet. I am simply starting a discussion. Who would you cast as Ethan? Taking into account the age he’d have to play as well as the skill required, but not being afraid to aim high. I searched online for about an hour collecting all of the names I found associated with the role of Ethan Wate. Here is the list in no particular order:

Dylan Patton
Kevin G. Schmidt
Logan Lerman
Chace Crawford
Daniel Radcliffe
Steven R. McQueen
Gaspard Uliel
Asher Book
Nicholas Hoult
Josh Hutcherson
Devon Graye

If any name is misspelled, blame the internet. While I think some of the actors are impossibilities, I posted every name I found to give you a head start on who you’d cast. So cast your vote (pun intended) in the comments and on my next post I will give announce the most popular choices. (Heads up: the next post is casting Lena.)

Zane is a 23 year old Political Science and Sociology graduate of Auburn University. He is passionate/obsessive about video games, Young Adult novels, and football. War Eagle and DFTBA.

  • Stacey

    I like Michael Trevino for Ethan!

  • Alannah

    Logan Lerman FTW!!!

  • http://fehree, Farah

    Nicholas Hoult

  • http://fehree, Farah

    or Daniel Radcliffe but I like Nicholas Hoult.

  • Georgie

    NOT Daniel Radcliffe or Chace Crawford. Too old, not the right look. Why do people want Chace Crawford in EVERYTHING?! He can’t even act.

    I kinda like Josh Hutcherson for the role. He looks like he could pull off the jock/jerk thing but have a really sweet side. Yeah, I vote for Josh.

  • MikeMagpuyo

    Definitely Logan Lerman. He has the sort-of quiet steadfastness that most represents Ethan.

  • Libiel

    Logan Lerman

  • Olivia r

    josh hutcherson!!!!

  • Anonymous

    no! It has to be Styeven R Mcqueen. haven’t you people read the book. logan lerman and josh hutchinson are way too short. Ethan wate is 6’2″!

  • Angela

    Definitely Steven McQueen ! Duh ? TOO suit for Ethan ! Plus , he is such a drop dead gorgeous !

  • clarisse

    Logan Lerman !!!!

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  • Alice

    anyone but devon graye

  • Alice

    but logan lerman would be nice

  • Yousra

    i think… it should be jared padalecki but steven r mcqueen is good too.

  • Emily

    Nicholas Hoult!!

  • alessia

    nicholas hoult or josh utcherson

  • Da’Shawn Owens

    To be honest with all of you, I think Steve R. Mcqueen should play Ethan Wate, because he’s perfectly casting a southern character as Jeremy Gilbert in Geogria for Vampire Diaries.

    Haven’t you see him playing a southern character in Vampire Diaries? Well, you should. In my opinion, because I saw Jeremy and Bonnie had very good emotion bond, so there he can do it.

  • Madie Chiv

    GREAT REVIEW! I pretty much agree with all you said in your article, especially at the end of your article. Thank you, your post is very useful as always. Keep up the good work! You’ve got +1 more reader of your super blog:) Isabella S.

  • emily c

    i think tyler posey off of teen wolf would rock the ethan part. on teen wolf hes a really good actor. think about it.

  • Da’Shawn Owens

    Emily C—– I like Tyler Posey in Teen Wolf but I still vote for Steven R. Mcqueen.

    What about Liv the british character? I think Emma Watson is probably perfect for Liv in Beautiful Darkness.

    Ridely the Bad Girl should played by Annalynne McCord from 90210 way too hot and bitch.

  • Ash

    DEFINATELY Steven R McQueen!

  • Cas

    Ironic how it’s “Asher Book” and there’s also Emily Asher… or maybe it’s just me?

    Too bad JHutch is already taken for THG. I say Nicholas or Logan for Ethan. :}

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  • Anonymous

    I Think they should go with an unknown. Chris Cafero would be perfect.

  • Anonymous

    Ethan : Steve McQueen
    Lena : Lucy Hale

  • Anonymous

    Logan Lerman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Cameron Quiseng as Ethan!

  • allie wate

    nicholas holt as Ethan!