Fantasy Casting: Disney’s “Pocahontas”

Pocahontas is one of the iconic films many 80s and 90s kids  grew up watching. Even though I preferred the sequel (“Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World”), I would still like to see a live action version based on the original film. If Disney decides to remake this one, I have a few actors in mind who would fit the starring roles perfectly.

Pocahontas  (Zendaya)

She is a Disney alum and young star who would definitely shine as the lovely, strong and statuesque Pocahontas. Disney fans fell in love with her in Shake It Up”, “K.C. Undercover”, as well as, some DCOMs. I think they would welcome her as a Princess.

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John Smith (Cole Sprouse)

The “Riverdale” actor would also be returning to Disney roots if he took on the role of the European explorer who falls in love with Pocahontas. He and his twin brother (Dylan) are this generation’s heartthrobs who have the ability to take on any role.

Chief Powhatan (Martin Sensmeier)

At first glance, “The Magnificent Seven”actor seems like the perfect  Kocoum. However, that character has a tragic end during the film, so I felt the powerful and knowledgeable Chief Powhatan was a better fit for him. In real life, Martin is an expert on Native American culture, who is proud of his Tlingit and Koyukon-Athabascan descent.

Grandmother Willow (Octavia Spencer)

The Academy Award winning actress has played a variety of roles, but nothing can beat playing God in “The Shack”. So, I think her advice as the mystical and wise Grandmother Willow is sure to be concrete.

Nakoma (Vanessa Hudgens)

The “High School Musical” alum has found her voice on-screen and stage. She’s more than qualified to be a best friend to Pocahontas. This time around, Nakoma deserves more musical numbers and a better love story.

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I’m hoping Disney greenlights a new “Pocahontas” soon and considers these talented actors!

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