However, at the risk of irritating the Matthew Clairmont people and confusing everybody, I want to throw something out there. Neil Gaiman's novel American Gods has been in development for a while now, first with HBO and now with Freemantle Media as Gaiman explains in this journal entry from February 3. The project's IMDB page is virtually empty. So for those of you who've read it, would Armitage not be an amazing Shadow? I mean, really? Shadow is freaking cool and conflicted and confused and did I mention cool? Because really. Can you see it? I can totally see it. I would LOVE to see it.
Please. Please please please. Pleasepleasepleasepleasepleaseplease. Who do I need to send a fruit basket to for this to happen?
Okay, no, I know that's not really how it works. But still, it's fun to think about it. Even more fun is considering that two of Armitage's cast mates from The Hobbit have appeared in Gaiman adaptations: Sir Ian McKellen narrated Stardust in 2007 and Benedict Cumberbatch appeared as Islington in Neverwhere on BBC Radio 4 last year (that's where today's video is from).
What do you think? Have you read it? Is there a role you can totally see him in that hasn't come up before? Comments are open.