If A Labyrinth Reboot Is In The Works—Who Should Play Bowie’s Goblin King?
Update: According the upcoming film’s writer, Nicole Perlman, “no one is remaking Labyrinth,” and that she and the The Jim Henson Company began working on a continuation for the movie in 2014.
Sony Pictures and the Jim Henson Company will reportedly produce the film, with Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman penning the script. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “It is unclear if the new take is a re-imagining of the story or a sequel, as the new take is being kept deep in the vault.”
The original film starred Jennifer Connelly as a teenager who had to navigate a mystical maze in an effort to save her baby brother from the Goblin King (Bowie). In addition to playing the antagonist goblin overlord, Bowie also recorded five songs for the fantasy film.
Needless to say, Labyrinth fans have conflicted feelings about the reboot. Some are optimistic about introducing a new generation to the Magic Dance, but most are simply concerned about who’d be able to fill Bowie’s shoes, if it does end up being a proper remake. Here are some fans’ thoughts:
Top two pics for new #Labyrinth reboot Goblin king/queen. 1. Lady Gaga 2. Zachary Quinto (Can he sing?)
— Spike McKenzie (@spikemckenzie) January 23, 2016
— Unhinged Sanity (@CorpsePhucker) January 23, 2016
I just know that Eddie Redmayne will be cast in David Bowie’s role in the Labyrinth remake. I feel it in my irritated bones.
— Kevin VanOrd (@fiddlecub) January 23, 2016
calling it now they will cast jared leto or tom hiddleston as gareth https://t.co/PAHZNXNFJH
— Willman (@willmanduffy) January 23, 2016
Depp would make a perfect Jareth in the Labyrinth remake. #AmIRight
— Ian Steele (@mybeardisred) November 6, 2015
@MissBrittHayes It’s going to be Jai Courtney.
— Terry Erickson (@TerryErickson) January 23, 2016
If Labyrinth was remade today, it’d be gender-swapped and Lady Gaga would be The Goblin Queen.
— Blake Jones (@blakevjones) January 13, 2016
$5 says Jared Leto plays Jareth in the Labyrinth remake.
— Alisha Grauso (@AlishaGrauso) January 23, 2016
Are you on board with a Labyrinth reboot? Sound off in the comments!