Hermes - Messenger God
Characteristics: God of youths, thieves, and movement. A trickster, and one of the only Gods to have been born as a child. Inventor of the lyre, sandals, and fire.
Originally I thought I might want someone like David Tennant to play the role of Hermes, as he kind of has that cheeky, trickster-like quality to him (as well as being kind of weirdly attractive, don't you find?). Also, knowing his character of the wily Doctor on "Doctor Who" it is only suiting that the God who acts as a traveller (not through time, technically, but still) and inventor would be someone like Tennant.
However, considering how Hermes is often portrayed as a God of youth, and is one of the only Gods ever born as a child, Tennant might be a little too old in the age department, as suiting as his persona might be. This led to me thinking that another good actor for this role would be Nicholas Hoult. I know, I know, he was in that disastrous remake of the Clash of the Titans, so why would we let him be in another tale based on Greek myth? But I just find Hoult to be the kind of actor who can play a devilish kind of youthful character. A lot of this probably has to do with his role as the cheeky Tony on "Skins", but it's also those piercing eyes that both draw you in, yet seem like they are hiding something mischievous about him. Can't you just see him bickering with his (also) youthful brother, Apollo, and concocting a brilliant plan to steal his cows, and in the process invent sandals? Because I sure can!
(Okay, maybe that wasn't the best relation, but it's just one of the important myths surrounding Hermes).
And so, I ask what you think? Is there any other actor you might want to see portray Hermes should his character ever be featured in a film?