The excitement around the casting of Xaden Riorson for Fourth Wing is palpable, and for good reason. Rebecca Yarros has officially announced that they are working on the Fourth Wing series.

Xaden Riorson is a character who captures the imagination—tall and muscular, with tawny skin and distinctive onyx eyes flecked with gold. The intriguing rebellion relic that begins at his left wrist and courses up to his jawline is more than just a visual cue; it adds layers to his already complex persona. Violet Sorrengail describes his voice as having a rough pitch but notes that it feels like velvet against her skin. It’s these elements that create a vivid mental image, making the task of casting Xaden a challenging yet thrilling endeavour.

Casting suggestions have been pouring in (thank you!!!), and it’s worth noting that these aren’t just the musings of one individual. All the actors you see on this page have been suggested by you, the readers. If you have your own recommendation for who should play Xaden, feel free to leave a comment below or send me a message. Your choice will be added to the casting quiz and could even find its way onto this page.

Before we delve further into the actors who could embody Xaden, let’s clear up some skin tone terminology. Tawny generally refers to **moderate or lighter tan or brownish skin**, and it is often described as having tan, brown, cream, greenish, yellowish, or golden undertones. The actors on this list identify themselves as having either tawny or olive skin. However, in my opinion, some may appear a bit too fair-skinned to perfectly match Xaden’s description. I did decide to include ALL actor recommendations received so far.

P.S. Xaden is 23/24 years old.

**When making recommendations, please let’s remember not to whitewash the character. If your suggestion is an actor, I will include them, though! Please note that I might take a couple of days to add your recommendations from the comments 🙂 I appreciate your patience with this!**

Each actor is listed here with the number of votes they’ve received, based on your participation in the casting quiz. The page is updated daily to reflect new totals. Bear in mind that it’s just me running this little site, so updates might take a bit of time. Apologies for any delays. If you’d like to participate in the voting, make sure to follow the page for regular updates.

In closing, casting Xaden Riorson is a tall order, but it’s also an opportunity to bring a truly compelling character to life. From his large chest and muscular arms to the scent of mint and leather that accompanies him, every edge of Xaden is honed like a weapon. The actor who eventually lands this role will have the honour of portraying a character who is not just physically imposing but emotionally intricate. Your votes and suggestions are invaluable in this quest, so keep them coming, and lots of love to all who participate.

**Michael Yerger**

**Votes: 217**9

25 years old from USA. Height 185 cm

**Richard Deiss**

**Votes: 1677**

31 years old from France. Height 185 cm

**Matthew Daddario**

**Votes: 916**

36 years old from USA. Height 190 cm

**Theo James**

**Votes: 801**

38 years old from UK. Height 183 cm

**Gavin Leatherwood**

**Votes: 773**

29 years old from USA. Height 173 cm

**Felix Mallard**

**Votes: 682**

25 years old from Australia. Height 178 cm

**Marlon-Teixeira**

**Votes: 299**

32 years old from Brazil. Height 187 cm

**Toni Mahfud**

**Votes: 219**

29 years old from Germany. Height 188 cm

**Alex Aiono**

**Votes: 195**

27 years old from USA. Height 178 cm

**Michael Cimino**

**Votes: 169**

23 years old from USA. Height 178 cm

**Josh Heuston**

**Votes: 162**

27 years old from Australia. Height 180 cm

**Taylor Zakhar Perez**

**Votes: 132**

31 years old from USA. Height 184 cm

**Avan Jogia**

**Votes: 105**

31 years old from Canada. Height 178 cm

**Regé-Jean Page**

**Votes: 105**

35 years old from UK. Height 180 cm

**Michele Morrone**

**Votes: 104**

33 years old from Italy. Height 190 cm

**Charles Melton**

**Votes: 99**

32 years old from USA. Height 185 cm

**Alp Navruz**

**Votes: 37**

33 years old from Turkey. Height 183 cm

**Diego Tinoco**

**Votes: 36**

26 years old from USA. Height 175 cm

**Brandon Sklenar**

**Votes: 17**

33 years old from USA. Height 188 cm

**Darren Barnet**

**Votes: 8**

32 years old from USA. Height 178 cm

**Taylor Lautner**

**Votes: 8**

31 years old from USA. Height 178 cm

**Jacob Elordi**

**Votes: 4**

26 years old from Australia. Height 196 cm

**Staz Nair**

**Votes: 4**

35 years old from UK. Height 180 cm

**Damian Romeo**

**Votes: 3**

29 years old from Canada. Height 193 cm

**Michael Evan Behlings**

**Votes: 3**

27 years old from USA. Height 188 cm

**Johnathan Bailey**

**Votes: 3**

35 years old from UK. Height 180 cm

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