Justice League Dream Casting Day 6: Batman

As my journey as a dream caster for the Justice League comes to an end I thought it would be appropriate to end if with the best superhero around: Batman. The neutral good vigilante has been a popular character for pop culture lately, especially with Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy coming to an end. Naturally, the ideal Batman would be no other than Christian Bale, but he was clear when he said The Dark Knight Rises would be the last Batman movie for him. Although some are hoping for Joseph Gordon-Levitt to fill his place, I thought it would be best to pick some fresh meat.

My Pick for Batman:

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I really enjoyed the aging Batman that Christopher Nolan setup, and I wanted to continue that on for the Justice League, and I think the best bat for the job is no other than Andrew Lincoln. Most of you should recognize him an Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead, where he plays a survivor in the zombie apocalypse. He is the oldest of the cast, and I think it would add a nice touch to have an aging and wise Bruce Wayne lead the Justice League into battle. While he isn’t big on the movie front (yet), Lincoln constantly proves him acting abilities in television.

Why He Would Make a Perfect Batman:

Originating as an English Actor, Lincoln completely transformed himself to get the role of Rick Grimes and I think he could do it again to don the cape and become the famous caped crusader. Lincoln also has an exquisite look to him which helps since Bruce Wayne is known to be quite the bachelor among the ladies. Among the young cast, I believe Andrew Lincoln could hold his own and reinvent the Bruce Wayne that we have become accustomed to.

I have enjoyed dream casting for the Justice League, and I hope that you have enjoyed my choices. Through the good and the bad, this journey is finally completed, and as I finish off, Yes Hollywood I will accept my position as casting director for The Justice League. 

 

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Justice League Dream Casting Day 5: Aquaman

Today we are dealing with the superhero that pop culture hates, sorry Aquaman. To make the news even worse, there are rumors going around that he has completely dropped off the face of the earth (aka Justice League movie) as he did not make the cut. I still have faith in Aquaman though, and hopefully after I reveal my choice so would you.

My pick for Aquaman:

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No other pick could bring some character to this comic book hero and satisfy the needs of boys and girls everywhere more than the dazzling Ryan Gosling. Gosling has made girl’s swoon with his romantic movies such as The Notebook and Crazy, Stupid, Love., and he has made guy drool over his smooth moves in Drive and I expect the same reaction from his newest flick The Place Beyond the Pines. And with him as the face of Arthur Curry he could bring some much needed publicity to my rather new actor cast. I feel like his casting is similar to the casting of the Hulk for the avengers: he has been done many times over unsuccessfully, but get the right person in the role and he will blow past people’s expectations.

Why He Would Make a Good Aquaman:

Aquaman needs a laid back quality to him, and who is more relaxed than Ryan Gosling? With his cool guy vibe Ryan Gosling can completely transform how most people view this superhero (thanks to pop culture). If the studios were smart they not only re-surge this character’s image, but also exploit it to make an actual Aquaman movie. And who doesn’t want to be the guy that makes Arthur Curry cool to the public eye? Alas, Ryan Gosling is the only man for the job.

Up Next: Tomorrow I will reveal my last casting choice and that is for my favorite superhero, Batman.

Justice League Dream Casting Day 4: The Flash

Yesterday we explored strong females to portray Wonder Woman, and today we are moving to Kansas, USA to meet the charming Wally West aka The Flash. This character is one that rarely makes the small screen, unless it is intertwined with the Justice League. In the comic books though, he is rich of character and son to Legendary Flash Barry Allen.

My pick for The Flash:

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With his southern drawl, I think the perfect person to play Wally West is Ryan Kwanten. Fans would recognize him from the HBO hit True Blood where he plays Sookie’s charismatic brother Jason, but this summer he will make his way to the big screen with the horror thriller 7500. Ryan has the athletic physique that Wally West possessed, and the looks fit well for the playboy attitude Wally exhibited in the early editions of his comic. One of my favorite parts of Wally West is his “super” friend relationship with Bruce Wayne aka Batman, and the person I chose for Batman well suits this fact.

Why He Would Make a Good Flash:

Whenever I think of Wally West, I always picture Jason Stackhouse; charming, playboy characteristics, athletic. Ryan Kwanten plays Jason Stackhouse too perfectly, and to have this type of character transfer over to the big screen would be a blessing to all. I could see them creating a more serious Justice League (inspiration being The Dark Knight Trilogy, and Man of Steel), which would allow Kwanten to give the movie some comic relief with his playful demeanor. Overall I could not think of a better actor to play this role.

Up Next: Tomorrow I will dream cast the role of Aquaman.

Justice League Dream Casting Day 3: Wonder Woman

Out of all the casting possibilities in the realm of the Justice League, I would say that Wonder Woman is hands down the hardest. And obviously the networks and studios agree since every possibility of a Wonder Woman film or television series seems to get turned down or remains in “production”. And with the lack of female actresses whom possess Wonder Woman’s fierce persona, I believe we do have a few choices that shine through.

My pick for Wonder Woman:

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As I was making my way through media outlets to find who I desired, I came up with a tie between two actresses that stun: Jennifer Lawrence and Emilia Clarke. With the most famous of these being Jennifer Lawrence, I will start with her first. In everything she plays, from Winter’s Bone to Hunger Games to even Silver Linings Playbook, she defies the normal gender stereo types and portrays a strong female; one of the reason’s why woman all around the world look up to her and envy her. In my opinion, she even has the build of Wonder Woman toned yet dangerously curvy. When faced with the big leagues, we all know Jennifer Lawrence could hold her own. Emilia Clarke, on the other hand, is a little less known, although some might recognize her as Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones. The mother of dragons may only stand to a whopping 5’3″ but she is ruthless when needed. Some question her acting ability, but I believe if she was given the reigns to a big movie like this she would deliver like no other. Also, like Lawrence, Clarke had an undeniable body for the voluptuous Wonder Woman and the attitude to go along with it.

Why They Would Make a Good Wonder Woman:

Jennifer Lawrence is the ideal strong female when it comes to casting decisions in Hollywood. When they want a role down with feisty deliverance it is her door they are knocking at. If she can continue to grow and improve on her major role of strength as Katniss there is no way this role could be denied to her. Against the rest of the strong cast of the Justice League she would be able to shine through as a strong character. If Scarlett Johansson can do it in  The Avengers, then Jennifer Lawrence can do it here. Emilia Clarke pulls of this type of role every Sunday night with Game of Thrones, she is unrelenting when making her way to the throne. Through out her battle with power, she not only has survived but has developed the mentality needed of her to become Queen. She does not flinch in the face of danger, and she would not cower when it came to saving the world as Wonder Woman. Both of these actresses are beautiful and vigorous on there quest to attain strong female dominance, and this is why they would be incredible as Wonder Woman.

Up Next:  Tomorrow I will dream cast the role of The Flash

Justice League Dream Cast Day 2: Green Lantern

Yesterday I started my dream casting for the Justice League. To kick of this momentous moment I started with the beloved character Superman who is great in comics, but doesn’t always translate well to film. Hopefully Henry Cavill will exceed expectations as Superman in Man of Steel to fan girls and fan boys everywhere. Today I will go into the casting of Green Lantern. Last time we saw him he was Hal Jordan and portrayed by Ryan Reynolds who just didn’t satisfy my fan girl needs, so I am reverting back to the Green Lantern I know and love: John Stewart.

My pick for Green Lantern:

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I do not think they will do another Green Lantern film before they make a Justice League, but if they did I think Chadwick Boseman would be the perfect man for the job (and lantern). While the name may not sound familiar currently, if the movie 42 goes over smoothly I believe he will become a household name. In 42 he is portraying  the legendary Jackie Robinson. Harrison Ford may be the actor to draw people in for the movie, but he is going to be the person that makes them want to stay and leave them wanting more. When I first saw him in the commercials I knew that he would make a perfect John Stewart.

Why He Would Make a Good Green Lantern:

While people are wanting an older and more experienced cast for the Justice League, I believe young and fresh faces are the way to go. Chadwick Boseman has various little roles next to his name, but the casting of John Stewart/Green Lantern would make his career. Most of his experience is in the theater, where he has even won an AUDELCO award.

Up Next: Tomorrow I will dream cast the role of Wonder Woman

Justice League Dream Cast

With the popularity of the Avengers it will be a matter of time before DC Comics start trying to churn out their own version with the Justice League. There has already been buzz around who should be cast in these legendary roles, and for fun I decided that I would insert my opinion on who would be the perfect fit for these films.

First up is Superman:

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With a Man of Steel Superman film in the works I feel like the first choice would be Henry. He has the looks, but can he fit the role? With Christopher Nolan as a producer of Man of Steel I have no doubt that he will fit the role perfectly. Cavill auditioned for the role of Superman/Clark Kent in Superman Returns before it was given to Brandon Routh, which helped him dodge a bullet as the movie was a huge flop. You will recognize him from his roles in Immortals where he portrayed Theseus or in The Tudors where he was Charles Brandon.

Reasons Why He Could Be a Good Superman:

While preparing for his role as Superman he has reflected solely on the comic book material. I think this will help him create a fresh image of Superman, instead of trying to live up to the incredible Christopher Reeve like Brandon Routh did. He also brings a fresh face to the image, I think this Justice League should bring in new and upcoming talent to plate.

Up Next: Tomorrow I will dream cast the role of Green Lantern