Actors and Actresses I Want to See in Future Comic Book Films

Actors and Actresses I Want to See in Future Comic Book Films

We all love comic book films and we all have opinions on who should star as our favorite characters! Click the link to see what actors and actresses I want to see in future comic book roles!


Hello! Whether you prefer Marvel or DC or even Image or Dark Horse we are all fans of comics and the movies that are sometimes based on them. Not all comic book movies are great and not all of them always turn out the best, but in the end it is always a thrill to see some of our favorite comic characters on the big screen. Ever since the late 80's actors and actresses like Michael Keaton, Ben Affleck, Michael B. Jordan or tthe late great Heath Ledger have been met with great controversy when cast in a comic book movie. However enough looking at the past, it is time to look towards the future and what could happen with the Superhero genre. With big studios like Fox, Warner Bros., Sony and Marvel setting release date for future  films all the way out to 2020 it looks like the genre will only grow bigger and bigger. It seemed appropiate since we are all currently living in the golden age of comic book films to discuss which actors or actresses we would like to see have a role in the future comic book movies soon to come.   

Jason Clarke 

Jason Clarke has been in numerous films and has given fantastic performances in all of them, you might know him from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), Public Enemies (2009)Zero Dark Thirty (2012) or Lawless (2012). He is such a natural actor and his performances always seem so natural. In my opinion his best performance to date was either Dan in Zero Dark Thirty (2012) or Howard Bondurant in Lawless (2012). He is such a versatile actor that I honestly think he could play any comic book character. Off the top of my head I feel like he could play characters like Wildcat, Captain Mar-Vell, Sentry, Hawkman, Question, Starhawk or even Namor for gods sake. Which comic character do you think Jason Clarke could handle? 

Joel Edgerton

I feel like Joel Egerton is one of those actors who is always on the cusp of becoming a house hold name. He has appeared in films like Warrior (2011)Animal Kingdom (2010)Zero  Dark Thiry (2012)The Great Gatsby (2013) ​and a minor role in both Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith as Owen Lars. After Warrior (2011) came out everyone was raving over Tom Hardy's performance, and well Hardy did steal the show the performance that struck me the most was Joel Edgerton. There is something that is just so subtle about the way he acts. I really hope he gets a big role like Flash, Steve Trevor, Guy Gardner, Hulkling, Iron Fist or Wonder Man so he can finally become a house hold name. Do you want Joel Edgerton to play a Superhero in the near future? 

Gwendoline Christie

Gwendoline Christie is mostly known for her role as Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones (2011 - ). However she does have a big career ahead of her with roles in Star Wars: Episode VII (2015) and Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015). I think she is a fantastic actress and I love her in Game of Thrones (2011 - ). I really want to see her in a future Superhero film because I feel like she can add a lot of depth and complexity to any character she plays. However I am a little stumped on what characters she could play... I thought maybe she could play someone like She-Hulk, but honestly I can not figure out what role she should play. Can you think of anyone Gwendoline Christie should play?

Robin Wright

Robin Wright is most known for her roles in Forrest Gump (1994)The Princess Bride (1987)Moneyball (2011), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and House of Cards (2013 - ). If any of you have watched House of Cards (2013 - ) you know how chilling and calculating Robin Wright can be. I personally would love to see her appear in a future comic book movie. It would be awesome to see her as Cassandra Nova in a future X-Men film, if they ever decide to go in that weird of a route. I could also see her playing Madame Hydra or maybe an aged and wise Squirrel Girl! All kidding aside who do you want to see Robin Wright as?

Noah Taylor 

Noah Taylor is a very talanted and yet unkown actor, he has appeared in Edge of Tomorrow (2014)The Double (2013), Submarine (2010)The Proposition (2005)Lawless (2012) and also in HBO's Game of Thrones (2011 - ). Now he may not be the most well known or popular actor, but I believe if he was given the chance he could play a bad ass Supervillian. I would love to see him get a big role as maybe Victor Zsasz, Riddler, Carnage, Onomatopoeia or even the big bad himself Joker! If you haven't seen any of his work you should really try and see some of his films he is an amazing actor. 

Thanks for taking the time to read my editorial, please feel free to leave which actors and actresses you want to see in future comic book movies below in the commentsl. Thanks for reading!
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EhMaybeSays - 8/21/2014, 12:19 AM
ScottMontgomery - 8/21/2014, 12:22 AM
I would love to see him in a comic book film, but I don't know if he would do it. I think he's a little to big now and is only doing oscar stuff anyway
matthuliz - 8/21/2014, 12:33 AM
Lindsay Lohan

She can replace Jessica Alba as a stripper in Sin City 3, if there will be one.

Ignition - 8/21/2014, 12:33 AM
This is a great list. I would add Ed Harris, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emily Blunt and Jack O'Connell.
joejoseph461 - 8/21/2014, 12:41 AM
Maybe next time add some black actors in the mix
ScottMontgomery - 8/21/2014, 1:28 AM
YES! Or maybe Miley Cyrus could be added as another stripper in Sin City 4

I agree with all of your choices except for Ed Harris I like him as a comedian but I don't think he is a good enough dramatic actor for a comic book character. Has he had any dramatic roles I'm not aware of? Also who do you think he could play?

Choose either snarky reply:
I'm color blind so I didn't realize any of these actors weren't Black

I thought maybe they could just make them wear black face like Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder
ScottMontgomery - 8/21/2014, 1:34 AM
Shit sorry for sons reason I thought you meant Ed Helms... No I would love to see Ed Harris in a comic boon film. He's really underrated
Ignition - 8/21/2014, 1:34 AM
You might be thinking of someone else like Ed Helms. This is Ed Harris:
ScottMontgomery - 8/21/2014, 1:34 AM
Ignition - 8/21/2014, 1:35 AM
lol good timing
ScottMontgomery - 8/21/2014, 1:36 AM
Sorry for the confusion! I have no idea why I got those two mixed up...
CherryBomb - 8/21/2014, 2:51 AM
Egerton and Wright, 100% yes!
Both amazing actors!

As for who? I'm not entirely sure! I'd want them to have just the right roles
EhMaybeSays - 8/21/2014, 2:58 AM
Cumberbatch in a voice role as well, Sarah Jessica Parker as Beta Ray Bill without CGI, Liam Hemsworth or Nathan Fillion must finally appease his fans.
PietroJaximoff - 8/21/2014, 3:28 AM
I like the list, just one minor flaw. Change "Star Wars Episode: VI" to "VII" in Gwendoline Christie's description.
DrKinsolving - 8/21/2014, 4:06 AM
Good Article.... I want to see The whole cast of Game of Thrones in CBM's, haha

I could see Joel Edgerton maybe as a Nova Corp in GOTG 2, I'm sure there are other CBM characters he would fit too
TheGoddamnPeel - 8/21/2014, 6:03 AM
The only one I've heard of is Joel Edgerton haha, but I like the idea of this article.

Joaquin Phoenix, Gemma Arterton, Malcolm McDowell and Zachary Quinto imo would be great to see in CBM roles, they could play a variety.
Tainted87 - 8/21/2014, 6:09 AM
Noah Taylor: Game of Thrones (2013-2014) ;)

Yeah, man, if it were up to me, I'd put just about the entire cast of Game of Thrones in CBMs.... but not Emilia Clarke.
MexicanSexyman - 8/21/2014, 6:29 AM
@joejoseph461, racist prick.

MexicanSexyman - 8/21/2014, 6:32 AM
I haven't seen or don't remember some of these actors in movie but the ones I remember are great and I would like to see them cbm. I would love to see Daniel Day-Lewis in cbm but that would never happen.
SCOURGE - 8/21/2014, 6:35 AM
Ed Harris has already been in a CBM--A History of Violence (2005).
SCOURGE - 8/21/2014, 6:36 AM
Sam Rockwell was Justin Hammer.
DrKinsolving - 8/21/2014, 6:41 AM

Haha, Daniel Day-Lewis method acting for a CBM would be crazy.... I think there was a rumor that he was up for the role of Zod, not sure if there was any truth to it
GreenLantern519 - 8/21/2014, 6:51 AM
Matthew McConaughey as Hal Jordan!
MightyZeus - 8/21/2014, 7:25 AM
Jason Clarke would be interesting. I would not mind him as Doctor Strange.
I would also want to see:
1, Arnold Shwarzenegger(Even though he played Mr Freeze he deserves another shot)
2, Hugh Dancy
3, Luke Evans
4, Simon Pegg
MexicanSexyman - 8/21/2014, 7:32 AM
@DrKinsolving, he would have been an awesome Zod, but I'm glad Michael Shannon was Zod. Daniel Day-Lewis was my pick for Lex Luther.

MexicanSexyman - 8/21/2014, 7:33 AM
@Spidey5194, yes!

DrKinsolving - 8/21/2014, 7:47 AM

I was happy with Shannon as Zod too, I'm not sure if DDL would fit into Snyder's DCCU though.... Hopefully he's in a CBM eventually, if anything I could see him acting as a political figure or something too
ScottMontgomery - 8/21/2014, 7:50 AM

Edergton would kill as a Nova corps member! If they ever get around to adding Green Lantern to the DCCU I could also see him as a Green Lantern Core member
dannramm113 - 8/21/2014, 7:52 AM
Why does no one ever want Leonardo DiCaprio in a cbm. I think he would be a killer Bruce Wayne
ScottMontgomery - 8/21/2014, 7:54 AM
I know right? Peter Dinkladge killed it as Bolivar trash too in X-Men Days of Future Past I hope he appears in more CBM
ScottMontgomery - 8/21/2014, 7:54 AM
ScottMontgomery - 8/21/2014, 7:56 AM
I personally think he's to big of an actor to play a comic book character, but he could play just about any of them if he wanted to. He's that good of an actor
Pasto - 8/21/2014, 7:59 AM
Miley Cyrus as a stripper?

Guess what old bag of dirt is on his way to this very thread...
cipher - 8/21/2014, 8:14 AM
Daniel Day-Lewis. Seriously, give that dude a role, and watch him lose his mind.

M.O.D.O.K.- He'd try to inflate his head until it blots out the sun. You'd have a Daniel Day-shaped swiss ball with arms.

Two-Face- Third-degree burns. He'd probably refuse antibiotics if the coin told him to.

The Blob- He'd fatten up Jonah Hill again then devour him in one gulp. Eat your f*cking heart out, Bale.

Hal Jordan- He'd snack on lead paint chips for a week until he's legally retarded. Because authenticity.
cipher - 8/21/2014, 8:14 AM
In all seriousness- good writeup.
nighteagle - 8/21/2014, 10:23 AM
McConaughey as bruce wayne/batman... oh yes
ScottMontgomery - 8/21/2014, 11:22 AM
I'm deleting your comment because your being rude and very uncreative with your insults
FordEl - 8/21/2014, 12:21 PM
Wow. So diverse.
CherryBomb - 8/21/2014, 12:29 PM
My list is:

Chloe Sevigny (American Psycho, Boys Don't Cry)

Saoirse Ronan (Atonement, Hanna)

Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, Need for Speed)

EhMaybeSays - 8/21/2014, 12:44 PM
Come back when he has an Oscar.
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