An All Black Fan-Cast for All Black Heroes
Here’s a fan cast for my favorite brothas and sistas in comics. I know it’s not February (Black History Month) anymore, but I want to do this fan cast. Forget Black History Month. Black history is American history. Every month is Black History Month.
I was sitting around and I said “I wanna do a fan cast.” I started about four different ones. Then I settled on this. A fan cast celebrating my personal favorite black comic book characters from Marvel & DC. I hope you enjoy!
(NOTE): Any recast of characters already portrayed by actors in any movies or of actors already playing another comic book character are not being recasted due to dislike of their performances. Recasting is due to the fact that it’s not fun to see a fan cast full of people who have already been officially casted in the role.
T'Challa is the Black Panther, warrior king of Wakanda, one of the most technologically advanced nations on Earth. He is among the top intellects of the world, a veteran Avenger, and a member of the Illuminati. Using his superhuman senses and abilities, he has pledged his fortune, powers, and life to the service of all mankind.
Chiwetel Ejiofor (Age: 36, Height: 5’10, 12 Years a Slave, Half of a Yellow Sun): Chiwetel Ejiofor is a wonderful actor! He did an amazing job as Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave and throughout his career has shown his range. I think he would be a perfect choice for BP. Just get him in the gym before shooting and he’ll be good.
Luke Cage, wrongly convicted and unjustly imprisoned, was altered in a failed prison experiment that granted him bulletproof skin and superhuman strength. With his street smarts, and unending determination to do right, he fights for the common man!
Anthony Mackie (Age: 35, Height: 5’10, Pain & Gain, The Hurt Locker): Anthony Mackie is a tremendous actor. I love him. I think he can be just as equally bad ass as he can be smart ass and I love that about him. He’s shown us that he is willing to get jacked for a movie, which would be needed for Luke Cage, and has a great level of acting ability. I know he’s playing Falcon, which I’m not complaining about, but I think he’d been great in the role as Mr. Cage too!
An African American and descendant from Kenyan royalty, Ororo Munroe is a mutant with the power to manipulate the powerful forces and elements that pattern the weather. Taking the codename Storm she is a veteran member of the X-Men and the Headmistress of the Jean Grey School. She was also the Queen of Wakanda before her marriage to the Black Panther was annulled.
Naomie Harris (Age: 37, Height: 5’8, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Skyfall): If you have not seen Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom check it out ASAP. Naomie Harris did an incredible job in this film and in every film she does. Ever since she was Calypso in Pirates of the Caribbean 2 I’ve enjoyed her presence on screen. She is a phenomenal actress who has a strong presence about her. Just looking at her in the picture above makes me say “Don’t mess with this girl.” She can play strong female characters very well and would steal the show as Storm.
Formerly an architect, social activist, and U.S. Marine sniper, John Stewart was selected by the Guardians of the Universe to be one of the Green Lanterns for Sector 2814. His distinguished service in the Corps has resulted in a place among the Oan Honor Guard and the position of chief trainer for new Lantern recruits.
Chadwick Boseman (Age: 32, Height: 6’0, 42, Friday Night Lights): Chadwick Boseman is a very talented actor. Ever since I saw him play Jackie Robinson in last year’s 42 I knew he would fit in to the role of some superhero. Since then he’s been speculated around the internet as the next Black Panther. He was my initial choice, but I wanted to do something different with this cast. So I casted him as John Stewart. He certainly has the acting ability and resembles some of the older illustrations of John Stewart from around his creation.
(Ultimate) Nick Fury:
Nicholas Joseph Fury served in World War II as the leader of the Howling Commandos. He later became an agent, and eventually director, of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fury is one of the greatest strategic minds in the world, a born leader and a master of espionage.
Denzel Washington (Age: 59, Height: 6’1, Training Day, Flight): Washington is a tremendous actor who is pure talent. I think he’d be an awesome Nick Fury. He can still handle his fair share of action which is needed in part for the role.
A human-vampire hybrid with all the strengths but none of the weaknesses of a traditional vampire, Blade has dedicated his life to destroying the occult world of vampires and all who associate with them.
Michael Jai White (Age: 44, Height 5’10, Blood & Bone, Black Dynamite): MJW is an all-around BAMF!!!! He can kick butt so hard there crap flows out of their mouths. MJW is also a good actor who is the perfect choice for Blade.
Half man, half machine - all hero! After a near fatal incident, Victor Stone was cybernetically enhanced by his father. He now possesses the ability to communicate, manipulate, and interface with nearly all forms of technology.
Michael B. Jordan (Age: 27, Height: 5’10, Fruitvale Station, Chronicle): MBJ is an amazing actor who I feel was snubbed for an Oscar nomination this year for his performance in Fruitvale Station. He is a phenomenal actor and he would make a great Cyborg. He already did his thing a Vic Stone in the animated Flashpoint Paradox, but I wanna see him in the suit. I know that now that he’s Johnny Storm it’s highly unlikely, but one can dream.
A former criminal turned hero, Sam Wilson's bleak outlook on life was wiped away the day he met Captain America. Using a winged costume, his remarkable combat prowess, and avian telepathy he became the Falcon, defender of Harlem. Falcon and Captain America are best friends and crime fighting partners. Sam is an on and off member of the Avengers.
Aldis Hodge (Age: 27, Height: 6’1, Leverage, the East): Aldis Hodge is a great actor. I love him on Leverage and I think he would be perfect as Falcon. He’s very talented, funny, and he’s already a built guy.
Virgil "Static" Hawkins was exposed to a mutagenic gas that swept his city of Dakota, which gave him and other 'bang babies" superpowers. With the ability to control electromagnetism, Static joined the Teen Titans and continues to protect his city while serving on the team.
John Boyega (Age: 22, Attack the BlockHalf a Yellow Sun): John Boyega is a great up and coming actor who I think would own in the role of Static. He was great in Attack the Block and I think this could be a break out role for him.
A former New York cop with a bionic arm, martial arts skills, and an attitude. After being involved with the Heroes for Hire operation for years, she is now a part of Valkyrie's team of Lady Liberators where Misty continues to kick butt with style and sass.
Yaya Alafia (Age: 31, Height: 5’8, The Butler, Tron: Legacy): Yaya Alafia is a great actress! Ever since I saw her in the butler I thought she would fit some comic book character, but I couldn’t think of who she could play. Then I realized that it was Misty Knight, and the fro from the movie was not the only thing that convinced me. I loved her performance in the Butler and I think she fits perfectly for this role. Whether she’s wearing a tight fro, a crazier wild fro, a small cute fro, or a more modern natural style fro, Yaya would make it look beautiful as she always does and she would embody the role of Misty physically and everything else…ally.
The current Ultimate Universe version of Spider-Man is a 13 year old kid named Miles Morales from Brooklyn; who takes on the Spider-Man identity after Peter Parker's death. Miles discovers spider powers of his own after he was bitten by a spider 11 months before Peter's death.
Kwesi Boakye (Age: 14, I Can Do Bad All By Myself, Flight): After a lot of back lash on Jaden Smith being casted in this role I decided to change it to Kwesi Boakye. Kwesi is a good actor who has done small roles in film and stars in a Cartoon Network show. This could launch him in to stardom.
Lucas Bishop is a mutant from the 22nd century that traveled into the past, becoming a temporary member of the X-Men. He has the power to channel kinetic energy, releasing it generally through beams of energy.
Lance Gross (Age: 32, Height: 6’0, Crisis, Temptation): Lance Gross is a great actor who I think would be awesome if he was given a role like Bishop. He’s amazing in Crisis (NBC) and I love his character. He can kick ass which is something the person playing Bishop needs to be able to do. He was my second choice for Luke Cage.
Vixen carries a magical Tantu totem that augments her animal mimicking abilities. She has been a JLA and Suicide Squad member, a model and successful business woman.
Lupita Nyong’O (Age: 31, Height: 5’5, 12 Years a Slave, Non Stop): Lupita is an amazing actress (she just won an Oscar), that could bring so much to this role. I knew that I had to put her in this cast somewhere so I decided to cast her as Vixen. Lupita looks like her to me and could make Vixen a great character that despite receiving less fame than other heroes, could have a better portrayal on screen than other heroes.
Amanda "The Wall" Waller has run the covert team Suicide Squad with an iron fist and has a formidable personality. Her hatred for superheroes and villains has led her to take numerous positions in various governmental organizations to root out the problem.
Kerry Washington (Age: 37, Height: 5’4, Scandal, Django: Unchained): Kerry Washington is a phenomenal actress! She is stellar on Scandal and plays a character that has aspects about her that are reflected in Amanda Waller as well. Kerry Washington is one of the best actresses on television and I can’t get enough of her!
After being exposed to extra-dimensional energy, Lt. Monica Rambeau gained the ability to manipulate the various energies of the electromagnetic spectrum. She has gone by many code-names over the years whilst utilizing these abilities as a crime fighter. Monica has severed alongside the Avengers in various incarnations, and has even operated as their leader.
Tika Sumpter (Age: 33, Height: 5’7, Ride Along, Sparkle): I think Tika Sumpter would be awesome in this role. She’s such a talented actress. and would be excpetional in this role! Props to @CherryBomb for reminding me that Tika Sumpter needed to be in a CBM
I hope you enjoyed the Fancast! Please comment below or thumb this article up, no matter if you liked it or not, so I can see who came and checked it out. Thanks for reading this far! Until next time…
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