Fancast: Justice League International

This is a cast is for Keith Griffin's hilarious take on the Justice League.

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By MrBlueSky - 2/28/2012


After seeing a lot of crap in the fan fic section (with the exception of a select few casts), I decided to go ahead with my Justice League International cast. First off, I haven't read a single issue of Justice League International, but I plan on getting the first volume of it for my Birthday. Now, there are hree reasons why a JLI movie should be made:

Reason #1: The comedic goldmine that is the duo of Blue Beetle and Booster Gold



Reason #2: The Martian Manhunter's obsession with Oreos (later changed to Chocos because of copyright reasons



Reason #3: "One Punch" (aka Batman owning Gu Gardner



Now that I've presented my reasons, I shall give you the cast:

Heroes:

James Caviezel as Bruce Wayne/Batman: The protector of Gotham City and the world's greatest detective. Batman is highly intelligent, being a skilled martial artist and keeping a variety of gadgets on his utility belt, including his trademark Batarangs.



Reason for Casting: Caviezel will always be my pick for Batman. He's got the talent and persona for the role. He plays a character that's similar to Bruce on Person of Interest (with the exception that he uses guns and is not in costume).

Bradley Cooper is Guy Gardner: The "back-up" Green Lantern of Sector 2814. Gardney wields a green power ring that makes whatever he thinks into constructs. A loutish hothead, he constantly challenges Batman's leadership of the group.



Reason for Casting: Almost everyone on here has casted Cooper for either the Flash or Guy. Out of the two roles, I prefer that he played Guy. Cooper has the comedic chops for this role. He is perfect at playing the likeable asshole, which is essentially what Guy is.

Eve Myles as Tora Olafsdotter/Ice: A Norwegian Justice League member and former member of the Global Guardians. Ice has the ability to create ice and sow through her hands. She has a personality that's a mix of girl-next-door wholesomeness and naiveté, a contrast to her teammate Fire.



Reason for Casting: I'm proud to be the first to cast Welsh actress Eve Myles in a CBM fan cast. You may know her as Gwen Cooper on Torchwood. She plays a somewhat similar character there and I think she has the talent to play this role.

Eliza Dushku as Beatrix Da Costa/Fire: A Brazillian model and a former member of the Global Guardians. Fire has the ability of pryokinesis, and can become a being composed of green flame, giving her the ability to fly.



Reason for Casting: Fire was probably the hardest to cast. None of the actresses I picked seem to fit the role. I decided to go with the last resort choice of Eliza Dushku, which happens to be DDD's pick.

James Roday is Ted Kord/Blue Beetle: The owner of Kord Industries and the second person to take up the identity of Blue Beetle. Unlike his predecessor, Kord does not possess he mystic Blue Beetke scarab. Instead, he uses variou gadgets, including an airship named "The Bug" and a hanheld BB gun that fires either a blinding flash of light or a compressed air blast.



Reason for Casting: Roday is known for his work on Psych, where he plays a Ted Kord-seque character. Combine that with his comedic chops, then he's a shoe-in for the role.

Scott Caan as Michael Jon Carter/Booster Gold: A glory seeking showboat from the future who came back in time to become rich. booster relies on 25th century technology, including a flight ring, an all purpose power suit, gauntlets that fire energy blasts, and a special visor that gives him different types of vision. He is best friends with Blue Beetle and often comes up wiith get-rich0quick schemes together.



Reason for Casting: I'm a fan of the new Hawaii Five-0, and Caan is hilarious as Detective Danny "Danno" Williams. He has the comedic timing to play Gold and would have awesome on-screen chemistry with Roday.

Christopher Judge as J'onn J'onzz/The Martian Manhunter: A green-skinned native of Mars who was pulled to Earth by a transportation experiment. With no way to get back, he adopted the identity of Chicago Police Detective John Jones and protected his new home as The Martian Manhunter. Being a Martian, J'onn has the abilities of shape shifting, intagibility, invisibility, flight, telepathy, and "Martian Vision".



Reason for Casting: Judge has already played an alien before on Stargate SG-1. He has the height and voice for the role and can easily play the role with a combination of prosthetics and CGI.

Jerry O'Connell as Billy Batson/Captain Marvel: A good-natured boy who was chosen by the wizard Shazam to become the champion of good. When Billy says the wizard's name, he transforms into Captain Marvel, the mightiest mortal on Earth. As Marvel, Billy has the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles, and the speed of Mercury. However, Billy still retains his personality while he is Marvel. He is also partially responsible for J'onn J'onzz's addiction to Oreos (having introduced them to him.



Reason for Casting: I know what you are all thinking: "Why the hell did you cast the fat kid from Stand By Me?" Well, Jerry is now quite slim. At 6'2", he just needs to beef up for the role. Plus, he also voiced the character on Justice League Unlimited.

Jaime King as Dinah Laurel Lance/Black Canary: The daughter of the original Black Canary, who took up her mother's mantel. Lance is an exceptional martial artist and posses an ultrasonic scream called a "Canary Cry".



Reason for Casting: I, for one, am a bit sick of seeing Yvonne Strahovski being casted as Black Canary in almost every single cast. She's a god pick, but it has now become a bit redundant. When casting Canary, I took inspiration from RoadDog's casting of Black Cat. King has the nordic blond look and is pretty sexy. Plus she knows some martial arts due to her work on Bulletproof Monk.

Daniel Craig is Kent Nelson/Doctor Fate: Son of archeologist Sven Neslon, who was trained in the mystic arts of magic by the wizard Nabu. Armed with the Helm of Nabu (which allows Nabu to either possess or advise Nelson), the Amulet of Anubis (which contains a pocket dimension that houses the souls of the previous Doctor Fates), and the Cloak of Destiny, Kent became Doctor Fate, an Agent of Order who fought crime and supernatural evil.



Reason for Casting: Oded Fehr has been a popular choice for Fate (mainly because he voiced Fate on Justice League Unlimited). However, I decided to go with our current 007, Daniel Craug. He's a terrific and versatile actor who could play this role with ease.

Yunjin Kim as Kimiyo Hoshi/Doctor Light: Once an astronomer at an observatory in Japan, Kimiyo was inspired by other heroes. Realzing how selfish she had been, Kimiyo became the heroic Doctor Light. She has the ability to manipulate light. Specifically, she can absorb all forms of illumination and turn that energy into blinding flashes of light, destructive laser beams, and reflect lightwaves to make holograms. She can also focus photons into hard light that can be fired as pure force or be used to create protective barriers.



Reason for Casting: Even though Light is Japanese and Kim is Korean, I believe that she can pass for Japanese. I've enjoyed her work on Lost and judging from that work, she'd do good as Light.

Wentworth Miller as Scott Free/Mister Miracle: The son of Izaya the Highfather, the ruler of New Genesis. However, he was exchanged with Orion, son of the tyrant Darkseid, at birth in order to stop a destructive war between New Genesis and Apokolips. He grew up in one of Granny Goodnesses' "Terror Orphanages". However, he rebelled against Apokolips totalitarian ideology and escaped to Earth. There he trained under the master escape artist and first Mister Miracle, Thaddeus Brown. After Brown was murdered, Free took up the title of Mister Miracle. Free is a master of Escapology and is aided by New Genesis technology, including his trademark aero disks.



Reason for Casting: In LEE777's Justice League International cast, he went with David Blaine, an actual stage magician, for Scott Free. He wanted to go for the real deal with him, and I decided to do the next best thing: go with an actor who's played a guy who escaped from a maximum security prison with the escape plan tattooed to the upper half of hid body. But seriously, Miller is a fantastic actor who definitely has the chops for this role.

Supporting Characters:

Michael C. Hall as Maxwell Lord: A shrewd and powerful business man who is responsible for forming Justice League International. Lord was under the influence of an evil supercomputer for sometime, before he rebelled against it and destroyed it.



Reason for Casting: Hall has been a popular pick for Daredevil, but IMO, he suits Lord better. He's played a cunning and manipulative character on Dexter and played the amoral business man in Gamer. Combine these two roles, and you get something that resembles Lord.

Gina Carano as Big Barda: The former leader of the Female Furies and wife of Scott Free. She and Scott attempt to live a normal suburb life in Bailey, New Hampshire. However, it seemed to elude them. Since she is Apkoliptian, she posses superhuman strengh, endurance, and immortality. Barda carries a "Mega-Rod" that produces powerful concussive energy bolts and manipulates gravitational fields.



Reason for Casting: Carano has little acting experience. However, she has the right physique and attitude to pull off Barda. Plus, she was pretty good in her acting debut, Haywire.

Peter Dinklage as Oberon: Scott's dwarf manager and friend. He shares a somewhat antagnostic relationship with Barda. He became Lord's right hand man when Free joined Justice League International.



Reason for Casting: Dinklage is a very famous dwarf actor who you might recognize as Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones. He's brilliant there (and has a Golden Globe to prove it), and would make an excellent Oberon.

Seth McFarlane (voice) as Skeets: A former security robot for the Metropolis Space Musuem in the 25th Century and Booster Gold's friend. Booster uses Skeets knowledge of events between the 21st and 25th Century to prevent disasters before they happen and to make a quick buck.



Reason for Casting: First off, I don't give a flying frak if you like or hate Family Guy. You must admit, however, that MacFarlane is an extremely versatile voice actor who gives Frank Welker a run for his money. He could do the voice with little to no effort.

Stephen Fry (voice) as L-Ron: Formerly the property of Manga Khan, L-Ron became Maxwell Lord's robotic side kick and handled the Justice League's administrative and maintenance duties.



Reason for Casting: I think Fry's whimsical and intellegent voice is perfect for L-Ron.

Please leave your thoughts and comments below. I hope you enjoyed this cast.
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MarVell - 2/28/2012, 11:09 AM
To this day, the 80's Justice League International, remains one of my all time favorite comic books. Good Job. Solid cast. But no Max Lord?
DoctorAlgernopKrieger - 2/28/2012, 11:28 AM
Great cast, Personally I don't like Cooper as Guy, I always felt that was Ryan Reynolds role. I Do like your Dr. Fate choice and your Booster Gold very creative. Roday is my personal favorite for Wally West. I think he would do that great. Cavizel is a solid choice for Batman i think he's a great Justice League Batman choice, great job on Martian Manhunter, love his work in Stargate, he or Batman is the crown jewel of this one. Great work!
airrun2000 - 2/28/2012, 11:36 AM
Good casting.
schneider625 - 2/28/2012, 11:43 AM
Nooooo. You beat me to this fancast. I guess I was sitting on it too long.
Kakarot - 2/28/2012, 12:02 PM
I absolutely love your reasons for doing this! Lol
Very solid casting, though I've bashed Cooper countless times I think I'd be fine with him for this part. Especially if he's getting punched by Bats! I love Scott Caan but I don't think he fits Booster... not a big fan of O'Connell but he'd be great for Marvel! Dinklage is awesome but he doesn't seem right for the role. No Strahovski for Canary? I'm down with that! I like your pick much more! Not to Miller, I find him to be a terrible actor. Eliza in anything gets my seal of approval! :D
tweeeeenkies3 - 2/28/2012, 1:06 PM
YES.
Wonderful cast, my friend!
MrBlueSky, you rock...Just saying.

You know, Eliza is just awesome...As you know, I am overly obsessed with her...For obvious reasons haha!
She is the PERFECT woman, in my opinion...And she could totally kick my ass! HAHA!

I think I really like your original pick for Black Canary...Jamie was really good in Sin City!
I have FINALLY found an original pick as well...Which is great!
Black Canary is my 2nd favorite DC hero!

I chose Katheryn Winnick!



She is a black beltt in Karate, and studies jiu jitsu!
I am the first to use this pick...So, I hope it is liked!
95 - 2/28/2012, 3:00 PM
Now this is how you do a Fan Fic!

Awesome work, once again @MrBlueSky!

(new Hawaii Five-O sucks)
Jolt17 - 2/28/2012, 11:42 PM
tweeeeenkies3: Ha, she's actually also my pick! :D

Pretty nice cast, although I'd personally take Bradley Cooper for Booster Gold instead! I don't know, he's always been more like a Booster Gold than Guy Gardner to me. Also, Justin Bartha in my opinion can nail Blue Beetle, too; he's my top pick. :)





On the other hand, I'd pick Caan for Guy Gardner, although my idea is that Seann William Scott will pretty much be perfect for the role. (Plus, Caan is way too short for the role.) And last, obviously you need a Max Lord...Timothy Olyphant is the man, IMO.



That's all my complaints/suggestions; still, nice work, overall!
Jolt17 - 2/28/2012, 11:43 PM
Wait, my bad...I missed to see your Max Lord pick! Michael C. Hall can be awesome, too.
DDD - 2/29/2012, 2:33 AM
Really nice casting MBS@!

Glad you went with ELIZA DUSHKU as FIRE,
she just fits.

Great unique casting for CANARY.

The only problem I have with SCOTT CAAN is he's
5'5", BOOSTER is more like 6'5"!
lol

But CAAN sure is funny on HAWAII 5-0, it's
a genuine funny!

Great cast, bud!
tweeeeenkies3 - 2/29/2012, 3:27 AM
@Jolt17....Awesome!

Have you used her on here?
Because I have never seen her anywhere before...I would love to see your cast!
MrBlueSky - 2/29/2012, 4:24 AM
@Marvell Thanks, man! And I do have Maxwell Lord in my cast (he's under "Supporting Characters")

@TheManOfSteelReturns Thank you. I'm glad you like my Doctor Fate, Booster Gold, Martian Manhunter, and Batman picks.

@airrun2000 Thanks.

@Schneider625 Sorry that I beat you to this.

@Kakarot Thank you.

@tweeeeenkies3 I had a feeling you'd like my Fire choice. I'm glad you like my Black Canary choice. I like your pick too.

@3D Thank you. Sorry that you don't like the new 5-0.

@Jolt17 Thanks, Bartha and Olyphant are awesome picks.

@DDD Thank you man. I didn't realize that Caan was so short. I'm glad you like my Black Canary choice.
MarVell - 2/29/2012, 5:24 AM
@MrBlueSky: Don't know how I missed that, good choice. I'd like to see you cast the 80's Injustice League.
RunDTC - 2/29/2012, 5:31 AM
cool, we got the same Guy Gardner. nice......

solid as as always @MrBlueSky. good job!
RunDTC - 2/29/2012, 6:47 AM
*solid as
DDD - 2/29/2012, 7:02 AM
I tell ya this one of the greatest runs in the
history of comics and you've done a great honor
to it with your wonderful casting here, MRBLUESKY@!

Fantastic job!

I was pretty sure you didn't know SCOTT was so short.
CAAN has kind of a giant personality that makes
him seem bigger! lol

He surely fits the blond looks and humor of
BOOSTER GOLD! He's just a little bit short.
lol

DDD - 2/29/2012, 7:06 AM
BTW, I see you used JIM CAVIEZEL as BATMAN!

FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC!
Jolt17 - 2/29/2012, 7:58 AM
tweeeeenkies3: Nope; or not yet, at least! That's my idea that has never been thrown in here.

I was planning a quite big Justice League Fan Fic of my own, featuring a fan cast (including Winnick, among others, of course), story, et cetera...too bad I haven't had enough time to write 'em down! But I'll try to get it done one day, so keep an eye on it. :)
tweeeeenkies3 - 2/29/2012, 1:06 PM
@MrBlueSky...You know me so well, haha!

I am glad to see more original Black Canary picks now!

@Jolt17....I too am planning a Justice League, cast with her as Black Canary!
I was glad when I finally found a new Canary pick!
nowtheresaBATman - 2/29/2012, 3:52 PM
Jim Caviezel for Batman is awesome. He's great at playing a tortured soul.

After watching "Drive" I thnk Ryan Gosling would be good as well. The scenes where he's diving remind me of Bale in the tumbler. Also the scene where he's sitting in the dark with the work bench light on I can't help but imagine the Batcave.

Over all a great fan-cast MrBlueSky!

@tweeeeenkies3 -you hit the ball out of the park with Katheryn Winnick as Black Canary! Silver Sable? hehe ;)
tweeeeenkies3 - 2/29/2012, 5:49 PM
@nowtheresaBATman...Thanks, man!

I really like her as well.
I kept Sarah Michelle Gellar as Silver Sable haha!
Sorry.
RoadDogXXIV - 3/1/2012, 1:57 AM
Sorry I didn't cast an opinion early, but I'm done waiting.

Honestly, I don't have much of a problem with alot of your choices. Aside from Fire (I prefer a natural Brazilian actress) and Captain Marvel (despite his height, Jerry O'Connell's more of a comic actor; ever thought of Joe Manganiello?), you practically scored an A+. And Seth MacFarlane would be great, since he won't be misogynistic and cruel (that's why Family Guy jumped the shark).

By the way, I'll have an X-Men cast prepared this week.
cardiakid - 3/8/2012, 5:48 PM
@MrBlueSky - Nice cast man! I thought you were putting up a Hulk cast right away though? I've thought of Caviezel as Batman for my Batman fancast (though the cast isn't done yet) especially after seeing him in Person of Interest, which, like you said, he practically plays Batman except for the fact he uses guns. Love your Doctor Fate pick too! Awesome cast!
TheManWithBigEars - 3/10/2012, 8:06 PM
Im admittedly not the biggest DC fan (outside of Batman n Superman) so am not too familiar with the team, but from your descriptions most of your castining seems too fit, I have got a few issues though;
- Jim Caviezel as Batman: Great actor but 2 me he doesn't really look the part; I'd go for Eric Bana or Nikolaj Coster-Waldau for a older Bats
- Bradley Cooper as Guy Gardener: Never really saw the thrill in this choice, I personally would prefer somone tougher/tougher looking; Logan Marshall-Green?
- Captain Marvel: I get he needs 2 be 'playful' n all because of Billy Batson, but I think there's better choices out there, not sure who though...
- Martian Manhunter: For me the only choice is Lance Reddick; Judge is cool, but Reddick seems like an ideal fit, n he's quite versatile too!
- Maxwell Lord: Another great actor, but doesn't seem like the right fit, not sure who, but somone more charismatic, maybe Guy Pearce, Brad Pitt or my personal favourite Thomas Gibson

Other than that, fine casting!

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