Fancast: Secret Avengers

Check out my cast for the Secret Avengers!!

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By MrBlueSky - 9/8/2012


I've decided to do a Secret Avengers cast, mainly because the Secret Avengers roster is probably one of the best Avengers line ups I've seen in recent times (that and the New Avengers Vo. 1 line up). And I think its awesome that they were able to get Moon Knight and Agent Venom in there. Anyway, this cast has all of the members of the Secret Avengers in it (with the exception of the honorary members) and the Shadow Council as the cast's villains.

For those of you don't know who the Secret Avengers are, they are technically a Black Ops version of the Avengers, They were formed by Steve Rogers to covertly investigate and clean up messes left by Norman Osborn's administration. Anyway, let's get this cast going:


Heroes:

Secret Avengers:

Phillip Winchester (Camelot, Strike Back: Project Dawn) as Commander Steve Rogers: The former Captain America, who is now the head of the nation's security. He does so by reestablishing the Avengers, and leads the Secret Avengers. Thanks to the Super Soldier Serum, Rogers posses peak human strength, speed, stamina, agility, durability, healing, mental process, senses, and logetivity. Rogers is also a master strategist an advance military operator, is multi-lingual, and is a master martial artist, acrobat, and marksman. As the leader of the New Avengers, Rogers uses various firearms depending on the situation.



Reason for Casting: This is a pretty original casting if I do say so myself. I love Strike Back: Project Dawn and on the show, Winchester shows the grit, toughness, and leadership qualities that are needed for the role. He'd be great as Rogers.

Rachael Taylor (Charlie's Angels, The Darkest Hour) as Sharon Carter/Agent 13: A former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, and on-and-off girlfriend of Steve Rogers. She oversees the tactical operations of the Secret Avengers. Carter is a trained athlete and martial artist, and is trained in espionage and the use of firearms.



Reason for Casting: From what I've seen from Taylor's work, she's a fairly good actress. She stands at the right height of 5'8", and is pretty familiar with action. She'd be great as Sharon.

Joel Edgerton (Warrior, Animal Kingdom) as Dr. Henry "Hank" McCoy/Beast: A founding member of the X-Men, and a brilliant scientist, who is a member of the Secret Avengers while maintaining occurrent membership with the X-Men. McCoy has a feline-esque physique, and possesses superhuman strength, speed, stamina, durability, agility, enhanced senses, a retentive healing factor, and razor sharp claws and fangs. Beast is also an expert hand-to-hand combatant, and possess a genius level intellect, being an expert in many fields of science (manly biochemistry and genetics).



Reason for Casting: Edgerton's a great actor, who posses the physique to pull off the physicality of Beast, and can display his intellectual side. Plus, he's more age appropriate than Kelsey Grammar.

Olga Kurylenko (Magic City, Seven Psychopaths) as Natahsa Romanova/Black Widow: A former Russian intelligence agent, S.H.I.E.L.D., and Avenger, who joins the Secret Avengers because of her experience in espionage. Natahsa is a world class athlete, gymnast, acrobat, aerialist capable of numerous complex maneuvers and feats, expert martial artist (including karate, judo, ninjutsu, aikido, savate, various styles of kung fu, and boxing), marksman, and weapons specialist as well as having extensive espionage training. She has also been injected with a variant of the Super Soldier Serum, and was given peak human strength, speed, agility, relaxes, durability, senses, immune system, and extended longevity. Her gauntlets are wrist cartridges containing various tools of the spy trade: tear-gas pellets, a radio transmitter and spring-loaded cable. She prefers to use automatic weapons and firearms, combat knives and explosives as needed. She also uses a device often referred to as the Widow's Bite that is capable of emitting highly potent electric shocks with a maximum of about 30,000 volts.



Reason for Casting: I'm not as opposed to Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow as most people on this site are, and I'm sick of everyone bitching about her. She's already appeared in two films, and we've gone past the point of no return. Anyway, I chose Kurylenko because she's an Slavic (Ukrainian to be exact), knows her way around action, and has the right physique to pull off Black Widow.

Adrianne Palicki (Legion, G.I. Joe: Ressurection) as Brunnhilde/Valkyrie: An Asgardian Warrior and strongest of the Vakyrior, who joined the Secret Avengers when the Asgardians returned to Earth. Like most Asgardians, Valkyrie posses superhuman strength, durability, agility, stamina, reflexes, and a retentive healing factor. Valkyrie is also a high skilled swords woman, and carries an enchanted sword, Dragonfang.



Reason for Casting: I wanted to go with an original pick for Valkyrie, so I excluded typical picks like Yvonne Strahovksi and Rachel Nichols. Anyway, Palicki is tall at 5'11", and is pretty familiar at action (as seen in the canceled Wonder Woman pilot and Legion)), and has the right look for Valkyrie.

Karl Urbarn (The Bourne Supremacy, Dredd) as Marc Spector/Moon Knight: A former mercenary turned vigilante who serves as the avatar of Khonshu, the Egyptian God of Vengeance. Spector suffers from multiple personality disorder, and has two other personalities of Steven Grant and Jake Lockley. Spector is a master martial artist, weapons master, expert marksman, an interrogation expert, and an experienced pilot. Spector wears an armored costume made from carbonadium, a more flexible version of adamantium. Spector uses crescent moon shaped throwing darts and a truncheon that can double as nunchaku and a grappling hook.



Reason for Casting: Urban's a talented actor who's great at playing intelligent and resourceful, and can handle action. He would make a pretty badass Moon Knight.

Morris Chestnut (The Best Man, Like Mike) as James "Rhodey" Rhodes/War Machine: A former Air Force Colonel, who pilots a heavily armed version of Iron Man armor. The War Machine armor's weapons include pulse bolt generators, retractable shoulder minigun, variable-configured double-barrel cannons on each gauntlet, gauntlet mounted flamethrower, plasma blade on the left gauntlet, missile box launcher, micro-rocket launcher, particle beam discharger, and an electromagnetic pulse generator in the unibeam projector that could shut down any electronic device in a 50-mile radius. The armor also includes a photon emitter that created a force shield, forcefield-based stealth technology, boot-jet propulsion, and a self-contained breathing system.



Reason for Casting: Chestnut is an underrated actor who has the looks and attitude for Rhodey, and is more appropriate for the role than Don Cheadle.

Bradley Cooper (Hit and Run, The Words) as Eric O'Grady/Ant-Man III: A low level S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and the third Ant-Man. O'Grady is a man of few morals , and uses the Ant-Man suit for his own advantages (mainly seducing woman). When he joined the Secret Avengers, he was given a suit that resembles the original Ant-Man armor. Through the use of Pym Particles, Eric shrink to the size of an insect while maintaining full strength or increase in size while gaining enhanced strength. O'Grady wears a cybernetic helmet that allows him to communicate with insects. Other features of his suit include bio-electric blasters or "stingers" built into his gloves and a pair of robotic arms with magnetic grapples.



Reason for Casting: Everyone here at CBM casts Cooper either as Guy Gardner or the Flash, and I've decided to cast him in a different role. Cooper's great at both comedy an drama, and has the right amount of charm and douchebaggery to pull off Eric.

Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy, On the Road) as Richard Rider/Nova: A high ranking Nova Corps member who had the Xandarian Worldmind and the Nova Force uploaded into his mind and body after the entire Nova Corps were destroyed by the Annihilation Wave. The Nova Force grants the powers of flight, superhuman strength, durability, and speed, the ability to absorb and project energy, and can exert influence over gravitational forces and open wormholes. All of his powers are greatly enhanced by the entire Nova Force. His uniform also doubles as a life support system that allows him to survive the depths of space.



Reason for Casting: Hedlund's a great actor who I've seen tossed around for many roles, but I prefer him for Nova. He has the right height, looks, talent, and charm to pull off Nova.

Chris Pine (This Means War, People Like Us) as Clint Barton/Hawkeye: A prominent member of the Avengers, who became the new leader of team after the Serpent's attack on America. Hawkeye is an exceptional fencer, acrobat and a grandmaster marksman, and excels in the use of ranged weapons, especially the bow and arrow, and uses customized trick arrows. His main mode of transportation is a Sky-Cycle, which is modelled after a commercial snowmobile and is fitted with anti-gravitational technology.



Reason for Casting: I didn't mind Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, but I wished that Pine would have been casted in the first place. H has the quick wit, the looks, and the charm to play a convincing Clint Barton.

Kevin McKidd (Trainspotting, Journeyman) as Brain Braddock/Captain Britain: The Protector of the United Kingdom and a member of MI-13 who joined the Secret Avengers after Hawkeye took over as team leader. Braddock's powers include superhuman strength, speed, stamina, durability, reflexes, senses, flight at supersonic speeds, and forcefield generation.



Reason for Casting: McKidd's a great actor who has the light blonde UK looks for Braddock. Although he may not be the right height, that can easily be fixed with camera tricks.

Geoff Stults (October Road, Happy Twon) as Jim Hammond/The Human Torch: An android created in the 1940's who was one of the world's first superheroes. He was mortally wounded on his first mission with the Secret Avengers, and is currently kept in stasis to keep him alive. Hammond has the ability of flight and can envelop his body in fiery plasma without harm to himself and to utilize this heat energy for various effects, including flight, formation of fiery shapes, energy releases in the form of heat blasts, "nova flame bursts" (highest intensity heat blasts, similar to the heat-pulse of a nuclear warhead), and concussive force blasts.



Reason for Casting: Stults posses the tough looks of an android, and has an old-timey feel to him. He's also a pretty good actor and is tall enough for Hammond at 6'3".

Simon Baker (The Killer Inside Me, ) as Henry "Hank" Pym/Giant Man: The original Ant-Man, who has taken a variety of superhero identities, but has recently returned to his Giant Man identity. Pym possesses the ability to increase in size and gain enhanced strange while in giant form.



Reason for Casting: I like Baker on the Mentalist, and I think he'd make an ideal Hank Pym .He can play charismatic, bookish, intelligent and arrogant very well, and looks the part too. ANd its better than seeing Nathan Fillion in the role for the 1,000th time.

Justin Hartley (Smallville, Heart of Dixie) as Eugene "Flash" Thompson/Agent Venom: A lifelong friend of Peter Parker (aka Spider-Man), who lost his legs in the Iraq War. When he got back got he states, Thompson became a government operative and was bonded to the Venom Symbiote, becoming a new, heroic Venom. The symbiote allows him to regrow his legs, and grants him superhuman strength, stamina, durability, speed, durability, agility, and reflexes, a regenerative healing factor, wall-crawling, extrasensory perception similar to Spider-Man's "Spider-Sense", immunity to Spider-Man's Spider Sense, and the ability to create webbing. Flash also uses a variety of firearms, including a multi-gun with multiple functions ranging from an automatic to a high powered sniper rille. The multi-gun is keyed to Flash's DNA, so it only works for him.



Reason for Casting: Credit for this pick goes to RoadDogXXIV. Anyway, Hartley is great at comedy and drama, and his performance as Oliver Queen on Smallville had hints of Flash in it. He's also height appropriate at 6'3".

Villains:

The Shadow Council:

William Fitchner (Prison Break, Drive Angry) as Aloysius Thorndrake: A Confederate soldier during the Civil War who stumbled upon a portal to Mars. There he encounter an entity known as the Abyss, which granted him immortality. Today, he serves as the director of the Shadow Council, which has been working with various governments and parties to prepare for the arrival of the Abyss. The Shadow councils schemes include digging for Alien artifacts on Mars and trying to recreate the Super Soldier Serum.



Reason for Casting: Fitchner posses a distinct likeness to Throndrake, and is great at playing villains. He would own the role.

Michael Biehn (Terminator, Planet Terror) as Max Fury: A Life Modle Decoy (android replicant) of Nick Fury that was reprogramed with Fury's memories, making it believe it was the actual Nick Fury. Max Fury was reprogramed and now works for the Shadow Council, leading a ninth incarnation of the Masters of Evil organized by them.



Reason for Casting: Since Biehn is my pick for Nick Fury, It only made sense for me to cast Biehn as his double, Max Fury.

Aaron Eckhart (The Rum Diary,I, Frankenstein) as John Steele: An American soldier who had fought in both World Wars, and who Steve Rogers knew. Steele has been brainwashed by the Shadow Council into working for them. Steele posses superhuman strength, durability, stamina, speed,and accelerated healing. He is also a skilled combatant.



Reason for Casting: Eckhart posses the tough, rugged looks of a Golden Age war hero, and is a damned good actor. He'd be great as Steele.

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tweeeeenkies3 - 9/8/2012, 7:20 PM
This is really fantastic, man!
I am very happy with your choices, and I honestly agree with all of them. Though I may have my own choices for these characters (other than Sharon), I agree with every choice!

I am happy to see a more original Captain America, because we don't see it often. He has the age, look, voice, and can definitely pull off the personality!
When you told me you were using my suggestion for Sharon, I was really happy! It is better than seeing Hayley Atwell casted, just because Peggy and Sharon "look alike". I think Rachael is perfect!

I am also extremely tired of everyone bitching about Scarlett. There is no changing the fact she is BW now. But, you chose a great dramatic and action actress, who is also slavic.

Fantastic cast!
Very original, and well thought out!
nowtheresaBATman - 9/8/2012, 7:33 PM
wOw! Some stellar castings here MrBluesky!

Favs are Steve Rodgers, Beast, Sharon Carter, Black Widow (god she's waaay better than ScarJo) War Machine, Original Ant-Man, Thorndrake- All awesome picks, the rest are great too just don't care for Palicki for Valkrie.

nowtheresaBATman - 9/8/2012, 7:44 PM
Kathern Winnick for Valkrie eh? I can't wait to see her in that new "Vikings" TV show as Lagertha.
RoadDogXXIV - 9/8/2012, 8:18 PM
- That's a NICE pick for Captain America. Phillip's a great actor, especially after I watched him in Camelot. Shame they never gave that show a chance. :(
- Rachael Taylor looks disturbingly similar to Sharon Carter looking at that collage. She's a definite contender as a lookalike to Hayley Atwell.
- I get a Sam Worthington vibe looking at Joel Edgerton. Methinks I should check out his work. He did play a scientist in The Thing, didn't he?
- I'm not saying a thing about ScarJo. But Olga's a great alternate choice.
- Adrianne is beyond tall and the same age as Chris Hemsworth. There's your Valkyrie!
- Looking forward to Karl in the upcoming Dredd now that it's getting some glowing reviews. He'd make a strong Moon Knight!
- I'm with you on Bradley Cooper for Eric O'Grady!
- I think Nova is older during the Secret Avengers run, isn't he? Still, he's great for that version, seeing as I came up with it!
- I feel Kevin McKidd might make a better Banshee after hearing his work as Soap MacTavish in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. But if he speaks natural British, I sure wouldn't mind him as Captain Britain.
- Glad you like Justin Hartley as Agent Venom!
- I see you used my picks for Thorndrake and John Steele! Hats off!

Overall, a great cast! Special delivery tonight!
ager - 9/8/2012, 8:53 PM
youve been churning out some outstanding casts lately and this only adds to it. from original picks like Steve Rogers, the same actor i cast as a villain in my next fancast, to the dead on perfect Valkyrie on over to Thornedrake, this cast is freakin' awesome.
BSingerFoxMen - 9/8/2012, 10:15 PM
I like it! Can't fault any of your choices! Great job, and a breath of fresh air in the "using the same actors over and over" fancast section! Bravo!:)
bigshow2312 - 9/9/2012, 12:45 AM
Great cast! Joel Edgerton is an inspired choice!
Theunderdog - 9/9/2012, 12:51 AM
AMAZING FANCAST DUDE ESP YOUR SHARON CARTER FANCAST AND ANT MAN AND NICK FURY
SageMode - 9/9/2012, 12:58 AM
Philip Winchester would be a badass Captain America/Steve Rogers/Captain Steve Rogers. I actually think he would have a more commanding presence than Chris Evans.
TheSoulEater - 9/9/2012, 1:28 AM
THIS IS BEYOND

BRILLIANCE! -__-

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RedNTheHood - 9/9/2012, 3:14 AM
AMAZING
axelbratoski - 9/9/2012, 6:32 AM
Awesome! You have my Captain America and Beast choices. Great cast!
DDD - 9/9/2012, 7:17 AM
Wonderful Line-up!

Wonderful Work!

KEVIN MCKIDD, Fantastic!

Every last pick is right on the nose!

Standouts, MICHAEL BIEHN, AARON ECKHART, PHILIP WINCHESTER.

It's no secret, your SECRET AVENGERS is AWESOME!
789 - 9/9/2012, 7:58 AM
Awesome cast MrBlueSky, I like your Captain America, Valkyrie, Sharon Carter.What baout other I thought that garrett Hedlund as Hawkeye would be better than Nova, but still it's original choice.

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MrBlueSky - 9/9/2012, 9:52 AM
@tweeeeenkies3 Thanks!! I'm glad you like Cap, Sharon, and BW. I hope to see your Black Widow cast soon.

@nowtheresaBATman Thanks, dude!! I think Winnick could be good as Valkyrie, but I like her as Emma Frost.

@RoadDogXXIV Thanks!! Edgerton played a helicopter pilot in The Thing, not a scientist. I use to have McKidd as Banshee too.

@ager Thanks! I hope to see your Civil War cast soon.

@nerdman81 Thank you.

@unibeam11 Thanks. Sorry that you don't like Pine and Cooper.

@bigshow2312, Theunderdog, SageMode, SoulEater, and Redhood13 Thank you, guys!

@axelbratoski Thank you! I knew you had Winchester as Cap, but I wasn't aware you had Edgerton as Beast.

@DDD I had a feeling you'd like it. And nice pun (sort of).

@789 Thank you. Sure, I'll check out your fancasts.
MrCameron - 9/9/2012, 11:03 AM
Damn, this is fantastic. You've done a great job of finding replacement actors for the already-casted characters. I really like Winchester as Captain America (his look is absolutely perfect) and Fitchner as Thorndrake (even though I'd cast him as someone else). Very cool.
ColonelKilgore - 9/9/2012, 11:21 AM
I'd have pine as nova
Other than that, this is pretty good
SAT - 9/9/2012, 12:48 PM
Not bad, I love you Hawkeye choice, and I agree with you about Jeremy as Clint, I didn't mind him but they couldve done better.
cardiakid - 9/9/2012, 1:23 PM
Glad to see this up! Some great original picks here, i like Baker as Hank Pym! I'd definitely see this movie, great cast!
BobGarlen - 9/9/2012, 3:40 PM
Let's take a look at the Secret Avengers.

-Winchester looks exactly like Steve from the Super Soldier Run.

-I can dig Taylor as Agent Carter.

-Love Edgarton as Beast.

-Olga is a decent Widow.

-Yum, for Valkyrie.

-I can't wait to see Dredd.

-Very good choice for War Machine.

-I guess your Ant-Man choice works, at least its not Ryan Reynolds. For some reason some people believe he should be everyone.

-Love Hedlund.

-Pine is a good choice, a lot like and dislike Evans. Personally they'd have to five Hawkeye a character arc in this though or else he'd be as pointless as he was in avengers.

-McKidd is a fine choice.

-I don't know much about Geoff Stults but I trust your judgement.

-Love Simon Baker as Hank Pym.

-Love Hartley, so seeing him used for something new so congrats to you and road dogg.

-Love Fichtner amazing performer, you've made this a dynamite cast by including him.

-Bein is an actor who should be used more. Great actor.

-Love Aaron Eckhart would love to see him as Hammond or as Cap.

Great cast.
TheSoulEater - 9/10/2012, 1:10 AM
Seriously, this cast is perfect in everyway!!!
Scarface - 9/10/2012, 4:30 AM
Really love your moon knight pick. Karl Urban would be a great moon knight
The rest of your picks are really good as well, original and awesome
BigDamnHero - 9/10/2012, 5:44 AM
Brilliant!
FlixMentallo21 - 9/13/2012, 10:29 PM
I think Hartley's a bit of a 'skinny nice guy' for a role like Venom.
TheHierophant - 9/25/2012, 8:06 PM
I love this cast, sir! All-in-all, it's a great cast and a movie I'd definitely see. And I can't agree more with you about Morris Chestnut or being tired of seeing Nathan Fillion cast as Hank Pym. Bradley Cooper is one of 4 actors (Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson, Jeremy Irons, and Jason Statham, if you were curious) whose movies I will go see, no matter the movie.
MistressKizuna - 9/28/2012, 1:49 PM
Hey, I finally got to looking at this thanks to your shoutout on DeviantArt! So I'll finally comment.

- Phillip Winchester is perfect as an older and more experienced Captain America. Approved 100%
- Rachael Taylor has the looks. I can get behind her as Sharon.
- Joel is a very inspired Beast choice! He can portray tough but also be very compassionate and intelligent. I may just have to use this myself in any future castings I might make.
- I'm not opposed to Scarlett either, but Olga's a good alternative choice.
- Adrienne can be a decent actress (the laughably bad Wonder Woman pilot notwithstanding), plus she has the physique. I can see her pull off Valkyrie.
- Still haven't watched Dredd yet, but Karl has really impressed me. He can pull off Moon Knight perfectly.
- Bradley Cooper has the right sense of humor for Eric O'Grady.
- Garrett is perfect for Nova.
- I can support Chris Pine as Hawkeye, but I'm holding out hope for Jeremy Renner to get his own movie. He seriously deserves one.
- Simon Baker is my new choice for Pym too. Nathan Fillion's unfortunately getting a little portly looking these days.

All in all, a fantastic cast! Great work! :)
RunDTC - 10/11/2012, 7:49 PM
whoa, we got the same Beast and Nova picks. VERY NICE!

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