Fan-cast: The Justice League (2015) by TheNightAvenger

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By AshleyWilliams - 7/22/2012
Ahhh DC Comics Entertainment. Your Batman movies are beyond excellent. And that's about it so far. I believe Man of Steel will be a hit and the Superman movie we fans deserve. With that being said, the heavyweights are all DC has going for them right now. Green Lantern was disappointing to say the least and The Flash/Wonder Woman movies have no momentum going forward. The big shots at DC are seeing the JLA movie as their savior for the future.

Now onto the Fan Cast

Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman

He is the perfect choice to bring Kal-El to life. DC couldn't have done better.

Wes Bentley as Bruce Wayne/The Batman

I know what you're thinking, "Blackheart from that awful Ghost Rider movie?", but hear me out. Bentley is a talented actor with the same height and similar build to Christian Bale. He has the Batman look and could bring something to the character that hasn't been seen since Michael Keaton donned the cape and cowl.

Yvonne Strahovski as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman

Good actress,great body, she even looks good with black hair. Well, she looks good in anything.

Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan

Sure the movie was bad, but that wasn't his fault. I thought he was the ideal choice for Hal and he brings star power to an otherwise unknown line-up.

Zachary Levi as Barry Allen/The Flash

Levi is an original choice that I haven't seen anywhere else but my own Flash cast I made awhile back. He has that likable feel about him that Barry so desperately needs. I previously had Cooper but changed my mind when I remembered I had Levi picked way back in 2010.


Idris Elba as J'onn J'onzz/Martian Manhunter

Martian Manhunter is interesting character to cast. There are a ton of GOOD candidates to choose from, but no GREAT ones stick out. When I thought of Elba, it made too much sense. He's a fan of comic books, as evident by his enthusiasm of working on Thor and Ghost Rider 2. If someone is excited about playing in Ghost Rider 2 then he must really love the business. He has that token MM voice and can even put on make-up because of his large frame.

Alexander Skarsgard as Aquaman

Skarsgard was a no-brainer for me. He is an exceptional actor and really looks the part. His frame resembles that of a large swimmer and his height really makes him look like a king.

DISCLAIMER: I want Skarsgard to be taller than the rest. It gives him a royal feel that he desperately needs in able to escape the Super Friends stereotype.

As for the villains and supporting characters, they deserve their own article which you should expect to see later this week.
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dracula - 7/22/2012, 8:52 PM
i like the cast except batman and wonderwoman they need the guy who played magneto in x men first class and cobi smugler
AshleyWilliams - 7/22/2012, 9:07 PM
To each as own I guess.

Although I haven't seen Bentley or Atwell(two big cogs in the line-up) ANYWHERE on this site.
Jollem - 7/22/2012, 9:21 PM
you forgot to put "acclaimed" next to henry cavill's name. i thought that was a rule :)
Advocate - 7/22/2012, 10:54 PM
Oh Mr. Gangaa, I mean... @IronLeprechaun. You and @SJL97 must remember that a critic is only as good as his critique, and what's a critique if it is one-sided? What I mean to say is while your opinion may weigh differently than others, provide an explanation as to why. Give an alternative suggestion. Or heck, do both! We owe it to each other to fuel that creative spark and to let one of us fall astray with a bland idea is a rather selfishly-based motivation.

@NightAvenger I think I'm following this line of thinking correctly when I say you're rooting the JL idea in the questionable paths that lay before DC at this very moment, offering a fan fic of suggestion as to who should be considered as the inclusive DCU hits the big screen. If not, then forgive me for jumping to conclusions. Either way, I think it would serve your fancast best if you provided your intended direction with this list of great actor. That way those who comment don't come off as naive and opinionated. It allows us to see what you see in order to help the vision come through more clearly.

As for your cast, based on my current assumption, I'd have to agree with the above comments that Batman and WW don't quite cut it for me. I'm intrigued to see how Bentley could pull off Batman/Bruce Wayne, but not curious enough to consider jeopardizing a staple in the DCU. Atwell on the other hand seems to have more potential, but for some reason her look (in my opinion) isn't exactly what I'd see as WW. Quite frankly that look is kind of hard to pin down from a skim over actresses. The only one who stands out to me as someone with the immediate look (on screen) is Lynn Collins. If you haven't heard of her watch John Carter. Even if you're not a fan you'll see what I mean by her presence. She's like an untapped source emanating WW potential.

I think the most interesting thing about your fancast, which I haven't seen in any others, is the choice of Skarsgard as Aquaman. I've seen other really great picks for the fish stick, but now Skarsgard sounds like a nice addition to the pool. This is your strongest character choice of the newly added actors, so kudos for an excellent decision. I'd like to see what other ideas you have for Batman as that seems the most out of place, though. Good job, nonetheless. Some people don't understand perspective and I apologize for the misfortune where the majority of the world mirrors such characteristics.
DDD - 7/23/2012, 12:52 AM
RYAN REYNOLDS as GL.....NEVER FRAKKING AGAIN!
Once bitten twice shy!
I wish a truck would run him over...seriously,
just so I won't ever have to see him in another
CBM! OR EVER AS HAL JORDAN AGAIN!
He massacred HAL JORDAN!

I'd like to see a 6'4'-6'5" SUPERMAN, like HE
ACTUALLY IS!

WES BENTLEY is 5'11', SKARSGARD is 6'4", doesn't
anybody look at the heights of actors, they are
listed right on IMDB!
WTF???

WES BENTLEY....JUST SAY "NO"!
So wrong for BATMAN it's laughable!
CHRISTIAN BALE is 6'. But he fits!

HAYLEY ATWELL is 5'6 1//2" and doesn't
look like DIANA PRINCE, whatsoever!

This is one of the most inane unoriginal
fancasts I've ever seen, ANYWHERE!
TheReddestHood - 7/23/2012, 3:27 AM
Wonder Woman is supposed to be more beautiful than Aphrodite. I'd rather [frick] Medusa then look at Haley Atwell
kilmartin5 - 7/23/2012, 4:49 AM
@ Nightavenger - Nice fancast. I like your choice of Bentley for Batman, its a refreshing change of pace from the Baby faced Matt Bomer I see in alot of casts and personally I think Bentley would make a great Batman. Love your MM and Aqua man choices too. Hayley Atwell is another good choice though she might be a bit short, she def has the look tho.

@DDD you really need to calm down man, this is a fancast and an opinion not a list of characters to meet your insane standards.
you'd like to see a 6'4-6'5 Superman? why not a Real Kryptonian too? "like HE ACTUALLY IS!"
kilmartin5 - 7/23/2012, 4:53 AM
@NightAvenger - also I found this site http://pizap.com/pizap.php?width=1366 when I was doin my Batman fancast yesterday and it really makes it easy to put cast pics and heroes side by side, so i thought id pass on the find. enjoy
aNarcHy2day - 7/23/2012, 6:40 AM
"Although I haven't seen Bentley or Atwell(two big cogs in the line-up) ANYWHERE on this site."

And why do you think that is?

Anyway, the biggest problem here is that there are quite a few things that have been discussed and debated upon to the death- ages ago. I mean, we actually moved on from Bradley Cooper- Flash till you decided to bring this back. Frankly I'd have loved if you'd said Zachary Levi again like last time.

See, there are some casts that are just too perfect that even if they are repeated, people don't mind as much. Something like Bryan Cranston as Commissioner Gordon or The Rock as Black Adam. But that has to be alongside more adventurous castings. Here, most are just generic or those who aren't, are just wrong!

See, I don't like criticizing at all because one of these days I'll put on a fancast that's crappy and get my ass kicked around and I know that's gonna hurt when it happens so I don't wanna hurt others, but here, I believe I truly have some constructive criticism for you- put in some more imagination, some more adventure into your castings. You could have a winner one of these days.

Individually,
Cavill- Oh Well... He's a darn good choice. But the studio already did that for you, didn't it?

Bentley- Too creepy. Wouldn't need a mask to scare people. He's more of a choice for Two-Face or Hush. Hell! He might make a neat Lex Luthor by 2015!

Atwell- For me, she has more things going against her than for her as far as WW is concerned.

Reynolds is again a studio choice I guess. But unlike @DDD, I wanna see how he does in a better written and directed GL film so I'm fine with the choice.

Cooper- He's alright. As I already mentioned, he's been debated upon for so long, I've nothing to add. Would probably be the studio choice anyway in the long run.

Elba- Well. I guess he's the go-to guy for a black actor, huh?

Skarsgard- He is a very good pick for Aquaman. Not exactly new either, but still nice pick.

Hope you won't take any of it personally. Looking forward to your next fancast.
AshleyWilliams - 7/23/2012, 7:05 AM
Thanks Advocate and aNarcHy2day for actual comments! I don't understand why you guys are so butthurt about MY opinion.
AshleyWilliams - 7/23/2012, 7:11 AM
DDD- I'm disappointed bro, for years you have been for Matt Bomer as Batman. Bomer is 5'10 with a small frame and a baby face. But now Bentley is too small? He's currently filming a movie with Bale and judging by set pics, they are the same size!

How is it unoriginal? Cavill and Reynolds have already been cast. I picked Cooper honestly because no smaller actor fit. Same with Elba. Bentley,Atwell, and Skarsgard are all original picks.
AshleyWilliams - 7/23/2012, 7:12 AM
And thank you kilmartin5 I
ve been trying to find a site like that!
kilmartin5 - 7/23/2012, 8:10 AM
@NightAvenger - No probs. glad I could pass on the find!
AshleyWilliams - 7/23/2012, 10:18 AM
It looks much better now!

aNarcHy2day- Thanks man for the reminder of Levi.
aNarcHy2day - 7/23/2012, 11:23 AM
Yeah, It indeed is much better now. I have issues with Yvonne, but its your personal opinion so I'm fine with that.

Though I suggest you edit the title to add UPDATED or something of that sort in Red or whatever so people who have already visited earlier may know the fancast has been edited.

You are welcome to visit my fancasts and leave your comments.

Defenders of the Earth

Masters of the Universe

Centurions

Hoping to hear from you.
breakneckbeck - 7/23/2012, 4:23 PM
Gotta say I'm not totally sold

Wes Bentley just isn't quite right for the Bats for a number of reasons including height, looks, and personality

Zachary Levi wouldnt be bad as the flash, he just wouldnt be great,also he's really really tall

Skarsgard is a Meh

Reynolds needs to be recast or Green Lantern will soon take Aquaman's place as everybody's least favorite Leaguer

I dont hate Strahovski, she's tall and hot and with a little bit of hair dye she might be able to pull it off

Not bad all in all though
Kakarot - 7/24/2012, 4:40 PM
Levi as Flash sounds pretty good to me. Skarsgard does not suit Aquaman, have you people ever actually seen him act? He's cast in the role far too much and just doesn't suit it.
AshleyWilliams - 7/27/2012, 1:12 PM
I think he fits very well.
Geektality - 3/1/2013, 3:52 PM
Great choice for Bats and Aquaman. I also like Zack Levy as Barry Allen, but i believe Chris Pine as a better choice for reasons of heroics.

However, your WW casting is awful. Why does WW have to be hot? Pick a good actress, then worry about her attractiveness.
AshleyWilliams - 5/4/2013, 2:18 PM
Thank you!

But...... Why does WW have to be hot? It's one of her biggest traits of her character. She's supposed to be the most beautiful woman you've ever seen.

And I did pick a good actress.

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