FANCAST YOURSELF as a SUPERHERO

Everyone here (including myself) scrutinizes actors for being (or not being) a good fit for CBM characters. Well, how about we turn the tables here a little and see which CBM character WE would be a good fit for, in terms of looks, personality, acting ability, and whatnot...

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By imadick - 3/14/2013
I, and many others, have recently been giving Shailene a hard time lately for not being a good fit for Mary Jane. Well, truly, I doubt she either reads or cares what the rest of us lowly simpletons think of her but let's just roll with it for now. We aren't cynical, skeptical douches all the time though. Sometimes we'll have our dream fancast, such as Jensen Ackles as Hal Jordan, Neil Patrick Harris as Barry Allen, Gina Carano as Wonder Woman, or Michael Fassbender as everybody.

We all seem to be very passionate scrutinizers in matters of casting actors and actresses as characters that we have grown to love and care about. So, how about we switch it up a little bit and scrutinize ourselves. Look at yourself as a potential candidate for a role in a comic book movie. Your gender, age, looks, complexion, ethnicity, height, sexyness... all of it. And then fancast yourself.

Now, I know the title says "as a Superhero" but I only chose that because it sounded more flashy. Really, you could fancast yourself as Jimmy Olsen for all I care. Anyways, these are the criteria that I have chosen and my stats.


GENDER: male


AGE: late 20s

ETHNICITY: african-american

COMPLEXION: milk chocolate (yummy)

HEIGHT: 5'11.5'' - 182cm

PHYSIQUE - somewhat muscular, but far from bodybuilder physique

LOOKS - average.

SEXINESS - a little above average, considering I can get laid most of the time when I try, but not exactly swimming in pussy all the time.

ACTING - average. I actually am a part-time actor, and am doing so-so in that line of business.


CHARISMA - way below average, should've seen me try stand-up comedy. epic failure.

ADDITIONAL NOTES - I suppose the physique thing can be altered by some extra trips to the gym. I am known for an almost "permanent poker face", and overly intense in my "vibe" to "serial killer extents".



ANALYSIS - male, black, tallish guy with not an awful lot of charisma but looks like a creepy murderer. I am immediately disqualified from characters that are female, not black, very short, very tall, funny, charming, adorable, and have not killed anyone. With a few extra trips to the gym, I'd say Blade works all right.



I don't know too much about this character. But our physicality matches for the most part. He is about 2.5 inches taller than me at 6'2''. But Wesley Snipes is 5'9'', and nobody seemed to have much of a problem about that, so I'll let this slide. The character could use charisma that I am lacking in, however I can certainly pull off the dangerous murdering vibe. There are other less important characters who also fit me as much as Blade, but Blade was the coolest of them, so I'll go with him.




So, who are you going to fancast yourself as?
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BlueMex - 3/14/2013, 9:37 AM
i would definetly cast me as a Jaime Reyes !
scootaloo - 3/14/2013, 9:46 AM
Gender: I gotta dick yo
Age: Younger than Methusala
Ethnicity: Cracka
Complexion: Edward Scissorhands
Height: I'm [frick]in short
Physique: Skinny
Looks: Ima Punk
Sexiness: Idk man, freshman girls love me
Charisma: Average

Idk man, prolly Dick Grayson or Saintwalker.
TheSonOfKrypton - 3/14/2013, 10:11 AM
Gender: male
Age: 17
Ethnicity: white American
Complexion: white, moderately tanned
Height: 1.82m/5ft 11
Physique: toned and Athletic (Sprinter in track team)
Looks: kinda tawny blonde Hair, blue eyes
Sexiness: I'm not a virgin?
Charisma: I'd like to think I exude more charm than the average bloke and I get along well with most people


I'd probably like to think Cap or Green Arrow.
AC1 - 3/14/2013, 10:45 AM
This is a pretty fun read, should be interesting to see what everyone else comes up with.

As for me... no idea.

Gender: Male
Age: 19 (although I've been told I could pass for anything between 17-late 20s)
Ethnicity: British/Italian (Dark hair, would tan pretty well if I was exposed to the sun more than the 3 days a year we get in the UK)
Height: 5'11.5"
Physique: Not the best. Not in bad shape or anything like that, I'm just a little heavier than I should be. If I had the time and energy to work out, it'd probably take me a month or two to fix that.
Looks: Varies. I mainly look Italian (or Mediterranean), but (depending on how tanned or pale I am) I could probably pass for full white (as opposed to my Mediterranean white looks) or even part-Arabic.

Acting: Never tried, although I've toyed with the idea. I think I'd do OK. Not very charismatic, but I have a bit of a 'deep' vibe. I can look pretty emotionally tortured when I want to. I'm also pretty good at accents, so that's not really a problem.

If I was in better shape, and based purely on looks, I think I could pass for The Punisher, at least when I hit 30. If I was older than that, say late 40s/early 50s, I'd cross into villain territory and I think maybe Ra's Al Ghul. Older than that? Alfred.
fortycals - 3/14/2013, 11:14 AM
Gender: male
Age: 40
race: black (caramel to milk chocolate depending on tan)
Hieght: 6ft1
build: muscular(not cut like body builder, but more like the guy in the strong men competitions)
sexiness: My mama always told me im handsome. I drive all the big girls wild.
Acting ability: Never tried.
Charisma:7 outta 10

Additional notes: Military experience. Expert marksman. Tattoos. grew up in dc during the crack epidemic, so I know the drug game.

Paint me white and call me Tombstone.

If I had to go hero Id go war machine or spawn.
fortycals - 3/14/2013, 11:42 AM
@firg
Yeah man they love me and i love them back. Im big enough to throw most of em around like some guys do the skinny girls. Always loved the thickness.
fortycals - 3/14/2013, 12:01 PM
Haha. Though I prefer more meat to beat. But i digress, the skinny women are ok too, i just like big girls more. I'm am equal opportunity lover.
bbiz20 - 3/14/2013, 12:22 PM
I would LOVE to be cast as Steve Trevor, the love interest of Wonder Woman in either a movie or a TV show. I would work out a bit more to get a bigger physique and I would be more tan for the role, with darker hair but I could easily splash a bit of hair dye in. I am tan but WAY to light for Blade, but I would like to play the young version of a superhero, as in the teen version cause I look pretty young for my age. Jimmy Olsen would be pretty cool too, I reckon I could get cast as him right now, without any training. See, I think I would prefer playing supporting characters rather than superheroes. I would also LOVE to voice Spider-Man in a cartoon adaptation. That'd be super fun.
NorseGod - 3/14/2013, 1:56 PM
If I shave my beard, I'd say an older Hal Jordon or Reed Richards, because I have grey temples and brown hair.
calin88 - 3/14/2013, 2:03 PM
You should have asked how many push-ups people can do, 1 to 5 should just about be the average on CBM
Ramiel - 3/14/2013, 2:16 PM
Gender: Male
Age: 33 years old
Hieght: 5'7
Ethnicity: Hispanic Jew
Complexion: White w/ black hair and deep brown eyes
Physique: Marine built
Sex Appeal: I'm a chick magnet
Acting: I did 6 years of thespian work before joining the Marines
Charisma: Yep, thanks to years of acting

Comic Book character: A young Magneto
DioFoRio - 3/14/2013, 2:31 PM
I think I would make a good extra.
superherofan21 - 3/14/2013, 3:11 PM
Hmm.... based on physique and looks, I'd say Dick Grayson for me.
Mrjohill - 3/14/2013, 3:30 PM
Gender: Male
Age: 20 years old
Hieght: 5'8
Ethnicity: African-American
Complexion: caramel
Physique: athletic
Sex Appeal: im super good looking
Acting: A little bit
Charisma: Quite charismatic

Comic Book character: Patriot(from young avengers)
SinAllnite - 3/14/2013, 4:12 PM
GOOP thats who i be GOOP! playa got to play.
NinjaBaby - 3/14/2013, 4:17 PM
GENDER: Male
AGE:19
HEIGHT: 5'11"
ETHNICITY: African American
Complexion: Coffee w/ fair cream
Physique: Athletic
Sex Appeal: Black Brad Pitt
Acting: 4 years lead role in theater
Charisma: On Point!

Comicbook Character: Static Shock (minus the afro) [I was going to say Patriot but we already have our Patriot haha]
MrCameron - 3/14/2013, 5:09 PM
GENDER: Male

AGE: 16 (been told I can pass for up to 22)

ETHNICITY: Caucasian (possibly 1/4 -/5 Italian)

COMPLEXION: Spent some time in the sun

HEIGHT: 6'1.25

PHYSIQUE - Lean, muscular, low body fat

LOOKS - Average

SEXINESS - Pretty low. Most of the chicks that have been into me are butt ugly.

ACTING - Pretty good when I try. Dabbled in Shakespeare in middle school and have decent comedic timing. Good with accents. I'm best when I'm playing an asshole or a dark tortured soul.

CHARISMA - Pretty good. I'm a musician-comedian.

ADDITIONAL NOTES - I used to be in better shape but kinda slacked off. Better start hittin the gym more. I'm really chill but I pull zero punches when it comes to my humor.


ANALYSIS - Tall, white male in teens (can pass for up to 22), good prescence, humorous, in good shape. I'd say my best match would be:



schneider625 - 3/14/2013, 5:35 PM
I'd love to say Richard Grayson, but unlike a couple douche bags here I am a little more grounded.
I would like to be in a Titans or JL movie and so the closest character for me would be The Atom/Ray Palmer. At most, I could hope for is a but I'd take it and love it.

To the Turd who said he'd be Hal, if RR was a dipshit GL, what hope do you have?

Let's get real on this [frick]ers. Don't shine a brighter light on yourself than you can truly deserve credit for.
DaenerysTargaryen - 3/14/2013, 5:38 PM
I fancast myself as Batgirl
DropAload - 3/14/2013, 5:42 PM
Roland Deschain. I'm ballin
MrCameron - 3/14/2013, 5:49 PM
@ schneider625

Jeez man calm down, we're just having some fun.

And no, I never said I'd be Hal if I'm who your talking about. I said I'd be GUY. Get your facts straight.
mctrinket - 3/14/2013, 6:06 PM
Deadpool. Why not.

NerdyDarkPassenger - 3/14/2013, 6:21 PM
I could pull off Joker, because I can look maniacal. I'd also want to play Ben Grimm.
Mr2099 - 3/14/2013, 6:25 PM
GENDER: Male

AGE: 18 (although I have been told I could pass up to 22)

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

COMPLEXION: Spent some time in the sun, gaining a farmer's tan

HEIGHT: 6'1" - 6'2"

PHYSIQUE - Lean, muscular, slightly athletic

LOOKS - Average or slightly above

SEXINESS - Not high. I have caught a few girls' eyes, flirt with humor, and have acquired a few phone numbers, but have not been laid in.....ever actually.

ACTING - Meh. Spent a summer camp doing improve, so jokes come to me very quickly. Although my brother is an actor and has taught me a few tricks of the trade, including accents.

CHARISMA - Pretty good. I crack jokes all the time and act like a clown at some points.

ADDITIONAL NOTES - I have a very strong memory and can remember lines pretty well. I can also sing the entire Bohemian Rhapsody unaided.

ANALYSIS - Tall, white male in teens (can pass for up to 22), good presence, humorous, in descent shape. I'd say my best match would be Peter Parker, Justice from the Avengers and New Warriors, and, after a work out, Dick Grayson.
KillerTomato - 3/14/2013, 7:28 PM
I'm 5 foot 9, stocky, an ex-soldier, covered in excessive amounts of body hair, as well as a complete head full of hair...I'm a hair dye away from being pretty much the standard Wolverine...
GuardianDevil - 3/14/2013, 7:39 PM
Lol, I just did this like a month ago with my friends, after many hours of discussion they concluded I was Winter Soldier.

Age: 19
Height: around six feet.
Physique: well built, but not SUPER mucsular.
Ethnicity: I think my heritage is either French or German, either way I'm white.
Hair color: Dark brown, almost black.
Hair length: Kinda long, but not THAT long.

I'm a bit of a loner, I don't have a dark past or anything but apparently I have a similar personality as Winter Soldier.

I don't mind being him, he's pretty cool.
RorMachine - 3/14/2013, 8:16 PM
GENDER: Male
AGE: 33
ETHNICITY: VeRY white yank
COMPLEXION: Alabaster
HEIGHT: 5.0
PHYSIQUE: Fat [frick]
LOOKS: LOL
SEXINESS: I know a nice French flipper trick
ACTING: WAaaaawaaa waaa waaa
CHARISMA Bigger than both of yas
ADDITIONAL NOTES - Will become mayor for raw fish.

ANALYSIS -
Emjeed - 3/14/2013, 8:30 PM
GENDER: Male

AGE: 24
ETHNICITY: Ghanaian/American
COMPLEXION: look at my Avatar
HEIGHT: 6'2"

PHYSIQUE - Lean, muscular, slightly athletic

LOOKS - Average or slightly above

SEXINESS - Pretty high.. If my gfs are anything to go by
ACTING - I'm almost always good at playing roles with a lot of intensity. And i relish Villain roles
CHARISMA - I've been told that i have a lot of Charisma when i actually smile.. i don't do it that often

ADDITIONAL NOTES - I've got military experience. Still in the Air Force actually. So taying fit and ripped is not an issue. Again look at the Avater :p
ANALYSIS - Tall, Black big black dude with considearbly good looks. If anything I'd say GL John Stewart.. Or Red hood if he never takes off the mask.
PsychoManiacJacky - 3/14/2013, 8:46 PM
While you are all casting yourselves as Superheroes..yeah

I'll be Bateman

Me I think we both have a similar psychotic personality don't you think?



ComicFan1134 - 3/14/2013, 9:27 PM
I'd Be Good As Loki And Not For All The Good Reasons...
mgeoff88 - 3/14/2013, 9:33 PM
Very cool! I was wondering when someone would do an article like this.

If I was an actor, I would go out and audition for these roles based on my looks and/or personality:

Superheroes:
-Captain America
-Spider-Man
-Hawkeye
-The Flash
-Human Torch
-Gambit
-Booster Gold

*Bonus*Video Game Characters:
-Chris Redfield
-Nathan Drake

A person's physique could always be changed. I once put on 30 pounds in a short amount of time. When I was kid I did want to be an actor, but I gave up on it. It's very hard. I do have some acting experience though.

And I know that is a lot of roles for one guy, but if you're an actor who is also a comic book fan, why wouldn't you try to audition for all those roles?
NoJobBOB - 3/14/2013, 11:00 PM
I would be Spider-man no doubt.

Peter and I are a lot alike in a lot of ways.
flames809 - 3/14/2013, 11:03 PM
GENDER: male

AGE: 18

ETHNICITY: Dominican Republic(hispanic)

COMPLEXION: im not black nor am i white. im in the middle closer to white though.

HEIGHT: 5'11

PHYSIQUE - average, put on a little weight.

LOOKS - average.

SEXINESS - idk i talk to a lot of girls and every time i talk to them it always ends up being about sex so idk

ACTING - average. I actually i am an actor, I'm going to college and studying theater. And I'm in a play


CHARISMA - Well i did get a role in a play that is laid back/ charming character

ADDITIONAL NOTES - I go to gym time to time due to this play, i swim, i have glasses but use contacts, i always something that nobody would actually do in public(like something stupid for the fun of it), im always having fun never serious, im always cracking jokes, and i do good....
flames809 - 3/14/2013, 11:04 PM
character: i have no clue
NorseGod - 3/14/2013, 11:44 PM
If I could be any character in a movie I'd be this guyy!


fortycals - 3/15/2013, 3:47 AM
kinda diggin some of the New Warrior love(been a fan since seeing them take down Juggs with Thor). Im down for a good Night Thrasher role. Need a stun double for the skating though.We have a slapstick, and a justice. We just need a Nova, namorita, firestar, rage, and speedball. On that note marvel get on a NW movie now!
Emjeed - 3/15/2013, 5:31 AM
LOL @MrErko.. i've been downrange the last four months.. just got back not long ago.. haha.. but I've been reading stuff on here everyday though.. just never had the chance to comment.. How've you been?
Jolt17 - 3/15/2013, 7:00 AM
Gender: Male.

Age: 17.

Ethnicity: Asian.

Complexion: Tanned Deeply burnt.

Height: 178 cm.

Physique: Fat-ass.

Looks: Below average.

Sexiness: You should be able to tell that this is going to be far below average.

Acting: Sometimes pretty good, but I'm more like Hayden Christensen at most times.

Charisma: You've got to be kidding me.

Additional Notes: I've always aspired to be a director, but I don't miss out the chance to test my acting ability every now and then. While it's been proven that I'm not really good at that (I've never done it aside from minor class plays, though), I think I'm pretty good at pulling off voices of any range.

Analysis: I'm a big - kind of literally - Green Lantern fan, but I know I can't afford to be any of the human Lanterns, while I'm clearly too short for Kilowog. (Albeit being large enough.) I'm also a big Captain America fan, but...ah, forget that! But I'd kill to be a Green Lantern of any capacity, so based on my voice acting skills, limited physical appeal, et cetera, I can only see me donning prosthetic make-up and become Green Man, at best.



Maybe there are a few more alternatives, but that's the best I can think of.
Archangel82 - 3/15/2013, 1:17 PM
GENDER: male

AGE: 29

ETHNICITY: Caucasian. French American

COMPLEXION: Very white skin durring fall and winter months. Reddish tanned skin durring spring and summer months

HEIGHT: 6'2

PHYSIQUE - lean with some muscle. Far from being super athletic but still in shape.

LOOKS - Brown with dark red hair. Green eyes. Oval shaped face with a prominent jaw line. Two full sleve tatoos.

SEXINESS - In the past I have had two extremely attractive girl-friends. Overal all the women I've been with have been nice looking but still average. As far as sex appeal I can't honestly anwser that question. I guess I'm a modest man.

ACTING - I have acted in video projects that I have made for school presentations in high school as well as college. I have a pretty good memory and as far as my school presentations I did not have trouble remembering my lines.

CHARISMA - I would like to think I'm outgoing. I do very well in social situations in and out of work. I also have never had problems talking to the opposite sex.

ADDITIONAL NOTES - as outgoing as I am I still consider myself to be a loner to a degree. I have been told that I am not an open book.

ANALYSIS - I would probably portray someone like Marvel's The Hood, Moon Knight or someone like Nightman.






TheReddestHood - 3/15/2013, 2:36 PM
GENDER: male

AGE: teens

ETHNICITY: african-american

COMPLEXION: milk chocolate

HEIGHT: 5'5

PHYSIQUE - Muscular, but not close to ripped

LOOKS - A little above average

SEXINESS - 100% A+! Just kidding, but not the worste out there.

ACTING - I've been acting since i was six, starred in a lot of the plays...i think i'm good


CHARISMA - Average of maybe a little above it. It all depends on if you think i'm funny

ADDITIONAL NOTES - ...


Miles Morales a little bit older or Virgil Hawkins. When older I'd hope to be Luke Cage and old Ultimate Nick Fury.
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