This is where things get a bit crazy…My plan here is to share my fan-cast picks for as many DC characters as I can think of (not including those already cast). This won’t be a voted fan-cast like typical since this is strictly my picks. BUT I would love it if you would share your own ultimate fan-cast in the comments!
In alphabetical order…
The first ever Aquaman solo film is underway so fan-casting for it becomes smaller and smaller as each cast member is announced. Curious to see if we’ll get the Aqualads and girls in it! I chose these 5 because I think they are in the right age range and can pull off these characters. Aquaman could end up being one of the more diverse comic book films out there and I think it’d be smart to bring in some younger characters to balance out the amount of older heroes out there. Plus, hopefully it’ll lead to a Titans movie!
The Batman solo film is set to begin production early summer so I’d expect more casting announcements hopefully soon. For now, we can fan-cast those we haven’t heard cast yet! There are too many here to speak of each reasoning, but its the same with each – I think they can pull off what is needed for their character. I’m hoping we’ll see a new Robin, and maybe Nightwing, in this solo film but we’ll have to wait and find out.
BIRDS OF PREY
I was hoping that Robbie’s Harley Quinn spin-off film would end up being a Birds of Prey movie but it’s not, but that doesn’t mean I can’t fan-cast for one anyways! Again, too many to individually talk of. But Birds of Prey would be a great addition to the many male-led comic book films we’ve seen. DC so far is beating Marvel in that with Wonder Woman’s solo (being the fourth of the DCEU) and the recently announced Gotham City Sirens film. Hopefully they’ll add Birds of Prey to the lineup!
There was supposed to be a Doom Patrol film in the making way in the early 2000s but it never went anywhere. I think it’s a great team for a one-film in the DCEU (and hopefully leads to Beast Boy joining the Titans). For this fan-cast I attempted to focus on just the main characters. The team is so obscure that it could potentially be great, and maybe GotG’s James Gunn could take a stab at it (as he has expressed interest).
Although no release date is set, a Flash solo film is coming starring Ezra Miller and Kiersey Clemons, with Billy Crudup in talks to play Henry Allen. Other characters have yet to be announced and I’m curious to which villain(s) we’ll see in the film. I’m hoping we’ll see the Rogues, or at least perhaps a trio of Captain Cold, Heat Wave, and Golden Glider. As for Reverse Flash, perhaps just a tease of him and save him for later. Until the official cast is announced, let’s fan-cast them all…
GOTHAM CITY SIRENS
A GCS movie is underway with David Ayer directing and Margot Robbie exec-producing. So of course a fan-cast had to happen for it. It sounds like WB is fast-tracking this film so we could hear casting announcements this year. I’m just hoping that WB casts age-appropriately, as in my opinion Catwoman at least should be close to Batman/Bruce’s age. It’s not certain if the film will follow the GCS comic run or not, but I tried to keep with characters that prominently appeared in the run. I have a theory that Zatanna may have already been cast with Eiza Gonzalez but we’ll have to wait for official announcements…
GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY
Introducing Green Arrow and Black Canary into the DCEU (and then Justice League) should start with a team-up film first in my opinion. I wouldn’t know other characters they’d include in the film so this fan-cast is pretty small/vague. I do hope to at least see Roy Harper added, for the sake of having him end up in a Titans film. Hunnam & Strahovski have been my long-time favorites for Arrow and Canary as not only have we seen them kick-ass but resemble the characters as well. As for Roy and Mia, they should obviously be young and I think Elgort and Sage, upcoming actors, would suit great in the roles. As for Cupid, I thought Mary would be great, especially just looking back at her previous roles.
GREEN LANTERN CORPS
The Green Lantern Corps will feature Hal Jordan and John Stewart, so of course we have to fan-cast them, although there are already rumors of a shortlist for Hal. James has been on my fan-cast for Hal, and is on the rumored short-list as well. He’s one of my top picks, especially if they really do plan to go with an older Hal. I think Armie Hammer and Garrett Hedlund would also be great but they may be younger than what WB is looking for. As for John, Lance has shown interest in the role as well and I think he can fit the role and is at the right age range. As for Guy and Kyle, I went with younger actors but I’m not sure if they will even appear in the DCEU.
Now when I say Justice League I mean a fan-cast for JL members not yet cast in the DCEU. Again, I want to see WB introduce Green Arrow and Black Canary in their own team-up film first. The same goes for Hawkman and Hawkgirl(woman?), and I think they could really make them different from previous live-action versions of the two by having their film centered in Thanagar. I’ve been wanting to see Krasinski suit up in a comic book universe and I think he could be a great Hawkman. Vikander is a fantastic actress (Oscar winner!) and can kick ass, as proven in Man From UNCLE and likely Tomb Raider, making her my top pick for Hawkgirl. Picking a Martian Manhunter is difficult but I think Mensah could prove great in the role. I was hoping Swanwick (MoS, BvS) would end up being MM in disguise but so far it’s a no…Booster Gold is getting a movie from Greg Berlanti, rumored to also feature Blue Beetle, but it’s said that it won’t be part of the DCEU. I’m hoping this’ll change…McPartlin is a big guy and from previous roles seems able to pull off the attitude of Booster Gold. As for Goode, he’s a great actor and another veteran of Watchmen I’m waiting to join the DCEU (there’s 4 already who have), and I think Beetle could be a good fit. Finally, I chose Gugu for Vixen as she’s also up-and-coming, not well-known, but can definitely pull off the character.
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK/DARK UNIVERSE
Doug Liman is set to direct the live-action film but casting has yet to be announced. Again, I have a theory that Eiza may have already been cast for Zatanna…And there was also a rumor a while back that Colin Farrell, Ewan McGregor, Ben Mendelsohn, and Monica Belluci were up for roles in the movie. But for now, we can only fan-cast until they start officially announcing the cast.
MAN OF STEEL
A Man of Steel sequel is being pushed at WB but no word on what the story would follow. I hope that at this point we’ll see Supergirl, at least, introduced and perhaps we see a pair of villains go up against her and Superman. This fan-cast is limited as I’ve yet to finish it, but this is it for now. I think it’d be funny if they got young Clark Kent from MoS (Sprayberry) to play Superboy. He still somewhat resembles Henry and he’s definitely in shape for it (thanks to his role in Teen Wolf). As for Supergirl, Daisy has been on the rise since being introduced in Star Wars and I think she could potentially pull off the role, just have to add the blonde wig. As for Lucy, I don’t know if we’ll actually ever see Lois’ sister introduced to the DCEU, but just in case, I went with Alison as I think she resembles Amy in a way. For Livewire, Rambin has experience in snarky, slightly antagonistic roles and so I think she could pull off Livewire. For Brainiac, Luke was great as Prince Nuada in Hellboy 2 but hasn’t been in much else. Perhaps he could take on this role?
Shazam and Black Adam will both get movies as a kind of two-parter. I don’t know which characters we’ll see introduced in either films but hopefully it’ll be these guys. We already have The Rock as Black Adam and adding Priyanka as Adrianna, who he’s worked with before, would be great as well as Rami, a fantastic actor, as the troubled Amon. As for Mary and Freddy, I don’t know what origin they’ll follow for the characters but in terms of acting and previous works in comedy, I think Zoey and Alexander would kill it. I’ve always seen Charles as Shazam the Wizard but I don’t know if they would include the character in the film(s). As for Shazam and Billy, Derek has been campaigning the role for awhile now and he can certainly stand toe-to-toe with Dwayne (they’re the same height) and isn’t unfamiliar with comedy either. As for Billy, Noah has come to be known thanks to his role in Stranger Things and I think could be a promising Billy Batson.
A Suicide Squad sequel was said to be happening but so far no official announcements have come. For this fan-cast I included other characters that have had associations with the Squad before, but I’d imagine they won’t add too many new members. Hopefully with a sequel they focus on a clearer plot and better villain. The point of the squad is to take off-the-record missions, and for some reason they had to take care of Enchantress in the first film (instead of using that as a lead in to JLD).
I think that the Cyborg solo movie, tentatively dated for 2020, should instead be a Titans film. It can still feature Cyborg as a lead, someone in charge of the young heroes, but we’ll see! The fan-cast for Titans can be quite large so its hard to fit everyone into this one fan-cast and really speak of why I chose each. But basically, I can see them pulling off the role. A lot of these characters could be introduced in previous films such as the Aqualads in Aquaman’s solo or Robin and Nightwing in Batman’s solo, etc. I don’t know if the film would follow the original roster (Kid Flash/Wally West, Robin/Nightwing, Aqualad/Tempest, Donna Troy/Wonder Girl) or the most known thanks to the animated show (Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Raven, Beast Boy).
Now there’s a possibility that a number of these characters have been cast already in WW’s first solo film and just not officially announced. But I’ll leave this fan-cast up anyways until all is revealed…I’m hoping to see Ares, one of the Wonder Girls, Cheetah, Artemis and Circe pop up sooner than later but we’ll have to wait and see!
That’s it for my DC ultimate fan-cast! Again, these are just my personal ideas! I’d love to hear your own picks!