You don't have to be a movie star or a television regular to have on-screen fame. In the digital world that we live in, some of the biggest titans of entertainment have their place on YouTube. Keeping this in mind, it's fun to think about what our world would be like if YouTube stars were used to cast Hollywood's biggest films.
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Superman — Stuart Edge
When it comes to the Man of Steel, the looks come second to the heart. Anybody can bulk up and dye their hair black, but few people have the good heart necessary to protect the entire world. Stuart Edge for example has one of the biggest hearts on YouTube. Along with his collection of magic and prank videos, he also has various charity videos that make you feel warm and fuzzy while watching.
He's done magic tricks that resulted in money for the homeless, he's done magic tricks for children in hospitals, and he's surprised people by bringing Christmas carolers through drive-thru restaurants. Stuart uses his success to bring happiness to others, and his goodwill towards mankind is the very spirit that Superman should be.
Batman — Matthew Patrick (The Game Theorists)
Those who have ever seen Game Theory videos know that Matthew Patrick (known on the Internet as MatPat) has a knack for research. The amount of studying that Matthew does for his creative and original approaches towards gaming is impressive, and perfect for the world's greatest detective.
With Gotham in trouble from a dozen different super-powered criminals on the loose, the world needs a hyper-analytical mind like MatPat's to track them down and put them away. He could definitely outsmart Joker and assemble the Justice League all over a weekend and still have time for live-streaming. Anyway, that's just a theory. A Bat-theory.
Wonder Woman — Lindsey Stirling
Grace. Finesse. Power. Determination. All of these words describe one woman that amassed an army of fans behind her. Make that two women. Both Wonder Woman and Lindsey Stirling move fluidly and gracefully. For Wonder Woman, it's when she's prancing around the battlefield, slashing at her foes with her powerful sword. For Lindsey, it's when she dances about while skillfully and beautifully playing her violin.
Both amazing women are extremely skilled at their craft and they work hard for expert results. Wonder Woman commands a powerful presence in the field of battle, and Lindsey does the same while on the stage and in her music videos. I'm sure if Lindsey can swing a sword like she can move the bow across her violin, she will become the strongest fighter in the Justice League.
Aquaman — Rhett McLaughlin (Good Mythical Morning)
Let's be honest here, nobody really took Aquaman seriously. That was, until the first pictures were released of Jason Momoa as the sea-dwelling warrior. His authoritative and menacing look silenced any doubters, and now fans can't wait to see him on the big-screen in Justice League.
If we want to keep up the tough-guy look, Rhett from Good Mythical Morning is a perfect pick. His burly appearance can give the initial look of intimidation. But like Momoa, as soon as the cameras turn off, he can crack a joke and bring the rest of the cast and crew to laughs with his wit. With brawn, brains, and a belly full of laughs, Rhett could embody the King of Atlantis.
Cyborg — DeStorm Power
For a super-strong robot man, who better than a guy with a name that is literally "Power"? DeStorm is a personality on YouTube known well for his hip-hop, comedy, and fitness videos. He can definitely pack a punch while keeping it cool, and it doesn't take a second glance to see that DeStorm is a tough guy. He'll work for a living weapon like Cyborg.
In a team like the Justice League where Cyborg is a lesser-known character beside the ranks of Batman and Wonder Woman, adding DeStorm would be a way to let the character stand out and make himself memorable on the team.
The Flash — Sean McLoughlin (Jacksepticeye)
Just as Flash is a fan-favorite of the Justice League, Jacksepticeye is certainly a fan-favorite when it comes to YouTube content creators. With his many gaming commentaries, Jack displays the enthusiasm and energy that is ideal to play Barry Allen. He packs every video full of her energetic personality that almost makes the video seem as it is being played at two times the speed.
Barry isn't just a quick-kid who can dash around at lightning speeds, he is also a spunky and sarcastic guy who knows the value of a good joke. Jack isn't just popular because of his Irish accent and green hair (although those definitely help), he is also a very funny person that is instantly likable, much like the Flash. If that isn't enough, just remember one of Jack's catch-phrases: SPEED IS KEY!
The Joker — Jack Douglass (jacksfilms)
Bonus round! If you have a team of heroes, you're going to need a memorable villain. What better DC villain is there than the Joker? Jack Douglass from jacksfilms is quite the prankster, with a channel full of funny songs and comedy skits. Slap some white make-up and green hair on, and you have your joker.
Jack has the creepy grin, the energy, and the humor-driven nature that the Joker has. Now contrast all that with the analytical super-mind of MatPat, and you have yourself a battle more compelling than Affleck vs. Leto.
For those of you who haven't really heard of many of these names, just know that they have millions of followers who appreciate their craft. With a fan-base as large as YouTube's there are many talented individuals to choose from. In fact, I also fan-casted an entire Avengers team-up last year that you can check out here! Meanwhile, be sure to check out a few of these YouTubers channels. They don't have huge followings for nothing!