ByJason Lee, writer at
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Jason Lee

As the title of this multifaceted article suggests, many forms of common Moviepilot entertainment will be amassed into a single entity. Let's begin!

DISCLAIMER: I am wholly aware that the previously cast Avengers are basically perfect in every way, and am in no way suggesting that my ensemble would be, in any way, a superior replacement.

Tony Stark - Keanu Reeves

That's right, ladies and gentlemen. The star of the Matrix Trilogy, Speed, John Wick, and yes, even Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, cast as a high-flying tech genius. This man's ability to act is indisputed, and having skill and comfortability in a variety of roles, Reeves could bring a respected charisma to the role of Tony Stark. Let me say, however, that an Iron Man played by Keanu Reeves would be REALLY, REALLY DIFFERENT than the Iron Man played by Robert Downey Jr. No actor can play the exact role of another actor, and we can't expect them to, which is why many fan-casts are hard to see because of role variety. Except for maybe Cole and Dylan Sprouse. They could play each other. Yeah.


What think you? Would Keanu Reeves play a suitable Tony Stark?

Steve Rogers - Armie Hammer

Yes, it's that guy from the Lone Ranger. In the case that I have to ask you to hear me out, I invite you to. The Lone Ranger, in all honesty, was not that great of a movie; however, this by no means was the fault of either Hammer or Johnny Depp. In fact, they had a great chemistry in the movie, and were fun to watch, even while being tossed through a predictable plot and a cacophony of random action. While he is relatively new to the big-screen scene (one which Keanu Reeves, in contrast, has dominated), that could very well work to his favor. Here we have a solid actor, having notably portrayed a tried-and-true American hero in a movie by Disney (and doing a darn fine job of it), and looking just about as freakishly similar to Captain America as Green Lantern does to Deadpool, if you catch my drift.


But what do the judges say? Could Armie Hammer pull off a role commanding such great respect and pride?

Thor - Luke Evans

Straight from Middle-Earth comes a man with a killer accent and a killer past in cinema, playing legendary characters such as Bard in The Hobbit Trilogy and Dracula in Dracula Untold. With a commanding screen presence and proficiency at playing roles centered around a clandestine culture and obsolete mannerisms (Dracula, Hobbit, Robin Hood, Clash of the Titans, The Three Musketeers). Plus, this dude wears wigs like a boss.


But my opinion is nothing without critical review! Is Luke Evans worthy to life the hammer of Thor?

Bruce Banner - Noah Wyle

Wyle is best known by his roles in the shows ER and Falling Skies, portraying characters both intelligent and straightforward. With Banner being the most open-ended role, I felt that Wyle would complete the role chemistry between the core Avengers much like Mark Ruffalo does currently, Ruffalo's Banner being the most down-to-earth and realistic character. With Reeves' cool and indepedent Stark, Hammer's learning and noble Captain America, and Evans' lofty and royal Thor, Wyle would best fit in as a reserved genius with a manic and deranged side, much like the one seen in Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.


But who even asked me? So i'll ask you: would Noah Wyle add a good balance to the role of Bruce Banner?

Black Widow - Natalie Dormer

Now, I know what you're all thinking...wasn't she in Captain America: the First Avenger as that pointless drama bait? Well, you know what, screw it, I can dream! Picture-perfect as Natasha Romanoff, Dormer's roles in Hunger Games, the Tudors, Game of Thrones, and yes, even Elementary (sigh) establish her set of skills as playing...well, a boss. And that's what Black Widow is. A boss. I see no fallacies in that logic.


Would Natalie Dormer make Black Widow awesome?

Hawkeye - Taylor Kitsch

This one was kind of a toss-up between a lot of different names, but it landed on Kitsch for more than one reason. First of all, he already played Gambit in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which, believe me, is actually a good thing. That means that he is open to the genre (which is a bigger problem than one may think), and also proved that he's actually pretty cool. Gambit was one of the best things about that movie. Which may not be saying a lot, but I think he did a good job. Also, Gambit was just a fun character. His skillful style and joke-cracking charisma much reflects Hawkeye's role in the Avengers, and Kitsch looks the part as well. And, darn it, he's cool!


Could Taylor Kitsch make a great Hawkeye?

So, yeah...that's about it. Please feel free to leave a comment below embellishing upon your opinions, and I would be happy to review it. Thank you for reading.


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