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There have been a lot of iconic DC and Marvel characters that have yet to make a big screen premiere, and still haven't been announced to be in movies. In this fan-cast, I'm going to cast DC and Marvel heroes and villains I'd like to see in a live action movie, I hope you enjoy it.

DC Heroes

Green Lantern (John Stewart)

John Stewart replaces Hal Jordan as Green Lantern in the Justice League, and despite being a very popular character, has never made a live action appearance. He's also my favorite Green Lantern, so I'd like to see him in a movie.

Idris Elba

Idris Elba is a talented actor, who can go from filming Thor: The Dark World to Mandela like it's nothing. Elba has also been a fan favorite for this character since his career started, and could do this character spot on in a Justice League or stand-alone movie.

Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner)

Kyle Rayner is a lesser known Green Lantern, but could make an appearance in a Green Lantern movie starring either John Stewart or Hal Jordan.

Dylan O'Brien

Dylan O'Brien has so much potential as an actor, and is just waiting for a young superhero role. Kyle Rayner could very well be his gateway into playing a superhero.

Robin (Tim Drake)

The only Robin that has made it into the movies is Dick Grayson. Tim Drake is the third Robin to assist the Caped Crusader, and could make an appearance in a Batman movie that takes place in later years.

Asa Butterfield

Asa Butterfield is a rising star after his movie Ender's Game, and being set to play Spider-Man in Civil War. He is at the right age and has the right build to make an amazing Robin.

Green Arrow

Yes, Green Arrow does have his own show on the CW, but he hasn't been announced to be in a movie yet. I personally love Stephen Amell as Green Arrow in the TV series, but the character would have to be recast for a movie.

Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam looks like Green Arrow ripped off the page. Unlike Stephen Amell, he has the beard, and could take on any role he wants after his show Sons of Anarchy had its finale.


Despite talks of a Justice League Dark movie, nothing has been officially announced, which means that Deadman probably won't have a portrayal unless it does happen.

Mark Wahlberg

Deadman has a very thick Brooklyn accent, which Mark Wahlberg posses, and at this point in his career I don't need to justify him as an amazing actor.

DC Villains

Red Hood (Jason Todd)

Jason Todd was the second Robin, and after being killed by the Joker, was put into the Lazarus Pit by Ra's Al Ghul who felt responsible for his death. After this, he dawned the identity of the Red Hood, which was a former alias used by the Joker.

Jensen Ackles

Jensen Ackles has voiced the Red Hood before, and is the right age and build to play the vengeful former sidekick.


Deathstroke had his live action debut in Arrow played by Manu Bennett, who did a very good job. Because Manu Bennett played him in Arrow, however, means that he probably won't play him in a movie, since the universe in Arrow won't be connected to the movies.

Joe Manganiello

Manu Bennett and Joe Manganiello do share a bit of a likeness, and Manganiello has been a fan favorite to play this character since they announced Suicide Squad, but Deathstroke hasn't been confirmed for the movie.

Black Mask

Black Mask is one of Batman's most dangerous villains, being a crime boss controlling most of the city, and despite an appearance in the show Gotham (kind of), I am surprised that he hasn't made it into a movie.

Jon Hamm

I don't know why, but I've always imagined Jon Hamm as Black Mask. It must be because of his show Mad Men, and Black Mask being sort of a business man.


Firefly is one of Batman's lesser known villains, and had a portrayal that strayed from the comics a little bit in Arrow. He is a pyromaniac with burns on 90% of his body, and has a suit that allows him to fly, equipped with a flamethrower. Also, he truly is nuts.

Charlie Day

The voice of Firefly is the most important thing, seeing as how his entire body is covered by his suit. Charlie Day has a voice that suits a pyromaniac psychopath, and if they did an origin story instead of just introducing him as an existing villain, he could be at least believable.


Hush was Bruce Wayne's childhood friend, and out of jealousy for Bruce, he surgically made his face to look like Bruce Wayne's to try and ruin his life. He's not the most well known or powerful supervillain that Batman has, but he's worth being in a movie.

Matt Damon

This would be pretty hilarious with Ben Affleck playing Batman. Damon is an amazing actor though, and I've wanted to see him play in a superhero movie for some time.

Marvel Heroes


There have been talks of a female led Spider-Man movie for a little while, but they haven't confirmed the movie or that it will be Spider-Woman yet. It is surprising to me that she hasn't been in a movie yet, since Spider-Man has such a huge following, and there are so few female led superhero movies. Maybe with Spider-Man going back to Marvel they'll introduce this character into the MCU.

Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts is a young and talented actress, and she could very well do a good portrayal of a high school Spider-Woman. She may not get her own movie, but a supporting role as a superhero is pretty cool in its own right.


There has been a lot of talk about Namor recently, and I would love to see him make an appearance in an Avengers movie, even if it's a small role. Namor is the arrogant king of Atlantis, and can be considered more of a neutral party since he's not always willing to help "surface dwellers." He is, however, one of the first guests to appear in the Avengers comics, bringing the Avengers Captain America while still frozen in ice.

Ian Somerhalder

There are two kinds of people in this world: the people that are tired of seeing CW stars cast in big movie roles, and the people that cast CW stars in big movie roles. I'm kind of both. The only reason I picked Ian Somerhalder is that he really does look like Namor. He has dark hair, usually plays an arrogant character, and has some evil ass eyebrows, which are all requirements. I feel like a bit role as Namor could be Somerhalder's big break, because The Vampire Diaries isn't going to last forever.

Adam Warlock

Sure, we saw his cocoon is Guardians of the Galaxy, but that doesn't really count. It's also very likely that he will be apart of the team in the sequel, but nothing's been announced, and the whole thing could have just been a cruel tease.

Chris Pine

Handsome, blonde, no stranger to intergalactic space travel, I think Chris Pine is the perfect choice. Next please....


When the Days of Future Past story line came into play, I was hoping that Cable would be introduce. Cable is the son of Scott Summers and Jean Grey, sent from the future to warn the X-Men of their doom. And just look at him, we would all love to see a badass character like that in a movie.

Sean Bean

That's right, I'm casting Sean Bean in a role where he won't die. This rugged Game of Thrones star could very well be the perfect Cable, if Fox ever gets it together and gives us mutants we've wanted to see since the original trilogy (looking at you Jubilee).


The Incredible Hulk's faithful and more in control cousin, weird how they both got the same powers, right? Mark Ruffalo has suggested the possibility of She-Hulk, but nothing has developed thus far. I personally loved the Edward Norton Hulk movie, and I don't understand why people think that another Hulk movie can't exist in the MCU, but introducing She-Hulk (or the Red Hulk) into a Hulk movie could save the character's stand-alone... INCREDIBILITY! (Did you see what I did there? I made a pun. That's right, I'm not above a pun).

Ronda Rousey

The UFC fighter turned actor is the best choice for She-Hulk. She's extremely in shape, but at the same time she's not the ugliest woman in the world (I still can't decide if she's hot or not). The point is though, Rousey is the most believable actor for She-Hulk I could come up with, and I'm convinced that if she gave it a shot she could change everyone's minds about the Hulk.

Marvel Villains


One of Spider-Man's more tedious villains, Shocker is usually only seen with the Sinister Six. I was almost certain he would have his big screen premiere with the Sinister Six movie planned, but we can pretty much call that off since Marvel has the rights to Spider-Man now. However, Shocker is a good cameo villain to put into the new Asa Butterfield movie(s).

Matthew McConaughey

There have been rumors going around that McConaughey will play Norman Osbourne in the new Spider-Man, but I would like it if he played Shocker. He has the southern draw and the slender, muscular build that goes with the character.


Pretty much the same deal as Shocker, except a more universal villain for Spider-Man. In almost every game or animated series that Spider-Man has had over the years, the Vulture has been in it, even though he is also mostly seen with the Sinister Six. We actually saw his wing-pack (that's what I call it) at the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in Harry Osbourne's vault, so he was pretty much guaranteed to be in the now canceled Sinister Six movie.

Mark Strong

This dude has been in everything, and can play everything. He's also skinny and bald, so that helps too.

Kraven the Hunter

This is my last Sinister Six villain, I promise. Kraven the Hunter is, well, a hunter. And his name is Kraven. That's about it.

Jason Momoa

While I could think of several other people to play Aquaman (Chris Pine, Matt Damon, Liam Hemsworth, just saying) Jason Momoa is the only person that even remotely comes to my mind when I think of Kraven the Hunter.


Sinister could very well work into the upcoming movie X-Men: Apocalypse, but nothing's come of it yet. Sinister would also make a badass villain for the Deadpool movie, but again, Fox doesn't tell us anything. I do believe that there is a strong chance we may see this character though, and hopefully if we see Sinister, we'll also see Cable, at least as a child.

Jason Isaacs

Jason Isaacs would be great for a serious portrayal of the character in X-Men. If the character would appear in Deadpool,however, I would go with Ralph Fiennes, who has a history of comedic acting. Isaacs could probably pull it off in a Deadpool movie, but he is still an actor that wants to be taken seriously, not made a mockery of.


This is a character I was hoping to see in a sequel of Thor, or at least make a cameo appearance. I know that Thor: The Dark World turned out to play a big part in the MCU with the infinity stone, and The Collector at the end of the movie, but wouldn't it be better to just forget about Malekith, hands down the worst villain in the MCU thus far, and replace him with Enchantress and Executioner? And with Baron Zemo set for Civil War, adding Enchantress and Executioner, plus maybe some other villains like Loki or Baron Mordo (likely to be in Doctor Strange) introduced from other movies could open up the possibility of The Masters of Evil. I know that the Avengers will have a lot on their plate with Infinity Wars, but they could at least put it in a post-credits scene and leave it open for later.

Eva Green

Eva Green is defiantly no stranger to playing a mid-evil character, doing the show Camelot and the movie 300: Rise of an Empire. Despite usually having dark hair for most of her roles, Green is a natural blonde, and looks just as gorgeous with either hair color. And her last name is Green, and the Enchantress is decked out in the color green. Funny right? No? Ok.

Did you like my fan-cast? Would you like to see these characters in movies? Let me know in the comments!


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