ByTrent Tofte, writer at
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Trent Tofte

I loved Man of Steel. The first word that leaps to mind when I hear people talk about it is "inspiring". It shows how a young alien learns that even though he doesn't fit in, sometimes, an outsider is the best thing you can be. As an old tv show once said, "You don't always belong where you came from. Sometimes, you belong where you're needed." Superman proves this in exceptional fashion in Zack Snyder's masterpiece. Now don't get me wrong, I thought the cast was incredible, but I wanted to shake things up a little. Ready to see a Recasting of Steel? Here we go!

Superman: Brett Dalton

Brett Dalton: shown here rocking purple like a boss
Brett Dalton: shown here rocking purple like a boss

Reasoning: Brett's got experience with superheroes and is extremely adaptable. No offense to Henry Cavill, but I want an American Superman!

Lois Lane: Emily Bett Rickards

Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak
Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak

Reasoning: she's pretty, she's smart, she's sassy, and she's not going to let Brett Dalton or anyone else stand in her way!

Perry White: Robert Redford

Reasoning: I'm all in favor of inter-racial casting, but if anyone could crush it as the gruff editor of the Daily Planet, it's this guy.

General Zod: Viggo Mortensen

Reasoning: the guy is just plain intimidating. Just thinking about hearing him scream "I WILL FIND HIM!" sends shivers down my spine.

Jonathan Kent: Bill Paxton

Reasoning: he's basically the closest thing to Kevin Costner since Kevin Costner.

Martha Kent: Meryl Streep

Reasoning: she's around the same age as Bill Paxton and she's pretty much one of the most famous actresses ever.

Jor-El: Michael Douglas

Reasoning: he's an incredible talent and knows how to pull of the scientific genius of Krypton's foremost scientist.

Lara-El: Connie Nielsen

Reasoning: it almost happened, and she's just about the right age.

Faora: Kristen Stewart

Reasoning: she looks good with short hair and her stare can freeze water.

General Swanwick: Bruce Willis

Reasoning: Bruce Willis. Nuff said.

Colonel Hardy: Tom Hardy

Reasoning: same last name as the character, incredible acting chops, and not about to take flak from anyone!

Dr. Emil Hamilton: Bryan Cranston

Reasoning: if I need to explain this one, you haven't watched Breaking Bad.


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