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
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
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.