ByMike Terra, writer at
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You guys seem to really like these, and since the last one got over 6,000 reads (thank you!) I decided to do a part 3 of rebooting the MCU. You can see where it all began right here in Part 1. So the rules are simple, no actor or actress can reprise their formal role, however, they may be used in a different role if necessary. Without further ado, let's get things started!

Luke Cage/Terry Crews

This one may seem like a given. So many people wanted to see Terry Crews become Luke Cage that it hurts. Now don't get me wrong I'm sure Mike Colter will do an amazing job, but look at Terry Crews. The man practically IS Luke Cage!

Doctor Strange/Aidan Gillen

Aidan Gillen comes from Game of Thrones fame, and this guy really looks like the Sorcerer Supreme. He looks so much like Strange, in fact, that a while back fans even started a petition to get him cast in the movie! Obviously this didn't work and the role went to the very talented Benedict Cumberbatch, but that doesn't mean that Gillen wouldn't have been great in the role.

Iron Fist/Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling is a big name actor who could carry a lesser known character like Iron Fist in a movie. Obviously Gosling wouldn't be cast in the Iron Fist Netflix series Marvel has planned because he's just too big a name, but that's not what I'm writing about. Also, a character trait that people tend to forget about Danny Rand is that he is supposed to be a very good looking guy. Say what you want, but Gosling is a handsome dude and has great acting ability.

Blade/Michael Ealy

I'm going to start off by saying that I don't know if anyone will be able to replace Wesley Snipes as Blade, but for the purpose of this article I tried to find someone. Michael Ealy is a great actor, and one of my favorites. He's a tall guy who can pose an intimidating force to be reckoned with. He's showed off his acting abilities in projects such as Think Like a Man, The Perfect Guy, and Almost Human.

Ghost Rider/Aaron Paul

It's about time we see a new Ghost Rider and I think Aaron Paul could carry the mantle as Johnny Blaze. He's shown to be a very diverse actor. He can be a "racer" as shown in Need for Speed. Another notable works include Breaking Bad and Bojack Horseman. Plus, anything is better than Nicolas Cage.

Gambit/Ian Somerhalder

The star of The Vampire Diaries, Ian Somerhalder looks a lot like the Ragin' Cajun. He has that smoldering look that Gambit has. Somerhalder would be a great fit in an X-Men movie as Gambit.

Psylocke/Olivia Wilde

Fans have waited about 15 years to see Psylocke on the big screen in X-Men: Apocalypse. In my MCU, she's appearing in the third X-Men movie. Olivia Wilde is a kick ass actress who could be an amazing Psylocke. She was up for the role of Black Widow early on when Marvel was casting that character for Iron Man 2, but the TRON actress could be a great Psylocke.

The Vision/Jim Parsons

This one may come as a shock, but hear me out. If you watch Jim Parsons on The Big Bang Theory, his character Sheldon is an emotionless guy. Take away the comedic aspect to it and I think he would be a pretty good Vision. Marvel has also been known to take smaller actors and turn them into serious big name actors, as was the case with Robert Downey, Jr. and Chris Pratt to name a few.

Captain Marvel/Katee Sackhoff

This one doesn't need much explanation as she's already been wanted by so many fans to portray Carol Danvers already. The Battlestar Galactica star has the look and the build of Captain Marvel and she certainly has the acting ability to pull it off.

Juggernaut/Dave Bautista

Juggernaut is a fan favorite X-Men villain that we just haven't seen done right on the big screen. If Marvel were to make an X-Men movie with the Juggernaut, then Dave Bautista would be the way to go. He's struck success in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy and is going to be an antagonist in the next Bond film. Bautista has the build necessary to play a character like Juggernaut.

Mr. Sinister/Luke Evans

Luke Evans is an amazing actor as seen in The Hobbit and Dracula Untold. Also, he looks a lot like Mr. Sinister. With a slightly bulkier build and white make up, add in a goatee and we have a spitting image of Mr. Sinister.

Thanos/Ron Perlman

If Josh Brolin can't be Thanos, then I think Ron Perlman would be a surprisingly good candidate. The Hellboy star doesn't need any defense of his acting credentials also starring in Sons of Anarchy and Pacific Rim. He also has experience in voice acting which would be useful for Thanos. Perlman could also do motion capture as well, though, since his face even looks like what Thanos' face may look like in real life.

Abomination/Toby Kebbell

Abomination is a tough one to cast because most of the movie is motion capture. That being said, I think Toby Kebbell could pull of the role of Emil Blonsky. If you don't hold Fantastic Four against him, Kebbell is a really good actor and would be a believable adversary to the Hulk.

Kraven the Hunter/Manu Bennett

Kraven the Hunter is one of Spider-Man's most famous villains and I think Arrow's Manu Bennett is the perfect choice to portray him on screen. He looks exactly like him, and we know he can act.

J. Jonah Jameson/Ray Liotta

There are no good renders of JJJ, sorry for the pic
There are no good renders of JJJ, sorry for the pic

I'm going to preface this by saying that I don't think anybody would portray J. Jonah Jameson as well as JK Simmons did in the first Spider-Man trilogy. However, JJJ is an important character in Spider-Man and if JK Simmons is unavailable, I think that Ray Liotta could handle the job. He would have to grow a mustache first, obviously, but the Goodfellas star would be a great choice to play Peter Parker's arrogant boss.

MODOK/Patton Oswalt

If Marvel were to introduce AIM (which they kind of have mentioned briefly in their movies) you would think that MODOK would have to follow suit. I do believe that Patton Oswalt would be a great choice to portray MODOK. Oswalt is currently already in the MCU on Agents of SHIELD as Agent Koenig(s). He has the goofiness about him, but can also play a serious character which I believe is an important mix necessary to play a difficult character like MODOK.

As always, sound off and give me your opinions in the comments! I have a lot of fun making these and thinking of fan casts so I'll keep going as long as you guys want me to!


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