Although we're still a ways away from seeing Batfleck in Batman v Superman and even more of characters from the Batman comics in the DC cinematic universe with Suicide Squad, it's never too early to start dreaming about potential castings for the future comic book movies.
Thanks to the many comic book movie-loving artists out there, a handful of my fan castings have already been imagined and drawn out by some talented people. Here are five characters and who I think should play them in the upcoming stand-alone Batman movie with Ben Affleck:
1. Willem Dafoe - The Joker
On the off-chance Jared Leto's Joker is more of a fall guy than the real deal in Suicide Squad, I could totally see Willem Dafoe being the true brains behind the operation. Besides, doesn't Dafoe just look like the Joker already? It could be a very Joker-y move to have allow a copycat version of himself running around town to create chaos and confusion.
2. Hugo Strange - John Malkovich
I think John Malkovich could play just about anyone, but playing the insane scientist and criminal genius Hugo Strange would suit him perfectly.
3. Poison Ivy - Christina Hendricks
We're mostly used to seeing this buxom bombshell in the office place on Mad Men, so I say let's take Christina Hendrick's talent to the streets and let her green thumb shine.
4. Catwoman - Carla Gugino
Even though we just saw the sleuth jewel thief being played Anne Hathaway, if anyone were to take up the role again I would love to see Carla Gugino take another stab at being in a comic book movie!
5. The Riddler - Neil Patrick Harris
Always a fan favorite, Neil Patrick Harris would make an incredible Riddler! His confident, smooth, and quick-witted characters of the past prove he'd be a great pick.
These are just my opinions of who should be cast and some cool fan art to go along with it, but we don't have to agree on everything. So now you tell me! Who do you think could be cast in the upcoming stand-alone Batman movie?
(Source: Various artists / DeviantArt)