ByJoshua Paul Garner, writer at
Joshua Paul Garner

Every so often the planets align, the heavens sing, and Hollywood nails it. Sometimes actors perform such accurate roles in depicting their character that it seems like they were "born to play" that character. That is a bold statement so I might add that maybe some of these actors weren't "borne to play" said character, but rather that I am convinced that there is no one who could have portrayed their character better. Some example's of this are:

  • Hugh Jackman - Wolverine
  • Tom Hiddleston - Loki
  • Chris Pratt - Starlord
  • RDJ - Iron Man
  • Heath Ledger - The Joker
  • JK Simmons - J. Jonah Jameson
  • Patrick Stewart - Professor X

I have made a list of who I think would be a perfect casting choice for 10 different comic book characters. I have excluded actors who have officially been cast as their perfect superhero match like Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Strange. Some of the characters have already been on the big screen and were portrayed with a lukewarm likeness or just flat out bad likeness from actors. Some have not yet been on the big screen and I have high hopes for their appearance.

10. Liam Hemsworth - Cyclops

Besides looking the part, Hemsworth has shown us is past roles that he is a talented actor. As part of the x-men I would hope he would be more of the leader as he should be, instead of a just another x-men and not so much of a character to poke fun at with wolverine's dominant claws.

9. Terry Crews - Cyborg

The only thing i see as a problem here is that Crews is much older than the character Cyborg. But I could get over that. I also thought Luke Cage would be a good fit. But I don't think Crews would shine as Luke Cage in a stand alone film. Which is why I ultimately decided Cyborg. In a team setting with other strong leading roles, he could be the perfect fit.

8. Dolph Lundgren – Sabertooth

Probably best known as the Russian guy in rocky, he has the tough guy persona to take on a roll of a super villain who doesn't need to be much more than a tough guy. I also thought about him being a good candidate for Omega Red because Omega Red is Russian. But similar to Crews I think he is might not shine as the lead villain and might just need to be the muscle. i think he would do quite well in this scenario.

7. Michael Fassbender - Lex Luthor

I guess I'm not the only one who has thought that Fassbender would be a good candidate for Lex Luthor because someone created this pretty good photoshop of him. Of all of the casting choices for "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" Jesse Eisenberg was the the strangest in my mind. I think Fassbender has already showed us that he can play the Anti-hero with perfection as Magneto and as David in Prometheus. The warped mind of a character who is determined to do what he thinks is right no matter how skewed his vision might be. How I wish I could see this.

6. Tom Hardy - Venom

Tom Hardy is capable of all sorts of different characters. In fact after I saw inception (where he plays a very intelligent person) and Warrior (where he plays a very dumb guy, but very good fighter) I had no idea they were played by the same character. He was so convincing I thought they were two different people. However I think we would be leaning more toward his character from Warrior. but we would watch as his character slowly becomes consumed by the symbiote and his mind slips away.

5. Adrien Brody - Carnage

Adrien Brody is great at being crazy! I loved the effect he had on the village as a mentally challenged, obsessive, psychopath! That's just what we need for Carnage! He is also a determined actor, a perfect example of this is when he played Wladyslaw Szpilman in The Pianist. Having never played the piano a day in his life he learned and memorized an entire chopin piece! not to mention in order to feel what it's like to be a jew who lost everything in WW2 he gave up his cellphone, his fancy Porche, his apartment, he even went so far as to break up with his longtime girlfriend just so that when he cried onscreen, it was freakin real. Please make this man Carnage!!

4. Jake Gyllenhaal - Moon Knight

For those of you who don't know much about Moon Knight, suffice it to say he is arguably Marvel's darkest comic book character. I have heard people call him Marvel's darker more disturbed version of Batman. He would make for a compelling story and it would be interesting to see what Marvel can do with a less happy go lucky superhero movie like the avengers and all of the others that have been coming out lately. And what does Gyllenhaal specialize in? Dark, compelling, and interesting stories. I don't have to name them because almost all of them fall under that category. He would be perfect.

3. Josh Holloway Aqauman

Josh Holloway is a very underrated actor if you ask me. I learned to love him in Lost. I know tension is high about lost but weather or not you liked it, Sawyer was awesome. He has had a few attempts to make himself into something, but he has been unlucky. I would love for him to land something like this.

2. Sean Bean - Deathstroke

I thought about George Clooney for this character too. But lets face it Sean Bean is a much better bad guy. And Clooney had his chance in the Batman franchise. I don't have to say anything about Deathstroke since the Arrow decided he was a bad guy for the green arrow, but I want to see him go toe to toe with the dark knight. But I still don't know who I would like to be the perfect batman.

1. Matt Bomer - Gambit

Have you seen White Collar? If so you have seen the cool, suave, charming, thief that is Neal Caffrey. What, or who might we ask is Gambit? A cool, suave, charming, thief he can already play the part. he freakin is the spitting image of gambit. I would much prefer this over Channing Tatum. I think Channing Tatum shines as a comedic actor. He can be a funny guy. But every movie I have seen where he is trying to be the hero, or the tough guy, all I see is Magic Mike. I hope he does well but I have my doubts.


What do you think? Which choice is casting perfection?


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