The upcoming DCEU is full of wonder. We have little to no idea what they have planned for us. One thing they need to keep in mind, is that they're basically competing with Marvel and their cinematic universe. So one thing they must get right, is who they cast for their superhero roles. As of now, there is a lot of controversy surrounding the majority of the people cast. I'm here to tell you, they're not that bad. In fact, they're pretty damn good ones. Not convinced? Let me guide you.
Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman
Does anybody hate this casting choice? I realize not everyone liked Man of Steel, but whatever faults that movie had, it was far from Henry's fault. He really embodied the character, and did it in his own way. He made it clear he didn't want to copy Christopher Reeve's version and wanted to build his own version up, which is something I can really respect.
Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman
I'll be the first to admit I wasn't a fan of this decision at first, but as of now I'm on team Batfleck. The dude has earned his acting chops. "But what about Daredevil? He ruined that, so he shouldn't be Batman." That is the most overused argument ever. Bad directing and writing ruined that movie, not Affleck. Also, if Ben can't be Batman because of a bad Daredevil movie, Chris Evans shouldn't be Captain America after his bad Fantastic Four movies, and Ryan Reynolds shouldn't be Deadpool because of that awful Green Lantern movie. You think Ben is a bad actor? Watch The Town, Gone Girl, and Argo then get back to me. The older Batman is what they're going for, and Ben fits that perfectly.
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
I swear the arguments against her are just plain childish. "She's to skinny. We don't want some twig playing her!" Really? You do realize her powers stem from her being an Amazonian, not her actual muscles right? Also, she has been working out and getting buffer for the role. She looks great in the costume, and had pretty good acting in the Fast & Furious franchise. Not to mention the fact when Gal auditioned for the role, Zack Snyder's wife cried (in a good way), and she's gotten constant praise from her fellow cast members. which obviously means something.
Jason Momoa as Aquaman
While I do hear quite a lot of praise for Momoa being cast, there are obviously negative comments. The largest complaint is that his look is far from the traditional one we're used to. Which is a fair complaint really. Fans want comic accuracy. But you have to understand, these movies aren't just for comic fans, they're meant to appeal to other people as well. One thing that happens a lot with Aquaman, is all the fish jokes and people saying he's useless. So in order to break away from that, they went the smart route and gave him a hardcore look. I doubt we'll hear more of those fish jokes from now on. Also, come on now, that blonde hair, and green pants look would just look silly in real life.
Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash
I'm aware of the biggest reason as to why people are upset by this. People love The Flash t.v. show, and they love Grant Gustin as Barry Allen. Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge fan of both those things as well, but you have to think about it. Grant is a good t.v. drama actor, but I just don't see him being on the same level as other cast members. He's only been in one movie for Pete's sake, that's not good experience. Also if Grant was cast, it would most likely mean the end of the show, since it'd be tough to shoot both. Not to mention the universes don't fit. The t.v. show universe has already had a Suicide Squad, and there's a movie about them in the DCEU coming out next year. With Ezra Miller on the other hand, you get an experienced talented actor, who's a huge fan of the source material, and he's not really replacing Grant, since they'll both be doing their own thing. Ezra like I said is a fantastic actor. He has such wide range, he could definitely pull off The Flash.
Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg
Most people to my knowledge, are fine with this. I genuinely don't really see people hating on this choice. But just in case you do, allow me to change your mind. While he does not have much experience, he's still a fantastic actor. He's a stage actor, and I recommend if you're even mildly curious, to look up his performances. The dude's got talent. Not to mention he's got the look down pretty well, and is clearly excited, since he frequently sends out tweets that say #Borglife. I also like they went with someone unknown, since it's nice to see a fresh face.
Thanks for reading hope you enjoyed my article. I realize some of you STILL aren't sold on some of these, and if so, let me know in the comments, since I'm genuinely curious. If you are a fan of these choices, let me know which one is your favorite. Follow me for more content, and until next time, take care!