It's been a while since the second part, but I am now ready to make a third part to my fan-cast of the DC Extended Universe. I have recently thought up of different scenarios for characters to appear in a future after 2020 so there might be a few more parts after this one. This fan-cast will include 10 people:
The Riddler - Eddie Redmayne
I stated in an earlier blog that my choices for The Riddler were Tom Hiddleston (Thor, War Horse), Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl, The Theory of Everything), and Ben Whishaw (Perfume, Skyfall). After the new Batman franchise has added 4 Oscar winners (Ben Affleck, Jeremy Irons, Jared Leto, and J.K. Simmons), I figured it would be cool to continue the trend. So I have decided upon Redmayne for the role of Edward Nygma, AKA The Riddler. At the current moment the only thing Redmayne is signed on for is the trilogy for the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them, with the first film out this November, the second in November 2018, and the third in November 2020. This causes problems because I was thought it would be logical for the Batman solo film to come out in the fall of 2020 in order to give Affleck some breathing room between Batman appearances with Justice League Part Two arriving in 2019, and I was also hoping that the Riddler would be one the two main antagonists for that film (the other being Hush). But hey! That's just my opinion on what could happen.
Lobo - Dalip Singh Rana "The Great Khali"
This is far-stretch for many, but just look at that face, that look! No one can tell me that this guy doesn't look like the intergalactic bounty hunter known as Lobo. For those of you who don't know who this is, he is Dalip Singh Rana, better known to wrestling fans as The Great Khali! He is an Indian promoter, actor, power-lifter and wrestler who was with the WWE from 2006-2014. When I first saw some of his wrestling vids, at the same time they announced Wonder Woman screenwriter Jason Fuchs had signed on to write a script for Lobo, I put the two together and thought "pure genius!" Khali has the perfect build for Lobo! Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson would have been a great choice, but now he's already in as Black Adam in the Shazam film. The only problem with this is that Khali has been in a few Bollywood films, but only small roles in 3 Hollywood films: a prison inmate in The Longest Yard, the Easter Island assassin in Get Smart, and one of the 5 WWE mercenaries in MacGruber. So to put him as the lead in an upcoming possible blockbuster would be a tremendous risk. On the other hand, they are placing Ray Fisher as Cyborg, and he's only had credits in theatre productions.
Shazam - John Cena
I know what you're thinking. BOOOO! GET OFF THE SITE! Hey! Calm down! I think this would be perfect casting. Shazam is basically an adult who acts like kid, mainly because he is one. This is one of the main personalities that John Cena's wrestling character embodies, with perfect precision. Cena has recently gotten a lot of acting gigs with the comedies Trainwreck and Sisters, and his performances in The Marine and 12 Rounds have spawned those films into WWE studio franchises. Cena has been in the WWE for 16 years now, and they can't really put him in feud in anyone else, so he may go like The Rock and only give limited appearances so he can focus on acting. But who am I to judge! I just got into WWE back in December. I had cast Channing Tatum in the role in my last post and I am changing it to Cena.
Hush - Matt Damon
An agreeable choice to say the least. Other than The Riddler, I have predicted that Hush will be the other main antagonist of the upcoming solo Batman film. Hush or Dr. Thomas Elliott is a childhood friend of Bruce Wayne, who grew envious of his recently acquired wealth. Riddler actually portrays a significant role in Hush's origin. Other villains from the DC Comics universe would be making appearances in supporting roles such as Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), and The Joker (Jared Leto), plus Clayface would appear as sort of the monster at the end, sort of like Doomsday in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Because of how old Bruce is in this universe, its most likely that Hush will be around the same age, so older than he usual is in the comics. The person would have to be a good friend of Affleck in order to make the chemistry just right. That is why fellow Good Will Hunting partner Matt Damon would be the perfect choice for Dr. Elliott.
Doctor Psycho - Peter Dinklage
Who else?! There is no explanation to why I think Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, X-Men: Days of Future Past) is the perfect pit for Wonder Woman villain Doctor Psycho. There is however something I like to talk about. Everyone has their own plan for the future of the DC movie universe past 2020. In my version, I have set a Wonder Woman sequel for Spring 2022, and the villains of that film would be the trio of death doctors: Doctor Cyber, Doctor Poison, and Doctor Psycho. Now the problem is that Psycho absolutely hates women, and since Cyber and Poison are women, it would be hard to see them working together. My hope is that they 'twick Psycho's biography just a bit so that he can work with Cyber and Poison til the end where his hatred of women begins. In the comics, Doomsday is created by Kryptonian science, but through the body of General Zod. Yet they used this for BVS.
Plastic Man - Johnny Knoxville
Another genius fan-cast I agree with. The facial expressions and comedic nature of Jackass star Johnny Knoxville would be a dead-ringer for Plastic Man. Plus, because of his Jackass antics, he could do his own stunts!
Mister Mind - Tom Hiddleston
Yes, I know that Shazam villain Mister Mind is a caterpillar. But think of it from a realistic perspective. For the film, Mister Mind could be toying Shazam with just video messages. That's all he would be to Shazam, a face on a screen. He sets off searching for this one man but can't seem to find him anywhere. It isn't until the end that it is revealed that the video face was just computer program designed for a aging mutant Caterpillar with telepathic views. As for the face and voice, because of his witty charm, evil film persona, and that his contract with Marvel Studios as Loki is almost up, Tom Hiddleston is one of the best choices for this interesting take of a very unlikely character.
Lady Shiva - Michelle Yeoh
I believe the Under the Red Hood story arc should be adapted into the Batman sequel film, after Riddler and Hush. And along with Red Hood, the villain would be Black Mask whose persona is creating a rising crime syndicate in plain sight. In order to stop Batman and his new partner Katana (Karen Fukuhara), Black Mask would hire 2 assassins to deal with them. The first being Deadshot (Will Smith), and the second I decided on would have to be a difficulty for Katana, so I chose Lady Shiva. Like the Beware the Batman animated series, Shiva would have to be much older and more experienced than Katana, so this person would have to be an expert in Martial Arts film experience, and I think Michelle Yeoh (Tomorrow Never Dies, Mummy 3) would give a stunning performance. Not to mention a great fight scene with Fukuhara.
Brainiac - Jude Law
One of the bigger castings for DC is that of the egocentric supercomputer known as Brainiac. Many have considered Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Michael Fassbender (300, X-Men: First Class), but its unlikely because of their commitments as Doctor Strange and Magneto. Other good choices were that of Arnold Vosloo (The Mummy, G.I. Joe) and Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter, Skyfall), but I didn't fully agree on some aspects. I finally narrowed it down to someone unexpected in a villain role, but I think with the voice and characteristics, Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes, Black Sea) should bring an original yet classic take to this iconic villain. I think Brainiac should be the adversary of the next Man of Steel sequel and a third Justice League film.
The Atom - Domhall Gleeson
This one took some time but Domhall Gleeson (Ex Machina, Harry Potter 7, Star Wars 7) does possess the humor and seriousness to play Ray Palmer AKA The Atom. The Atom is DC's equivalent to Marvel's Ant-Man, and has already made a live-action debut on TV in season 3 of Arrow portrayed by Brandon Routh (Superman Returns). He currently is part of the second Arrow spin-off; DC's Legends of Tomorrow. Gleeson is currently involved with the Star Wars Sequel trilogy so hopefully after that is done he can hop onto another franchise.
And That's all for now folks! See you again real soon!