10 Perfect Fantasy Castings For Upcoming Comic Book Movies

He’s just finished with Wolverine, but will Hugh Jackman dove back in with Kraven The Hunter?

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Marvel Comics

Superhero movies are everywhere these days, and it seems like anyone who’s anyone is in them. However, it does only seem that way. Several major stars, for one reason or another, are yet to bring a comic book character to life. With so many superhero flicks on the horizon though, there’ll be plenty more before long.

This list takes a look at some of the ideal casting picks for upcoming or heavily rumoured movies. There’s ten entires, but thanks to some combination casting, actually 14 roles being filled here. Team dynamics are just as important as personnel in some titles, so that has to come into the equation too.

Fantasy casting land doesn’t have to pay much mind to budgets or shooting schedules, although popular and exciting rumours do feature here. Basically though, this is an opportunity to run wild and pump for the absolute best pick, regardless of their real world likelihood.

Superhero movies are here to stay, and they’re getting better all the time. They’ve gone from schlocky popcorn seat fillers to being nominated for Academy Awards; when it comes to casting, they have a big pull right now.

10. Dane DeHaan, Olivia Wilde, Josh Gadd & David Tennant As Matt Reeves’ Villains

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Matt Reeves’ upcoming The Batman movie with Robert Pattinson is set to star four villains from the Dark Knight’s rogues gallery, with a healthy spread of morality, methodology and mania.

DeHaan is the fantasy pick for Firefly, Wilde as Catwoman, Gad as Penguin and Tennant as the Riddler. With the Batman villains arguably (is it even an argument, actually?) the best in the business, Reeves needs to go all out on a killer cast.

Firefly is the most intriguing, as he’s the smallest name of the bunch and is yet to get much major spotlight. As a hideous freak covered in burns and now deranged, Dane DeHaan’s unique brand of acting feels perfect.

There are a few feline actresses being touted for Catwoman, with Alison Brie and Sofia Boutella also popular. Fresh off her directorial success with Book Smart though, Wilde will likely be looking for a major role.

For Josh Gad, just take a look at his social media... he’s campaigned heavily for the role and seems great for a DeVito style comedic Penguin.

Finally, David Tennant. Having excelled as the Purple Man in Jessica Jones and in Good Omens, he brings the perfect level of superior, over the top drama.


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