Re: Defenders Of The Earth - The Movie...
A dream cast that may never happen, but still... :
Flash Gordon - Zac Efron
The Phantom - Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Mandrake - Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
Lothar - Djimon Hounsou
Emperor Ming - Peter Stormare
Set in late 40s or early 50s. The characters should be more seasoned heroes than when they first started fighting villains (during the 30s, I guess).
Possible directors can be Stephen Sommers, Ron Howard, Sam Raimi etc.
Robert Zemeckis had the right style before, but is now out of the question because he's quit doing live action.
But before anything of this happen, there must be solo films first. And they should not be linked together like Marvel is doing with their films. I mean, finding the hammer of Thor in an Iron Man film doesn't fit, even if it's just an after credits sequence.
The connection between the heroes and the recruiting prcoess should be in the beginning of Defenders, not before.
And please, do not include the children!