My Ideas for 80's DC Movie Casts

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    I find I can't improve on OTL choices of Christopher Reeve, Lynda Carter, Michael Keaton, and John Wesley Shipp for Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, and the Barry Allen Flash, but here are my ideas for the rest:

    Fred Gwaynne as Solomon Grundy
    Al Lewis as Jarvis Tetch/Mad Hatter
    Robert Englund as Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow
    Michael Douglas as Roman Sionis/Black Mask (Would have also worked as Tommy Elliot/Hush, except that he hadn't been created yet)
    Sylvester McCoy as Alfred Wesker/Ventriloquist
    Bubba Smith as Waylon Jones/Killer Crock
    Christopher Lee as Ra's al Ghul
    Isibelle Adjani as Talia
    Maria Conchita Alonso as Sgt. Rene Montoya/Question II
    Johnny Depp as Jason Todd/Robin II
    Maia Brewton with a dye job as Carrie Kelly/Dark Knight Returns Robin
    Jonathan Taylor Thomas as Tim Drake/Robin III (IV?)
    Rider Strong as Stephanie Brown/Spoiler/Robin IV(V?)/Batgirl III

    Valerie Bertinelli as Helena Bertinelli/Huntress II (III?)

    Bruce Campbell as Jack Ryder/Creeper

    Mickey Rourke as Slam Bradley

    Gilbert Godfried as Mr. Myxpitlk and/or Bat-Mite

    Arnold Schwarzenegger as Bizarro (If you don't count Supermans III or IV)
    Nicholas Cage as Toyman
    David Spade as Prankster
    Patrick Stewart as Braniac

    Kelly LeBrock as Barbara Minerva/Cheetah III
    Denise Crosby as any of the Silver Swans
    Medusa Courtesy Jim Henson's Creature Workshop
    Kevin Smith (of Hercules and Xena, not the famous director) as Ares

    Katy Seagal (after six months in the gym) as Iris West
    Bryan Brown as Captain Boomerang
    Bruce Boxleitner as Hunter Zolomon/Professor Zoom
    Grodd courtesy Jim Henson's Creature Workshop (If they have to use him at all)

    Cary Elwes as Golden or Silver Age Oliver Queen/Green Arrow
    Kevin Costner or Kiefer Sutherland as Bronze Age or later Ollie
    Open Casting Call for Dinah Lance Jr./Black Canary II (Must combine the looks and voice of Deborah Harry or Madonna with the martial arts prowess of Cynthia Rothick)
    David Rasche as Count Vertigo
    Sylvester Stallone or Rober DeNiro as Eddie Fryers
    Maggie Cheung as Shado

    Kirk Cameron as Ronnie Raymond/Firestorm
    Rebecca DeMornay as Killer Frost

    Charlie Sheen as Hal Hordan
    Sean Penn as Sinestro
    Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Carol Ferris/Star Sapphire Champion
    Wesley Snipes as John Stewart
    Graham Greene as Tom Kalmaku
    Lisa Bonet as Katma Tui
    Burt Lancaster as Alan Scott
    Drew Barrymore as Arisia
    Various Alien Green Lanterns and the Guardians of the Universe courtesy of Jim Henson's Creature Workshop.

    Kirk Douglas as Jay Garrick

    Scot Baio as Dick Grayson/Robin I/Nightwing II
    Andrea Elson (After about six months in a dojo and a weight room) as Kori'an'dir/Corie Anders/Starfire II
    Rob Stone as Garfield Logan/Beast Boy/Changeling
    Winona Ryder as Rachel Ross/Raven
    Malcolm-Jamal Warner as Victor Stone/Cyborg
    Nancy McKeon as Donna Troy/Wonder Girl I(II?)/Troia
    Corey Feldman as Wally West/Kid Flash/Flash III
    Corey Haim as Roy Harper/Speedy I/Arsenal
    Tamilyn Tomita as Nguyen Ngoc Bich/Cheshire
    Ned Beatty, Joe Don Baker, or Jon Voight as Brother Blood
    Kyra Sedgwick or Dana Plato as Teriza Markova/Terra
    Ron Perlman as Slade Wilson/Deathstroke
    Bronson Pinchot as the voice of The Brain
    Leslie Anne Warren as Madame Rouge
    Monsieur Mallah courtesy of Jim Henson's Creature Workshop
    David Warner as Psimon
    Trigon courtesy of Jim Henson's Creature Workshop

    David Caruso as Vic Sage/Question I
    Chuck Norris as Richard Dragunowski/Dick Dragon
    Michele B. Chan as Lady Shiva
    Mako as Osensei

    James Earl Jones in a lot of makeup by Stan Winston as J'onn J'onzz/Martian Manhunter

    Steve James as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning I

    Laurence Fishbourne as Michael Holt/Mr. Terrific II

    Kevin Bacon as Arthur Curry/Orin/Aquaman
    Geena Davis as Mera
    Denzel Washington or Yaphet Koto as Black Manta
    Ernie Hudson as Cal Durham
    Kadeem Hardison as Kaldur'am/Cal Durham Jr./ Aqualad
    Benji Gregory as Billy Batson
    Vincent Price as The Wizard Shazam
    The Ultimate Warrior (With a dye job) as Captain Marvel
    Bill Kirchenbauer as Uncle Dudley
    Vanessa Lindores as Mary Batson
    Matt Skankman as Freddie Freeman
    Bill Murray as Dr. Sivana
    Jimmy Smits or Danny Trejo as Teth Adom/Black Adam
    Mr. Mind and Tawky Tawny courtesy of Jim Henson's Creature Workshop.

    Nell Carter as Amanda Waller
    Micheal Biehn as Rick Flagg
    Billy Blanks as Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger
    Phoebe Cates as Eve Eden/Nightshade II
    Emilio Estavez as Rac Shade/Shade the Changing Man

    Rich Moranis as Irwin Schwab/Ambush Bug
    Patrick Warburton as Ted Kord/Blue Beetle II
    Jeff Bridges as Michael Jon Carter/Booster Gold
    Robin Williams or Jim Carrey as Eel O'Brien/Plastic Man
     
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    "That's high praise. It contains all the elements of a classic Nic Cage movie role. #1: every sentence of dialogue is punctuated with maniacal laughter. #2: I get to wear bells and ride a giant hobby horse."
     
  3. Airwings Waves of air

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    Some suggestions to think about:

    Batman: Timothy Dalton
    Green Lantern (Hal): Kyle MacLachlan, Bruce Campbell or Dan Aykroyd (before he got fat).
    Billy Batson: Barret Oliver or Wil Wheaton
    Shazam: Bruce Campbell
    The Joker: Christopher Walken, Dudley Moore
    Supergirl: Daryl Hannah

    What about 80s directors, the ones that defined the decade?
    Zemeckis, Dante, Howard, Reitman, Landis, Spielberg, Carpenter, Cronenberg, Cameron, Hooper, Lynch, Coppola, Scorsese, both Scott brothers etc

     
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    Well, I have him pegged more like a Tony Stark than a Bruce Wayne.

    Kyle feels too young, Bruce feels too hammy, and unless Dan's channeling Elwood rather than Ray or his role in Spies Like Us, he just won't work.

    By 1986, Wheaton will be too old. Billy can't have entered puberty before the first movie or much of the character won't work.

    Much too young for The Wizard without makeup that would look rediculous. Much too scrawny for Captain Marvel without at least a year in the weight room.

    A better choice than Helen Slater, but not quite perfect. Oh, if only Uma Thurman had been born ten years early!

    My choices for franchise directors:

    Supermans III and IV: Richard Donner

    Wonder Woman: James Cameron

    Flash: Robert Zemeckis

    Green Lantern: Ridley Scott

    Golden and Silver Age Green Arrow: Rob Reiner

    Bronze Age and Seattle Era Green Arrow: Oliver Stone

    Wolfman/Perez Teen Titans: Ron Howard, Second Unit/Special Effects Direction by Gary Goddard

    Question: I want to say Sam Raimi, but he'd insist on putting Ted and/or Bruce Campbell in the picture somewhere. I'll say John Millius for a Steve Ditko Question or Oliver Stone for a Denny O'Niell Question. Second Unit Direction by Corey Yuen

    Firestorm: Steven Spielberg

    Swamp Thing: Wes Craven or John Carpenter

    Black Lightning: Spike Lee

    Mr. Terriffic: Bill Cosby

    Suicide Squad: Mark L. Lester

    Aquaman: James Cameron or John Carpenter

    Super Zeros (Ambush Bug, Ted Kord Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, and Plastic Man) and/or Justice League Detroit: Either Tim Burton or Ivan Reitman

    Stand Alone Helena Bertinelli Huntress or Slam Bradley movie: Martin Scosese or Francis Ford Coppola.

    Shazam!: Penny Marshal
     
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    :lmao:
     
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    James Cameron's Green Lantern

    Starring

    Michael Biehn as Hal Jordan
    Lance Henriksen as Sinestro
    Bill Paxton as Guy Gardner
     
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    I approve :up: That would have been amazing.
     
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    Wonder Woman-Geena Davis or Brooke Sheilds
    Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)-Harrison Ford, Richard Gere, or Michael Beihn
    Green Lantern (John Stewart)-Carl Weathers
    Aquaman-Dolph Lundgren or Jon-Erik Hexum
     
  9. Airwings Waves of air

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    It would be more interesting to discuss ideas for 70s DC movie casts.
    Just imagine names like Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford, Burt Reynolds, Michael York, Roger Moore etc
    Isn't there such a thread already?
     
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    He looked perfectly young enough in Stand By Me, not at all as some boy in his puberty

     
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    charlie sheen's more kyle rayner then hal jordan.
     
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    an all time cast list would be awesome. gregory peck as bats, dennis quaid as hal, rock hudson as supes. that'd be fun. :jedi
     
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    John Hughes'
    The Justice Club

    Superman: Emilio Estevez
    Batman: Judd Nelson
    Wonder Woman: Molly Ringwald
    The Flash: Anthony Michael Hall
    Zatanna: Ally Sheedy
    Maxwell Lord: Paul Gleason

    What we found out is that each one of us is a speedster... and a man of steel... and a sorceress... a princess... and a dark knight. Does that answer your question?... Sincerely yours, The Justice Club.
     
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    Added a few new people.
     
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    Paul Verhoeven's Superman!

    Arnold Schwarzenegger as Superman
    Michael Ironside as Lex Luthor
    Demi Moore as Lois Lane
    Peter Weller as Brainiac
    Rutger Hauer as Zod
    Ronny Cox as Perry White
    Neil Patrick Harris as Jimmy Olsen (too young?)
    Sharon Stone as Cat Grant
     
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    That actually would have worked... well, except for Ahnuld as Superman. ;)

    Still, it would be funny seeing how they'd explain a guy who grew up in Kansas has an Austrian accent. Maybe Kryptonians all talk like Arnold and Clark picked it up after watching Jor-El's tutorial videos at the fortress?

    Young Clark Kent: Who am I?

    Jor-El: You-ahhh neem is Kawl-Ehl. You ahhh thee owenly suhvivuh of the planut Kreepton. Even thoohh you-of been reesed as a hooomun, you ahhh not one of dem. You hov greet powahhhs, only some of which you huhve as yet discovahhhed.
     
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    Added some new entries to the Batman category
     
  18. Airwings Waves of air

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    What? In the 80s? JTT?
    Do you want to have a toddler Robin?

     
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    I'm assuming the use of the Michael Keaton Batman, which means if they go through all the other Robins first, should get to Tim Drake in 1994 at the earliest.

    How about Ben Savage instead?
     

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