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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Nicholas Cage as Toyman

"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."
 
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

 
Some suggestions to think about:

Batman: Timothy Dalton

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

Green Lantern (Hal): Kyle MacLachlan, Bruce Campbell or Dan Aykroyd (before he got fat).

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.

Billy Batson: Barret Oliver or Wil Wheaton

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.

Shazam: Bruce Campbell

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.

The Joker: Christopher Walken, Dudley Moore
Supergirl: Daryl Hannah

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

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

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
 
"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."
:lmao:
 
James Cameron's Green Lantern

Starring

Michael Biehn as Hal Jordan
Lance Henriksen as Sinestro
Bill Paxton as Guy Gardner
 
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
 
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?
 
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

He looked perfectly young enough in Stand By Me, not at all as some boy in his puberty

 
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?

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

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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