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Wasted Potential: Actors that Should Have Been Superheroes

Discussion in 'Misc. Comics Films' started by Lily Adler, Jan 13, 2022.

  1. Mondragon My other Avi is Gaucho Mickey

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    90s Inferior Five.

    With all the DC nods on Seinfeld; Superman, Bizzaro World, got no Green Lantern, what's the deal with Aquaman, etc.. the most obvious one they missed, back when the show was actually on, I'm surprised DC never capitalized on it, although they likely didn't realize they were pretty much the cast of DC's Inferior Five.
    It's so close it's scary:
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    "Five Characters in Search of a Plot" - literally a Superhero show about nothing.
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    - The de facto "leader" Jerry not just looks like White Feather, but acts like him too - the scene of him turning tail from the armoire loving street-toughs, or better when he runs away scared wearing those cowboy boots... LOL! He is white-feather.
    -Elaine although not blond or that dumb, she is dumb about allot of s*** , relationships, friends, I mean look who she hangs out with LOL [​IMG]
    -Merryman is physically more Larry David than Jason Alexander, yet they are both channeling the same exact depressive, neurosis-filled character. The obvious irony, being the quintessential exact opposite of a "merry-man".
    -Awkwardman is pretty much Krammer in look and perasonality, add when he went swimming in the east-river.
    -The Blimp Newman, nuff saiid.

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  2. Frodo Registered

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    On the Spiderman front , there are several actresses who could have made a great Aunt May throughout the decades.

    Oscar winner Jessica Tandy ( Driving Miss Daisy, The Birds) would have made a pretty good Aunt May in the 60s through the 70s
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    Fellow Oscar winner Cloris Leachman ( The Last picture Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show), also could have made a very good Aunt May in the 1970s and 80s
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    Joan Allen ( The Borne Identity, Nixon) would have also made a good Aunt May in the 90s.
    She actually played Tobey Maguire's Mother in The Ice Storm.
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    Logan Marshall-Green as the Webbverse Venom or if he did got the role for the 2018 solo film or if he did appeared only as Eddie Brock for a cameo role instead Jackson Brice back in Homecoming.
     
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  4. Frodo Registered

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    I think Martin Kove, of Cobra Kai and the Karate Kid films would have made an awesome 1980s Eddie Brock/ Venom

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  5. Doc Bat Spider Registered

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    Burtonverse Mr.Freeze

    Patrick Stewart

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    Christoper Lee

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    Donald Sutherland
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  6. Deck Rickard #HeadlessSuperman

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    Christopher Lee could have also made an awesome Magneto back in the day, now that I think about it.
     
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  7. Frodo Registered

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    I could see Lee as Magento , Cushing as Xavier, and Oliver Reed as Wolverine in a 1960s Hammer Films X Men flick.

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    Raimiverse Electro
    If we're going with a younger version of Max Dillion then I would fancast these actors for the role:
    Ben Foster
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    Ethan Embry (He voiced Electro from the Mtv animated show)
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    If we're going with an old version of Max Dillion then I would fancast these actors for the role:
    Greg Kinnear
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    Jay Karnes
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    Jackie Earle Haley
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    Costume wise: I know this is a thread for fan casting but I wanted to post something fun after fancasting the actors. Since Sam Raimi really wanted to go for a semi comic booky route for the villain costumes like the recent John Malkovich Vulture sculpture model that was found and reposted this week while Bruce Campbell wears the classic Mysterio suit, then I pictured the Electro suit being similar towards the Ditko suit with a mix of the Kelly Yates Hasbro Concept Art, the GBA suit, and minor parts of a containment suit from the Spectacular Spider-Man and Johann kraus's suit from Hellboy 2.
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  9. Frodo Registered

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    It's ironic you mentioned Ethan Embry for Electro.
    Back in the 90s , I envisioned him as a Romita era, and 1990s Spiderman the animated series version of Harry Osborn

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    Tom Selleck in the 90s as a slightly more mature Bruce Wayne/Batman
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    Michelle Monaghan in her 30s as Lois Lane
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    Dennis Quaid in early 30s - Hal Jordan
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  11. Frodo Registered

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    Patrick Swayze circa 1980s and 1990s would have made a good Oliver Queen aka Green Arrow

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    1970s through 1990s actor Dabney Coleman, would have made a hysterical and bombastic J. Jonah Jameson circa the 80s and 90s.

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    With Wakanda Forever out , it reminds me of several actors who could have made a Great T'Challa over the years.

    In the 1960s , the first choice would be the GOAT, Sydney Poitier
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    TV and Screen actor Calvin Lockhart would also have made a pretty good T'Challa circa the 1960s and 1970s
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    Billy Dee Williams ,imo , would have made a pretty Suave and Cool T'Challa circa the 1970s and early 80s
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    A 1980s and 1990s Denzel Washington would have made an excellent Black Panther
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  13. Deck Rickard #HeadlessSuperman

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    I feel like the Rock would have made a killer Apocalypse in a good X-Men movie. I guess that could still happen at some point, though it seems unlikely since he just did Black Adam (a similar character in some respects). Of course, BA didn’t do well at the box office and people didn’t like it so it’s possible WB won’t want to use the character again. And maybe by the time Marvel gets around to Apocalypse, there will have been a lot of distance between that film and BA. Of course, the Rock may have aged out of the role by then.

    Still. ARockalypse could be epic.
     
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    Colin Farrell should’ve been Constantine. That’s all
     
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    Cushing is Loki all day
     
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    I never would have thought of Cushing as Loki , but I could see it .

    I could also see a 1960s era Roddy McDowell as Loki

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    Man I wished there was a Spider-Man film that happened during the late 1980s till the mid 1990s
    So here's a list actors who could've played the web slinger:

    John Cusack
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    Zach Galligan
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    Robert Sean Leonard
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    Matt Dillon
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    Christian Slater
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  18. Deck Rickard #HeadlessSuperman

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    Pffft. Why cast a Brit when you can just have John Wickstantine blowing people away with a holy shotgun? :o
     
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    Good list.
    I've done several 1980s Spiderman fancasting posts on the WHAT IF MARVEL thread.

    I'll throw in a few more names

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    William Ragsdale ( Fright Night)

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    C Thomas Howell ( The Outsiders)

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    River Phoenix ( Stand By Me)

    And for MJ i've got a few

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    Khrystyne Haje ( Head Of The Class)

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    Kerri Green (Lucas)

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    Stacy Haiduk ( Superboy)
     
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