The Most Perfectly-Cast Comic Book Characters
Whenever a casting announcement comes along for an upcoming superhero movie, fans typically have a strong opinion. But it’s one thing to imagine the actor in the role and a whole other thing to witness the actor in the role. Sometimes the casting agent chose the perfect actor, and we don’t even realize it until the first trailer rolls around. Here are five comic book heroes that couldn’t have been cast better.
Chris Evans – Captain America
Fresh off of Fox’s horrific Fantastic Four movies, Chris Evans entered the Captain America role looking for redemption. Fans thought Evans certainly looked like Steve Rogers, but could he play the part? All doubt was silenced after Captain America: The First Avenger, and it’s now reached the point where we can’t imagine anybody else playing the role. Of course, Evans’ Captain America would probably be nowhere as relevant if it weren’t for the next perfect casting.
Robert Downey Jr. – Ironman
Without Robert Downey Jr. in the role of Iron Man, who knows how the Marvel Cinematic Universe would’ve turned out. RDJ’s lovable snark and relentless wit in the shared universe’s debut movie made fans out of millions of people who’d never even heard of Iron Man. While the next perfect casting isn’t as popular as RDJ’s Iron Man, comic fans agree that Watchmen‘s Rorschach had a spot-on portrayal.
Jackie Earle Haley – Rorschach
Watchmen was a unique and dark superhero movie based on a legendary graphic novel with a diehard fanbase. Because of this, the role of Rorschach demanded nothing less than perfect casting. And fans agree that the studio made the right choice. Jackie Earle Haley nailed the role of the Batman-esque and ultra-violent Rorschach character. As for a more well-known perfect casting, the The Dark Knight Rises villain fits the bill.
Tom Hardy – Bane
Enlisted by Christopher Nolan to help bring home the Dark Knight Trilogy, Tom Hardy did not disappoint. The actor put the work in and bulked up considerably to fit the image of Bane. Add to that how much thought and effort Hardy put into Bane’s voice, and you have a memorable villain for a rarely satisfying end to a trilogy. Of course, as good as Hardy was, he couldn’t quite top the villain that preceded him.
Heath Ledger – Joker
It’s hardly controversial to claim that Heath Ledger gave the greatest performance that we’ve seen in a superhero movie. But when Ledger was first announced for the role of Joker, fans were heavily skeptical. The Joker is among the most famous villains in all of comics and deserved a good portrayal. Needless to say, Ledger blew everyone away with his performance, and it’s difficult to imagine any other Joker portrayal coming close.
More in Entertainment
5 Things Kim Kardashian Really Doesn’t Want You To Know About Her
The Kardashians are arguably the most famous family in America. Thanks to their active social media presence and no-holds-bar television show Keeping...Apr 24, 2018
This Is The Real Reason Why Your Favorite Bands Broke Up
Their music defined the soundtrack of your life, and when they broke up, it was nothing short of devastating. The murky...Apr 24, 2018
5 Celebrities Who Said No To Roles In Marvel Films
Over the past two decades, Marvel superheroes have exploded onto the big screen and captured the hearts of audiences. But many...Apr 23, 2018
You Can Play ‘Spot The Differences’ With Some Of The New Avengers Posters
Comic books and their film adaptations are subjected to more scrutiny by dedicated fans than doctors are for risky medical procedures....Apr 23, 2018
Doctor Strange’s New Foe Revealed For Upcoming Sequel
When Doctor Strange hit theaters in 2016, it was met with massive approval and an Oscar nomination. Fortunately for fans, a...Apr 23, 2018
Side-By-Side Stars: Celebrities And Their Famous Parents At The Same Age
For many celebrities, the path to stardom seemed inevitable given that they came from an established lineage of famous families. Although...Apr 23, 2018
5 Celebrities Who Turned Down DC Roles, For Better Or Worse
Some of DC’s biggest movies were almost vastly different. A different actor in a key role can sometimes make or break...Apr 22, 2018
Where You’ve Seen The Cast Of ‘Westworld’ Before Will Surprise You
With its debut in 2016, Westworld became one of HBO’s biggest shows yet. The sci-fi/western series, which is based of the...Apr 22, 2018
Amazon Set To Make A Grand Slam With ‘A League Of Their Own’ TV Series
A League of Their Own was certainly in its own class when it dropped in 1992. The beloved baseball film is...Apr 22, 2018