5 Actors That NEED A Comic Book Movie Role (Or At Least A Better Role)
With the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe more and more big name actors are throwing their name in the ring to be a super hero. From Robert Downey Jr. to Chris Pratt and every Chris Hemsworth in between there is no shortage of big time stars dawning the cape and costume. So with that said here are the 5 actors that I would love to see in a comic book role.
5. Michael B. Jordan
I know what you’re thinking, wasn’t he in Fant4stic? Yes he was, but who actually saw that movie? Certainly not me. Moving on, personally I would love to see him as the Justice League Green Lantern. IMDB has no one listed for Green Lantern. Not to mention making him the John Stewart Green Lantern would be a great way to make everyone forget about the Ryan Reynolds/Hal Jordan flop.
4. Luke Evans
A solid action hero type in his own rite (Hobbit films, Fast & Furious 6, Dracula: Untold), it’s a bit odd that he hasn’t done a comic book hero at this point. Evans would have made a great Hawkeye or Wolverine (maybe a good Hugh Jackman replacement?), but those roles are currently filled. Namor the submariner would also be a good fit for him, but with the current Fantastic Four debacle I’m not sure we’ll be seeing Atlantis anytime soon.
3. Ben Foster
While Ben Foster is always cast as more of a secondary character (Angel in X-Men: The Last Stand) maybe a secret identity could put him front and center. Maybe a big role in Infinity War? As much as I don’t want to say it, when they reboot Fantastic four AGAIN he would also make a great Human Torch or Dr. Doom.
2. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
We all saw him leave the police at the end of Dark Knight Rises (spoiler alert) but we never saw him actually become the boy wonder. JGL would make a great Robin or Nightwing in the DC universe. If not Christopher Nolan can someone else please make this happen? (Especially now that he’s dropped out of the Sandman movie)
1. Jake Gyllenhaal
An obvious number one choice. His ability to transform himself into any character he plays is unrivaled, and what better way to transform than into a superhero. While there aren’t too many of the bigger title roles left out there. I wouldn’t mind seeing Gyllenhaal as Black Bolt from The Inhumans or somewhere in space with the Guardians of the Galaxy (Agent Venom?).