We here at Goliath have already brought our beloved readers our opinions on the best and worst casting decisions in superhero movies, and we had so much fun digging into the world of comic book adaptations that we decided to do a little casting of our own. With a huge docket of impending superhero and comic book adaptations on the way, we wanted to play around with some ideas about which actors and actresses could play superheroes, and what roles they’d be best in moving forward. Now, mind you, these are just our opinions, but we feel pretty confident in saying that the individuals on this list would be stellar choices for the roles we’ve outlined, and we fully expect to see most of these characters make their way to the big screen (or, in some cases, the smaller screen of television) in the very near future. Without further ado, here are 10 actors and actresses who should play superheroes.
10. Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Cable)
With Deadpool set to hit theaters early this year, we fully expect his comic cohort, Cable, best known as the leader of the X-Force, to make his way to the silver screen as well. When the hulking cybernetic telepath does get there, we’re hoping it’s Jeffrey Dean Morgan, the wickedly underrated actor who you might recognize from Zach Snyder’s Watchmen or Supernatural, who gets to play him. Morgan, whose been doing quietly stellar work for quite some time, is a dead ringer for Cable, whose powers consist of advanced cybernetic enhancements and the ability to jump back and forth in time (he also has light telekinetic and telepathic abilities, but they’re more of a backseat sort of thing). Cable, who would most certainly be at the head of the X-Force when he does make his way into the movies, did a now-famous comic book run with Deadpool in a “buddy cop” situation. It’d make for great cinema.