My Ideal Justice League Cast and Crew

by filmcritickevin | created - 05 Oct 2012 | updated - 27 Nov 2012 | Public

My picks for the biggest DC film of all time

Note: I would prefer the only heroes featured in the first film be Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Flash, Wonder Woman, and Hawkgirl. However, I picked a few others for sequels. I also think Darkseid should be the only villain in the first, but I picked a few more as well as some C.A.D.M.U.S. characters.

1. Henry Cavill

Actor | Man of Steel

Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill was born on the Bailiwick of Jersey, a British Crown dependency in the Channel Islands. His mother, Marianne (Dalgliesh), a housewife, was also born on Jersey, and is of Irish, Scottish and English ancestry. Henry's father, Colin Richard Cavill, a stockbroker, is of ...

Clark Kent/Superman

2. Richard Armitage

Actor | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Richard Crispin Armitage was born and raised in Leicester, England, to Margaret (Hendey), a secretary, and John Armitage, an engineer. He attended Pattison College in Binley Road, Coventry, where he discovered his love for acting. He took part in many theatre productions all over the UK, from ...

Bruce Wayne/Batman

3. Terrence Howard

Actor | Hustle & Flow

Terrence Howard was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Anita Jeanine Williams (née Hawkins) and Tyrone Howard. He was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. His love for acting came naturally, through summers spent with his great-grandmother, New York stage actress Minnie Gentry. He later began his acting career ...

John Stewart/Green Lantern

Stewart is still the best GL. Plus, after Ryan Reynolds' miserable performance in 2011, the character needs a good actor to redeem him.

4. Michael Fassbender

Actor | Shame

Michael Fassbender was born in Heidelberg, Germany, to a German father, Josef, and an Irish mother, Adele (originally from Larne, County Antrim, in Northern Ireland). Michael was raised in the town of Killarney, Co. Kerry, in south-west Ireland, where his family moved to when he was two years old. ...

J'onn J'onzz/Martian Manhunter

Fassbender nailed the role of the android in Prometheus. He could play the part of the Martian well.

5. Chris Pine

Actor | Star Trek

Chris Pine was born in Los Angeles. His parents are actors Robert Pine and Gwynne Gilford, and his maternal grandparents were Max M. Gilford, a president of the Hollywood Bar Association, and actress Anne Gwynne. His sister, Katherine Pine, has also acted. Chris's ancestry is Russian Jewish (from ...

Wally West/The Flash

Pine's a great actor, and could definitely nail the role of the cocky JLA member.

6. Kate Beckinsale

Actress | Underworld: Evolution

Kate Beckinsale was born on 26 July 1973 in England, and has resided in London for most of her life. Her mother is Judy Loe, who has appeared in a number of British dramas and sitcoms and continues to work as an actress, predominantly in British television productions. Her father was Richard ...

Wonder Woman

7. Elizabeth Banks

Actress | The Hunger Games

Elizabeth Banks was born Elizabeth Mitchell in Pittsfield, a small city in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts near the New York border, on February 10, 1974. She is the daughter of Ann (Wallace), who worked in a bank, and Mark P. Mitchell, a factory worker. Elizabeth describes herself as ...

Hawkgirl

Banks has the ability to embody the tomboy personality in her acting. I especially liked her work in The Next Three Days. She's tough, attractive, and could nail this part.

8. Norman Reedus

Actor | The Walking Dead

Norman Reedus was born in Hollywood, Florida, to Marianne and Norman Reedus. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandmother), English, Scottish, and Irish descent.

Norman's first film was in 'Guillermo Del Toro''s 1997 horror thriller Mimic (1997), where he played the character Jeremy. He has also ...

Oliver Queen/Green Arrow

9. Sam Worthington

Actor | Avatar

Samuel Henry John Worthington was born August 2, 1976 in Surrey, England. His parents, Jeanne (Martyn) and Ronald Worthington, a power plant employee, moved the family to Australia when he was six months old, and raised him and his sister Lucinda in Warnbro, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia.

...

Aquaman

Not my favorite character, but Worthington would do him justice with a good director at his side.

10. Zachary Quinto

Actor | Star Trek

Zachary Quinto was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Margaret J. (McArdle), an Irish-American office worker, and Joseph John Quinto, an Italian-American barber. Zachary graduated from Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, with the class of 1995, where he won Pittsburgh's Gene Kelly Award ...

The Question

This character, to me, is essential for a sequel. He's mysterious, a conspirator, and I think perfect for Quinto to portray.

11. Morena Baccarin

Actress | Deadpool

Morena Baccarin was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to actress Vera Setta and journalist Fernando Baccarin. Her uncle was actor Ivan Setta. Morena has Italian and Brazilian Portuguese ancestry. She moved to New York at the age of 10, when her father was transferred there. She attended the LaGuardia...

Black Canary

She'd be a good character for a sequel.

12. Ben Affleck

Producer | Argo

American actor and filmmaker Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, and was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, is a social worker; the two are divorced. Ben has...

Ray Palmer/The Atom

13. Laurence Fishburne

Actor | The Matrix

One of Hollywood's most talented and versatile performers and the recipient of a truckload of NAACP Image awards, Laurence John Fishburne III was born in Augusta, Georgia on July 30, 1961, to Hattie Bell (Crawford), a teacher, and Laurence John Fishburne, Jr., a juvenile corrections officer.

His ...

Dr. Fate

Whoever plays the wizard needs a good voice, so who better than Morpheus.

14. Ron Perlman

Actor | Hand of God

Ron Perlman is a classically-trained actor who has appeared in countless stage plays, feature films and television productions.

Ronald N. Perlman was born April 13, 1950 in Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York. His mother, Dorothy (Rosen), is retired from the City Clerk's Office. His father, ...

Solomon Grundy

15. Jon Hamm

Actor | Mad Men

Jon Hamm was born on March 10, 1971 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Jonathan Daniel Hamm. He is an actor and producer, known for Mad Men (2007), The Town (2010) and Million Dollar Arm (2014).

Red Tornado

His acting style is to me, reminiscent of Fassbender's. I think he could play the part of the android well.

16. Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Actor | Inception

Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt was born February 17, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, to Jane Gordon and Dennis Levitt. Joseph was raised in a Jewish family with his late older brother, Dan Gordon-Levitt, who passed away in October 2010. His parents worked for the Pacifica Radio station KPFK-FM and ...

Dick Grayson/Nightwing



I'm not sure this character will be necessary, but Levitt's the perfect guy to portray him if he does come up in a sequel.

17. Maxim Knight

Actor | Falling Skies

Maxim Knight stars in TNT's hit sci-fi drama "Falling Skies." Maxim's performance earned him a Young Artist Award in 2012.

At 13, Maxim has over 60 film, television, commercial & voice over credits.

At the tender age of 7, Maxim booked his first feature film, starring opposite Oscar winner Melissa ...

Billy Batson

18. Brandon Molale

Actor | Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

At 6' 4", Brandon Molale is no stranger to standing out on the big screen.

Brandon, a former college and pro football player, is best known from his scene-stealing performance as Kevin Ward, the obnoxious NY Jets Quarterback in Mr. Deeds (2002) starring Adam Sandler and as Blazer in Dodgeball: A ...

Captain Marvel

19. Mark Hamill

Actor | Star Wars

Mark Hamill is best known for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy - Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) - a role he reprised in Star Wars: The Force ...

Darkseid (Voice)

Hamill is one of the best voice actors. His Joker is legendary, and I picked him for this role after having played the Firelord in the Avatar animated series.

20. Timothy Olyphant

Actor | Justified

From Timothy Olyphant's first screen appearances, such as his two-minute bit in The First Wives Club (1996), to "Nicko", whose presence at times dwarfed the island in A Perfect Getaway (2009), he has been a force to be reckoned with.

Born in Hawaii, Timothy David Olyphant was raised in Modesto, ...

Lex Luthor

This might seem an odd choice, but think about how great an actor he is, and how he looks in Hitman. It's hard to follow Kevin Spacey's performance in 2006, but I think Olyphant would fit in well with this cast.

21. Javier Bardem

Actor | Skyfall

Javier Bardem is the youngest member of a family of actors that has been making films since the early days of Spanish cinema.

He was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, to actress Pilar Bardem (María del Pilar Bardem Muñoz) and businessman José Carlos Encinas Doussinague. His maternal ...

Vandall Savage

After his brilliant performance in No Country For Old Men, Bardem can play any villain. He's got the look for Savage as well.

22. Liev Schreiber

Actor | X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Liev (pronounced Lee-ev) Schreiber was born in San Francisco. His mother, Heather (Milgram), is a painter, and his father, Tell Schreiber (Tell Carroll Schreiber III), is a theatrical actor who had a small role in The Keeper (1976). His mother is from a working-class Jewish family from Poland and ...

Deathstroke

23. Amy Adams

Actress | Arrival

Amy Lou Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, to American parents, Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams, a U.S. serviceman who was stationed at Caserma Ederle in Italy at the time. She was raised in a Mormon family of seven children in Castle Rock, Colorado, and has English, as well as ...

Lois Lane

I think she and Cavill are gonna do great in Man of Steel. No point in a cast change there.

24. Brad Pitt

Actor | Twelve Monkeys

An actor and producer known as much for his versatility as he is for his handsome face, Golden Globe-winner Brad Pitt's most widely recognized role may be Tyler Durden in Fight Club (1999). However, his portrayals of Billy Beane in Moneyball (2011), and Rusty Ryan in the remake of Ocean's Eleven (...

Steve Trevor

25. Angela Bassett

Actress | Strange Days

Captivating, gifted, and sensational, Angela Bassett's presence has been felt in theaters, stages, and television screens throughout the world. Angela Evelyn Bassett was born on August 16, 1958 in New York City, to Betty Jane (Gilbert), a social worker, and Daniel Benjamin Bassett, a preacher's son...

Amanda Waller

Her role as this character in Green Lantern was one of the few redeeming aspects of that film.

26. Stephen Lang

Actor | Avatar

A stage actor of great recognition, Stephen Lang has shaped a formidable career on and off the various stages of the United States and abroad. Though he is arguably most well-known for his acclaimed performance in James Cameron's Avatar (2009), Lang began his career in theater. Broadway roles ...

General Wade Eiling

27. Tim Blake Nelson

Actor | O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Tim Blake Nelson was born on May 11, 1964 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. He is an actor and director, known for O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Leaves of Grass (2009) and Minority Report (2002). He has been married to Lisa Benavides-Nelson since June 12, 1994. They have three children.

Professor Hamilton

28. Neil Patrick Harris

Actor | How I Met Your Mother

Neil Patrick Harris was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on June 15, 1973. His parents, Sheila Gail (Scott) and Ronald Gene Harris, were lawyers and ran a restaurant. He grew up in Ruidoso, New Mexico, a small town 120 miles south of Albuquerque, where he first took up acting in the fourth grade. ...

Snapper Carr

The role of the media must play a key role in JLA, so it's gonna take a great actor with a lot of energy to portray the enthusiastic reporter.

29. William Hurt

Actor | A History of Violence

William McChord Hurt was born in Washington, D.C., to Claire Isabel (McGill) and Alfred McChord Hurt, who worked at the State Department. He was trained at Tufts University and The Juilliard School and has been nominated for four Academy Awards, including the most recent nomination for his ...

The President

I figure the whole President Lex Luthor plot should come up in a sequel, but before that there needs to be a good actor for this role.

30. Lilly Wachowski

Writer | The Matrix

Director, writer and producer Lilly Wachowski was born in 1967 in Chicago as Andrew Wachowski, the son of Lynne, a nurse and painter and Ron, a businessman. Lilly was educated at Kellogg Elementary School in Chicago, before moving on to Whitney Young High School. After graduating from high school, ...

Director/Producer

31. Lana Wachowski

Writer | The Matrix

Lana Wachowski and her sister Lilly Wachowski, (also known as 'The Wachowskis') are the duo behind ground-breaking movies such as The Matrix (1999) and Cloud Atlas (2012). Born to mother Lynne, a nurse, and father Ron, a businessman of Polish descent, Wachowski grew up in Chicago and formed a tight...

Director/Producer

32. Roberto Orci

Producer | Star Trek

Roberto Orci was born on July 20, 1973 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He is a producer and writer, known for Star Trek (2009), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) and Fringe (2008).

Writer

33. Alex Kurtzman

Producer | Sleepy Hollow

Alex Kurtzman was born on September 7, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Alexander Hilary Kurtzman. He is a producer and writer, known for Sleepy Hollow (2013), The Mummy (2017) and Star Trek (2009). He is married to Samantha Counter.

Writer

34. Damon Lindelof

Writer | Lost

Damon Lindelof was born on April 24, 1973 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA as Damon Laurence Lindelof. He is a writer and producer, known for Lost (2004), The Leftovers (2014) and Star Trek (2009). He has been married to Heidi Fugeman since May 28, 2005. They have one child.

Writer

35. Zack Snyder

Director | 300

Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter, best known for action and science fiction films. Snyder made his feature film debut with the 2004 remake Dawn of the Dead and has gone on to be known for his comic book movies and ...

Producer

36. Christopher Nolan

Writer | Dunkirk

Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear, storytelling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970 in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of filmmaking, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made.

...

Producer

37. Charles Roven

Producer | The Dark Knight

Charles Roven was born on August 2, 1949. He is a producer, known for The Dark Knight (2008), American Hustle (2013) and Wonder Woman (2017). He is married to Stephanie Haymes-Roven. He was previously married to Dawn Steel.

Producer

38. Emma Thomas

Producer | Inception

Emma Thomas is a British film producer, known for co-producing films such as The Prestige (2006), Inception (2010), the Dark Knight trilogy (2005-2012), Interstellar (2014) and Dunkirk (2017). She frequently collaborates with her husband, filmmaker Christopher Nolan.

She has produced all of Nolan's ...

Producer

39. Wally Pfister

Cinematographer | Inception

Wally Pfister is an American cinematographer and film director, who is best known for his work with Christopher Nolan. He is also known for his work on director F. Gary Gray's The Italian Job (2003) and Bennett Miller's Moneyball (2011).

He made his directorial debut with the film Transcendence (...

Cinematographer

40. Bruce Timm

Animation_department | Batman: The Animated Series

Bruce Timm was born on February 5, 1961 in Oklahoma, USA as Bruce Walter Timm. He is known for his work on Batman: The Animated Series (1992), Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993) and Superman (1996).

Consultant

41. Geoff Johns

Writer | The Flash

Geoff Johns is an American comic book and television writer, film and television producer.

He is the Chief Creative Officer at DC Comics, a position he has served in since 2010. His most notable work in different media has used the DC Comics characters Green Lantern, Aquaman, The Flash and Superman.

...

Consultant

42. Hans Zimmer

Composer | Gladiator

German-born composer Hans Zimmer is recognized as one of Hollywood's most innovative musical talents. He featured in the music video for The Buggles' single "Video Killed the Radio Star", which became a worldwide hit and helped usher in a new era of global entertainment as the first music video to ...

Composer



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