Dave Bautista as Darkseid & 19 Other Most Interesting DCU Fan Castings

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When James Gunn and Peter Safran rebooted DCEU into the newly created DCU, fans knew that some of our favorite actors would have to bid farewell to roles they played for nearly a decade.

Notable roles like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, etc. will have to be recast, no matter how much fans hated the idea of saying goodbye to Cavill’s Superman. But, this also presented us with the opportunity to play around with the roles and suggested some highly improbable but nonetheless interesting picks for the roles. The fandom has spoken and now we present you with the best fan castings we were able to find online.

Dave Bautista as Darkseid

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Dave Bautista was a professional wrestler before he rose to prominence in the MCU playing the role of Drax. Since then the actor stated he wished to take on more serious roles. Bautista most recently appeared in Villeneuve’s megahit ‘Dune: Part Two’ as Glossu Rabban, and fans loved him in the role.

Bautista is most often fan-cast as Darkseid, mostly due to his physically imposing presence on-screen, and he already has experience with superhero franchises. Gunn also asked fans several months back to find him a role in the DCU.

Alexandra Daddario as Zatanna

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Despite being one of the most powerful magic users in DC, Zatanna rarely appears in live-action. There was a plan to develop her standalone movie, which was ultimately scrapped, and according to fans, Daddario was a top contender for the role. Daddario would be perfect as Zatanna due to her piercing blue eyes, shapely body, and her extremely expressive face.

Alexandra Daddario as Wonder Woman

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For many DCEU fans, Gal Gadot was the perfect Wonder Woman, however, when Gunn took over the cinematic universe and rebranded him, he decided to not move forward with the planned Wonder Woman project. Recently, he also cleared up that DCU’s Wonder Woman wasn’t cast yet meaning that Gadot definitely won’t return to reprise her role.

This is where Alexandra Daddario comes in. Daddario has a physical presence and striking blue eyes that could embody the iconic look of Wonder Woman. Her athletic build and height align well with the Amazonian warrior’s stature. It’s only natural that she is among fan picks for the role.

Bill Skarsgård as Joker

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Bill Skarsgård’s major breakthrough came in ‘It’ directed by Andy Muschietti, the director said something very peculiar about his acting ability: “One second he can act all cute, and then the next, there’s something ancestral and dark that just appears. His ability to transform is mind-blowing to me.” This is kind of a quality that we should be looking for in our next Joker.

He is unhinged but also blood-chilling and serious when he needs to be.

David Tennant as Edward Nygma

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Tennant’s most notable role to the majority of fans is that of the 10th Doctor in planetary popular ‘Doctor Who’ franchise. Taking into account Tennant’s range of acting (and the emotions he is able to convey through his facial expressions) he would truly be a good fit for an unhinged villain such as Edward Nygma.

Besides, he already has experience playing a similar role as he portrayed Purple Man in Netflix’s ‘Jessica Jones,’ a role he confirmed he would really like to return to as he stated recently.

Ving Rhames as Lex Luthor

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If there is a character on this list that can play an extremely wide range of characters, it’s Rhames. From heroes to villains, his versatility would allow him to bring depth and nuance to Luthor’s complex personality. He also has a deep, distinctive voice that could add to the menacing and authoritative aura of Lex Luthor. I swear it’s not just beacuse he is bald! Fans have spoken!

There’s one catch though, for Rhames to be Luthor we need to get a much older version of Supes as well.

Timothée Chalamet as Nightwing

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Timothée Chalamet is one of the most popular young actors currently. He’s been lining up blockbuster roles in ‘Dune’ franchise, ‘Woka,’ ‘Don’t Look Up’ and numerous other hit movies. This is why fans got him on their radar to play Dick Grayson aka Nightwing.

With the upcoming ‘Teen Titans’ live-action movies, Gunn would be wise to look in his direction. Chalamet has both the physique and screen presence to pull it off.

Mark Strong as Lex Luthor

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Mark Strong is a spitting image of comic-accurate Lex Luthor, and the actor also has experience playing villains. Strong appeared as Sinsestor in ‘Green Lantern,’ and as Doctor Thaddeus Sivana in both ‘Shazam’ movies released under the DCEU banner.

Now that DCEU is no more, and if Gunn ever considers focusing on older Superman and Luthor, he knows who to call.

Morena Baccarin as Catwoman


Morena Baccarin will reprise her role in the upcoming ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ as Wade’s love interest Vanessa. However, as DCU is slowly growing and new projects are planned, fans have expressed a desire to see Baccarin as Selina Kyle aka Catwoman. Her natural sex appeal and experience with superhero flicks make her a perfect fit for the role.


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Andrew Garfield as Barry Allen

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DCEU’s Flash wasn’t all that popular primarily beacuse he was played by the highly-controversial Ezra Miller. DCU offered us the opportunity to enjoy a new live-action actor and fans apparently want to see former (current??) Spider-Man as the crimson speedster.

Andrew has the physiology for it and that boyish charm, so what do you think?

Emilia Clarke as Mera

Emiliar Clarke as Mera

Clarke got planetary famous with the role of Daenerys Targaryen in HBO’s hit show ‘Game of Thrones.’ Most recently she appeared as Skrull G’iah in MCU’s ‘Secret Invasion’ and is currently one of the most powerful characters. It appears that fans can’t get enough of Clarke as they often fan-cast her as potential Mera is Gunn’s DCU as well.

Who knows, maybe Gunn is brave enough to introduce Mera after the role was held by scandalous Amber Heard.

John David Washington as John Stewart


One of the projects currently in development at DCU is the ‘Lanterns’ live-action TV show focusing on three notable Green Lanterns. We already know that Nathan Fillion will be portraying Guy Gardner, but we have no idea about the rest of the cast. Fans however made it known that John David Washington would be perfect to portray John Stewart in the show.

Alan Ritchson as Bane


Alan Ritchson wants to play Batman but fans have different plans, to see him as his greatest nemesis Bane. Bane was already brilliantly portrayed by Tom Hardy in Nolan’s Batman movies, but fans noted that Ritchson has both the physique and demeanor to pull off the villain.

Amber Heard as Supergirl

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Yikes. The role of Supergirl is already held by Milly Alcock in the DCU, but before the role went to her, fans cast Amber Heard for the role. Yes, the Amber Heard who portrayed Mera in the DCEU and was the subject of a highly publicized trial against her former spouse Johnny Depp.

Glen Powell as Hal Jordan

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Powell said that he isn’t really into playing superheroes, but he did state that he would like to play Batman. Fans agree that he wouldn’t be a good fit as the Dark Knight but the ‘Top Gun’ actor certainly has the personality to embody the most popular Green Lantern there is.

Melissanthi Mahut as Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman Fan cast

Melissanthi Mahut is a Canadian Greek-American actress most notable for her role as Kassandra in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which is as close as you can get to portraying Wonder Woman in gaming without the character actually being Wonder Woman. Melissanthi has everything going for her, the heritage, the looks and the physique so it’s no wonder that she is top fan-cast for the role.


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Chris Pratt as Booster Gold


Pratt himself started the rumors a few weeks ago when he stated that he’s going to appear both in the MCU and the DCU. Since ‘Booster Gold’ show was talked about during that time fans jumped to conclusions to take it as confirmation that Pratt would be portraying the character. Pratt has both the looks and the goofy personality to portray him well.

Antony Starr as Booster Gold

Antony Starr Booster Gold

Starr is most famous for portraying Homelander in ‘The Boys,’ and although he never really expressed interest in playing the character, fans noticed that he is on really good terms with director, James Gunn and well, connected the dots. As far as similarities between the two characters go, the only thing Starr has going for him is a similarity to Booster.

Alan Ritchson as Batman

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Yes, it’s Batman again, but this time, it is Ritchson’s fanbase that’s making rounds by presenting him as the top pick for The Dark Knight. The ‘Reacher’ star also expressed commitment to the role stating that he is willing to shout it from the rooftops if needed. Ritchson is drawn to the character beacuse of the gadgets and intelligence.

Jensen Ackles as Batman

Jensen Ackles as Batman

Jensen Ackles already voiced the animated version of the character, but the actor also expressed the desire to play one of the most iconic DC characters on screen as well. Jensen has the physique, he has the voice, and the will, and fans certainly lobby for him to get the role as soon as possible.

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