Top 10 Fascinating DCU Fan Castings: Wishful Thinking or Perfect Match?

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When James Gunn and Peter Safran revamped the DCEU into the newly formed DCU, fans anticipated bidding farewell to some of their favorite actors who had portrayed iconic roles for nearly a decade.

Noteworthy characters like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and others would inevitably require recasting, despite fans’ reluctance to see Cavill’s Superman depart. However, this transition also allowed for speculation and suggested some unlikely yet intriguing choices for these roles. With the fandom voicing their opinions, we now present you with the top fan castings we’ve discovered online.

Emilia Clarke as Mera

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Clarke gained worldwide fame for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in HBO’s hit show ‘Game of Thrones.’ Most recently, she appeared as Skrull G’iah in the MCU’s ‘Secret Invasion,’ where she plays one of the most powerful characters. Fans can’t seem to get enough of Clarke, often fan-casting her as the potential new Mera in James Gunn’s DCU.

Who knows? Maybe Gunn will be bold enough to introduce Mera after the role was previously held by the controversial Amber Heard.

John David Washington as John Stewart


One of the projects in development at DCU is the ‘Lanterns’ live-action TV show, which will focus on three notable Green Lanterns. While Nathan Fillion is confirmed to play Guy Gardner, the rest of the cast remains unknown. However, fans have expressed that John David Washington would be an ideal choice to portray John Stewart in the show.

Alan Ritchson as Bane


While Alan Ritchson expresses interest in portraying Batman, fans have alternative aspirations – envisioning him as the formidable nemesis, Bane. Tom Hardy delivered a remarkable portrayal of Bane in Nolan’s Batman films; however, enthusiasts argue that Ritchson possesses the physicality and demeanor requisite to masterfully embody the villain.

Amber Heard as Supergirl

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Oh dear. The role of Supergirl is currently portrayed by Milly Alcock in the DCU. However, before her casting, fans fancast Amber Heard for the role. Yes, that’s the same Amber Heard who played Mera in the DCEU and was involved in a widely publicized legal battle with her former spouse, Johnny Depp.

Glen Powell as Hal Jordan

Glen Powel as Hal Jordan

Powell mentioned that he’s not particularly keen on portraying superheroes, although he expressed interest in taking on the role of Batman. While some fans don’t see him as a suitable choice for the Dark Knight, many believe that the ‘Top Gun’ actor possesses the charisma to portray the iconic Green Lantern.

Melissanthi Mahut as Wonder Woman

Melissanthi as Wonder Woman

Melissanthi Mahut is a Canadian Greek-American actress, best known for her portrayal of Kassandra in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Her performance in the game draws strong parallels to Wonder Woman, making her a top choice among fans for the role. With her heritage, appearance, and physicality, Mahut embodies many qualities associated with the iconic character.


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Chris Pratt as Booster Gold


Pratt sparked the rumors a few weeks back by mentioning his involvement in both the MCU and the DCU. With discussions about the ‘Booster Gold’ show happening around the same time, fans quickly speculated that Pratt would be cast as the character. Given his appearance and comedic flair, Pratt seems well-suited to portray Booster Gold.

Antony Starr as Booster Gold

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Starr gained fame for his role as Homelander in ‘The Boys.’ While he never explicitly expressed interest in the character, fans observed his close relationship with director James Gunn and made connections. In terms of similarities between the characters, the main aspect Starr has in common with Booster is their physical resemblance.

Alan Ritchson as Batman

alan ritchson as Batman

Here we go again with Batman, and this time, it’s Ritchson’s fans who are advocating for him to don the cape and cowl. The ‘Reacher’ star has also shown dedication to the role, declaring his willingness to shout it from the rooftops if necessary. Ritchson is attracted to the character due to his gadgets and intelligence.

Jensen Ackles as Batman

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Jensen Ackles has already lent his voice to the animated version of the character, but the actor has also expressed a strong desire to portray one of DC’s most iconic characters on screen. With his physique, voice, and determination, fans are eager to see him land the role as soon as possible.

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