Top 11 Marvel (MCU) Fan Castings: Some Make Sense, Others Miss the Mark!

MCU fan castings

Few topics garner as much attention among comic book movie fans as fan castings. Marvel and DC enthusiasts are constantly speculating about which actors would be perfect for the roles of superheroes (and villains) who have yet to grace the big screen or may need a recast.

After collecting fan castings for Marvel and DC roles, we’ve compiled a list of the most intriguing ones. Some are quite promising, while others have sparked controversy among fans.

Keanu Reeves as Ghost Rider

Keanu Reeves as Ghost Rider FH

Keanu Reeves is truly known as one of the nicest actors in Hollywood, but he is no stranger to action and supernatural roles. Ever since they saw him in ‘Constantine’ fans have frequently fan-casted ‘The Matrix’ star for the role. Now that there are whispers of a Ghost Rider movie or Midnight Sons-focused project, it might just happen.

Reeves has the brooding and dark personality to definitely pull it off.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Doctor Doom

Nikolaj Coster Waldau as Doctor Doom

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is widely known for his role as Jaime Lannister in the globally acclaimed TV series “Game of Thrones.” Although his time on the show ended with the final season, fans have since envisioned him as Doctor Doom through various fan art and concept trailers. Waldau wouldn’t be the first “Game of Thrones” actor to join the MCU, as both Kit Harington and Richard Madden appeared in “Eternals.”

Waldau has the range and physique to portray the iconic villain. His ability to evoke sympathy makes him an ideal choice for a complex, morally ambiguous character.

Johnny Depp as Mephisto

Depp as Mephisto

Mephisto has only been mentioned in the MCU so far, but with the studio’s increasing focus on magic, the Midnight Sons, and similar themes, there’s a strong chance he’ll make his debut soon. Johnny Depp is the most popular fan-casting choice for the role, and now that he’s back in Disney’s good graces, it could actually happen.


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Dev Patel as Kang the Conqueror

dev patel kang

When Jonathan Majors faced assault allegations from his ex-partner, the studio faced a dilemma: recast Kang or remove him as the villain entirely. Majors’ subsequent guilty verdict and probation only fueled speculation.

Now, it seems the studio is proceeding with Kang, but the character will likely be recast. Fans have suggested Dev Patel for the role. Patel was also considered for the role of Reed Richards in Fantastic Four before Pedro Pascal was cast.

Giancarlo Esposito as Doom

Esposito as Doom

Giancarlo Esposito has risen to prominence as TV’s most iconic villain since his role in ‘Breaking Bad.’ Several months ago, he expressed interest in playing Professor X, only to later reveal that he had been cast in the MCU, but not as Professor X. He also disclosed that his character would have their own MCU series. Given fans’ longstanding speculation about Esposito as a potential Dr. Doom, many are hopeful that this is the role he has been cast in.

Keke Palmer as Rogue

Keke Palmer as Rogue

Keke has been a top choice among fans for a particular role for quite some time. With rumors intensifying about the introduction of X-Men into the MCU through a live-action project, it’s not far-fetched to imagine Keke being considered for one of the prominent mutant roles. Keke even acknowledged the fan casting through fan art that depicts her as the mutant character.

Ryan Gosling as Ghost Rider

Ryan Gosling as Ghost Rider

Ryan Gosling has openly expressed his desire to portray MCU’s Ghost Rider on multiple occasions, and fans eagerly took up the idea. Reports suggest that Gosling has already been cast in a mysterious role within the MCU, and there are also rumors circulating about a Ghost Rider project in development. Several months ago, there were rumors linking Gosling to the role of Nova in an upcoming live-action show.

Sydney Sweeney as Black Cat

Sydney Sweeney as Black Cat

Sydney Sweeney has already ventured into the realm of superheroes once, though the outcome wasn’t ideal. Now, fans are eager to see her take on another superpowered role in the MCU, particularly as Felicia Hardy, also known as Black Cat, an anti-hero/villainess and occasional ally of Spider-Man. Recent rumors suggesting Sweeney’s casting in the role have only fueled anticipation.

Henry Cavill as Cyclops

herny cavill as Cyclops

Fans have long speculated about DCEU’s Superman making his way into the MCU. Initially linked with the introduction of Captain Britain, recent buzz, especially following the release of ‘X-Men 97’ and the upcoming ‘X-Men’ MCU reboot, suggests growing interest in Henry Cavill portraying the new Cyclops. Numerous rumors have added to the speculation.

Miley Cyrus as Rogue

miley cyrus as rogue

After years of anticipation for quality ‘X-Men’ content, fans were thrilled to receive ‘X-Men 97’! The remake of the beloved 1992 series ‘X-Men: The Animated Series’ was a huge success among Marvel fans. With the excitement surrounding this and the upcoming live-action ‘X-Men’ reboot, fans have been sharing their casting ideas for their favorite mutants. One of the most popular suggestions by far is Miley Cyrus as Rogue. While this casting is unlikely, the mere mention of Miley joining the ‘X-Men’ ranks sparks heated discussions across social platforms!

Josh Holloway as Wolverine

Josh Holloway Wolverine

Numerous actors have portrayed iconic superheroes like Batman, Spider-Man, and Superman throughout the years. Yet, one actor stands out above the rest, Hugh Jackman, known for his portrayal of Wolverine since 2000. After two decades, many believed Jackman was finished with the role, only for him to reprise Wolverine in the upcoming ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’—a remarkable 24 years since he first donned the character. A true legend! However, it’s inevitable that we’ll eventually see a new Wolverine, with ‘Lost’s Josh Holloway frequently mentioned as a potential candidate.

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