Top 10 Actors That Need to be in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
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Everyone loves to talk about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and for good reasons. The overarching superhero narrative has been going strong across 11 years and 21 (?) films.
With so many different characters running around, it seems like just about every famous actor has gotten their chance to shine in a superhero role. Last year’s Avengers: Infinity War famously featured 28 different superheroes alone, and that doesn’t even account for the countless other heroes, villains, and supporting characters that have popped up in various other films.
With the first arc of the great saga concluding with the forthcoming Avengers: Endgame (to be released April 26, 2019) it seems the perfect opportunity to start thinking of new characters to bring in. Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox is also set to finalize on March 20th, Marvel Studios will finally be allowed to introduce characters from their X-Men and Fantastic Four properties into the universe as well.
With this in mind, here are the top 10 finest actors that deserve their spot in the glorious MCU.
Whatever happened to Eddie Murphy? Once one of the most celebrated actors in Hollywood, he has since disappeared from the public eye. The only man to ever portray Dr. Dolittle, the Nutty Professor, AND Donkey from Shrek, he surely deserves a resurgence in his career.
With his acting chops and comedic background, Eddie could portray pretty much any Marvel superhero he wants to, but the casting experts here at 256kb think he would be perfect as Namor the Sub-Mariner. Sure, Namor isn’t typically portrayed as a...funny character, but we think Eddie would knock it outta the park.
While we’re at it, let’s replace Disney’s tone-deaf casting of Will Smith as the Genie with Eddie as well. The Will Smith age is over, baby.
Let’s face it -- Dennis Quaid has the most beautiful voice in all of Hollywood. He also just exudes the charisma of a great dad or something. Although he has the personable authority of a father, he also regally commands the respect of a king. That’s why we think he’d be perfect as Black Bolt.
The seminal mastermind behind such epoch-defining classics like Seinfeld and Bee Movie, it is time for Jerry Seinfeld to once again make his power known.
The saying “third time’s a charm” has definitely been said before, and I’m going to say it again in regards to the Fantastic Four. After the unmitigated disappointment of their first incarnation (in 2005 and 2007) and the possibly worse Fant-4-Stick reboot (2015), these guys deserve another chance. Seinfeld would be picture-perfect casting as the team’s leader, Reed Richards, AKA Mr. Fantastic.
While we’re at it, how about Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the Invisible Woman, Kramer as the Human Torch, and George Costanza as the Thing? You’re welcome, Marvel.
Okay, bear with us here. So, Condoleezza isn’t necessarily someone who you would consider “an actor” but she is a powerful woman, and the Marvel films could use a few more of those, am I right?
Condoleezza would be perfect as one of the strongest Marvel women: She-Hulk. The dignity that she would bring to the role is greater than any conventional actor, that’s for sure.
Tim Allen was the face of the 90s and deserves to be the face of the 2020’s as well. At the time it came out,
Tool Time Home Improvement was the best show since MASH, and honestly, it still is.
Tim Allen has already shown that he can make convincing caveman grunts, which means he would be perfect as Ka-Zar, the guy who lives in the Savage Land.
She could easily be cast as any number of X-Men, including Emma Frost or Jean Grey, but we think she would be best as Dazzler the disco mutant.
The X-Men films are going to need a new Professor X after joining the MCU, and you’re looking at him.
Ron Paul may not be a professional actor, but he has all the gravitas and charisma needed for the Charlie X role. And he kind of looks like a cute, wise grandpa that mutant children could trust.
Every Prof. X needs his Magento, and we think that Cheney would act as a perfect foil to the adorable Ron Paul. Just like the real Magento, Dick Cheney is uncompromising and powerful.
Okay, so no one really wants Starfox (no, not this Star Fox) to join the MCU, because he’s kind of weird and creepy. However, I have a feeling people would change their tune if Owen "King" Wilson was cast as him.
Just imagine Starfox zooming through space with the characteristic Wilson grin on his face and slapping people with his pheromones. Wow!
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