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Top 6 Superhero Recasts

Everyone deserves a second chance. Well, I say EVERYONE… some people deserve to rot in hell for even the most minor of transgressions. Why are they making another Jurassic Park?!?! The whole point of these films is that a theme park with Dinosaurs would never work! Considering all the people that have died in these films, how would they ever get the funding to- I digress.

The point is, sometimes it’s good to see an actor try their hand at another role. So today we’re going to look at the top six superhero recasts! Because someone has to give these wealthy, famous, handsome, actors a chance goddammit!

DISCLAIMER! The following is my opinion. If you disagree then I shall take it as a personal slight and smite you from the face of the earth. And you will know my name is the lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee!


6. Justin Hartley (Green Arrow/Aquaman)


Forgot about this guy, didn’t ya? Poor Justin Hartley. He busts his arse in Smallville for years being Green Arrow, then that johnny-come-lately Stephen Amell strolls onto the scene and everyone forgets about him. I feel bad for him, I really do.

Still, he had another opportunity. That Aquaman pilot that you ALSO forgot about. Which was never picked up for a series. Still, was there a possibility that he’d be considered for the Justice League movie? Nope, Khal Drogo got in there before him. Geez, this guy can’t catch a break.


5. Ben Affleck (Daredevil/Batman)


Anyone else find it odd that Affleck said that, after doing Daredevil, he found being in a costume “humiliating” and that he never wanted to do anything like it again. Some would call that hypocritical. Me? I’m too busy re-watching Netflix’s Daredevil series for the umpteenth billionth time to comment.

So, yeah, Affleck’s Batman. Personally, I don’t get all the fallout that came after his casting. Batman V Superman: Dawn of the Rise of the Beginning of the Part One of the Prologue to Justice won’t fail because of Affleck. It’ll fail because it’s DC and they have no idea of what to do with any of their characters APART from Batman.


4. Brandon Routh (Superman/The Atom)


Ooooh, Brandon. You’ve had to work REALLY hard to make us like you again. I personally don’t blame you for Superman Returns being a boring yawnfest full of stupid plot points that belong in mediocre fan fiction. That guilt lies squarely with Bryan Singer. How could you Bryan? It was a dark time between X2 and Days of Future Past. Matthew Vaughn could only do so much!

Anyhoo, now he’s a genius, witty, billionaire who develops a flying suit of arm- WAIT A COTTON PICKIN’ MINUTE! Anyone else think this sounds just a mite familiar? They ripped off Iron Man! Weird, considering that Ray Palmer is supposed to shrink down to the size of an ant- WAIT A COTTON PICKIN’ MINUTE!

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Scott Meridew