Nowadays, superhero flicks can be a real gold mine, especially if the viewers accept you as that particular character. You hear all the time that some actor tweeted something about “wanting to play” this or that hero on big screen, but that’s like me saying “I wouldn’t mind earning millions”. Basically, those tweets mean nothing… Until they do! Remember the whole “Cumberbatch for Strange” twitter campaign?
Hopefully some of the following actors get their hand stuck inside that sweet, delicious comic book honey pot for as long as they can (looking at you, Nathan Fillion). So, without further ado, let’s check out these 9 actors who really wanted to play superheroes!
1. Donald Glover as Spider-Man
If you’re at least somewhat familiar with the recent-ish Spider-Man comics, you know there’s a universe where Peter Parker died, and Miles Morales took his place. Oh yeah, Miles is a black Hispanic, so you can’t dance around this one too much. So, Don Glover went viral with his pitch #donald4spiderman hashtag. Sadly, popularity doesn’t always get you far, so no live action movie for Don. However, there are two great outcomes from all this ruckus:
A) He did get to voice Miles Morales in the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon.
B) In the MCU’s “Spider-Man Homecoming” he played Aaron Davis – Miles Morales’ uncle.
By now he’s too old to play a 14 year old, so there’s that.
2. Keanu Reeves as Wolverine or Batman
After becoming an action movie icon, Reeves definitely showed us he would be a great super hero. And he did! Remember that weird movie Constantine? Yeah, that’s DC comics, baby. However, if he were to choose his poison, Reeves would prefer to play Wolverine or Batman. Thankfully, because he didn’t get those roles, we were blessed with “John Wick”, and I’m totally okay with that.
3. Jaden Smith as Static Shock
Jaden, Jaden, Jaden… Don’t you think you’ve ruined enough movies with your “acting”? Turns out this guy wants to play Static Shock! And yeah, they both are black and have similar hair, but Jaden simply can’t act, people. Hopefully the people at DC films dept. will not let that happen. So far it’s just his Twitter talking, but who knows… Who knows.