Sunday, October 3, 2010

Casting A Comic Book Movie

I just entered a contest on "Here in Bongo Congo" wherein you have to come up with your perfect cast for a comic book-based movie. I struggled far longer than I should have, but thought I would post my thoughts here so that I could link my entry to the pictures I was thinking about.

I decided to cast a movie based on a comic book from the 1980s entitled "Adventures of The Outsiders". I was looking at this cover specifically for inspiration:

For those of you who may not know, the series started as "Batman and the Outsiders" in 1983, as a way for Batman to get a little edgier and move away from "cosmic" sort of adventures with Superman and the rest of the Justice League.

After awhile, Batman left the book and "The Outsiders" continued on their own. I liked the idea of using this group, as none of the characters wear full face masks, so it sort of matters who you cast.

Here are my choices:

Kenneth Branagh As Geo-Force

Vin Diesel as Metamorpho

Jamie Chung as Katana

Jessica Biel as Looker

Donald Glover as Black Lightning

and AnnaSophia Robb as Halo

So there you choices for a rather obscure (to the general public) group of superheroes. I actually enjoyed putting this together. The hardest part was finding a decent image of Halo, one that captures her youth and naiveté. I might do something like this again at some point....


  1. I'm glad you did The Outsiders, one of my fav. underrated super hero groups ever. I loved the casting job, excellent choices!

  2. Today is ethical indisposed, isn't it?


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