Every Actor Who Could Play Martian Manhunter In a Future DC Movie

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The Martian Manhunter is a superhero who features in DC Comics. He made his debut in “The Manhunter from Mars” in Detective Comics #225 in 1955. He is one of the most powerful superheroes in the DC universe and is one of the original members of the Justice League of America.


With such an amazing CV, he deserves to be played by a good actor. Getting the casting right goes a long way in ensuring silver screen success. With a superhero of the stature of The Martian Manhunter, no chances can be taken. With this in mind, we take a look at the actors who could play this role in a future DC movie. Who among this list, do you think, should play the role? Or do you have someone else in mind? Let us know in the comments section below.

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1. Vin Diesel – Star Power

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Vin Diesel is one of the biggest names out there. Exactly what The Martian Manhunter deserves. He has a treasure trove of experience to draw from and would surely do well with the role. Moreover, he has a strong voice and confident mannerisms that would suit well with the role. Diesel would also bring welcome star power to such a production, boosting the chances of success. What else do we need?

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2. Denzel Washington – A Fan Favorite

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Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington has long been one of the fan favorites to play this role. We can see why. He has the wit and strong demeanor to do justice to the character of the superhero. However, age may not be on the side of the star. His longevity with the role would be an issue. Further, he may lack the strength and wherewithal to play a superhero character owing to his age.


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3. Tyrese Gibson As The Martian Manhunter?

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Shooting intense action scenes and portraying a superhero on screen requires a strong and fit physique. Tyrese Gibson has it. He has been one of the prominent faces of The Fast and the Furious franchise for many years. He has name recognition and the talent to pull off this role. Gibson might just be the next The Martian Manhunter!

4. Sterling K. Brown – A Talented Actor

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A picture of the actor, Sterling K. Brown

Next, we have Sterling K. Brown. He had his breakthrough via the hit series This is up. He is a talented actor and is now popular enough to star in a standalone film. Furthermore, he has acted in a variety of roles and thus has the requisite experience to pull off a major superhero on the silver screen. He might just be the next big thing for DC!


5. Mahershala Ali As The Martian Manhunter?

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Finally, the last entry on our list. Ali has done amazing work over the years. Many of his performances have been widely acclaimed. He has done stellar work In films like Green Book, Moonlight, and Hidden Figures. His work in Marvel’s Luke Cage is a fan favorite. With such an amazing body of work, he is a prime candidate for DC’s  Martian Manhunter. He has a great voice and on-screen presence, both attributes would help him do a good job.

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