In recent months, the DC Universe has encountered a series of obstacles, such as Henry Cavill’s departure from the Superman role, the cancellation of Wonder Woman 3, and the ambiguous future of the Justice League franchise. However, the fanbase’s passion for DC comics remains unwavering, as evidenced by a viral fan-casting poll that has been making waves on social media platforms.
Fans from all over have taken to the internet to express their support and opinions on the poll, which proposes several new members to the Justice League, including Jensen Ackles as Batman, Alden Ehrenreich as Hal Jordan, and Adriana Arjona as Wonder Woman.
The future of the Justice League franchise as suggested by fans
The Justice League is a team of DC Comics superheroes that first appeared in The Brave and the Bold #28 in 1960. The founding members of the team include Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash, and Green Lantern. The team has been an essential part of the DC Universe, with numerous comic book series, animated television shows, and movies based on their adventures.
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The Justice League franchise has seen numerous iterations over the years, with various team members coming and going. In recent times, the franchise has been subject to some uncertainty, with the departure of Henry Cavill from the Superman role and the cancellation of Wonder Woman 3. Despite this, the fanbase remains passionate about the franchise and is eager to see what the future holds.
Recently, a viral fan-casting poll has been making the rounds on social media, suggesting potential actors for the upcoming Justice League movie. According to the poll, Jensen Ackles, known for his role on Supernatural, should play Batman, Solo star Alden Ehrenreich should play Hal Jordan, and Morbius star Adriana Arjona should play Wonder Woman.
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Additionally, the poll suggested Wolfgang Novogratz for the role of Superman, Alexander Ludwig for Aquaman, and Lucas Till for Flash.
Fan-casting frenzy: Mixed Response to Suggestions for New Justice League Movie Actors
The suggested actors have generated a mixed response from fans. Some fans have expressed their excitement at the prospect of Jensen Ackles playing Batman.
Jensen's batman really needs to happen.
— Arafa Wayne #Is Watching Smallville for first time (@MARAFA_BRIDGES) February 28, 2023
Many showed their support for the prospect of Jensen playing Batman citing his previous voice-acting work as the Dark Knight and his general acting talent.
Jensen Ackles as Batman would actually go super hard. He has done great voice acting as him @JensenAckles 🦇
— Dr. Stephen Strangley (@DagglesArchive) February 28, 2023
While many fans have expressed their support for Jensen Ackles playing Batman in the upcoming Justice League movie, not everyone is convinced. Some have criticized the choice as “boring,” suggesting that Ackles’ acting skills could make any character interesting and that he would be better suited for a different role, such as Catman.
Jensen Ackles is such a boring choice for Batman, idk why mfs are keep pushing for that fancast smh. like guy could play literally any d-list character and make him famous (like he did with Soldier boy).. he would've be a way better choice for Catman Or something
— john TENET 🥶 ❄ (@collateral_MAX) February 28, 2023
Similarly, some fans have applauded the suggestion of Alden Ehrenreich as Hal Jordan, given his impressive performance in Solo: A Star Wars Story. As for Adriana Arjona’s potential casting as Wonder Woman, fans have generally been positive, praising her talent and physical resemblance to the Amazonian warrior.
A Latina for Wonder Woman??!!Sign me in! pic.twitter.com/hyy2MKYA4l
— RogueRacer_X (@brandaobond) February 28, 2023
However, some fans have also expressed concern about the lack of experience she has in action roles and doubt Alden Ehrenreich’s ability to bring the necessary charisma and swagger to the role of the Green Lantern.
Hal jordan casting is a no
Wonder woman casting is a nah
The rest i can see it tbh
— THE ARROWVERSE GENIUS😏 (@MaliqueMatthews) February 27, 2023
It’s worth noting that fan-casting polls like these are not necessarily indicative of the final casting decisions that will be made for the Justice League movie. However, they do offer valuable insights into the preferences and expectations of the DC fanbase.
The recent viral poll also highlights the importance of fan feedback in shaping the direction of movies and TV shows. Studios and producers would do well to listen to the voices of the fans and take their opinions into account when making casting decisions and other creative choices.
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The suggested actors for the new Justice League movie may or may not ultimately be cast in their respective roles. However, the enthusiasm and creativity of the DC fanbase are a positive sign for the future of the franchise, and studios should continue to engage with and listen to their fans.