By: Adam Basciano
When I last reported on Justice League Dark, or Dark Universe, or whatever they end up calling it, we learned that producer Scott Rudin had come onboard the project, and was tweaking the script by Guillermo Del Toro, to get ready for filming in 2016. Meanwhile, a search for a director and actors is underway. We know now who the producer and studio are eyeing for certain roles. “Colin Farrell is being eyed for John Constantine, Ron Pearlman is being eyed for Swamp Thing, Ewan McGregor is being eyed for Jason Blood, and Monica Bellucci is being eyed for Madame Xanadu. The producers hope to cast a black or Latina actress for Zatanna.” Colin Farrell, who was once Bullseye in Daredevil, and most recently starred in Season 2 of “True Detective”, would make a great John Constantine. Dye his hair blonde, throw a trench coat on him, have him smoke a cigarette, and boom.. there you have great casting. Look, I know people loved Matt Ryan in the role, on the short lived TV series, but WB/DC don’t cross the streams of TV and film, so let’s just let that pipe dream go.
Ron Pearlman as Swamp Thing is simply pure perfection. I mean, have you seen the Hellboy films and Blade II? Hell, go back further in time to when he starred alongside Linda Hamilton in TV’s Beauty & the Beast. This man was born to act with a mix of prosthetic makeup and CGI, so why not one more time? But this time, mean and green!
Ewen McGregor as Jason Blood aka Etrigan the Demon. Ewen McGregor is a solid actor, and has a great look for the part. There’s a lot of hate out there for the Star Wars prequels, but Ewen McGregor was not to blame. He was one of the standouts of that trilogy. The problem was Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, and the ever ridiculously stupid Jar Jar Binks.
Monica Bellucci can play anything she wants. She exudes acting talent and remains one of the most gorgeous women in the world. And she’s Italian, so I’ve got to support my home girl. This trifecta has me under her spell, which makes her an ideal choice for Madame Xanadu.
With all those people being considered for our mystical and monsterous heroes, who is, and could be up for playing the villain? ” According to sources, the HOT RUMOR is that actor Ben Mendelsohn, best known to fanboys for his role in The Dark Knight Rises, is being eyed to play villain Anton Arcane.” For those who don’t know, “Anton Arcane is considered Swamp Thing‘s arch nemesis. Anton Arcane is a mad scientist obsessed with gaining immortality which has led him to create monstrous creatures known as “Un-Men” as well as other monstrous biogenetic experimentations involving the dead.” We’ll have to wait and see who gets the directing job on this, but I love all the names that are being considered to play these roles.
(Source: Heroic Hollywood)