Let’s Cast Booster Gold!


It has been a long time since I cast a lead role for a movie.  So far movie executives haven’t used any of my choices.  Their loss.  Today we are going to try and pick the perfect lovable jerk for Booster Gold.  It was hard to find guys that could do the job that aren’t already wearing tights, but here are my amazing choices in reverse order:

5: Nathan Fillion

Nathan Fillion Los Angeles premiere of 'The Amazing Spider-Man' held at the Regency Village Theatre - Arrivals Los Angeles, California - 28.06.12 Mandatory Credit: FayesVision/WENN.com

I know he is getting a little old for this, but no one plays a rogue better than Nathan, and if Batman and Superman are older why not Booster?  He would have to hit the gym, but I think he would pull it off aplomb.

4: Josh Holloway

Josh has already been a great rogue on TV, why not movies?  Plus he isn’t doing anything right now so he would be cheap.  I think he would fit right in with the cast of the Justice League, and he already has the golden locks.

3: Liam Hemsworth

There is just something about the Hemsworth boys that screams superhero.  With his stint as the third wheel in the Hunger Games being over, now is the perfect time to sign him up with a long term contract, and you would get a little Marvel/DC sibling rivalry going which would be fun.

2: Alan Tudyk

As we have learned from Marvel, funny men make great superheroes, and I think it is time for Alan to bulk up and don some tights!  Yes he is my second cast member from Firefly on this list, but that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t be great as everyone’s least favorite Golden Boy.

1: Zac Efron

I was watching the trailer for Neighbors 2, and I was like, “That Zac Efron has sure come a long way.  Why isn’t he a hero yet?”.  Then it hit me.  He is funny, and he is a little jerky.  He is the perfect age for a long term deal.  Warner Brothers should lock him down.  If he came from the future to save me I would want to punch him.

There you have it.  That is my list for who should play Booster Gold.  If they decide to put Blue Beetle in this movie they should just team up Fillion and Tudyk and make everyone happy.  Well, make me happy anyway.  Who would you pick to be the hero no body wanted?