11 Superhero Characters The Walking Dead Cast Would Be Perfect To Play


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The cast of The Walking Dead

One of the vital profitable comedian guide diversifications of all time is The Walking Dead. The AMC present, which Frank Darabont developed from Robert Kirkman’s standard comedian sequence chronicling humanity’s wrestle to outlive a world overrun with reanimated corpses, has earned a number of Emmys, a Golden Globe nomination, and two spin-offs (to this point) throughout its 10 (quickly to be 11) season run.

For many who aren’t followers of the Picture comedian, it might be straightforward to neglect that the sequence is a comic book guide adaptation, contemplating its tone and material are far totally different from what “informal followers” are used to: superheroes. In fact, there isn’t a room for superhuman, costumed vigilantes in an ongoing battle between people and zombies (excluding a well-known Marvel storyline by which that’s precisely what occurs), nevertheless it does give me an concept.

Whereas alums Michael Rooker (Merle Dixon) and Danai Gurira (Michonne) have already graduated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with vital roles, as Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Yondu and Black Panther‘s Okoye respectively, the remainder of the forged of The Walking Dead has but to know what it’s wish to be a superhero. So, why do not we check out a few of the present’s present sequence regulars (and even a couple of outdated favorites) and picture what heroes they might be excellent as.

Norman Reedus and The Punisher

Norman Reedus – The Punisher

Sarcastically, Norman Reedus’ Daryl Dixon was initially not meant to outlive Season 1 of The Walking Dead. Which leaves us to marvel, had issues gone in line with plan with the unexpectedly standard character, if Reedus may need stolen his former co-star Jon Bernthal’s likelihood to play Frank Fortress on Netflix’s Daredevil and his solo spin-off, The Punisher. From how he rocks a leather-based jacket, owns the street on his chopper, and his mastery of the stoic loner shtick as Daryl, Reedus embodies precisely who would think about ought to play the widowed, vengeful warfare veteran in an MCU reboot… with all due respect and appreciation for Bernthal, after all.

Andrew Lincoln and Blackhawk's Andrew Lincoln

Andrew Lincoln – Blackhawk

He might have left the present in 2018 however, till then, Andrew Lincoln was the center and soul of The Walking Dead as former cop Rick Grimes: a person who, when his head was in the fitting place, confirmed nice management, made particularly commendable by Lincoln’s efficiency. Thus, I consider he can be the right alternative to steer an adaptation of the DC comedian Blackhawk, which follows a squadron of World Warfare II-era fighter pilots which Steven Spielberg has been reportedly engaged on. Nonetheless, I might suggest he replace it to the current day, in order that Andrew Lincoln can play the present chief of the Blackhawk Program, whose title is… Andrew Lincoln.

Melissa McBride and Zealot

Melissa McBride – Zealot

Carol Peletier isn’t one bit the particular person she was in Season 1 of The Walking Dead, having developed from a meek, determined mom right into a fearless, totally succesful, and even ruthless warrior, as Melissa McBride has performed her. Woman Zannah, higher referred to as Zealot, didn’t develop into the fierce warrior from the planet Khera that she is called in the present day, however was expert in weaponry and professional martial arts lengthy earlier than she turned stranded on Earth and joined the WildC.A.T.S. in a warfare in opposition to Daemonites (whereas this DC property was nonetheless completely an Picture character). Not solely does McBride look the half, however has demonstrated how she will be the half on The Walking Dead for years.

Christian Serratos and Zatanna

Christian Serratos – Zatanna

Going from taking part in Ned’s crush Susie Crabgrass on Nickelodeon’s Ned’s Declassified College Survival Information to taking part in a badass soldier on The Walking Dead Christian Serratos pulled off one of many coolest magic tips in TV historical past by exhibiting a shocking vary of versatility. Magic is definitely a specialty of Zatanna Zatara, the DC character I feel she can be a spot-on option to play. She might not have identical combative experience as Rosita Espinosa, however as a member of Justice League Darkish, Zatanna has had her fair proportion of monstrous enemies.

Josh McDermitt and Forbush Man

Josh McDermitt – Forbush Man

One thing you could not find out about Josh McDermitt, who performs Eugene Porter (a The Walking Dead survivor who lied his means to make sure his personal safety) is that he acquired his begin in stand-up comedy, even when his moments of comedian aid on the sequence make that much less stunning. Whereas the actor has confirmed his dramatic chops on the present as effectively, I feel the actor would do effectively by taking part in a superhero that displays his roots and one of many funniest characters identified to the Marvel Universe is Forbush Man, identified for his failed makes an attempt to be in superhero organizations just like the Revengers, S.H.E.E.S.H., and the Echhs-Males. So, sure, this cast-iron helmet sporting, fourth wall-breaking “crimefighter” is admittedly extra of a superhero parody, however that could be a fairly scorching idea proper now, in spite of everything.

Steven Yeun and Kamen Rider

Steven Yeun – Kamen Rider

Steven Yeun is definitely going to be in a not too long ago introduced new sequence based mostly on the Robert Kirkman superhero comedian Invincible… however as an animated character, not live-action as I used to be personally hoping to see the Korean-born actor, finest referred to as pizza deliverer turned professional Walker fighter Glenn Rhee for the primary six season of The Walking Dead, painting a brand new comedian guide character. One superhero who, regardless of his affect, isn’t very well-known to American audiences is Kamen Rider, a crimefighting motorcyclist dressed as an insect created by Japanese manga artist Shotaro Ishinomori. I feel that if anyone can promote the concept of an English-language adaptation of this abroad cult sensation, it is Yeun.

Lauren Cohan and She-Hulk

Lauren Cohan – She-Hulk

It has been confirmed {that a} performer can easily transcend comedian guide universes (Michael Keaton, Ben Affleck Laurence Fishburne) and British actress Lauren Cohan has already been in two, from taking part in Maggie Greene (whom Glenn would finally, unofficially, marry) in The Walking Dead and Martha Wayne (Batman’s mother) in Batman v Superman: Daybreak of Justice. So, why not go for the trifecta and be part of the MCU as a personality whom loads of Marvel followers have beneficial her for already: Jennifer Walters (higher referred to as She-Hulk). The inexperienced superhero goddess’ solo Disney+ sequence has but to be forged at this second so, if the producers of TWD can write in a couple of causes for Maggie to be absent a bit extra usually after Cohan returns to the function, I feel she has this within the bag.

Chandler Riggs and Red Robin

Chandler Riggs – Pink Robin

The first particular person you normally consider if you consider Batman’s sidekick is Dick Grayson (the primary Robin, in spite of everything), however then there are additionally those that have loved Jason Todd or Damian Wayne within the costume, however Tim Drake stands out as the least appreciated, so far as I can inform. A The Walking Dead character whom I consider was under-appreciated for a lot of his time on the sequence was Rick Grimes’ son, Carl, the function that actor Chandler Riggs grew up taking part in. Due to this fact, placing the actor, now 20, within the function of Tim Drake’s present alias, Pink Robin, looks like a match made in Heaven to me.

Sonequa Martin-Green and The Crimson Avenger

Sonequa Martin-Inexperienced – The Crimson Avenger

I do fairly miss Sonequa Martin-Inexperienced as Sasha on The Walking Dead, for her resilience, complexity, and gorgeous abilities behind a firearm. With how effectively she introduced that character to life, I feel the actress (who at present performs Commander Michael Burnham on Star Trek: Discovery) qualifies profoundly to play Jill Carlyle, a lawyer who, when coming throughout a pair of cursed pistols, turns into the most recent to bear the title of lethal vigilante The Crimson Avenger.

Ross Marquand and Booster Gold

Ross Marquand – Booster Gold

Yet one more The Walking Dead alum who has joined the MCU is Ross Marquand… simply to not be superhero, however to make use of his extraordinary expertise of impersonation to fill the function of Pink Cranium (originated by Hugo Weaving) in Avengers: Infinity Warfare and Avengers: Endgame. So, as a substitute of convincing Marvel to present him double obligation, I like to recommend he check out for the opposite workforce as a comparatively missed DC superhero named Booster Gold. Whereas taking part in the attention-seeking, time touring Justice League member, who debuted within the 1980s, can be a far cry from his TWD character Aaron, in case you have a look at all the things else the actor has finished (together with voice roles on Seth MacFarlane sequence), that is simply what he could also be searching for.

Alanna Masterson and Sage

Alanna Masterson – Sage

You assume you may name your self an professional of all X-Males characters simply by having seen each film? Nicely, assume once more as a result of one very cool and sophisticated mutant named Sage, who’s simply as expert in telepathy as she is in pc hacking, piloting, and martial arts, has solely been depicted onscreen in Fox’s short-lived spin-off sequence The Gifted. I consider that the MCU ought to some day give Sage a brand new residence on the silver display screen and I like to recommend Alanna Masterson as a result of, like Sage, her The Walking Dead character, Tara Chambler, was a headstrong particular person who might invoke a hostile character as a protection mechanism if want be.

Seth Gilliam and Green Lantern (John Stewart)

Seth Gilliam – Inexperienced Lantern

If you’re like me, you grew up with the John Stewart incarnation of Inexperienced Lantern, who was dropped at life on the acclaimed animated sequence Justice League in 2003. Additionally, if you’re like me, you’re most likely hoping that Stewart will get to be the star of future movies in regards to the group of intergalactic cops geared up with rings that enable them to struggle evil with no matter their creativeness conjures. When you noticed the aspect by aspect photograph above with Seth Gilliam (preacher Gabriel Stokes from The Walking Dead) subsequent to an animated shot of John Stewart, I feel it speaks for itself why he has a very good shot on the function.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Batman (Thomas Wayne)

Jeffrey Dean Morgan – Batman

I do know, you realize, and even Jeffrey Dean Morgan himself is aware of that that is the proper reply for which superhero the actor, whose most memorably comedian guide function up to now is the despicable Negan, ought to play. Ever since he appeared alongside The Walking Dead co-star Lauren Cohan because the dad and mom to younger Bruce Wayne in Batman v. Superman: Daybreak of Justice, followers have theorized for years that Morgan would reprise the function of Thomas Wayne in a movie based mostly on the Flashpoint storyline, which imagines an alternate world by which Bruce died that fateful day, leaving Martha to go loopy and develop into the Joker and Thomas taking up the id of The Batman. The actor has stated he’s down for the function, if it ever occurs, that’s.

What do you assume? Are these superheroes excellent for The Walking Dead clan, or do you assume I am lifeless within the mind to think about such character selections? Tell us within the feedback and you should definitely examine again for extra updates on the favored horror present in addition to extra hypothetical casting classes right here on CinemaBlend.



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