Open Channel: How Would You Cast Your Dream Superhero Film in the '80s, '90s, or Beyond?

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Earlier today, we shared a concept trailer that imagined what a 1990s version of Batman v Superman would look like. We got so excited casting Wonder Woman that we expanded it to other superhero flicks, like a grindhouse Logan in the 1970s, or an early 2000s The Avengers. Here’s your chance to dream up your ultimate fancast.

Here’s mine: Since the latest X-Men movie completely failed to capture the 1980s, I’d love to see an actual X-Men film from the 1980s. Only, it’d be like Breakfast Club, but with mutants. Michael J. Fox would play Ice-Man, with Johnny Depp as Pyro, his arch rival. Molly Ringwald would play Rogue, and Christina Applegate would cameo as Dazzler because she represents everything glorious about the 1980s. And Clint Eastwood would play a gritty Old Man Logan who’s keeping the kids in mutant detention at Xavier’s mutant school. Lessons about life are learned, presumably.


All right, now it’s your turn! Any decade, any movie. Let’s go.

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Beth Elderkin

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