#1 Posted by Moomin123 (2205 posts) - - Show Bio

There's been loads of casting threads to do with superheroes, but none about casting comic book characters to old 1930s, 40s, 50s and 60s actors. Give comments below with classic ideas, I'll start. 
 
      
 
Vincent Price as Hector Hammond.
#2 Posted by IrishX (2318 posts) - - Show Bio

Fred Astaire can do anything......lol
#3 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@IrishX said:
" Fred Astaire can do anything......lol "
QFT. 
#4 Posted by OmegaTheDestroyer (1009 posts) - - Show Bio

I do agree with a lot of people when they say Vincent Price would be great as Doctor Strange.
 
Clint Walker would be great as Superman but I don't know about him playing Clark Kent, if that makes sense to anyone.

#5 Posted by Hunter114 (829 posts) - - Show Bio

David Niven as Sinestro (obviously)

#6 Posted by StrangerXL (211 posts) - - Show Bio

Jeffrey Hunter = Reed Richards. 
 

 
 
Susan Oliver = Sue Storm. 
 
 

 
 
 
Neville Brand = Ben Grimm. 
 
 

 
 
 
Kurt Russell = Johnny Storm. 
 
 

 

 
 
Christopher Lee = Dr. Doom. 
 
 

 
#7 Posted by GreenLantern555 (2218 posts) - - Show Bio
@Moomin123: He seems like he would be a better Sinestro.
#8 Posted by ComicMan24 (147042 posts) - - Show Bio
@GreenLantern555: He definitely looks like Sinestro.
#9 Posted by Moomin123 (2205 posts) - - Show Bio

  
 
David Niven as Sinestro 
 
  
 
Eroll Flynn as Hal Jordan 
 
   
#10 Posted by StrangerXL (211 posts) - - Show Bio

A No Brainer : Yul Brynner = Professor X. 
 
 

 
#11 Posted by WW-Fan (2738 posts) - - Show Bio

Ava Gardner as Wonder Woman 
 

 
#12 Posted by xscarletkittie (594 posts) - - Show Bio

Rita Hayworth as Jean Grey

#13 Posted by Captain13 (3260 posts) - - Show Bio

Hal Jordan is based on Paul Newman so...

#14 Posted by PowerHerc (81637 posts) - - Show Bio

 

 

How about:  
Barbara Eden as Namora or Namorita 
Zsa Zsa Gabor as Clea
#15 Posted by StrangerXL (211 posts) - - Show Bio

Sally Field = Wasp. 
 
 

 
 
 
Julie Adams = Scarlet Witch. 
 
 

 

Raquel Welch = Black Widow. 
 

 

 
#16 Edited by PowerHerc (81637 posts) - - Show Bio


 

 


 @StrangerXL:
I totally agree; Sally Field is the Wasp. I also like Raquel Welch as the Black Widow. Here are some more from me:  Steve Reeves as Hercules (Marvel - naturaly, especially since this is the person Jack Kirby based his version on), Ann-Margaret as Crystal, Sophia Loren as Umar, Elizabrth Montgomery as the Invisible Woman and Stephanie Powers as Phoenix/Jean Grey.   

 

 

 

 
#17 Posted by Chaos Prime (10842 posts) - - Show Bio
#18 Posted by StrangerXL (211 posts) - - Show Bio
@PowerHerc:

Good calls.  Here are my takes for Sophia Loren and Ann-Margaret. 
 
 
 
Sophia Loren = my choice for Golden Age Wonder Woman. 
 

 
 
Ann Margaret is my choice as Jean Grey/Marvel Girl. 
 

 
 
@ Chaos Prime:
 
 
I've got Kirk Douglas as my choice as the Doom Patrol's Cliff Steele/Robot Man. 
 

 

 
#19 Posted by Chaos Prime (10842 posts) - - Show Bio

@StrangerXL..Good call..

#20 Posted by Chaos Prime (10842 posts) - - Show Bio
#21 Posted by StrangerXL (211 posts) - - Show Bio
@Chaos Prime:

Another good call.  Here is someone else  Heston could have pulled off as far as looks go. 
 
 
    
 
 
 
@ Moomin123 : 
  
I think this character would have been a better fit for Errol Flynn than Hal Jordan. 
 

 
#22 Posted by OmegaTheDestroyer (1009 posts) - - Show Bio

what about John Wayne as Nick Fury?

#23 Posted by xscarletkittie (594 posts) - - Show Bio

Diana Dors as Venus

#24 Posted by PowerHerc (81637 posts) - - Show Bio
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here are a few more:  Bo Derek as Shanna, Liz Taylor as Sersi, Jayne Mansfield as Black Canary (Golden Age), Marilyn Monroe as Venus (Golden Age), Raquel Welch as Satana, Tina Louise as Mera, Gina Lollobrigida as Gamora, Jane Russell as Phantom Lady, Brigitte Bardot as Amora the Enchantress and Jane Seymour as the Black Widow (Natasha)   
 
 
 
 
#25 Edited by PowerHerc (81637 posts) - - Show Bio
@StrangerXL:
Good call on Errol Flynn as Tony Stark.
#26 Edited by StrangerXL (211 posts) - - Show Bio
@xscarletkittie: 
Nice  call.

 
@PowerHerc:     
 
Thanks.  Some good calls on your last go around.  The Elizabeth Taylor head shot you used made me think of her as Black Widow first appearance version. 
  

 



 

#27 Posted by RoosterCogburn (209 posts) - - Show Bio

Clint Eastwood - Jonah Hex

#28 Posted by thabigred (41 posts) - - Show Bio
@RoosterCogburn said:

" Young Clint Eastwood - Invincible                                        "

     
    
 
I can dream can't I?
#29 Posted by PowerHerc (81637 posts) - - Show Bio
@xscarletkittie said:
"Diana Dors as Venus

 
"
Perfect match!
@RoosterCogburn:
Right on!
#30 Posted by mr.drac (224 posts) - - Show Bio
Dolph Lundgren as Captain America
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sean Bean as The Joker
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Montgomery Clift as either Prof. X or Dr.Doom
#31 Posted by StrangerXL (211 posts) - - Show Bio

Stephen Boyd = Captain America. 
 
 

 

 
Robert Redford = Hank Pym. 
 
     
   
 

 
Jan Michael Vincent = Hawkeye. 
 
 

 
#32 Posted by StrangerXL (211 posts) - - Show Bio

With longer hair of course, Ron Ely = Thor. 
 

 

 
 
With full on beard and eye patch, George C. Scott = Odin. 
 
 

 

 
 
A very young Basil Rathbone = Loki. 
 
  

 

 
Jane Russell = Sif. 
 

 

 
 
Ty Hardin = Fandral the Dashing.   He also would be a good Green Arrow. 
 

 

 
 
Orson Wells = Volstagg the Enormous. 
 

 

 
 
Toshiro Mifune = Hogun the Grim. 
 

 

 
 
Stella Stevens = Amora the Enchantress. 
 

 
#33 Posted by PowerHerc (81637 posts) - - Show Bio
@StrangerXL:
Those are some really good choices.
#34 Posted by StrangerXL (211 posts) - - Show Bio
@PowerHerc:

Thanks. Besides being a comic book junkie, I'm also somewhat of a movie junkie as well, especially the old school classics.
#35 Posted by PowerHerc (81637 posts) - - Show Bio

Bump.
#36 Posted by kadeem (2870 posts) - - Show Bio

Bruce Lee as Shang-Chi

#37 Edited by PowerHerc (81637 posts) - - Show Bio

Buster Crabbe

Robert Stack
Here's another batch:  Robert Stack as Nick Fury, Buster Crabbe (the original Flash Gordon) as Green Lantern (Alan Scott), Ernest Borgnine as the Beast, Chuck Conners as Guy Gardner and Clark Gable as Tony Stark
Clark Gable

Chuck Conners

Ernest Borgnine
#38 Posted by Susanoo (5909 posts) - - Show Bio

Currently, Johnny Depp as Dr. Strange.
#39 Posted by Liberty (9192 posts) - - Show Bio

Great Forum.  I got nothing but this was is really cool.

Online
#40 Posted by StrangerXL (211 posts) - - Show Bio

A no-brainer : Jim Brown = Luke Cage Classic. 
 
 

 

 
 
Bernie Casey = Brother Voodoo. 
 
 

 

 
 
 
Dorian Harewood = Black Lightning. 
 
 
 

 
#41 Edited by Tom_Strong (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Dolph Lundgren could never have played Captain America, not with that accent. There's only one Marvel hero Dolph could have played (besides the Punisher of course), and that's the Mighty Thor. I mean just look at him in all his He-Man glory -  
 
[IMG]http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/8-2-B-4-9-5/Dolph_He-Man-2.jpg[/IMG] 
 
[IMG]http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo261/8-2-B-4-9-5/Dolph_He-Man-1.jpg[/IMG]     
  
I mean if that's not Thor material, I don't know what is. 

Back to classical actors, I'd say Charlton Heston for either Aquaman (DC) or Captain America (Marvel), Gregory Peck for Superman and, while I know he came in at a time when most classic actors were on their way out. I do believe Timothy Dalton would have been good as either Batman/Bruce Wayne, Dr. Strange or Mr. Sinister.
#42 Posted by StrangerXL (211 posts) - - Show Bio

 
 
James Garner = Captain Marvel. 
 
 
 
 
 


 
#43 Posted by Aiden Cross (15562 posts) - - Show Bio
Errol Flynn as Tony Stark
 

Yul Brynner as Charles Xavier
#44 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (12525 posts) - - Show Bio
@PowerHerc said:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here are a few more:  Bo Derek as Shanna, Liz Taylor as Sersi, Jayne Mansfield as Black Canary (Golden Age), Marilyn Monroe as Venus (Golden Age), Raquel Welch as Satana, Tina Louise as Mera, Gina Lollobrigida as Gamora, Jane Russell as Phantom Lady, Brigitte Bardot as Amora the Enchantress and Jane Seymour as the Black Widow (Natasha)   
 
 
 
 

my my my   these women almost make me wish i was alive back then
#45 Posted by JediXMan (29589 posts) - - Show Bio
@Aiden Cross said:
 
Yul Brynner as Charles Xavier
Nah, I think he's more the Lex Luthor type.
 
Personally, I think Sally Field is a good choice for Shadowcat.
#46 Posted by Aiden Cross (15562 posts) - - Show Bio
@JediXMan: Didnt think about that, he'd be a good fit for Lex. It's just that I hate seeing Lex in movies now since he's been in every Superman movie xP
#47 Posted by EdwardWindsor (14402 posts) - - Show Bio

Peter Sellers - Dr Strange or Sinestro

Clint Eastwood - Hal Jordan or Cyclops.
 
#48 Posted by JediXMan (29589 posts) - - Show Bio
@Aiden Cross said:
@JediXMan: Didnt think about that, he'd be a good fit for Lex. It's just that I hate seeing Lex in movies now since he's been in every Superman movie xP
I agree with that. I don't want to see any more of Lex, either; I want Brainiac. But I still think Yul Brynner would make a good Lex.
#49 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (12525 posts) - - Show Bio

Vincent Price as Doctor Strange  
#50 Posted by Hoarderofhilarity (299 posts) - - Show Bio

   Marlon Brando - Silvermane 
Steve McQueen - Nick Fury 
James Stewart - Anyone 
Christopher Lee - Mr Sinister 
John Carridine - Dracula
Lon Chaney Jr. - Wolverine 
Bori Karloff - Apocalypse