The JLA of Friday Night Lights

This weekend, Superhero Hype! released a tentative cast list for Justice League of America which revealed social-conscious rapper Common as the Green Lantern, Heroes co-star from Season 1 Santiago Cabrera (Isaac Mendez) as Aquaman, and Alpha Dog star Anton Yelchin as the Flash, as opposed to the heavily rumored “O.C.” star Adam Brody.

Where this gets interesting is when you pull up the film on IMDb, Brody is listed as the Flash, alongside a few actors that Hype mentioned as well—namely Armie Hammer as Batman (incredible name, Armie Hammer should be a graphic novel), Megan Gale (a model in her 30’s) as Wonder Woman, and Teresa Palmer as Talia (character that wasn’t in Batman Begins) Al Ghul. What intrigues me is that Hype named D.J. Catrona as Superman, where IMDb listed Scott Porter, Jason Street from NBC’s Friday Night Lights, as Superman.

Scott Porter as Superman? That would be awesome—especially when you think about the fact that Jason Street is paralyzed on the show, and would play Superman, also played by the late paraplegic Christopher Reeves. That would be an interesting “art imitating art imitating life” dynamic that would be fun to talk about on the forums. It’s also interesting, because out of all the names that Hype and IMDb have listed, Porter is the only one I consider a good actor. Actually, this brings about another interesting scenario…

Friday Night Lights is arguably the best show on television. The direction, writing, and cast are amazing and the show is probably going to be cancelled within the next few weeks. I would hate to see this show go off the air, but I would enjoy it if they transplanted the FNL cast to JLA! Tell me you disagree, I dare you!

Superman — Scott Porter
Batman — Taylor Kitsch
Wonder Woman — Minka Kelly
The Flash — Zach Gilford
Green Lantern — Gaius Charles
Aquaman — Jesse Plemons
Talia Al Ghul — Adrianne Palicki
Iris — Aimee Teegarden (hey, why not? I don’t know even know who “Iris” is)

Throw in some roles for television’s best married couple Kyle Chandler and super MILF Connie Britton (Super-MILF would be another fantastic graphic novel) and the transition is SEAMLESS!

Up for Discussion: What do you think of the (real) casting for the Justice League movie so far?

Josh is a multi-tasker. He's been a cubicle monkey for the last few years, a veteran stage actor of over 10 years, a sometimes commercial actor, occasional writer of articles, a once-legend in the realm of podcastery, purveyor of chuckles in his homecity of Chicago as he has trained with the world renown iO (Improv Olympic) and Second City Conservatory and performed with both theaters, and can be seen doing a thing that actor's do on the website of his online sitcom, Josh also likes to tackle the beef of his bio with one run-on sentence, because it befits his train-of-thought.

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