2. Ricky Whittle
To start, the guy just looks like he’s a superhero. To add to that, he was on The 100 so he already has a relationship with The CW – if that is where Black Lightning ends up. With his current project, American Gods (Starz), set to premier in early 2017, the timing could work out as Black Lightning will most likely begin production somewhere within the time American Gods first season is airing (if it gets picked up as quickly as I think it’s going to). Between his physicality, his acting resume, and his upcoming schedule, Ricky Whittle looks like a perfect candidate to play the electric-wielding superhero.