7 Characters That Willem Dafoe Could play In ‘Justice League’

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Earlier today it was revealed that actor Willem Dafoe was cast in an unknown role for the upcoming Justice League film. While no details were explicitly given, they did reveal that the actor would be appearing in both Justice League Part 1, and Justice League Part 2, and that the character was in fact a good guy.

As of this moment fans don’t have a lot to go on. But with some digging, Heroic Hollywood has compiled a list of 7 possibilities that Dafoe could play in the upcoming film.

In no particular order, hit the Jump to begin.


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  • ArtimusGG

    Nice be interesting to see him as Ted Kord but I am guessing Martian Manhunter. We’ll see.

  • SAvram

    I’d like to see Martian Manhunter on the big screen. He is such an interesting character. But most likely he would be Tom Curry because JL is going to be something of an origin story of Aquaman so it makes sense. Or Doctor Fate. But I think it’s too early for magic in DC movies. But that is my two cents on this.

    • Phil

      DC is introducing magic in Suicide Squad. So, I do agree, I would like to see him as Kent Nelson.

  • Carl

    Highfather is my guess. Ted Kord would be cool too.

    • JMMagwood

      That would be epic, but for some reason, I see him playing a non super character. Like Holly Hunter in “BvS,” someone written just for this movie.

  • Monty

    I’ve been holding out for Swanwick to be MM. I know, that’s a stretch. But let a guy dream, willya?

    • capwulf

      Not a bad choice at all….but I doubt it. DB Woodside would be magnificent gravitas…charisma, a little scary. Perfect J’onn.

  • JMMagwood

    How about Jim Corrigan?

    • flavortang

      Oooohhh. Good choice, man.

      • JMMagwood

        Since we’re getting some aspect of Gotham P.D. in “Justice League,” maybe we’ll get Corrigan as one of Gordon’s cops. Maybe he gets killed at the end of Part 1, and then, in Part 2…

  • lowdevil

    Dr Fate-1940
    Dr Strange-1963
    I could go on and on about the raping of DC characters but who cares cuz Marvel is the best thing in whole world blah blah blah…

    • SuperBuckeye30

      Don’t, worry son. The whambulance is on its way.

  • Phil

    Dr.Fate would be pretty awesome!

  • Monty

    I can definitely see the point to making him Kent Nelson if they push the sorcery. But John Noble is the only person alive born to play Doctor Fate. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0633604/

  • xxjinzaxx

    OMG. No granny goodness? He’s a freakin’ genius in the Snickers commercial.

  • Origami Rose

    Green Goblin

  • Matt Palmer

    What’s up with the Pagination?

  • chaburchak

    Willem, not William…

  • capwulf

    I’d love to see him as Lex Sr. I don’t believe they said he was dead. It would fix Eisenbergs travesty.

    • henryducard

      Ya he is dead Lex refereed to himself as an orphan boy.

      • capwulf

        Could be metaphorical….fingers crossed

    • SuperBuckeye30

      That would be the biggest cop out they could pull. Sorry, but we’re stuck with Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor.

    • Kevin Cardenas

      they already said Dafoe is playing a good guy…otherwise i was interested in seeing that

  • Drew Douglas

    Any rumors who is playing Iris??

    • Olivia

      Imogen Poots is the rumor.

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  • Monty

    Hey, while this is the top article and all…. can we do something about Lori’s roommate?

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  • Math

    I find it funny how WB/DC always seem to cast know popular actors for their roles. I usually prefer relatively unknowns to play these type of roles. It’s easier to buy into the character. You don’t see Ben Affleck as Batman, but just Batman… but at the same time, it’s very hard to complain when they cast really great actors.

  • H.I McDunnough

    All good choices. I think he’d be an awesome Martian Manhunter. The dude looks alien anyways….but his voice is what I hear when I read Brainiac in the comics.