the best DC movie AND Tv-show castings ever

so…you get four casted characters;

What two characters from any of DC’s movies (not necessarily from the same movie) were cast perfectly?

What two characters from any of the many TV shows (they don’t have to have been in the same TV show) were cast perfectly?


Movies - Heath Ledger as Joker, and (unpopular opinion coming up) Tom Hardy as Bane
TV Shows - Cory Michael Smith as the Joker, and April Bowlby as Rita Farr (TV’s a tough one, because there are so many good ones)


*Cory Michael Smith as the Riddler, rather


Movies-Christian Bale and Heath Ledger

TV-Matt Ryan as John Constantine and Kevin Conroy as Batman


Is bane an unpopular opinion? Never knew, always thought he was great


Heath Ledger


Movies- Christopher Reeves as superman and Cillian Murphy as scarecrow
Tv Frank gorshin-as the riddler and Lynda Carter as wonder woman


Gonna cheat, as per usual:

Movies: Christopher Reeve as Superman, Gary Oldman as Jim Gordon
TV: Teri Hatcher as Lois Lane, Burt Ward as Robin
Animated: Kevin Conroy as Batman, Mark Hamill as Joker


Movies- Ben Affleck As Bruce Wayne/Batman & Heath Ledger As The Joker
TV- Cameron Monaghan & Mark Hamill As The Joker


Movies: Christopher Reeve as Clark Kent/Superman and Michael Keaton as Batman/ Bruce Wayne,
TV: Teri Hatcher as Lois Lane and Jack Larsen as Jimmy Olsen

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Ledger Joker
Michael Caine Alfred
Michael rosenbaum Lex

Film: Michael Caine as Alfred
TV: Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman

Movies: DeVito as penguin and Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon.

TV: Curran Walters as Jason Todd and Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold.

This is a tough one! I honestly think that every actor brings something very special to the character and it’s hard to pick a favorite. If you did twist my arm, though, these would be my picks:

Film: Heath Ledger as the Joker - I just can’t forget his portrayal.

TV: Stephen Amell as Green Arrow - He brought a realism to the character that I don’t think many people expected. He defined who the TV version of Green Arrow was.

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Film: Christopher Reeve as Superman and Jack Nicholson as the Joker. No question.

TV (assuming we mean live action): Alright, I’m gonna be that guy and say Frank Gorshin as the Riddler and Burgess Meredith as the Penguin. I mean, come on. They were perfect. Meredith could totally have even pulled off a serious Penguin.

TV (allowing for voice actors): Mark Hamill as the Joker and… I’m gonna go outside the box and say Susan Eisenberg as Wonder Woman.


C. Romero = 60’s Joker
Tom Welling
Christopher Reeves

I’ll throw in another pair since some folks are listing multiples.

Film: Jackie Cooper as Perry White
TV: Frank Gorshin as Riddler (that is still the single greatest character study of any Batman villain in film tv (live action or animated)

Best animated casting: Clancy Brown as Lex Luthor, Rino Romano as Batman and Susan Eisenberg as Wonder Woman.

Matt Ryan as Constantine. He’s perfect in the role.

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TV only
Matt Ryan 100% is Constantine
Tom Welling was a great Clark
Dannielle Panabaker as Killer Frost
Terri Hatcher as Lois Lane

Christopher Reeve as Clark Kent/Superman
Jim Carrey as The Riddler

Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor
Burt Ward as Robin