2. Charlie Hunnam
As fan cast favorites go, Charlie Hunnam has been at the top of many lists for years. He’s known for his versatility, being equally at home in action roles and dramatic turns. With his chiseled features and piercing blue eyes, it’s easy to see why so many fans have pictured him as a superhero. But while he’s been rumored for Batman and Green Arrow, what about him taking on the role of Aquaman?
At first glance, Hunnam might not seem like an obvious choice for the King of Atlantis. He’s not known for playing characters with superhuman abilities or the ability to talk to fish. But that’s precisely what makes him such an exciting option. Hunnam’s strength as an actor is in his ability to embody complex characters and to find the humanity in even the most fantastical roles.
Moreover, Hunnam’s age, 43, is in line with Jason Momoa’s Aquaman. We saw Momoa bring a different swag to the role, which was a departure from the classic comic book version. Hunnam could bring his own unique take on the character. He has the physicality and charisma to make the role his own, while still honoring the legacy of the character.
Hunnam’s past roles have showcased his ability to balance action with drama. He’s played everything from a motorcycle gang leader in Sons of Anarchy to a legendary swordsman in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. He’s shown that he can handle the demands of a big-budget action film while still delivering nuanced performances.
But perhaps most importantly, Hunnam has a devoted fanbase that would eagerly rally behind him as Aquaman. His popularity among fans is not unlike that of Momoa, who has been a major draw for audiences since his debut in the role.