You might not recognize Nick Robinson by name, but chances are you’ve seen him in several titles. The 28-year-old actor got his start in TV and movies with an episode on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, followed by indie favorite The Kings of Summer. I’ve been following his career for a while now and anytime he has a starring role, he absolutely crushes it. He’s amazing at dramatic characters, for example in Hulu’s The Teacher and Netflix’s Maid, but he’s also got experience in blockbusters, having appeared in Jurassic World and The 5th Wave.
Robinson is seriously underrated, and taking on a role in the DC Universe would really put him on the map.
Haven’t heard of Harry Collett? You’re bound to soon enough! The 19-year-old actor is the youngest person on this list, but he’s really got the potential to play Robin. Remember, Robin is often portrayed as being youthful and full of energy, so someone in their late teens or early 20s like Collett or McLaughlin might be the best fit. Collett began his acting career in musicals before making his TV debut in the BBC show Casualty.
Since then, he’s made appearances in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, Stephen Gaghan’s Dolittle, and most recently (and most notably), he scored a role in HBO’s House of the Dragon. Collett will reprise his role as Rhaenyra Targaryen’s son Jacaerys Velaryon in the highly anticipated season, which is currently filming.
Not only is Collett talented, but he’s also got experience with big-budget productions and stunt work. This would only set him up for success if he were to join the DC Universe.