Imagine if Hollywood had released tent-pole comic-book movies starring their iconic characters around the time of the source material’s release date. For the purposes of this experiment, we will say that a movie would be released 5 years after the introduction of the character, and only movies that have been made would be made.
The last Batman franchise was started in 1976. Producers now wanted to expand their cinematic universe. The core premise would be the established Batman mentoring and bringing together a group of young heroes to deal with a threat he alone could not handle.
Batman and Alfred remain the same (O’Neal and Sir Ralph), Tatum did not make an appearance as Batgirl, although there was a rumor her scenes were cut.
Producers really embraced the young hero role, making this a Brat Pack supers film.
Superman- Rob Lowe
He was a Tiger Beat level pinup star and had blue eyes.
Wonder Woman- Brigitte Nielsen
She impressed producers with her size and her fluency in 5 languages.
Aquaman- Kiefer Sutherland
Acting royalty, this would be a huge role for him.
Cyborg- Blair Underwood
Krush Groove would be released the same year.
Flash- Emilio Estevez
Like Kiefer, also acting royalty, and as much as he would be remembered for The Breakfast Club, cult fans would always recall him from Repo Man.
Mera- Paulina Porzikova
Unsubtly, she was best known for her swimsuit appearances.
Lois Lane- Ally Sheedy
Before her breakout role with Emilio in The Breakfast Club, best known for War Games and Oxford Blues.
Hippolyta- Sigourney Weaver
Tall and bad-ass!
Lex Luthor- John Malkovich
A very serious stage actor making the transition to film, producers kept him sequestered from the rest of the cast, wanting them to fear the actor and the role.
Steppenwolf- Mickey Rourke
Rourke oozed charisma, and producers wanted an actor who could carry the role of a lesser-known villain.