Video: The ’90s were a mixed time for superheroes on film and TV. Sure, there was Tim Burton’s Batman Returns, but there was also Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin. Then you had Lois and Clark: The Corny yet Harmless Adventures of Superman. So, you can imagine that Zack Snyder’s ultra-mega-dark Batman v Superman would have looked a tad bit different back then.
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YouTuber Frank Ireland (under the name ChiefBrodyRules) released a concept trailer of what Batman v Superman and the DCEU might have looked like if they had existed in the 1990s. It features John Cusack as Superman, who’s struggling to keep his identity secret while also combating the rise of the masked vigilante Batman, played by a delicious Bruce Willis. It’s bright, silly and nostalgic. Also, Denzel Washington is Commissioner Gordon… and now I can’t picture anyone else in that role.
Now, all we have to figure out is who would have played Wonder Woman. My coworkers and I came up with a list:
Me: Shannen Doherty
Charles Pulliam-Moore: Gina Torres
Germain Lussier: Shannon Elizabeth
Cheryl Eddy: Sandra Bullock
Zach Ezer: Demi Moore
Katharine Trendacosta: Angelina Jolie
Evan Narcisse: Eliza Dushku
Who do you think could’ve rocked the ’90s Lasso of Truth? Let us know, and check out the concept trailer below.