Welcome to Cast Party, the feature that imagines a world with even more live action comic book adaptations than we currently have, and comes up with arguably the best casting suggestions you’re ever going to find for the movies and shows we wish could exist. This week we're going back to the 80's to look at Fallen Angels, a New Mutants spin-off written by Jo Duffy with art by Kerry Gammill, Marie Severin, Joe Staton, and Tom Palmer.

The best way to do Fallen Angels would be as a 1980s period piece, if only so you don't have to rethink the costumes. Moon Boy would be best accomplished with make-up, while Warlock would need to be motion-captured, and of course Devil Dinosaur and the lobsters Bill and Don would be entirely CGI. We might want practical puppets for some shots, but that can be left up to the director.

I'd like to see this movie directed by Edgar Wright. He'd bring the same capacity for fast-paced comedic action that made Scott Pilgrim Vs the World into a cult classic, and he'd finally get to complete a film based on a Marvel comic.

Three of the performers listed below are pop musicians. That's not something I planned, it's just what Fallen Angels demanded. But if Wright wants to give them a musical number or two over the course of the film, I think that would fit the tone just fine.

  • Jordan Fisher as Sunspot

    Marvel/Disney Channel

    Fisher hasn't really had a lead role yet, but he's young, charismatic, and perfect for Sunspot.

  • Ben Schwartz as Warlock

    Marvel/NBC

    Obviously this role will be mostly voice and some motion capture, but I really think Schwartz's comedic energy can bring something to the part. We'll also get to see Schwartz's face in the scenes when Warlock disguises himself as a human.

  • Demi Lovato as Ariel

    Marvel/Hollywoord & Island Records

    From her natural glitter to her distaste for pants, Ariel is a character who demands to be played by a pop star. Lovato has just the glamorous look to pull it off.

  • Charice Pempengco as Chance

    Marvel/ABS-CBN

    Charice is a pop singer too, but she's also got the same tomboy look as Chance.

  • Jim Rash as the Vanisher

    Marvel/NBC Universal

    Despite his history as a supervillain, the Vanisher is a purely comedic character here. Jim Rash is a hilarious performer, and he's used to wearing ridiculous clothes.

  • Moises Arias as Gomi

    Marvel/Big Beach Films

    Arias is building a career playing weird little nerdy guys, and Gomi's best friends are lobsters.

  • Miley Cyrus as Boom Boom

    Marvel/RCA

    Boom Boom is my favorite super-hero, so I've given this a lot of thought. Miley isn't my favorite celebrity, but she has the perfect look and weirdo vibe to play Tabitha Smith.

  • Sam Claflin as Jamie Madrox

    Marvel/Constantin Film

    Claflin will be such a handsome Madrox that you'll be disappointed to realize he's not twins.

  • Molly Quinn as Siren

    Marvel/ABC

    Quinn is a natural redhead, and to be honest that was my first priority for Siren.

  • Samm Levine as Moon Boy

    Marvel/Universal

    The truth is, Levine is a little old for the role. But he'll be made up as a prehistoric ape man, so it's probably okay. He's got a great voice, and he seems like he'd be up for riding a T. Rex.

  • Timothy Spall as Unipar

    Marvel/Film4

    Spall is an odd-looking man to begin with, and all glammed up as the leader of Coconut Grove he'll really be a sight to see.