Casting Mephisto

ALLEGEDLY Sacha Baron Cohen has been cast to play Mephisto aka Marvel’s version of the devil, and that’s not terrible casting at all but I was sort of hoping for something more… out of left field, I guess? Like, Mephisto appears in a MCU project, turns around and the audience goes “What the fuck?” That. I even had a mini-shortlist at one point, believe it or not-

The “Would work but only if no-one knew about it beforehand” selection:

  • Tom Hanks
  • Meryl Streep
  • Morgan Freeman

The “beloved icons who you’d never expect to show up as the literal devil” crowd:

  • Dolly Parton
  • Mark Hamill
  • Keanu Reeves

The ABSOLUTE FUNNIEST option:

  • Martin Scorsese