1. Donald Glover
I mean, duh. Donald Glover is the obvious choice. He’s hip, sexy, and just enough of a nerd to thrill Star Wars audiences.
2. Brandon T. Jackson
The new Beverly Hills cop earned his geek cred when he played Grover in the Percy Jackson & The Olympians movie.
3. Lenny Kravitz
The musician proved his worth as an actor in Precious. With his role as Cinna in The Hunger Games, he showed an interest in genre work.
4. Dayo Okeniyi
Also from The Hunger Games, Dayo Okeniyi is poised to make it big. Playing Lando could be his shot at superstardom.
5. Jesse Williams
Very hot right now. The fact that he worked with Joss Whedon in Cabin in the Woods just makes him an even bigger geek get.
6. Edi Gathegi
As one of the truly non-terrible elements of Twilight, Edi Gathegi deserves work in a series we actually enjoy.
7. Corbin Bleu
Sorry, High School Musical haters. He’s handsome as hell, and he’s definitely charming enough to pull this off.
8. Jaden Smith
He’d need a few years to grow into the part, but Jaden Smith has obvious talent. He’s also doing sci-fi soon in After Earth.
9. Tristan Wilds
While 90210 is not what it used to be, Tristan Wilds remains a compelling performer. He’s also more dapper than you’ll ever be.
10. Nelsan Ellis
On True Blood, Nelsan Ellis has plenty of charisma as Lafayette. It’s time for him to ditch Bon Temps for a galaxy far, far away.
11. Chiwetel Ejiofor
Another Whedon alum, Chiwetel Ejiofor knows how to be a bad-ass. And as a Brit, he has that effortless cool we only dream about.
12. Billy Dee Williams
He’s 300 years old, but he’s still a stud.
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