Imagine Casting
Imagine Casting

ASCENDANT by Tristan Hartup

(Based on a fan-made poster I created on DeviantArt.)

In a world where Superheroes were once seen as the ultimate shining example of truth and justice amongst the rest of humanity and were practically worshipped as deities, but nowadays, following years of collateral damage, unexpected turncoats and evergrowing mass cynicism towards the very idea of superheroism, they have been greatly frowned upon and are essentially on the verge of being officially outlawed, even many famed superheroes have lost faith in themselves and have retired, though there is a very small handful who remain hopeful that superheroes will be needed again. For Caleb Conrad, living as an orphan and believing that his mysterious telekinetic powers were a curse upon his life, he was ultimately taken in by famed retired superhero Robert Richter a.k.a “The Bolt”, who raised him and trained him to master his abilities and intends for him to help restore faith in superheroism. But before Caleb's training could be completed, Robert is found dead, revealing that he had been murdered by his life-long unidentified arch-nemesis known only as “The Unstoppable”, realising that he'll never be able to repay Robert for everything he had done for him, as well as wanting to avenge the man he had come to love as a father and not wanting Robert's dream of faith in superheroism being restored to die with him, Caleb sets out with a seemingly impossible task ahead of him: track, find and stop The Unstoppable before they can follow through with their ultimate masterplan, Caleb's search ultimately leads to him having to infiltrate the businesses of infamous billionaire multi-industrialist and philanthropist Sebastian Samuels.

MPA Rating: Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action, violence, and mayhem, some bloody images, substance use, and brief strong language.


Caleb Conrad - a.k.a “The Ascendant”, main protagonist, a young, hotheaded and reckless superhero-in-training who possesses telekinesis and seeks to avenge the murder of his mentor/adoptive father, retired superhero Robert Richter a.k.a “The Bolt”.

Natalie Smith - Sebastian Samuels' kindhearted yet overworked personal assistant and director of public relations who eventually becomes Caleb's love interest.

Detective Nathan Hart - A struggling cop and family man and a former close ally of Robert Richter's who is incredibly resentful towards superheroes following a personal tragedy in the past.

Louise Langdon - A retired superhero formerly known as “Platinum Angel” turned politician who is behind the movement to have Superheroes officially outlawed.

Bill Win - Robert Ritcher's loyal life-long confidant and tech expert with a very dry sense of humor.

Naomi Samuels - Sebastian Samuels' estranged activist daughter who's aware of his sinister intentions and is struggling to expose them despite no one believing her, and becomes an ally of Caleb's.

Robert Richter - A famed retired superhero formerly known as “The Bolt” who possesses electrokinesis and maintains hope the world will need superheroes again, Caleb's mentor/adoptive father who is murdered by his life-long arch-nemesis known only as “The Unstoppable”.

Sebastian Samuels - Main antagonist, charismatic and intelligent yet infamous billionaire multi-industrialist and philanthropist who leads a secret double-life as the unidentified supervillain known as “The Unstoppable” through the possession of a highly advanced drug that grants him virtual indestructibility for which he's grown incredibly addicted to, the life-long arch-nemesis of Robert Richter a.k.a “The Bolt” whom he had murdered as part of a conspiracy surrounding the global political debate to officially outlaw superheroes.

Director Results

Director Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. J. J. Abrams 100% 

Cast Results

Caleb Conrad / "The Ascendant" Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Dylan O'brien 100% 

Natalie Smith Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Emma Watson 100% 

Detective Nathan Hart Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Jon Bernthal 100% 

Louise Langdon / "Platinum Angel" Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Melissa Leo 100% 

Bill Win Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Benedict Wong 100% 

Naomi Samuels Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Lupita Nyong'o 100% 

Robert Richter / "The Bolt" Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Vincent D'onofrio 100% 

Sebastian Samuels / "The Unstoppable" Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Samuel L. Jackson 100% 


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