BATMAN V SUPERMAN Rumored to Have Four Villains in Addition to Lex Luthor

     July 3, 2014


Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice already feels crowded.  What could have been a straight sequel to Man of Steel that focused solely on Superman (Henry Cavill) and pushed past his origin story now includes heroes Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and Aquaman (Jason Momoa) as well as Supes’ requisite arch-nemesis, Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg), and Bats’ requisite butler Alfred (Jeremy Irons). There are also returning characters (Lois Lane, Perry White, Ma Kent) plus unnamed characters played by Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto, and Scoot McNairy.  Now there’s word of four new characters joining the party.

Hit the jump for more on possible Batman v Superman villains, and click here for the first official shot from the sequel of Cavill as Superman.  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens May 6, 2016, and also stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, and Diane Lane[Possible spoilers ahead.]

According to Latino Review, a collection of secondary villains could be in the mix for Batman v Superman.  First up there’s Victor Zsazs, a serial killer who has scarred up his body to count his many kills.  He’s pretty gross, but he’s on the low-end of the spectrum when it comes to a bad guy that can truly challenge Batman.  Based on his build in the comics, he could be a good fit for Mulvey or McNairy.


Moving on, Lex Luthor’s mouthpiece Morgan Edge is supposedly in the movie.  “We meet Edge early on when he goes toe to toe with Lois Lane in a television talk show,” reports Latino Review.  LR also speculates that this role would go to McNairy, and that’s not much of a stretch either, although I think it would be more fun to see McNairy as Zsazs.


Then there’s David Cain, an assassin in his 50s “who meets with Luthor’s bodyguard Mercy Graves to set up an assassination.”  Mulvey has the grizzled look of someone who could fit Cain’s description, so that wouldn’t be much of a surprise if that’s where the 300: Rise of an Empire actor lands.


It’s also important to keep in mind that nothing prevents the movie from announcing new pieces of casting, and if this next addition is to be believed, they’ll almost certainly have to.

The heaviest hitter among the rumored new characters is Amanda Waller.  Waller, who is African-American, is an important character in the comics.  LR says Waller is a senator in the movie, she considers Superman a serious threat, “and comes up with a counter measure” that Latino Review won’t spoil.  It’s worth noting that Waller previously showed up in Green Lantern as “Doctor Waller”.  The character was played by Angela Bassett, but I assume they’ll recast the role.  If Waller is in the movie, I would also assume she could also factor heavily into other DC movies, especially Justice League.


Again, these are all rumors.  If these characters do show up, I would expect all of them, with perhaps the exception of Waller, to play small roles.  However, these are more additions in a cast that already feels bloated with important characters like Wonder Woman and Aquaman who need to have screen time.  Start throwing in pieces like Waller and the picture gets even bigger.

Am I the only one who’s starting to feel uneasy about all of this?

Around The Web

Latest News

LUMBERJANES Getting a Live-Action Movie at 20th Century Fox

Black List scribe Will Widger is set to adapt Shannon Watters, Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis and Brooke A. Allen's delightful comic.

HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT Review: Love is a Drug in the Safdie Brothers’ NYC-Set Drama

The Safdie Brothers' narrative follow-up to their great parental drama 'Daddy Longlegs' stars Arielle Holmes and Caleb Landry Jones as heroin addicts scrapping for dope, booze, and shelter in NYC.

New INSIDE OUT Clip Introduces Riley’s Personality Islands

Find out the difference between a standard memory and a core memory.

LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD: Catherine Hardwicke in Talks to Direct YA Adaptation

Hardwick will direct the hot YA property from a script by author Ava Dellaira.

SPECTACULAR NOW Director to Helm F. Scott Fitzgerald Tale WEST OF SUNSET

James Ponsoldt will turn his talents from David Foster Wallace to the final years of 'The Great Gatsby' author Fitzgerald's life in Hollywood.

EASY A Director Will Gluck to Helm Disney’s Untitled Lottery Project

The director will also oversee a re-write converting the originally male-led film to a female-centric project.

RESULTS Review: Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders Shine in Odd Rom-Com Riff

The director of 'Computer Chess' puts a weird spin on the romantic comedy genre to mixed results.

What The Rock’s Been Cooking: A Dwayne Johnson Retrospective

"I'm a pimp. And pimps don't commit suicide."

MAD MAX “Savage Road” Trailer Reveals New Video Game

Valhalla awaits!

ALOHA: Watch the First 8 Minutes of Cameron Crowe’s Trainwreck

See if you can figure out what the protagonist’s profession is.

Page 1 of 3,97112345...102030...Last »