BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DC Entertainment Confirms Tao Okamoto’s Role

     July 27, 2015

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You’ve seen Tao Okamoto as the female lead in The Wolverine, a sharpshooter on NBC’s Hannibal, and in the trailer for Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Her role in that latter title has been suspected for some time. Now, DC Entertainment has officially confirmed Okamoto’s role in the highly anticipated superhero movie. It’s a character that fans have become familiar with thanks to Superman: The Animated Series, having only recently crossed over to the comics, and now, appearing in a feature film. We’ll save the discussion for after the character reveal below.

Jump to 2:21 for the relevant section of the most recent episode of DC All Access which revealed Okamoto’s character (hat tip to CBM for the heads up):


We know you’ve seen the new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer. Heck, if you’re like us, you’ve probably seen it a few dozen times. But even the best of us miss things, and with a trailer as jam-packed with tantalizing teases and hints as this one, there’s bound to be something you haven’t yet noticed. In this DC All Access clip, we break down the Batman v Superman trailer, deciphering some of the secrets it just may reveal about the film

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To watch the full, uncut trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbw24…

 

For all the latest Batman v Superman news: http://www.dccomics.com/movies/batman…

 

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So even though I’m sure you’ve gone through the Batman v Superman trailer a number of times, it might be worth going back through to see if there are any other hints lying in wait. In the meantime, here’s a quick word on Okamoto’s character, Mercy Graves. Having been introduced via the animated series in 1996, Okamoto will bring Graves to life for the first time on the big screen in Batman v Superman. Graves serves as Lex Luthor’s personal chauffeur, though her street smarts and street-fighting abilities makes her well equipped to be the billionaire’s personal bodyguard as well. For those of you who are unfamiliar with her work, here’s a sample:

So what do we think: Will Graves put herself between Lex and Superman? Batman, perhaps? Or maybe another character from the DC universe altogether? Be sure to let us know your thoughts on Okamoto playing Mercy Graves in the comments below.

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Image from the Trailer


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