It’s been two months since we heard any casting news on Batman vs. Superman (unofficial title). The most recent piece of casting was Jesse Eisenberg for Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons for Alfred. With the movie gearing up to film this quarter, three new actors have been added to the cast. According to Deadline, Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey (300: Rise of an Empire), and Tao Okamoto (The Wolverine) have joined the film to play new characters. However, there are no details about those characters at this time.
Hit the jump for a brief recap of what else we know about the movie. The film also stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, and Laurence Fishburne. The untitled Batman/Superman movie opens May 6, 2016.
“We know the material. Unfortunately, the fans don’t know the material. So, we’re casting according to what’s happening in the script. And we’re hoping that leads to enough originality, enough perspective on what we’re doing that you get something fresh and exciting. I understand the canon. I’m not crazy. I know what these characters need from a mythological standpoint. I think Jesse is going to be an amazing Lex. Let’s not forget he was nominated for an Academy Award. It’s not like I just grabbed my friend to play the guy! This guy’s the real deal.”
Snyder also talked about how the sequel “explodes” both Batman and Superman’s universes:
“[The movie] literally takes the Man of Steel and Batman universes and explodes them. You’re not as tied to the mythology. In Man of Steel, we had to create an origin story, a mythology, and there’s a lot of energy into that, which we love doing. Don’t get me wrong. But when you think about how fun it is too — now that you’ve got these characters — to now let ‘em loose. That’s fun!”
And here are a few more bits of recent Batman/Superman news:
- Adam Driver and Joaquin Phoenix Were Considered for the Role of Lex Luthor in BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN
- Possible Filming Locations for BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN
- BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN Rumors: Lex Luthor not the Only Villain; Wonder Woman Has a “Cameo-Plus” Size Role