Which FOUR Baddies Are Rumored To Show Up In BATMAN V SUPERMAN?
Yeah, you read that correctly. There’s a new rumor that suggests that there will be four villains in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. I’ll get to that in just a second, need to get some warnings and such out of the way. This report is coming by way of El Mayimbe at Latino Review, who states himself that this news should be treated as a rumor at this point. So, be sure to keep a grain or two of salt at the ready as you read through this news. This is a very high-profile film project, much like Star Wars, and with that comes the burden of speculation and rumors. So, until we’ve got our arses planted in the theater seats and the end credits are rolling, we don’t know for sure what is legit and what isn’t.
Next up, I have to issue a SPOILER WARNING here. While there are no specific plot points or story details revealed in the report, some folks like to go into a movie not knowing the slightest bit of what they are in for, and I respect that. So, if you are one of those people, I suggest you stop reading now and go stare at Henry Cavill in THIS amazing new image of Superman is all his bad-ass glory.
So, on to the big (rumored) news. The report first states that two of the characters that have been rumored to show up, namely The Joker and Metallo, will not be a part of the project. However, he does state that the Joker will be there in spirit, as there is a specific “beat” that pertains to Batman’s past. It was thought that Callan Mulvey, who recently joined the cast. would be playing Batman’s arch-nemesis, but according to his sources, he says no. Who will he be playing? It could be one of the three baddies rumored to be in the film.
The first is Victor Zsazs, a real sick puppy. He’s a brutal killer who’s preferred weapon is a knife. After each of his kills, he marks his body, leaving a permanent scar for the world to see. We’ve previously seen the character in The Dark Knight, but not to the character’s full, psychotic, potential. The next villain thought to be appearing is Morgan Edge. This version of the character, who they feel would be a good fit for Scoot McNairy, serves as the Public Relations guru for Lex Luthor, being played by Jesse Eisenberg, He’s described a s serious slime ball and is first seen when he’s going toe-to-toe with Amy Adams’ Lois Lane on a talk show. Edge and Luthor have an extensive backstory, going back to the gangs of Hob’s Bay.
The final two are rather odd, but hey, what isn’t odd about this movie so far? The site states that David Cain will be a part of the film. He’s hired by Luthor’s bodyguard, Mercy Graves, to fulfill an assassination. In the comics, he’s a killer in his 50’s. Not to mention, Batwoman’s father. I don’t expect to see that connection made at all however. Finally, we have probably the biggest name of the bunch in Amanda Waller. This version will be a “stern and focused” senator who shows no trust in Superman and sees him as a threat. in tern, she devises a counter-measure that is not mentioned. We’ve previously seen Waller on the big screen in the bland Green Lantern, played by Angela Bassett. The role, if it is indeed legit, has yet to be cast. Amanda Waller could play a pivotal role in the series of films, as she could potentially fill a connective role, much like Agent Coulson did in the Marvel films. One to watch for sure.
Again, take this information with a grain of salt, as we have no way of confirming it until it’s officially announced, which I honestly don’t see happening. I see a lot of “unspecified roles” being cast in the near future, as Zack Snyder and company pulls this and the Justice League follow up, together. If I had to guess, I’d say the first three roles could very well be included, but they would not be major parts in the scheme of things. A name drop here and a nod there. What are your thoughts? Are these characters you’d like to see in the film? Is it getting too heavy with characters?
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