With Batman Vs. Superman gearing up to shoot this summer, it’s almost surprising we haven’t heard about more new cast members. However now a new trio has signed on as Deadline reports that Oscar-winner Holly Hunter has signed up, and so have two actors with superhero experience, Captain America: The Winter Soldier’s Callan Mulvey and The Wolverine’s Tao Okamoto.
Unfortunately though there’s no info on who they will be, but to stop people poring through the DC archive for possible characters they might be playing, as Warner has said all three actors will play characters newly created for the film.
Director Zack Snyder comments, “Holly has always been one of my favourite actresses; she has immense talent and is always captivating on screen. I had an opportunity to meet her a while back and knew instantly that I had to work with her, so as we began writing the script I made sure to create a role specifically for her. I just had the good fortune to work with Callan on 300: Rise of an Empire and was very impressed with his incredible talent. He’s a fantastic actor and I’m looking forward to having the chance to work with him again. And, quite simply, Tao is a striking presence whose beauty is aptly rivaled by her amazing abilities as an actress. I’m really excited to have her joining us on this adventure.”
Henry Cavill will return Superman/Clark Kent, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane also returning. Newcomers include Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons as Alfred.
The film is set to hit cinemas May 6th, 2016.