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Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey and Tao Okamoto cast in Batman vs. Superman!

April 3rd, 2014 by Edwin Torres Jr 3 Comments

Warner Bros. has announced that Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey and Tao Okamoto have been cast in the upcoming Batman vs Superman as newly-created characters for the film .

You can read the full press release below:

Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Oscar®-winning actress Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey of “300: Rise of an Empire,” and Tao Okamoto of “The Wolverine” have joined the cast of the upcoming Zack Snyder untitled Superman/Batman film. The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

All three actors will play characters newly created for the film.

Snyder stated, “Holly has always been one of my favorite 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,” the director continued. “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.”

Hunter received the Academy Award® and a Golden Globe Award for her starring role in Jane Campion’s “The Piano.” She also garnered Oscar® nominations for her work in “Broadcast News,” “The Firm” and “Thirteen.” She has starred in such films as the Coen brothers’ “Raising Arizona” and “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” Steven Spielberg’s “Always,” Lasse Halström’s “Once Around,” Jodie Foster’s “Home for the Holidays” and Brad Bird’s animated hit “The Incredibles.” Hunter was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award® when she reunited with Campion for the TV miniseries “Top of the Lake.” She next appears in David Gordon Green’s “Manglehorn” and in Terrence Malick’s upcoming feature.

Australian-born Mulvey stars in the current box office hit “300: Rise of an Empire,” produced by Snyder. He also appeared in Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty,” and will next be seen in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”

In addition to “The Wolverine,” Okamoto also appeared in the video “The Wolverine: The Path of a Ronin,” and in the Japanese television miniseries “Chi no wadachi.”

Snyder’s film stars Henry Cavill, reprising his role as Superman/Clark Kent, Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince. The film also stars Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and reunites “Man of Steel” stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

The new film is currently being written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.

The film is set to open worldwide on May 6, 2016, and is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.

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3 Responses

  1. DesignItLive says:

    I think actors and actresses are a matter of taste.

    Even for the directors. And that the Reason why i believe 100% not all Actors and Actress are good for DC Movies. But this Two are sure good.

    For example, for me was and is Selina Kyle not a good Catwoman.

    I see 100% Olivia Wild as Catwoman.

    And here the Proof (The Fans scream for Oliva Wild as Catwoman):








    And here my Proof:

    • I can certainly see your thinking behind that one… (Marc)

      • DesignItLive says:

        Believe to understand me? The Thing is: I see the hardcore Version of a Catwoman, but also with futuristic Style, like the Suit of Catwoman in Batman Rises. See the third picture, in this List (that for example are a crazy cool furistic Suit. The Mask not so much, but the rest on Body is really cool).

        In Olivia Wild i see the Catwoman with the perfect eyes and Face, and i believe she could play this Role exellent. I believe also she is not so good for other Roles or Heros, but for this Role i think she is perfect and can be very good and impressive.

        But that is the Problem: I believe also the Directors and responsible have an different taste, and in this i see the Problem on the Future of DC Movies.

        This Responsible don’t believe me.

        PS. selina kyle was for my more a Kitten than a Cat! And thats my problem to see She as Catwoman again. The Suit was great, but not She as Catwoman. Too Kittenlike.

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