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RUMOR: Zack Snyder wants a young African-American actor for Batman vs Superman and future DC films

February 21st, 2014 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

Latino Review have come through with another casting rumor for Batman vs Superman.

According to LR the producers of the Man of Steel sequel are looking to cast:

“ a black actor in his early 20s who is also physically fit. Here is the kicker though: the part is for a small role in the untitled Batman Vs Superman movie BUT will be recurring in other upcoming DCU films.”

Not only that, but certain sources report that Zack Snyder has apparently met with Fox’s new Johnny Storm, Michael B. Jordan, for a role. Which if true, mean Jordan likely passed on it for Fantastic Four.

Is WB/DC looking to cast Cyborg? Who else could it be, Robin? John Stewart?

Man of Steel star Henry Cavill has publicly stated that he’d like to see the Cyborg show up at some point, and the references to Dr. Emil Hamilton (Richard Schiff) and S.T.A.R. labs are big clues that some iteration of the character could eventually appear. Not to mention Doomday.

What do you think?

In the New 52 reboot, Victor Stone A.K.A. Cyborg is a high school football star who suffers a terrible accident as he visits his father, a S.T.A.R. Labs scientist. Desperate to save his boy, Victor’s father injects him with nanites, and along with other radically experimental technology and metallic implants, turns him into an all-too-confused character – one who could be an interesting addition to the DC cinematic universe, which is still navigating the terrain inhabited by the human and superhuman alike.

Source: Latino Review


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