OK, this really made us sit up here at FTN Towers… could Holly Hunter be Leslie Thompkins in Batman Vs Superman (or whatever it’s called)?
When we reported earlier this week (here) that Holly Hunter had signed on to the upcoming Zack Snyder superhero smackdown, we had no idea who she would play, but now Latino Review is claiming they have insider information confirming that she will play Leslie Thompkins or a Leslie replacement character.
Leslie is a big part of the Batman mythos that is forgotten about by filmmakers (though she was a part of Batman: The Animated Series); she was a close friend of Bruce Wayne’s father Thomas, she is a doctor and she was one of the first people on the scen when the Wayne’s were killed. She also knows Bruce’s secret (see below) and patched him up in the early days and is frequently a moral bar for him when he wears the suit.
Hunter would be the right age at 56 with Affleck sitting at 41, so this story could certainly have some weight to it.
This is another piece of news that makes me, personally, excited for this movie that really seems like it wants to dig into the mythos of these characters… 2016 can’t come soon enough!
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