Rising Star Scoot Nairy (Monsters, Argo) sat down with Schmoes Know and offered a little more insight into his role in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Rumours were rife after some on-set photos of Nairy wearing green socks (above) on his lower legs started circulating the geek-o-sphere online. The socks looked like tools that one would use to later manipulate an actor’s legs with CGI, which led to all kinds of theories, ranging from Nairy playing Flash, a legless Robin, Metallo and other DC characters.
Scoot Nairy thinks all the theories that are circulating are great, however he does not reveal his exact role, instead only indicating that he believes he will be staying in Zack Snyder’s DC Universe for a while. Here is what he had to say in the interview: “I can’t even elaborate on nothing… but you know all those theories all of them are great. I hope to be a part of the DC Universe for a while.”
Obviously Nairy knows exactly who he is playing in the movie and it seems that he is playing on words when he says that he hopes to be part of the DC Universe for a while. We are guessing that he knows whether he is going to be part of Snyder’s Justice League movie that will be happening a couple of years after the release of Dawn Of Justice.
Our guess is that Nairy is going to be playing Metallo and co-starring with his Argo co-star and director Ben Affleck. He also claims that Ben Affleck had no helping hand in getting him the part: “I auditioned for it, you know, and met with Zack Snyder and after some time went by, I get a phone call and am asked to do this part, you know? I was browsing through Home Depot, and I’m getting some lumber, you know, and I get a phone call and he says, ‘Hi this is Zack Snyder,’ and I’m just like, “No way! Absolutely If you’d have me, I’d love to be there.’”
Batman v Superman is going to be an overcrowded affair no doubt about it. So that leads to the question of how big will Nairy’s part be? A glorified cameo? It certainly sounds a bit more substantial than a cameo. But there are a lot of characters to squeeze into the movie with Wonder Woman, the rumoured Aquaman, Cyborg, Lois Lane, Perry White and, let’s not forget the titular characters Batman and Superman.
Nairy is a good actor as he has proved in movies like Argo and Monsters, and he is a great contribution to an already established ensemble. Let’s just hope he has enough screen time.
It doesn’t look like he is going anywhere anytime soon though …and that is great news.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Zack Snyder is directing.
The cast includes Man of Steel’s Henry Cavill reprising his role as Superman in the film, Ben Affleck is Bruce Wayne/Batman, Gal Gadot is Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg is Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons is Alfred Pennyworth and Ray Fisher is Victor Stone/Cyborg. Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane will also reprise their roles in the sequel. Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto and Scoot McNairy have unknown roles. Jason Momoa is all but confirmed as Aquaman and rumored to appear.
It is scheduled to hit theaters in the US on March 25th, 2016. It’s not yet known if the April 29th date in UK still stands.