It’s a busy time in the headlines for the upcoming Batman vs Superman. Recently, we’ve heard vague confirmation that Jason Mamoa, who is best known for his role as Khal Drogo on Game Of Thrones, is playing Aquaman. Then just the other day, we got our first look at Superman’s appearance in the film, possibly in Gotham city, along with some tidbits from director Zack Snyder on Ben Affleck’s Batman. Now it appears we have some information on four possible villains that may appear in the film, per Latino-Review.
First up is Batman villain Victor Zsasz. Zsasz, who made a cameo appearance in Batman Begins played by Tim Booth, is a serial killer who often carries a knife and cuts a tally mark on his body for each of his victims. One of the darker villains in the DC Universe, Zsasz may be difficult to pull off properly in a PG-13 film.
David Cain is a master assassin, and once trained Bruce Wayne pre-Batman. First appearing in 1999, Cain’s failed attempts at training children to assist his assinations led to him fathering a child of his own, Cassandra Cain, that would go on to become the fourth Batgirl. While not a widely known villain, Cain is a part of some big comic book arcs in the Batman universe.
On the Superman side of things, Morgan Edge is a media mogul and owner of the company Galaxy Communications, which is the Daily Planets main competition. He has connections to crime gang Intergang and is a servant to one of Superman’s big baddies, Darkseid. Edge is rumored to play the role of a PR man for LexCorp in the film, possibly to establish Lex Luthor’s feelings of Superman being a threat, rather than a hero. It’s rumored that recently cast actor Scoot Mcnairy will possibly play Edge, although he also a seemingly good fit as Victor Zsasz.
Last but not least, is Amanda Waller. Known as “The Wall”, Amanda is a widow who fled from the Chicago Cabrini-Green housing projects after her husband and one of her daughters were murdered. She went on to become a government agent and assembler of the Suicide Squad. Her presence as a villain has huge implications in the DC Universe. While she has occasionally proved herself to be an ally to DC superheroes, she typically assumes the role of a villain through and through. Latino-Review says she will be portrayed as “a very stern and focused senator with an intimidating presence. She doesn’t trust Superman. At all. Sees him as a threat and comes up with a counter measure that I won’t spoil.” Waller was previously played by Angela Bassett in the terrible 2011 Green Lantern film, and is currently played by Cynthia Addai-Robinson on the CW series “Arrow”. It is unknown if any of those two actresses will play the BvS version of Amanda Waller, but the signs point to no.
That’s it for any new news on villains in “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice”. However it is worth noting that the Callan Mulvey as The Joker rumor from a few months back hasn’t really picked up any more steam, but if true, it looks like the Man Of Steel sequel is going to be packed to the brim with bad guys.
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Edit: Latino-Review has seemed to take down the original story over the week. No word on what that means, as numerous other sites have the story posted, but we’ll keep you updated.