Tao Okamoto To Play 'Mercy Graves' In BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE?

Tao Okamoto To Play 'Mercy Graves' In BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE?

A new report seemingly confirms last night's Batman-News exclusive about Lex Luthor's hair and Holly Hunter's role in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, while also revealing that The Wolverine's Tao Okamoto will play Mercy Graves, Luthor's assistant/bodyguard.

According to ComicBook.com, their "sources" tell them that this week has indeed seen a blonde-haired Jesse Eisenberg shooting scenes at the LexCorp set in Michigan, a hairstyle which they go on to describe as, "a long straight surfer mop." As always, take this type of rumour with a pinch of salt, but the site adds that, "Our source indicated that Japanese actress Tao Okamoto is playing Lex Luthor’s assistant, who is named “Mercy.” In the comic books and Superman animated series, Mercy Graves is Lex’s personal assistant and body guard, where she is portrayed as highly intelligent and experienced in hand-to-hand combat." They also have some new details on the scene which you can read by clicking on the link below. If The Wolverine star is indeed playing this character, it will be a nice nod to both the comics and animated series, but it was previously stated that Okamoto would be playing a newly created character, so the name could just be coincidence.
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Pasto - 6/18/2014, 7:33 AM
*Hurls shit at fan*
McGee - 6/18/2014, 7:40 AM
If this is true...free handies for everyone on me! :D
Azbat - 6/18/2014, 7:42 AM
can you imagine those arm cannons with modern CGI? That would be amazing.
Alien - 6/18/2014, 7:43 AM
b-b-but, mercy aint asian

Reaction GIF: confused, Nicolas Cage
HavocPrime - 6/18/2014, 7:44 AM
Giving it a chance as it may turn out better than what it sounds.
JoeMomma29 - 6/18/2014, 7:45 AM
Que all the bitchin and moaning...............
CherryBomb - 6/18/2014, 7:46 AM
I really liked her in The Wolverine and now she's playing Mercy is just, so damn good.

Who cares if they change her ethnicity, all that matters for Mercy is that she's a bad-ass and I'm sure Tao can bring it.
FirstAvenger - 6/18/2014, 7:47 AM
Cool, I guess.
CherryBomb - 6/18/2014, 7:47 AM
I'm not sure I'm happy with Lex being a "despicable businessman" , I was hoping he'd be more charming and charismatic, sort of an evil Bruce Wayne type.
McGee - 6/18/2014, 7:48 AM
Boooo! Mercy is supposed to have brown hair and my dick is supposed to be eight inches long, not one and a half. >:(
Pedrito - 6/18/2014, 7:49 AM
Lex Zuckerberg Cobain Luthor has a female asian bodyguard?
Groundbreaking stuff. Haha.
MrBlackJack - 6/18/2014, 7:51 AM
I'm down with that.
SuperCat - 6/18/2014, 7:52 AM
She's pretty.
DannyRand1225 - 6/18/2014, 7:52 AM
Our source also offered that they felt that Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice’s interpretation of Lex Luthor is much better than it might sound from initial descriptions, describing him as “a slimy businessman we can all despise.”

Our source indicated, “You are going to hate this guy. You are going to root for him to be punched by Supes when he weasels his way out of legal trouble. He is cocky and confident because he is THAT good at what he does. He's a billionaire who knows he is more powerful than the Senator and Congressman visiting because he's a billionaire.” Our source also indicated that Lex’s security force at LexCorp ranged from mall cop to SWAT force type security. In regards to LexCorp, our source indicated, “This is a high tech mega billion company with a shiny veneer. It's Apple/Google, colorful and consumer friendly public image but serious potential for Lex's deviousness.”

Nomis - 6/18/2014, 7:52 AM


Stop beating us over the head with these stick figures in your casting!!!
Alien - 6/18/2014, 7:52 AM
MrBlackJack - 6/18/2014, 7:52 AM
I'm still not sure how I feel about Jeff Spicoli playing Lex Luthor.
Pasto - 6/18/2014, 7:53 AM
Aren't blue berry's supposed to be....good?
DannyRand1225 - 6/18/2014, 7:53 AM
cherrybomb-she was good in the wolverine,i didnt know that was her and the actress who played yukios first movie
DEVLIN712 - 6/18/2014, 7:54 AM
She was okay in The Wolverine but isn't Mercy a bodyguard and supposed to be an expert fighter. 'Cause Okamoto ain't that...
OnePunchBaldy - 6/18/2014, 7:54 AM
Don't see why not? Wouldn't be surprised if it's true
Desrow - 6/18/2014, 7:54 AM
“This is a high tech mega billion company with a shiny veneer. It's Apple/Google, colorful and consumer friendly public image but serious potential for Lex's deviousness.”

Love it, pretty sure Jesse gonna own the role.

GreenLantern519 - 6/18/2014, 7:55 AM
Pasto - 6/18/2014, 7:55 AM
Getting upset over the fact that they changed Mercy Graves ethnicity is like getting upset that they changed Batman's mechanic's race.
BaneSmash - 6/18/2014, 7:56 AM

This ain't cbm.com if no one is bitching!!!!!
Nomis - 6/18/2014, 7:56 AM
And she was BORING as hell in 'the Wolverine', an already boring movie!
Pasto - 6/18/2014, 7:56 AM
Or getting upset that they changed the race of Yensen in Iron Man.
GR6771 - 6/18/2014, 7:56 AM
The more I read about this movie, the less I want to see it. Didn't Warner's learn anything from putting in the character "Lenny" (Lex Luthor's nephew and played by the great Jon Cryer)??????
wavehunter - 6/18/2014, 7:56 AM
I thought MG was a descendant of the Amazons?
GreenLantern519 - 6/18/2014, 7:57 AM
I hope we get some set pictures of Jesse/Lex today.
OnePunchBaldy - 6/18/2014, 7:57 AM
I can dig this take on Lex as well. I'm thinking that his hair is gonna fall out since they gave away that his hair is long
JoeMomma29 - 6/18/2014, 7:58 AM
@ Banesmash

So true..............
GreenLantern519 - 6/18/2014, 7:58 AM
I'm more interested in who Callan Mulvey is playing, I'm guessing he's going to be Metallo.
Alien - 6/18/2014, 7:58 AM
Nomis - 6/18/2014, 8:00 AM
Dag, with each Day, the reports in casting is making me lose faith in Synder and this movie.

And I LOVED 'Man of Steel' and was so keen for a Batman/superman movie but some of these choices in casting is just PISSING me off!
Pasto - 6/18/2014, 8:01 AM
I feel like Young Justice had the best interpretation of Mercy Graves ever, and I feel like thats the one we are going to get in BvS.
GreenLantern519 - 6/18/2014, 8:02 AM
Here's who I suspect Holly Hunter, Tao, and Callan will be playing in the movie.

Tao: Mercy Graves (a rogue Amazon that WW wants to retrieve)
Callan: John Corben/Metallo
Holly Hunter: An Amanda Waller type character, but not actually Amanda Waller.
DannyRand1225 - 6/18/2014, 8:02 AM
before Eisenberg,i Thought Michael C Hall would have been a great Lex Luthor, though i still have hope that Eisenberg can pull it off
ekrolo2 - 6/18/2014, 8:03 AM
How dare they cast an Asian woman as a white robot person! I am offended beyond belief!!
Pasto - 6/18/2014, 8:04 AM
It's blasphemy! I say we boycott the film because they cast a skinny asian woman in the role of a Z-List character!
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