Three More Actors Officially Added To The Cast Of Zack Snyder's BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN

300: Rise of an Empire star Callan Mulvey, The Wolverine's Tao Okamoto and Academy Award winning actress Holly Hunter have all been added to the cast of Zack Snyder's still untitled Batman/Superman movie. Who will they be playing? Hit the jump for details on all that and more!

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By Josh Wilding - 4/3/2014

Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Oscar®-winning actress Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey of “300: Rise of an Empire,” and Tao Okamoto of “The Wolverine” have joined the cast of the upcoming Zack Snyder untitled Superman/Batman film. The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
  
All three actors will play characters newly created for the film.
 
Snyder stated, “Holly has always been one of my favorite actresses; she has immense talent and is always captivating on screen. I had an opportunity to meet her a while back and knew instantly that I had to work with her, so as we began writing the script I made sure to create a role specifically for her.
 
“I just had the good fortune to work with Callan on ‘300: Rise of an Empire’ and was very impressed with his incredible talent,” the director continued. “He’s a fantastic actor and I’m looking forward to having the chance to work with him again. And, quite simply, Tao is a striking presence whose beauty is aptly rivaled by her amazing abilities as an actress. I’m really excited to have her joining us on this adventure.”
 
Hunter received the Academy Award® and a Golden Globe Award for her starring role in Jane Campion’s “The Piano.” She also garnered Oscar® nominations for her work in “Broadcast News,” “The Firm” and “Thirteen.” She has starred in such films as the Coen brothers’ “Raising Arizona” and “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” Steven Spielberg’s “Always,” Lasse Halström’s “Once Around,” Jodie Foster’s “Home for the Holidays” and Brad Bird’s animated hit “The Incredibles.” Hunter was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award® when she reunited with Campion for the TV miniseries “Top of the Lake.” She next appears in David Gordon Green’s “Manglehorn” and in Terrence Malick’s upcoming feature.
 
Australian-born Mulvey stars in the current box office hit “300: Rise of an Empire,” produced by Snyder. He also appeared in Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty,” and will next be seen in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”
 
In addition to “The Wolverine,” Okamoto also appeared in the video “The Wolverine: The Path of a Ronin,” and in the Japanese television miniseries “Chi no wadachi.”
 
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, and is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.

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Pasto - 4/3/2014, 10:08 AM
Ok..........who is she playing?
Pasto - 4/3/2014, 10:08 AM
My bad, who are THEY playing?
0megaDaGod - 4/3/2014, 10:13 AM
Callan Mulvey?

Y'all know what that means

Moohika - 4/3/2014, 10:14 AM
"Characters newly created for the film" hmmmmm....interesting, tell me more.
ProfessorX - 4/3/2014, 10:15 AM
No Michael Cera? I am disappoint.
Destined - 4/3/2014, 10:16 AM
Great additions.
Omarvls - 4/3/2014, 10:17 AM
Great
Some DC/WB news

BvS will be EPIC
Moohika - 4/3/2014, 10:17 AM
@ProfessorX
Michael Cera? Why?
ALegendaryPanda - 4/3/2014, 10:18 AM
I like all of them!
cipher - 4/3/2014, 10:18 AM
Pasto - 4/3/2014, 10:19 AM
Is she hot?
CherryBomb - 4/3/2014, 10:19 AM
Holly Hunter is an amazing actress, haven't seen anything the guy has been in.
But I surprisingly liked Tao as Mariko.
Plus, she is a stunning woman
DudeGuyMan - 4/3/2014, 10:19 AM
Probably going to be more Justice Leauge characters that Batman will inexplicably overpower.
BatManiac - 4/3/2014, 10:19 AM
First The Winter Soldier, and now Batman vs Superman? Callan Mulvey is doing well for himself.
Pasto - 4/3/2014, 10:19 AM
"Dads new wife Greg." LMFAO!
cipher - 4/3/2014, 10:19 AM
"Newly created". Interesting.
Omarvls - 4/3/2014, 10:20 AM
Holly Hunter is an amazing actress

Great move DC/WB
Pasto - 4/3/2014, 10:20 AM
Calling it now, asian Robin.
Pasto - 4/3/2014, 10:21 AM
And the 300 guy will be a young Gordon. And hunter will be Joker.
CherryBomb - 4/3/2014, 10:21 AM
It's great to see talented, veteran actors jump on the CBM bandwagon.
Still excited for Glenn Close in GOTG.
Praetorian - 4/3/2014, 10:21 AM
That one dude is also in Captain America the Winter Soldier
Reasonnnn - 4/3/2014, 10:22 AM
Mariko was averageee, all about the other girl
Brainiac13 - 4/3/2014, 10:22 AM
Metallo or Brainiac
McNyagano - 4/3/2014, 10:23 AM
Cool:)
charlie2094 - 4/3/2014, 10:23 AM
@0mega

That's a good call, could see him as Metallo, but does say characters newly created for the film...

Hopefully comic-con sheds a lot of light on this and future WB/DC projects

ProfessorX - 4/3/2014, 10:23 AM
@Moohika: He and Jesse were both in The Social Network. It was a recurring joke after Jesse was cast... Anyway, Tao Okamoto was okay as Mariko. I don't remember seeing the other two in anything.
sintzu - 4/3/2014, 10:24 AM
we all know they will play some big roles
MARVELPSYCHO79 - 4/3/2014, 10:25 AM
Who are these made up character?
MrMartinMarvel - 4/3/2014, 10:25 AM
"All three actors will play characters newly created for the film." Interesting.
CherryBomb - 4/3/2014, 10:25 AM
Whenever I hear Holly's voice I will always think of....

ProfessorX - 4/3/2014, 10:25 AM
Oh, Callan Mulvey was that SHIELD agent in TWS? Yeah he was pretty good (although he didn't have much to do).
JoJo1982 - 4/3/2014, 10:25 AM
@omega


I was thinking the same damn thing


Metallo!!!
JoJo1982 - 4/3/2014, 10:26 AM
@professorx

Yep

Next to crossbones
Pasto - 4/3/2014, 10:26 AM
Cherry
Won't you go away already?
MARVELPSYCHO79 - 4/3/2014, 10:26 AM
*characters
Batman52 - 4/3/2014, 10:26 AM
I bet ya'll money Tao Okamoto is playing a amazon. Everyone else is just a mystery.
StarYeezus - 4/3/2014, 10:27 AM
Elastigirl!
JoJo1982 - 4/3/2014, 10:27 AM
@batmaniac

Don't forget he was in 300

This guy has a good career going
dougieisrollingthejays - 4/3/2014, 10:28 AM
newly created means boring. why don't they add more characters from the comics?
Brainiac13 - 4/3/2014, 10:28 AM

All three actors will play characters newly created for the film

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