Is ‘Batman Vs. Superman’ The Beginning Of A Franchise? More Casting News

According so some media reports Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck’s superhero flick, Batman Vs. Superman will kick off a franchise, which many believe is the much awaited Justice League, where all the DC super heroes get together.

Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara told the New York Times that the studio is ready to announce a new franchise in the very near future, which many believe would include Justice League.

Considering all the successful Marvel films that have come out recently (Thor, Avengers, Captain America, Iron Man), WB is under pressure to keep up with the competition.

Batman vs. Superman — the sequel to Man Of Steel — is set to battle Avengers: Age Of Ultron when they both premiere in May of 2016, just a few days apart.

Since Zack Snyder will put Batman (Ben Affleck) against Superman (Henry Cavill) against each other for this still untitled sequel and has added Gal Galdot as Wonder Woman, the logical thinking is that this will lead to the highly anticipated Justice League franchise, where the three superheroes fight the forces of evil together, alongside less known characters.

And speaking of other characters, Batman vs. Superman has announced more casting to support the main characters.

Oscar winner Holly Hunter (The Incredibles), Callan Mulvey (300: Rise Of An Empire) and Tao Okamoto (The Wolverine) are the latest additions to Snyder’s project and will be playing new DC characters, not seen in movies.

The Man Of Steel director was very excited about the news that Hunter has accepted a part in Batman vs. Superman:

“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.”

Henry Cavill, Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), and Laurence Fishburne (Perry White) are all returning to reprise their roles from Man Of Steel in the Batman/Superman face-off.

Other newcomers (aside from Batfleck and Gadot) include Jeremy Irons, who will play Bruce Wayne’s loyal butler, Alfred, and Jesse Eisenberg as the villain Lex Luthor.

In other news, Russell Crowe — who plays Kal-El’s Kryptonian father, Jor-El — said he most likely will not return to reprise his role in Batman vs. Superman, as the film is “jumping into a different stream.”

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