‘Batman V Superman’: Lauren Cohan Joins Cast And Zack Snyder Defends ‘Man Of Steel’ Destructive Ending

IMDb has a new addition. The Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice movie looks to have listed The Walking Dead and The Boy’s Lauren Cohan. This caught the attention of ComicBook as it’s been retweeted on Cohan’s Twitter feed with her character portrayal as Martha Wayne, opposite Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Thomas Wayne.

Just a little sidebar here, Jeffrey Dean Morgan has been cast to play Negan in the second half of season 6 of The Walking Dead who is quite the ruthless man in the comic books. Is it a coincidence that both TWD cast members are being coupled up as Batman’s parents?

So chances are she’ll be in the iconic scene where young Bruce Wayne witnesses the murder of his parents. According to ComicBook, there is such a scene and it was even shown in one of the trailers. Apparently, the Wayne’s were murdered in the alley after they had watched The Mark of Zorro movie.

So Batman v. Superman is just another bullet on the resume of Cohan and looks like it’ll be a flourishing 2016 for her. She currently stars in The Boy, which is directed by Devil Inside’s William Brent Bell, and she’s also signed on to play in the Tupac Shakur biopic where she’ll star as Leila Steinberg, the rapper’s first manager.

Zack Snyder also has come in defense in regards to his Man of Steel movie. In the past he had come under scrutiny of the over-destructive ending. At least overdone in the opinions of those who saw it. Even Jerry Seinfeld thought as much because last year, according to a report by IGN, the comedian took to Reddit to give his take on Snyder’s first Superman movie. Seinfeld was rather “reluctant” on giving his critique on it, but was glad they did make another movie. He expressed that there was not as much focus on the character.

“So to me it was too much action/violence and not enough character study.”

Anthony Mackie wasn’t a fan of Man of Steel, according to a report by Collider, but he didn’t mention the destructive nature of the ending, but more so the length of time of the movie. Of course, Mackie is a Marvel Studios cast member that stars as the Falcon, so there could be a little bias there.

Dawn of Justice is defended by Snyder as he believes that just like in his Watchmen, there should be consequences to a superhero’s actions, according to Famous Monsters of Filmland. That would make sense since these beings with super human abilities can easily cause mass destruction when unchecked and it appears that Batman/Bruce Wayne in Batman v. Superman is vehemently into seeing it through. A recent teaser shows Batman facing off with Superman on the hood of the Batmobile. Of course, the Dark Knight isn’t intimidated by the mercy warning.

Snyder gives his take and feels it’s justifiably so.

“I stand by it, because for me, I’ve always said when I was working on Watchman — and maybe it’s sort of left over from a Watchmen philosophical sort of thing — that there should be consequences to superheroes’ interaction with the earth. And that was kind of the way that we approached Man of Steel. I wanted a big consequence to Superman’s arrival on earth. Certainly, Batman v. Superman sort of cashes in all its chips on the ‘why’ of that destruction.”

In Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, with Doomsday in the horizon and the DC Trinity of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, perhaps they’ll be more “destruction aware”? Find out on March 25 when the DC movie releases.

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