The cast of Batman v Superman has apparently added a few more bad guys to the list.
We've known for a while now that Superman's archnemesis Lex Luthor, played by Jesse Eisenberg, will feature in Dawn of Justice, which will serve as the next step in Warner Bros.' plan to build a DC Comics universe on the big screen. On the good guy front, we know the film already includes the two title heroes as well as Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and, we think, Aquaman (Jason Momoa). The villain picture, aside from Luthor, is still a bit murkier, and everyone from Doomsday to Metallo to the Joker has been rumored as a possible featured antagonist.
Well, according to Latino Review's sources, Metallo and Joker are definitely out, but four other antagonists are in, at least in some capacity. According to that site's latest report on the flick, the film is set to include the following four characters:
Victor Zsasz, a relatively new Batman villain (he was introduced in 1992) who makes up for his lack of superpowers by being both physically formidable and extremely creepy. He's a serial killer driven to keep upping his body count, which he keeps track of by carving a tally mark into his skin every time he kills. He appeared briefly in Batman Begins, but his trademark scars did not.
Morgan Edge, a media mogul in Metropolis often depicted with ties to organized crime. In the current DC Comics continuity, he's the owner of the Daily Planet. According to Latino Review, this version of Edge will be someone who Luthor grew up with in the gangs of the city, and who now acts as Luthor's corporate mouthpiece.
David Cain, one of the world's greatest assassins and, in the comics, father to former Batgirl Cassandra Cain. Many of his comic-book ties are to events in Gotham City (he even trained Bruce Wayne in his deadly ways, which Bruce refuses to use at one point), but according to Latino Review his role in the film will be to meet with Lex Luthor's bodyguard about a potential assassination. Whether he carries that job out, we don't know.
The report also mentions a fourth name that hasn't been previously mentioned anywhere that we know of: Amanda Waller, the tough-as-nails leader of the Suicide Squad, who recently got some live-action love on The CW's Arrow. This version of Waller might prove rather different than the Arrow one, though. According to Latino Review, she's a senator with a powerful distrust of Superman, and she's devised a "countermeasure" to put a stop to the Man of Steel if need be.
So there you have it. None of this has been confirmed by Warner Bros., but Latino Review is quite confident that all of these characters will appear at various points in Dawn of Justice, further broadening its depiction of the DC Comics Universe.
(Via Latino Review)