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Academy Award winner Holly Hunter has been added to the cast of the ‘Man of Steel’ sequel, tentatively dubbed ‘Batman Vs. Superman’.  She will be playing a brand new role specifically created for the film.  Joining her will be  Callan Mulvey (300: Rise Of An Empire) and Tao Okamoto (The Wolverine) both also portraying new original characters.  Thi9s announcement came via Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Director Zach Snyder expressed:
“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.”
Hunter won the Academy Award and Golden Globe for her role in the movie ‘The Piano’ and has been nominated for several other roles in ‘Broadcast News’, ‘The Firm’ and ‘Thirteen’.
The director added:
“I just had the good fortune to work with Callan on ‘300: Rise of an Empire’ and was very impressed with his incredible talent. 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.”

As stated, all three actors are playing newly created roles and won’t be portraying existing DC Comics characters.

What do you think?  Are these good fits for the DC Cinematic Universe?

Source: Cinema Blend