Posted on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 by Germain Lussier
The title reveals that Batman and Superman are going to fight in their upcoming film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But with two heroes like that in the same movie, they film is gonna need some bad guys, too. We already know about the powerful Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) but if Zack Snyder and David Goyer are bringing in additional members of the Justice League (Cyborg, Aquaman, Wonder Woman) you’d think there might be some other villains, right?
According to Latino Review, that’s exactly the case. They reveal three new villains — smaller, but important ones — will be in Zack Snyder’s 2016 sequel. We’ll reveal their identities after the jump.
Latino Review says the following three characters are bad guys in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
- Victor Zsasz, a serial killer with a penchant for knives, and a habit of carving his kill tally into his own body. Zsasz first appeared in comics in the early ’90s, and was seen in Batman Begins. He’s also in the recent video games Arkham Asylum and Arkham City.
- Morgan Edge, who has been around in comics since the ’70s, and rebooted a few times, generally as a media mogul or pundit, but also as part of the alien-powered mob organization Intergang. The current comics version is the owner of the Daily Planet, with some qualities seemingly inspired by the News International phone hacking scandal.
- David Cain, an assassin who first appeared in comics in the late ’90s, and who helped train young Bruce Wayne and has been an associate of Ra’s al Ghul and the League of Assassins.
There’s also a mention of a “very powerful antagonist” who has yet to be mentioned or cast. (Anyone want to put bets on it being Doomsday? Or, as previously rumored, Darkseid could show up, as suggested by the presence of Morgan Edge, to lead in to Justice League.)
The story breaks down how each one of the characters fits into the story, too, which suggests a much more intimate knowledge of the story than most of us have. If this is true – and it sounds likely – the following info should be considered spoiler.
According to LR, the film versions of the characters will be as follows. Zsasz fights Batman early in the film. Edge is LexCorp’s PR guy and has some verbal debates with Lois Lane. (LR suggests this could be Scoot McNairy’s role.) Cain meets up with Luthor to talk about a potential assassination. The site also mentions that Senator Amanda Waller is in the film, as well.
If this is true, and it certainly sounds plausible, it seems like Snyder and crew are using DC characters wherever they can in the story just to start building up the DC Universe. We figured that from the whole Justice League angle, but this new info helps fill out what we know about the movie.
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