Posted on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 by Germain Lussier
In the first press release announcing Batman would appear in the sequel to Man of Steel, director Zack Snyder revealed the major players from that film would return. Perry White played by Laurence Fishburne, Ma Kent played by Diane Lane and, of course, Lois Lane played by Amy Adams. That last one was crucial because her relationship with Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) had just started to blossom as that film ended.
But with a new superhero comes a new female lead. By now everyone knows Ben Affleck will be playing Batman in the film, and the latest reports suggest the director is looking for a strong female love interest for the Caped Crusader.
Latino Review got their hands on a casting breakdown that’s circulating at the talent agencies, which they describe as follows:
They’re looking for someone in their late 20s and are open to all ethnicities…. They’re being very specific and looking for an actress who is both tall and possesses physicality.
Tall, late 20s and all ethnicities. Isn’t Ben Affleck in his early 40s? Oh Bruce Wayne, you dog you.
The casting breakdown doesn’t give a name for the character so whether its Wonder Woman, Vicky Vale or someone totally different we don’t yet know. (I don’t actually think it’s Wonder Woman, but the physicality and age would match, right?)
In my mind, the biggest take away here isn’t actually the fact they’re looking for a new actress. It’s that Batman’s role is likely much bigger than first suggested. We initially assumed he’d be more of a secondary character in a Superman movie. However, the fact he has a love interest suggests the part is more of a co-headlining thing. What do you think?