Former running back for the Green Bay Packers, Ahman Green, happens to be a big fan of Batman, and it’s learned the NFL superstar also has a role in the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman movie.
Ahman Green appeared on the “Just Not Sports” podcast where he talked about Batman as well as the movie.
“I think I’m more than an extra because I got a lot of camera time,” Green said. “My character name is Thug #2, and if you go to IMDB.com right now I am on the cast list. So I think I’m more than an extra. That was just a dream come true, a great opportunity that Zack Synder and their casting director gave me to be on set.
“I’m actually in the process of making Thug #2 T-shirts. So Thug #2 T-shirts are coming to a Web site soon,” Ahman Green joked.
Green also talked about how he landed the role, as director Zack Snyder happens to be a big fan and from Wisconsin as well.
“From the first time I met Zack Synder … he’s like ‘Ahman, I gotta get you in the movie.’ He’s a Packer fan, he grew up in Wisconsin,” Green said. “I just kept, you know, sending him messages and calling him and just kind of reminding him, because he’s a big-time movie director. He’s a guy that can forget things and it won’t be his fault, because he has a thousand things going on every day. So I just stayed consistent with contacting him and finally I got a call from Warner Bros. Studios setting up flights. It was just like ‘Yes, here we go!’”
Green continues with mention that he is pretty excited about the film.
“From what I’ve seen, what I saw on set and what I’ve seen in the previews, it’s like aw man, this is going to be so good,” Green said.
You can listen to more from Ahman Green talking Batman Vs. Superman below.
“Just Not Sports” is a weekly podcast that only talks to sports figures about something they love away from sports. Hosted by Emmy-winning “Inside the NFL” producer Gareth Hughes and longtime sports marketers Adam Woullard and Brad Burke, the show has featured long-form interviews with: Charles Tillman (mentoring), Drew Bledsoe (wine), AJ Hawk (podcasting), golfer Natalie Gulbis (travel), Deadspin founder Will Leitch (politics), Ahman Green (Batman), NFL punter Chris Kluwe (writing), writer Shea Serrano (athletes who rap), ESPN NFL reporter Wendi Nix (travel) and more.
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has a March 25, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter as Senator Finch and Tao Okamoto as Mercy Graves.
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.