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Tao Okamoto Confirmed As Mercy Graves In Batman Vs. Superman (Video)

Almost two years ago Cosmic Book News was the first to say that Batman Vs. Superman would feature Mercy Graves, which we then connected the dots and were the first to state Wonder Woman would be in the movie as well.

Now DC has confirmed that Tao Okamoto is playing Mercy Graves, who in the comics is an Amazon and Lex Luthor’s bodyguard.

DC All Access released a Batman Vs. Superman trailer breakdown video (watch above) which mentioned:

Batman Vs. Superman follows up on the events of Man of Steel in what happens if a powerful metahuman appeared.

• Bruce Wayne was in Metropolis during the Superman vs. Zod battle.

• The trailer does show Batman’s Batcave.

• The video notes that Lex had hair in the comics at first (like the movie).

• Tao Okamoto is said to be playing Mercy Graves, but it’s not confirmed in the video if she is Lex’s bodyguard or if she is an Amazon.

• Zod’s body has been collected after the fight in Man of Steel, but it’s not stated who has it (probably safe to assume Lex).

• It’s confirmed that it’s a Robin costume that has the words “Ha Ha Ha jokes on you Batman,” with it insinuated Joker is responsible.

• The Batman armor suit is similar to the suit from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns from 1986.

• The glowing green rock is confirmed to be kryptonite.

• There is a shot in the trailer that is an homage to The Dark Knight Returns comic cover, with Batman grappling and lightning striking.

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“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 and Tao Okamoto in new character roles for the film. Justice League is to follow directed by Zack Snyder as well.

Synopsis:

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.

Batman Vs. Superman Comic-Con Trailer:

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Batman Vs. Superman Casting Call Hints At Wonder Woman Or An Amazon Again

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Following Cosmic Book News breaking the story that Bryan Cranston has been cast in Batman Vs. Superman as Lex Luthor, we were also told Mercy Graves would be in the movie, as well.

On the heels of our news that Mercy Graves will be in Batman Vs. Superman, a rumor then hit the net about a potential love interest for Ben Affleck Batman with mention the actress needs to be physically fit leading to speculation it could be an Amazon or Wonder Woman.

Well, Mercy Graves in the comic books happens to be the right-hand to Lex Luthor, his bodyguard and chaffeur, and also an Amazon.

Now a second Batman Vs. Superman casting call seems to hint at an Amazon with mention of the actress needing to be physically strong.

Bleeding Cool thinks it could be – as was previously mentioned – Wonder Woman or the mystery role could be a potential villain (maybe Mercy Graves?). They state they heard from agents that the character in question is assumed to be Wonder Woman, but not confirmed leading to speculation it could be a female villain. Zack Snyder and David Goyer did use Antje Traue as Faora in the Man of Steel as a villain, so they could be going the same route with the use of strong female characters (and Faora can always be brought back).

It’s also quite possible it could indeed be Wonder Woman as David Goyer recently said he wanted to tackle a Wonder Woman film, and most recently Chronicle scribe Max Landis stated he is pitching Warner Bros. a Wonder Woman movie, so there is definite talk surrounding the character and there has been for sometime. Two TV series surrounding Wonder Woman have either been put on hold or didn’t make the grade with CW’s “Amazon” and the Adrianne Palicki NBC series. There is also the fact that Goyer is the likely candidate to write Justice League.

Regarding Mercy Graves, I don’t have specific information on the character in Batman Vs. Superman, whether she will be a simple chauffeur or an Amazon, or if any of the above characters are one and the same.

One name that did pop up on my radar recently happens to be Kaley Cuoco. Again, I’m not sure where she fits in (if at all), but keep an eye out.

Regarding Bryan Cranston as Lex Luthor, I was told the big announcement is coming sometime around the Breaking Bad season finale to capitalize on all the hype. Breaking Bad concludes Sunday. 

The sequel to “Man of Steel” goes into production next year for a July 17, 2015 release also starring Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

For more news on the “Man of Steel” and related movies head on over to the Cosmic Book News Superman movie hub.

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Superman/Batman Casting Call Hints At Amazon Girlfriend For Ben Affleck: Mercy Graves?

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After Cosmic Book News was told Byran Cranston has been cast as Lex Luthor in the new Batman/Superman movie, we were also told Mercy Graves will be featured in the Man of Steel sequel.

Mercy Graves in the comic books happens to be an Amazon, a member of the same all-female warrior nation that Wonder Woman belongs to.

A few days following our reveal of Mercy Graves, a reported casting call said to be floating around talent agencies (via Latino Review) stated a potential love interest for Batman was being looked at, and one that happened to be physically strong as well as tall and beautiful.

Sure sounds like an Amazon.

The description has even led to speculation that it might be for Wonder Woman herself, and what’s interesting about that is in the defunct NBC Wonder Woman series, she was corporate executive Diana Themyscira, head of Themyscira Industries. It’s possible Zack Snyder and David Goyer could be going with something similar as Batman dating another executive sounds about right.

Or it’s quite possible that Mercy Graves, known in the animated shows and comic books as being Lex Luthor’s #1, goes deep undercover to befriend (and other interests) Bruce Wayne.

So possibly the character of Mercy Graves is what the casting call is really about.

The sequel to “Man of Steel” goes into production next year for a July 17, 2015 release also starring Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

For more news on the “Man of Steel” and related movies head on over to the Cosmic Book News Superman movie hub.

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