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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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Tao Okamoto Teases Justice League Or Wonder Woman

Tao Okamoto has followed the lead of Ray Fisher (Cyborg) and posted an image of herself with a Batman Vs. Superman t-shirt.

Though official info from WB stated Tap Okamoto is playing a new character for Batman Vs. Superman, Okamoto is also rumored to be playing Mercy Graves, who in the comics is the Amazonian bodyguard to Lex Luthor.

On her Instagram, Tao Okamoto stated, “Day 1 of working out with a personal trainer! My new year’s resolution: good bye to the skinny body!”

It’s possible Tao Okamoto could be in training for either the Justice League movie or even Wonder Woman (or both), especially if she is playing the Amazonian Mercy Graves (Batman Vs. Superman is finished filming).

Wonder Woman has a June 23, 2017 release, with Justice League Part 1 coming out November 2017.

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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.

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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First Look At Henry Cavill In Batman Vs. Superman Set Images & More

Check out a batch of new set images from Batman Vs. Superman including a first look at Henry Cavill on set in addition to looks at Tao Okamoto, Holly Hunter and Scoot McNairy.

Via Just Jared:

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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.

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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Jesse Eisenberg & Tao Okamoto Spotted For Batman Vs. Superman

Take a look at Jesse Eisenberg and Tao Okamoto spotted out in the “wild” in Michigan for Batman Vs. Superman.

The pair are seen with producer David Kwong.

Jesse Eisenberg is set to play Lex Luthor, and we see that Eiseberg does have hair.

Not much is known about the role of Tao Okamoto, but it has been stated to be a new role for the film. It’s actually been rumored Tao Okamota might be playing Mercy (Graves?), and I’ve also heard she might be playing a Star Labs scientist (maybe one and the same?),

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has a newly announced May 6, 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.

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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Tao Okamoto Is In Detroit For Batman Vs. Superman

With it said both Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot are headed to Michigan for Batman Vs. Superman (actually Affleck is supposed to be there today with Gadot already there), it’s learned that newcomer to the movie, Tao Okamoto, is in Detroit as well.

Tao Okamoto took to her Instagram account to state she is taking a “day trip to Detroit” and posted an image of the Detroit Uniroyal Tire company.

Tao Okamoto was just named to the cast of Batman Vs. Superman in a role said to be all-new and created just for the movie along with Callan Mulvey and Holly Hunter.

It’s possible Zack Snyder might be basing the characters in part on existing DC comics characters, but with his own added spin.

With the cast of Batman Vs. Superman headed to Detroit and production looking likely to start soon, fans are anticipating their first look at Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman (new costume) and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, which could be released by Warner Bros. soon enough as well.

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Tao Okamoto was recently featured in The Wolverine as Mariko:

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The untitled “Batman Vs Superman” has a newly announced May 6, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jeremy Irons, Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter and Tao Okamoto.

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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Batman Vs. Superman Gets Actors For Three All-New Characters

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With filming looking to begin soon on Batman Vs. Superman, Warner Bros. and Zack Snyder have announced three actors which are said to be for all-new characters in the movie.

Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey and Tao Okamoto have been added to the cast with their roles described in the below press release as “newly created for the film.”

That means the roles are not a part of the comic book canon or previously seen in any other films.

Zack Snyder recent mentioned that they are casting according to what’s in the script, when commenting and responding to fans not knowing the material.

This isn’t the first time Callan Mulvey’s name for Batman Vs. Superman has come around as back in December, it was rumored that Mulvey was up for a main villain role. It was speculated to be Metallo, but with it stated the character is all-new, obviously that isn’t the case.

See below for more.

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Press Release

 

HOLLY HUNTER JOINS THE CAST OF DIRECTOR ZACK SNYDER’S UNTITLED SUPERMAN/BATMAN FILM FROM WARNER BROS. PICTURES

Callan Mulvey and Tao Okamoto add to the international ensemble.

 

BURBANK, CA, April 3, 2014 – Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Oscar®-winning actress Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey of “300: Rise of an Empire,” and Tao Okamoto of “The Wolverine” have joined the cast of the upcoming Zack Snyder untitled Superman/Batman film.  The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

All three actors will play characters newly created for the film.

Snyder stated, “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.

“I just had the good fortune to work with Callan on ‘300: Rise of an Empire’ and was very impressed with his incredible talent,” the director continued.  “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.”

Hunter received the Academy Award® and a Golden Globe Award for her starring role in Jane Campion’s “The Piano.”  She also garnered Oscar® nominations for her work in “Broadcast News,” “The Firm” and “Thirteen.”  She has starred in such films as the Coen brothers’ “Raising Arizona” and “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” Steven Spielberg’s “Always,” Lasse Halström’s “Once Around,” Jodie Foster’s “Home for the Holidays” and Brad Bird’s animated hit “The Incredibles.”  Hunter was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award® when she reunited with Campion for the TV miniseries “Top of the Lake.”  She next appears in David Gordon Green’s “Manglehorn” and in Terrence Malick’s upcoming feature.

Australian-born Mulvey stars in the current box office hit “300: Rise of an Empire,” produced by Snyder.  He also appeared in Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty,” and will next be seen in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”

In addition to “The Wolverine,” Okamoto also appeared in the video “The Wolverine: The Path of a Ronin,” and in the Japanese television miniseries “Chi no wadachi.”

Snyder’s film stars Henry Cavill, reprising his role as Superman/Clark Kent, Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince.  The film also stars Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and reunites “Man of Steel” stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

The new film is currently being written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer.  Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.

The film is set to open worldwide on May 6, 2016, and is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.

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New Mariko & Harada The Wolverine Character Posters

On top of yesterday’s Jean Grey character poster for The Wolverine, posters for Mariko and Harada have been released.

Tao Okamoto plays Yuriko, with Will Yun Lee as Harada.

The Wolverine has a July 26th, 2013 release date starring Hugh Jackman, Brian Tee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Rila Fukushima, and Hiroyuki Sanada.

Synopsis:

Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine, the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.

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The Woman of The Wolverine Revealed In New Batch Of Images

The women of The Wolverine stand revealed in a new batch of images.

Part of the new issue of Empire Magazine has a feature on The Wolverine, and we see pics of Svetlana Khodchenkova as Viper, Tao Okamoto as Mariko Yashida, and Rila Fukushima as Yukio, in addition to more of Hugh Jackman.

The first The Wolverine trailer will be released in a couple days attached to G.I. Joe Retaliation.

Details on The Wolverine trailer have surfaced early revealing a potential controversial storyline and one vastly different than the Frank Miller and Chris Claremont comic book.

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The Wolverine has a July 26th, 2013 release date, directed by James Mangold and also starring Hugh Jackman, Brian Tee, Will Yun Lee, and Hiroyuki Sanada.

Synopsis:

Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine, the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.

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New Hugh Jackman The Wolverine Image & 3 Others

Director James Mangold released a batch of images from The Wolverine.

Black and white photos of Hugh Jackman, Rila Fukushima (Yukio) and Tao Okamoto (Mariko) were tweeted earlier in addition to a look at The Wolverine clapboard giving us a look at the film’s logo.

The Wolverine has a July 26th, 2013 release date, also starring Brian Tee, Will Yun Lee, and Hiroyuki Sanada.

Synopsis:

Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine, the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.

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