Well, we knew Warner Bros. is looking at 300: Rise of an Empire and Zero Dark Thirty actor Callan Mulvey for a villain role in Batman vs. Superman and my first thought was maybe he was reading for Lex Luthor. Of course, he's not already bald, so most fanboys will be unable to imagine the actor in the role. Maybe that lack of imagination got them digging for other possibilities, because ThinkMcFlyThink is now saying, through their sources, that he is up for the role as Metallo.
I'm not sure how much sense this makes other than the fact that Lex will probably need a front-man for Superman and Batman to come together and battle at some point. This leaves Lex safely behind the scenes for future movies as they beat down whatever other badguy tries to strong arm them. But Metallo is known for using kryptonite against Superman, something that hasn't really popped up yet in the Man of Steel version. Not that they couldn't find kyptonite in the next movie, with so much use in previous movies and shows, the movie going audience is already familiar with the material.
Just yesterday we heard from the same producer that said they were working on the deal for Wonder Woman that Doomsday would be a villain. With today's news that Gal Gardot has been cast as Wonder Woman (or Diana as she may appear in the movie) does that give more credibility to the producer's tweets than ThinkMcFlayThink's source? With all the rumors flying about this movie, who knows at this point. Internet rumor-scoopster El Mayimbe tweeted "METALLO" today, but by the time this is over, he will have talked about ten different villains and when one is chosen, he'll say he told us all first. So really, all we know at this point is Callan Mulvey is reading for a role in the movie.
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Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea. Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California. When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead. Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim. If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: www.jeremyshane.info for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.
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