Flash, Wonder Woman & Other JLA Members to Appear in ‘Batman vs. Superman’?

Published 8 months ago by , Updated March 19th, 2014 at 1:15 pm,

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It’s been a crazy few days for superhero movies and TV shows. Numerous rumors about Wonder Woman and Nightwing/Dick Grayson being in Batman vs. Superman have popped up; a TV show about DC’s Hourman was announced for The CW; Marvel and Netflix announced four new shows and a miniseries (about Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist); and Arrow star Stephen Amell hinted that he might appear in the future Justice League movie.

But the news tornado isn’t over yet – now we have word about more actresses being up for the female (possibly Wonder Woman) role in Batman vs. Superman, as well as the possible appearance of Flash and “several members of the Justice League.” Say what?

The newest report comes from Variety, which confirms that Olga Kurylenko is up for a female role described as “tall, brunette, athletic and exotic.” Now, which DC female character does that most accurately describe?

Other actresses up for the role include Elodie Yung (G.I. Joe – Retaliation), Gal Gadot (Gisele in the Fast & Furious series), and a possible fourth that has yet to be revealed – though Variety insists that it’s not Jaimie Alexander, who they claim is committed (contractually speaking) to Marvel. But if that’s the case, what were all those recent rumors about? And why was she goading them on?

Various Wonder Woman Costumes Flash, Wonder Woman & Other JLA Members to Appear in Batman vs. Superman?

It’s worth mentioning, as Variety and its sources have, that this female character could very well turn out to be some (relatively) run-of-the-mill love interest for Bruce Wayne. And frankly, there’s actually good reason to believe that’s the case – each one of these actresses has very thick accents that one doesn’t typically associate with Wonder Woman.

Though Wonder Woman is from the mythical island nation of Themyscira, she has never been depicted with an accent (besides an American accent, that is) and it seems kind of unlikely that Warner Bros. would build a brand-new multimillion dollar franchise around an untested actress whose grasp of the English language could be a barrier for American audiences.

According to Borys Kit of The Hollywood Reporter (via Bleeding Cool), while Wonder Woman WILL appear in the movie (as “Diana”), the actresses up for the “tall, athletic, exotic” role will likely not be playing Wonder Woman, whose part in movie will be insignificant – and possibly just a cameo.

Check out his tweets below:

Having said all this – though I do fall on the side that believes that these actresses are probably not up for the role of Wonder Woman, it does seem a bit strange that Zack Snyder and co. would include two very similar characters (in terms of physicality) in the same film.

If this movie will, at some point, briefly introduce “Diana” to the DC Movie Universe, why would producers want to steal her thunder with an equally tall, athletic, and exotic female character (with brown hair)?

Needless to say, it’s all pretty confusing.

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  1. Huge news week. Very excited for the fan event.

    • what?

      • @C revolution. Tonights man of steel fan event on YouTube with Zack Snyder, amy adams, cavill hosted by kev smith. Big announcements and concept art likely

  2. Keep the film simple; the film is about Batman being introduced into the MOS Universe. Don’t frak it up by introducing so many characters that it takes away from the main story/characters.

    Finally, I’m willing to bet that the actresses being mentioned for WW are a smoke screen, and are meant to confuse everyone until the movie releases.

  3. I would like to see Wonder Woman in Superman vs Batman. I also would like to see Jamie Alexander in the role. I do not care if she is contractually committed to Marvel. I’m quite sure Jamie and her agent can work something out with Marvel, so she could get the role of a lifetime for her.

    As for other characters appearing in the film, I would just limit it to cameos and just focus on Superman and Batman, along with some intro to Wonder Woman. Just my 2 cents.

  4. This is still a Superman trilogy, I really hope its not all about Batman, He just had a trilogy all to himself, This is Supermans time!

    • Nobody has said this is going to be a trilogy. I know that’s more than likely to happen but this has clearly been leading to JLA since MoS released. I don’t think WB/DC is going to treat this as a trilogy.

  5. It’s daily “Planet” not bugle. Bugle is spider-man.

  6. This is just too much. I like the idea of bats and supes but all of this in a sequel to mos. Talk about shooting for the moon.

  7. These are likely just rumours more than anything else.

    It is clear though that we will not see a proper Superman sequel – i.e – a a film about Superman until Man Of Steel 3.

  8. sometimes I wonder if superman will star in his own sequel.

    that being said, if wonder woman stars, I hope they change her outfit, maybe something similar to what psylocke of the x-men is now wearing. I can only imagine asking a potential wonder woman actress to play out fight scenes in the winter or in a snow covered region dressed like a cheerleader.

  9. It makes me laugh how many people started saying “this is DC trying to force through a Justice league movie”.

    All of these rumors have been nothing more than conjecture. I like it because it gives you the opportunity to discuss what you would/wouldn’t like to see in the upcoming movie. I guess some people cant understand the difference between the internet rumor mill and facts being revealed by the studios.

  10. Too much rumors and hype right now, everybody should chillax and wait for real footage and photos before buying in to any of this stuff! But than again overreaction is to fans what implants are to strippers!

    • lol. strippers

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  12. Yeah I’m gonna go with those actresses are testing for either Talia or Catwoman though I’m betting on Talia because the role is supposed to be A. a love interest of Bruce, B. able to go toe-to-toe with the dark knight, and C. the three of them (Elodie Yung, Gal Gadot, and Olga Kurylenko) are all foreign (to America where Gotham and Metropolis are) in appearance, slim and athletic, exotically beautiful, strong accents, and I don’t really think Talia requires any Oscar winning acting chops. I mean, look Marion Cotillard’s death scene. Terrible. Their nationalities alone just scream Talia. Ukranian, French, and Israeli would all be good fits for her. I still really hope Jaimie Alexander will be WW, but I’m fine with the character not appearing in this movie.

    • The funny thing is Marion Cotillard won a Oscar.

      • haha. I know, I was being ironic. I really like her as an actress but that death scene…man. I feel like all death scenes should aspire to be Judi Dench’s death scene from Skyfall. hope that didn’t ruin anything for anybody. that movie’s been out for almost 2 years.

  13. I know a few people get pretty excited seeing and hearing these rumors when it comes to Superman vs Batman, but I really wished this was just a sequel concentrating on supes And introducing us to a Superman villian that has yet to grace the screen like brainiac who would have been perfect. Next week I’ll bet we hear a rumor that aquaman and black canary will make an appearance as well. Regardless of what is said, let’s just hope that Zack Snyder makes a good movie and not a bunch of senseless chaos that would kill a potential justice league movie before it even gets made.

    • ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, this is comedy central in the DC universe

  14. also props to Ben Moore for that first pic in the article. “Dibs on the Amazon!” cracks me up every time.

  15. The recent revelation does add credence in Jamie Alexander being the front runner for Wonder Woman. JL will prop make an appearance after the credits, not in costume though. It’ll set up; them vs Brainaic(Luther and him). Unless this movie plans to do that already.

  16. I suppose DC could go down the route that the Justice League has already been set up by the time MoS took place, and that Batman is the one who elects to find out what threat Superman poses…

    • Justice league v. Avengers?

  17. Not a smart move to include so many heroes on a Superman sequel.

    Batman and Supes should be the only big deal of the movie, and after that WB could move to JL perfectly. But to include 3-4 JL members on Batman/Superman isnt needed and take some attention from the big deal.

  18. If they really do introduce a great number of Leaguers in MoS 2, it will probably be in the same way that Amazing Spider 2 sets up a bunch of villains to use in later movies. Just letting people know they exist, without overcrowding the movie by giving everyone major roles.

  19. I say no, this is a MoS sequel, not a JLA prequel.

  20. Not happening. None of it. This movie would go from promising to huh?!? Really fast.

    Sometimes I think people forget that studios want to appeal to MORE than the Screen Rant crowd at the end of the day. As a movie fan, most of these rumours sound like fan-fiction that keeps snowballing. It makes no sense from a comic outsiders perspective.

    By this time next month the Justice League will be taking on Lex Luther, The Joker and The Penguin with a tease at an Avengers crossover LOL!

  21. Re: JLA:
    I’ve got just two words for you: Green Lantern!
    Well, four: Hal Jordan.
    Er, make that six: Martian Manhunter.
    I mean, eight:
    The Atom. And Barry Allen, and…
    That is, uh…..{well, I never was good at math; not my strong suit at all}.

  22. What’s wrong with you people? Bring it on, all of ‘em, lets get this party started already!

    Here’s why I loved Man of Steel: it’s the first movie, in the history of comic book movies, to give me fight scenes near as they are in my head when I read comics. I can’t believe how many people complain about how much action there was. It’s a COMIC BOOK MOVIE! I want heavy plot I’ll read a book.

    So my only concern for this thing is, and I love Batman but, how do you top Superman vs Superman (as Zod had his same powers) with Superman vs Batman? I say, Batman doesn’t like Superman and he takes him on. No Lex, no Brainiac no villain. Just Batman, and a few… “friends”

    Game on.

  23. Going to go in in a bit of a different direction here, although it was mentioned in the article, who here could picture Josh Brolin as Lex Luthor, hair still remaining of course. Any thoughts?

  24. Think about it, friends helping Batman out (ie other JL members) solves the problem of how does Batman hang with Superman in a fight? Without going (please no) the kryptonite route.

  25. Yeah, my guess is that if any Justice Leaguers do appear at all, it will be cameos. Maybe a mid or post-credits scene? I’ve heard a rumor floating around they might be up for Big Barda to set up a Darkseid story line, but I haven’t found anything to support that.

  26. Cramming a lot of DC heroes in MoS 2?? hmm..

    As a big fanboy, I’m really excited for this.. However, I hope this wouldn’t hurt Superman’s character since this is still pretty much his movie..

    And cramming characters in this movie will come in two ways: either the movie will be messy… or the movie will be EPIC!

  27. You know, I heard a rumour that Azrael is going to be in this. Actually, apparently Prometheus is as well; and H’el. Ultraman. Joker. Mad Hatter. R’as….

    All totally legit.

  28. Thank you, Ben for not using the “Batfleck” term and sounding like TMZ.

  29. maybe these characters will just be mentioned (seen on tv) in passing in some news story while clark is in the office or something

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