Before he was overseeing the (hoped for) launch of the full-blown DC Extended Universe with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, action-specialist filmmaker Zack Snyder earned accolades (and also his share of criticism) for his impressively-faithful adaptation of Watchmen, a landmark Alan Moore comic published by DC but set in a separate, alternate continuity. At least one of Watchmen’s actors, Jeffery Dean Morgan, is already set to appear in Snyder’s new film as the late Thomas Wayne, and now it appears that another veteran of the ultra-violent superhero epic may returning too.
Who, you ask? Why Carla Gugino, who played the original Silk Spectre in Watchmen, has indicated that she may be reprising her voiceover cameo from Man of Steel for Henry Cavill’s second go-around as Superman.
The (potential) revelation came during a social media Q&A Gugino was conducting with fans to promote HBO’s first airing of San Andreas, the blockbuster disaster film she recently co-starred in alongside Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and True Detective‘s Alexandra Daddario. When one fan offered that they wished she was appearing as part of the Dawn of Justice cast, to which the star replied:
You might hear me in it if you listen carefully. https://t.co/54sNVfmmb3— Carla Gugino (@carlagugino) February 28, 2016
Gugino provided the (uncredited) voice of the Kryptonian service-robot Kelor, an inside reference to Snyder’s previous superhero opus for sharp-eared fans. While most of the Kryptonian technology seen in the film was destroyed as part of Superman’s all-out effort to destroy General Zod’s Black Zero war-engines, it’s entirely conceivable that Gugino’s vocals could be presented as a kind of universal-standard for the doomed planet’s artificial intelligence interfaces – a kind of Kryptonian equivalent to Siri. Notably, in the original comics, reviving Kryptonian technology has often proved dangerous for Superman and friends, giving rise to entities like The Eradicator, various incarnations of Brainiac and even the monster Doomsday. It remains to be seen whether Gugino’s A.I. persona – if it in fact has a significant presence in the film at all – will be part of any such broader story or more tangible characterization.
The in-demand actress, who also had a major role in Snyder’s divisive action feature Sucker Punch, is likely still best-known to U.S. moviegoers as the matriarch of the Cortez family in Robert Rodriguez’s Spy Kids series. She’s next scheduled to appear in the upcoming science fiction film The Space Between Us, a romantic drama in which a boy being raised on Mars embarks on a difficult journey to Earth in order to find a girl he has fallen in love with via interplanetary video conversation; and is also set to be among the principal cast of the Showtime series Roadies, a highly-anticipated series about the music industry from Almost Famous writer/director Cameron Crowe, in which she will play the touring production manager of an arena-rock band.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice opens on March 25, 2016, which is followed by Suicide Squad on August 5, 2016; Wonder Woman on June 23, 2017; Justice League Part One on November 17, 2017; The Flash on March 16, 2018; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League Part Two on June 14, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps. on June 19, 2020.
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