Home / Movies / Holly Hunter Joins Zach Snyder's ‘Batman/Superman’

Holly Hunter Joins Zach Snyder's ‘Batman/Superman’

Holly Hunter Joins Zach Snyder's 'Batman/Superman'

The director says he devised the role specifically for “The Piano” actress

Warner Bros. has cast Oscar winner Holly Hunter in its untitled “Batman/Superman” movie, the studio said Thursday. It did not disclose what role she would play, but director Zack Snyder said it was a new role he wrote specifically for her.

Hunter won an Oscar for her performance in “The Piano” and earned nominations for her work in “Broadcast News,” “The Firm” and “Thirteen.”

“Holly has always been one of my favorite actresses; she has immense talent and is always captivating on screen,” Snyder said in a statement. “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.”

Also read: Batman vs. Superman’ and Marvel Headed for Box Office Collision: Why One Side Needs to Blink

Callan Mulvey, last seen in Warner Bros.’ “300 Rise of an Empire,” and Tao Okamoto, who appeared in “The Wolverine,” have also joined the star-studded cast. Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Superman while Ben Affleck will play Batman, Gal Gadot will play Wonder Woman and Jesse Eisenberg will play Lex Luthor. Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane will all reprise their roles from last summer's “Man of Steel.”

See photos: 49 Summer Movies on Our Radar: From ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ to Tina Fey's Next Comedy

“Argo” scribe Chris Terrio is working on the script, based on previous work by Snyder and David S. Goyer, the latter of which wrote “Man of Steel.” Warner Bros. plans to release “Batman/Superman” May 6, 2016, the same day as the third “Captain America” movie.

  • marcogigantes77

    Great trio of female actresses… Diane Lane, Amy Adams and now Holly Hunter… like it..

  • Benjamin Roussey

    She does not look that pretty but she blows Gyllenhal's sister out of the room. I still cannot believe she was in Batman II.

    • Cyclops

      Maggie is a good actress; average (for Hollywood) looks. Remember who she replaced — Katie Holmes — great looks; so-so actress.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    With socialized medicine (Obamacare)
    there will be 30 million more people pouring into the system with the same
    amount of doctors. Your kids will die in the waiting room and I will laugh when
    it happens.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    It is called “personal
    responsibility”. We know liberals hate those two words when they are together
    because they do not want to take responsibility for their actions. It is not
    rich people’s fault you or your kids dropped out of high school. It is not rich
    people’s fault that they decided to study in high school and had the guts to
    start their own business and work at it until they had a winning product and/or
    service. It is not rich people’s fault that you chose to have a child out of wedlock
    and not listen to good advice when it was being handed to you. Most rich people
    were not born rich, they worked hard and did not spend all their spare time
    watching MTV or waiting for something to happen. They made it happen and they
    employ millions of Americans in jobs that matter. Your government job does not
    matter, most likely. And union members kill jobs but that is another story. It
    is about personal responsibility which liberals do not want to acknowledge
    because then they would have to realize their failure and stagnant professional
    is their fault and on one else’s.

    • Cyclops

      Same with this reply. Remove and save for the proper forum.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    I woke up this morning
    and realized 10,000,000 black people are unemployed, 7,000,000 Mexicans, and
    4,000,000 young people out of college who mainly supported Obama and this is
    largely because of Obama's tax and spend agenda, Sarbanes Oxley, Dodd/Frank (do
    you even know what this is?), EPA, job killing regulations (see jobs migrate
    from California to Texas), high taxes, lack of tort reform which inflates
    medical costs, and so on – I laughed for about 2 minutes. Keep on being suckers
    people, the Democrats take your vote for granted. Hey, but at least gays can
    marry each other and woman can murder their own babies. Hooray, hooray….

    • Cyclops

      What does this have to do Holly Hunter, this movie or anything else in this article? This post should be removed as irrelevant. Save iit for the op-ed.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    Gal Gadot – gorgeous though. Wow, a lot of characters in the next movie.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    Christian Bale – why did you ask for so much?

  • Cyclops

    A lot of talent in this movie…why is Affleck still attached? Sorry, I know he is great in dramas like “Argo,” and he may be a good producer, but is he Batman? “Daredevil” already showed what he could do in a comic-book movie.