Friday, June 27, 2014

Scoot McNairy joins the cast of 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice'

Some rather exciting news broke yesterday regarding one of the most anticipated superhero movies ever. Deadline reported that actor Scoot McNairy would be joining Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice for an unspecified role. McNairy has appeared in two Best Picture winners (Argo and 12 Years A Slave) along with the acclaimed AMC show Halt and Catch Fire and smaller roles in films such as Non-Stop and The Rover. McNairy is joining the film's massive cast in an unspecified role. The Wrap confirmed Deadline's story, but would not specify which role McNairy would be taking on. Some have speculated that McNairy will be playing the Flash, while Latino Review's El Mayimbe is saying that the role might be Nightwing. In the end, I'm just happy that McNairy is joining the cast.

Scoot McNairy is one of the best character actors of this generation. He was brilliant in Argo and his turn in Non-Stop was pretty good as well. And although I haven't been hooked by Halt and Catch Fire quite yet, he is still very good in the show. I can't really see McNairy as the Flash or Green Lantern, but Mayimbe's Nightwing theory makes sense to me. McNairy and Ben Affleck (who is playing Batman) have good chemistry together (they starred together in Argo) and I really think that having McNairy play Nightwing is a good idea. Now, I will say that I still don't think Batman v. Superman will be a good movie. The cast is just way too huge. At this point, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice will star Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jesse Eisenberg, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Jason Momoa, Scoot McNairy, Holly Hunter and Tao Okamato and will be released on May 6, 2016. The cast is looking good, but it will be interesting to see if Zack Snyder can balance all of these characters. We shall see.

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