A couple months ago, Scoot McNairy was cast in an unspecified role for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. More recently, the Argo actor was spotted on the set of the Justice League prequel wearing green mo-cap socks, leading to more speculation concerning his character. The most popular theory is that McNairy is playing The Flash, who is rumored to be making a cameo in Batman v Superman. Metallo is another option, while many have suggested that he is merely playing a character with damaged legs who blames Superman for the Metropolis’ destruction in Man of Steel. Personally, I like the idea of McNairy playing someone related to STAR Labs. Perhaps he has feet composed of nanotechnology, which could then lead to Cyborg, who is also making an appearance in the movie. Professor Ivo, perhaps?
Anyways, McNairy spoke with Schmoes Know recently, and unsurprisingly, Batman v Superman came up. The actor discusses how he landed the undisclosed role, and even though he is reuniting with Argo star/director Ben Affleck and writer Chris Terrio in this movie, that wasn’t what brought him aboard. Instead, director Zack Snyder reached out to him after an audition. “No, I auditioned for it, you know, and met with Zack Snyder, and after some time went by, I get a phone call and am asked to do this part, you know? I was browsing through Home Depot and I’m getting some lumber you know, and I get a phone call and he says, “Hi this is Zack Snyder,” and I’m just like, “No way! Absolutely If you’d have me, I’d love to be there.” So that was a really awesome phone call.”
McNairy then affirms that he cannot talk about any rumors surrounding his role, but he offers an intriguing reply to the possibility of playing this character beyond Dawn of Justice. “Yeah well… I hope to be a part of the DC Universe for a while as well.” As a member of the Justice League, perhaps? “That’d be awesome too.” The only two Justice League members left to be cast (that we know of) are The Flash and Green Lantern, the latter of whom is apparently not appearing in Batman v Superman. Stay tuned for more news as we have it. For Schmoes’ full interview with McNairy, in which he discusses the possibility of reuniting with director Gareth Edwards on the first Star Wars spin-off, click the source link above.
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled to hit theaters March 25th, 2016. A follow-up to Man of Steel, the second installment in the DC Cinematic Universe stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto, Holly Hunter, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane and Laurence Fishburne. Zack Snyder directs from a script by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer.