With just over two months left until Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters, we're learning new bits and pieces about the cast and the story every day. Earlier today, the IMDB Twitter feed revealed that The Walking Dead star Lauren Cohan has been added to the cast list, with the site revealing that she will play none other than Martha Wayne, Bruce Wayne's mother. In related news, a new video for this highly-anticipated superhero adventure has debuted at the film's official website.
It isn't known how significant a role Lauren Cohan has as Martha Wayne, but it has long been speculated that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will have a flashback scene featuring the death of Bruce Wayne's parents. Jeffrey Dean Morgan has already been confirmed to play Bruce's father, Thomas Wayne, which is ironic since the actor will be joining The Walking Dead at the end of this current season, portraying the iconic villain Negan.
Following his titanic struggle against General Zod, Metropolis has been razed to the ground and Superman is the most controversial figure in the world. While for many he is still an emblem of hope, a growing number of people consider him a threat to humanity, seeking justice for the chaos he has brought to Earth. As far as Bruce Wayne is concerned, Superman is clearly a danger to society.Batman fears for the future of the world with such a reckless power left ungoverned, and so he dons his mask and cape to right Superman's wrongs. The rivalry between them is furious, fueled by bitterness and vengeance, and nothing can dissuade them from waging this war. However, a dark new threat arises in the form of a third man: one who has a power greater than either of them to endanger the world and cause total destruction.
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From director Zack Snyder comes Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, starring Oscar winner Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent in the characters' first big-screen pairing. The film also stars Oscar nominees Amy Adams (American Hustle) as Lois Lane, Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) as Lex Luthor, Diane Lane (Unfaithful) as Martha Kent, and Laurence Fishburne (What's Love Got to Do with It) as Perry White; Oscar winners Jeremy Irons (Reversal of Fortune) as Alfred, and Holly Hunter (The Piano) as Senator Finch; and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince. Zack Snyder directed from a screenplay written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer, based on characters from DC Comics, including Batman, created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, and Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The film is produced by Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder, with Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and David S. Goyer serving as executive producers.
Lauren Cohan will return as Maggie in the back half of The Walking Dead Season 6, which debuts Sunday, February 14. The actress will also be seen on the big screen this weekend with The Boy, where she stars alongside Rupert Evans, Ben Robson and Diana Hardcastle. While we wait for more details on the actress' role as Martha Wayne, take a look at IMDB's tweet below, announcing the casting news.