Is Scoot McNairy playing a legless Jimmy Olsen in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Could he be Metallo? No one is really sure, and the actor sure isn't ready to reveal whom he is playing in next spring's epic DC Comic adventure. Speaking with USA Today, Scoot did provide a couple of clues. But be warned, they are pretty vague.
"It's definitely 100% a character I've never played and I can't speak too freely on it, but yeah, getting into that thing was definitely something I had to wrap my head around emotionally in order to play that character. But with that being said, I had a lot of fun doing it when I was in the process of shooting on it - my head was in a different place but I'm really excited to see how it turns out and what they do with it and see the film."
What does he mean 'getting into that thing'? Is he referring to his green socks, which he was infamously spotted wearing on set last year, indicating that his character will have some sort of CGI feet added later in post? While we still don't know much about his character, Scoot McNairy did reiterate what we've heard in the past in terms of working with director Zack Snyder:
"[He's] an incredible filmmaker and an incredible visionary. Playing in that world with comic books you've been readings since you were a kid, being someone in that world, it's awesome."
Who do you think Scoot will be playing in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Is he someone who lost his legs during the epic end battle seen in Man of Steel? Or is he someone in possession of shoes so advanced, not even today's best VFX artists could create them practically on set? We'll just have to keep guessing for the time being. Other possibilities include Dick Greyson and Will Magnus!