Latino Review is back with another insider tip on the Man of Steel sequel, tentatively but not officially titled Batman Vs. Superman. While Warner Bros. and director Zack Snyder are keeping a tight lid on production, new casting info is giving fans a hint at what to expect, and now that he's officially confirmed as Johnny Storm (aka the Human Torch) in 20th Century Fox's The Fantastic Four, it is being revealed that Michael B. Jordan was at one time in talks to join Batman Vs. Superman.
The character Michael B. Jordan was up for hasn't been revealed, but its speculated that it was most likely Cyborg. Some tease that Dick Grayson (aka Nightwing) might be getting an African-American reboot. And Green Lantern John Stewart is a third possibility, but some are staying away from that notion, as its believed Dwayne Johnson is a lock for the role.
While 27-year-old Michael B. Jordan obviously isn't joining Batman Vs. Superman in any capacity now that he's joined 20th Century Fox's Marvel reboot, this secretive role is still open, with the studio actively seeking out an African-American actor in his early 20s who is physically fit. The role will be relatively small in Man of Steel 2, maybe even considered a cameo, but it will be a recurring character that appears in quite a few of the other upcoming, yet not announced, DC Comics movies that are brewing at Warner Bros.
The role will only shoot for a couple of days. A note to how important this character is, Zack Snyder is being very selective about whom he meets with for Batman Vs. Superman, because of the implications and impact it will have on all DC Comics movies moving forward. That he actually meet with and was in talks with the very in demand Michael B. Jordan only speaks to how important this particular character will be in future projects.
"Sources say that the studio and director Zack Snyder aren't casting a wide net with plenty of auditions to fill roles but are targeting actors from a narrow shortlist of those they want. "Zack Snyder doesn't see a lot of people," said one person with knowledge of the process."
So, what does this mean? Are we going to see an African-American Robin? Will Cyborg be in the movie? Or is Dwayne Johnson not a lock for Green Lantern John Stewart? It's unlikely that we will know anytime soon.
It should be noted that S.T.A.R. Labs (Scientific and Technological Advanced Research), a research facility founded by a scientist named Robert Meersman, who wanted a nationwide chain of research laboratories unconnected to the government or any business interests, was featured as an Easter Egg in Man of Steel. Cyborg, also known as Victor Stone, is a superhero who is half man and half machine. His body was destroyed in a tragic accident at S.T.A.R. Labs, where he was saved through experimental technology. His body parts have been replaced with a large arsenal of high-tech gadgets and weaponry, while constantly providing life support. Because of the strong connection between S.T.A.R. Labs and Cyborg, and its inclusion in this franchise already, its not a stretch to think that Victor Stone, perhaps pre-op, will make a quick appearance here.
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