Following the news that Warner Bros. recently tapped Gal Gadot
to play Wonder Woman in the upcoming Man of Steel
sequel Batman vs. Superman
, Variety is reporting that the studio now wants Joaquin Phoenix
for a key role, which is believed to be the sequel’s main villain.
The main antagonist is likely to be Lex Luthor, although talks are extremely early and he may pass on it completely.
We’ve heard names like Jason Momoa
and Callan Mulvey
for the other role of Superman’s enemy and that Warners has always wanted someone who would be a ‘slam dunk in the role’. Doomsday is another bad guy that has been mentioned for still untitled Batman-Superman film.
Phoenix who stars in Her
and can be next seen in Paul Thomas Anderson
’s Thomas Pynchon
adaptation, Inherent Vice
, has recently been offered the lead in Gus Van Sant
‘s next movie, Sea of Trees
Next Superman film begins early next year in Pontiac, Michigan. Ben Affleck
will star opposite Henry Cavill
, who will reprise the role of Superman/Clark Kent along with Amy Adams, Diane Lane
and Laurence Fishburne
The Zack Snyder
-directed follow-up to this summer’s blockbuster hit hits theaters on July 17th, 2015.