New rumours surface online disprove the speculation as to who Scoot McNairy will play in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Scroll down for all the details.
Ever since I saw Scoot McNairy’s name attached to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I’ve been excited to find out who he’s playing – so has the entire internet for that matter. Of course, the fact that McNairy was spotted on set wearing bright green tights (the kind you wear to allow visual effects work) has fuelled speculation to almost rampant levels.
Some thought he was playing the Flash. Others thought Jimmy Olsen after some terrible leg injury during the chaos of Man of Steel.
But now a new report from Latino Review is claiming to have some insider info on who McNairy is playing – and it isn’t a character DC comic book fans will be familiar with.
Apparently, he’s just a regular joe who was maimed during Superman and Zod’s epic showdown in Metropolis. Quite simply, he’s just a dude who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and now he’s become a puppet in the plot against Kal-El:
According to our sources, McNairy’s wheelchair-bound character will be brought in to testify against Superman to the U.S. Senate, but also becomes a victim of Lex Luthor’s campaign against the Man of Steel. One of Luthor’s schemes in the movie involves turning McNairy’s character into a human bomb of sorts, radicalizing him, in an attempt to get him close to Superman and to hurt him.
While it does suck that he isn’t playing somebody as notable as say the Flash, Olsen or even Metallo, I have to say I’m a little bit relieved. With Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Doomsday, Darkseid (potentially) and Lex Luther joining Batman and Superman already, the card is looking pretty stacked. Throwing in another superhero or villain would definitely push it into the realms of overkill.
We should just look forward to seeing an actor of Scoot McNairy’s quality gracing a comic book movie anyway, regardless of the role.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will hit cinemas March 20, 2016.
Source: Latino Review