Superhero Casting for Batman v Superman and Daredevil


Scoot McNairy in Killing Them Softly (2012) Movie Image

A pair of superhero casting for you today.

Up first, Deadline reports that actor Scoot McNairy (“Monsters”) has been added to the cast of Zack Snyder’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which would re-team McNairy with his “Gone Girl” co-star Ben Affleck.

No word on what role he’ll be playing, though, but given that Snyder and company seem to be casting superhero cameos in anticipation of a “Justice League” movie in a few years, what are the chances he’s playing one of those costumed guys?

McNairy joins a cast that already includes Henry Cavill as Superman, Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, and more recently, Jason Momoa as Aquaman.

Bats and Supes fight it out in 2016.

Elden Henson

Meanwhile, over at Marveland, their Netflix superhero show “Daredevil” has added “The Hunger Games'” Elden Henson, who will be playing blind lawyer Matt Murdock’s best friend Foggy Nelson.

Henson joins Charlie Cox as the blind superhero and Vincent D’Onofrio as his archenemy the Kingpin, with Rosario Dawson also recently cast in an unknown role.

“Marvel’s Daredevil” follows the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.

The 13-episode first season launches in 2015.

Daredevil Comic Book

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  • Juggernaut

    Wonder who McNairy will end up playing. I could see him playing a few different roles actually. He’d make a good Barry Allen, Ray Palmer or even Steve Trevor.
    Henson is a good pick for Foggy.

    • Dedpool

      Henson looks the part for Foggy. NcNairy would be decent for Trevor, but I’d love if they introduced Jimmy Olsen a la “Superman: Earth One” where he was a war and action photographer, risking his life to get the shot. Doubt it cause he’s not a redhed but I still want that version of Jimmy.

  • M@rvel

    This is a very out-there theory. Since Affleck and McNairy have history, could they be prepping characters for Affleck’s inevitable batman standalone film? Perhaps McNairy could be Robin??

    • Dedpool

      Not Robin, but Nightwing!!! I could definitely see that!!!

    • Juggernaut

      McNairy is 36, Ben Affleck is 41, that would mean that Bruce and Dick were only 5 years apart??? Don’t think so but then again I suppose anything is possible.

  • JasOn Vu

    Mcnairy is for sure Hal Jordan, can’t be Barry Allen because he not a blonde. To be Honest I would be surprise if they did cast him as another hero

    • Dedpool

      Meh, he’d be ok for Hal, but why are you so sure? Could be Ray Palmer aka The Atom, Dick Grayson as was mentioned before, or even a villain like Metallo, or just a strong supporting role.