Holly Hunter Drops A Few Hints About ‘Batman V Superman’

First of all, yes, Holly Hunter is in Batman V Superman. No, she will not be reprising her role as Elastigirl. But we don’t know what role, which has us intensely curious not least because she’s going to be spending at least a little time with both Batman and Superman in the same movie.

At least that’s what Hunter lets slip in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. Also, that she’s enjoying the view:

I have scenes with Superman. He looks phenomenal. And to see Ben [Affleck, who plays Batman] and Henry [Cavill, who plays Superman] together is quite formidable. They are massive hunks of masculinity.

And this is a woman who’s been romanced by Nic Cage with a mustache; she knows from masculinity.

What’s intriguing, here, is that we can’t quite figure Hunter’s role. The rumor was that she was cast as Dr. Leslie Thompkins, essentially Batman’s doctor and conscience, which would seem to be a fairly vital role in a movie where Batman has supposedly been around for years and kept a remarkably low profile. But she’s also generally Gotham-bound, and keep in mind this movie has a lot to fit in; it’s introducing the Justice League in varying capacities, and is so enormous it’s still filming and is going to have a year of post production.

Of course, they also could have just made something up; the IMDb claims she’ll be playing a Senator. But we’ll find out soon enough; Batman V Superman arrives March 2016.