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'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' Adds Scoot McNairy in Mystery Role

Who will Scoot McNairy suit up as in 'Batman v Superman'?
Who will Scoot McNairy suit up as in 'Batman v Superman'?

What's the one word everyone keeps using to describe Scoot McNairy? Versatile. Ever since his breakout role in Gareth Edwards' indie Monsters, he's become a reliable presence, often an unknown presence, in movies like Argo, Killing Them Softly, Non-Stop, 12 Years A Slave, and currently David Michod's The Rover opposite Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce. And while he's technically part of the Marvel Universe after a small role in the One-Shot film, All Hail the King, McNairy is moving to DC for a part in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The news comes from Deadline who report McNairy has joined the film, which stars Henry Cavill returning as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman. His role is naturally being kept a secret which suggests it could be more than just a bit player. Does it mean he'll be donning a costume as a potential member of the Justice League? Gal Gadot is already on board as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa is rumored to be Aquaman, and Ray Fisher is supposedly playing Cyborg. That would leave the door open to McNairy possibly playing the Flash or Green Lantern, but that is all speculation right now.

Don't expect to get any official confirmations from Warner Bros. until Comic-Con next month. Directed by Zack Snyder, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens May 6th 2016, with Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, and Laurence Fishburne co-starring. McNairy can be seen on AMC's new period drama on the computer industry, Halt and Catch Fire.