Rumour: Josh Holloway to join Batman Vs. Superman and Dwayne Johnson set for Justice League?

Two films could shoot back to back

The Batman vs. Superman rumours continue to come thick and fast, with two new names having been mentioned in relation to Warner's ongoing plans for the franchise.

First up is the story that Josh Holloway is being "strongly considered" for a part in the film, with the name of Aquaman being bandied around by Comic Book Movie.

That rumour is questioned by Latino Review who cite scheduling conflicts, but they themselves have an even juicier rumour linking Dwayne Johnson to a cameo in Batman Vs. Superman, leading to a starring role in Justice League.

The site claims that Batman Vs. Superman will end on a huge cliffhanger that will lead directly into Justice League, with the two films set to shoot back to back ahead of a 2016 release for the latter.

Now, while we know that Johnson teased a meeting with DC earlier this year, the timeline mentioned does seem a bit outlandish, given that David S. Goyer and Zack Snyder would have had to be grafting like Batman and Superman themselves to get everything set up in time.

Warner could of course have other personnel working on a script in secret, but it seems unlikely. And while the Johnson story has a ring of truth about it, it could just be a case of joining the dots after hearing about his meeting…

Plenty to mull over, then. What we do know for sure is that Batman Vs. Superman will open in the US on 17 July 2015, with a UK date still to be confirmed.

What do you think of the latest rumours? Tell us, below!


    • marvelboy

      Jan 14th 2014, 12:36

      Superman Vs Batman will link in to JLA film, Stop the Press Shock Horror - Just kidding everyone and their dog called than as soon as it was announced - however does that mean JLA will go head to head with Avengers Three

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    • Ali1748

      Jan 14th 2014, 16:24

      Perhaps this is the reason why Ben Affleck looked so glum at the Golden Globes. I love Sawyer but isn't he just a tiny bit old for Aquaman? I was thinking more along the lines of Sam lCaflin for that role. As for JLA being shot back to back with the MOS sequel that would be awesome.

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    • jacobfinlay

      Jan 14th 2014, 23:03

      they might as well call this movie JLA with the amount of dc characters they're tryin to shove in, I really don't have any hope anymore

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    • AvatarIII

      Jan 15th 2014, 16:58

      it's not fair to discount BvS because of the amount of characters they are putting in IF what they are doing is prepping to film BvS and Justice League back to back secretly. All the rumours of characters being cast in BvS might just be them being cast in JL.

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