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Lex Luthor’s “Batman v Superman” Assistant Revealed?

Tao Okamoto

After the early details of just how Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor may look, now comes word on a rather familiar assistant of his appearing in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Yes, according to ComicBook.com, Mercy Graves seems set to appear to assist Lutor.

The exact report reads, “Our source also indicates the reports of Holly Hunter playing a U.S. Senator are accurate. Furthermore, our source added that Hunter’s character is visiting LexCorp with a congressman (played by an as of yet unidentified actor). In one scene, Lex has an interaction with the congressman, where Lex seems “to embarrass or be very disrespectful to the congressmen on his way out.

In a piece of new information that we haven’t seen reported elsewhere yet, our source indicated that Japanese actress Tao Okamoto is playing Lex Luthor’s assistant, who is named “Mercy.” In the comic books and Superman animated series, Mercy Graves is Lex’s personal assistant and body guard, where she is portrayed as highly intelligent and experienced in hand-to-hand combat. Tao Okamoto previously appeared as Mariko Yashida in 2013′s The Wolverine.

Our source also offered that they felt that Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice’s interpretation of Lex Luthor is much better than it might sound from initial descriptions, describing him as “a slimy businessman we can all despise.” Our source indicated, “You are going to hate this guy. You are going to root for him to be punched by Supes when he weasels his way out of legal trouble. He is cocky and confident because he is THAT good at what he does. He’s a billionaire who knows he is more powerful than the Senator and Congressman visiting because he’s a billionaire.”

Now Okamoto has been part of Batman v Superman for a few months now, although her exact role has been kept quiet. Could it be possible that she’ll be playing the rather badass Mercy? Treat this as purely rumour for now, but it would be pretty cool if true. The actress is likely best known to most audiences for playing Mariko in last year’s The Wolverine.

In Dawn of Justice, Okamoto is part of a a cast that includes Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex LuthorJeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, and unconfirmed roles for Holly Hunter and Callan Mulvery.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is currently set for a 6th May, 2016 release.

 

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