Last week came the news that several more cast members have signed on for Zack Snyder’s “Batman vs. Superman” project at Warner Bros. Pictures, most notably Holly Hunter.
At the time their roles were unspecified aside from them being characters that are “newly created for the film”. Now, Latino Review has reportedly learned details about Hunter’s character which they claim will be either “Leslie Thompkins, or a Leslie Thompkins replacement character”.
In the comics and the animated series, Thompkins is a doctor and old friend of the Wayne family. She is one of the few who knew about Bruce’s Batman secret and provides medical care for injuries he can’t go to hospital for. In essence, she’s kind of a surrogate mother to Bruce the way Alfred became a surrogate father of sorts.
Production on the film is slated to begin shortly in Detroit.