The name Michael McElhatton may not be a familiar one to many, but “Game of Thrones” fans will certainly know his work as the treacherous Stark family betrayer Roose Bolton on the big-budget HBO series.
The actor, who is on big screens with “The Zookeeper’s Wife” this month and “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” next month, turned up to do press for another project of his – National Geographic’s upcoming series “Genius” starring Geoffrey Rush as Albert Einstein.
Speaking with Red Carpet News, McElhatton confirmed that not only does he have a mysterious role in Zack Snyder’s “Justice League” film, his appearance in the movie will be part of the opening sequence:
“There is probably going to be a lot more humor in Justice League, I think would probably be the main difference from the previous one (Batman V Superman). I found the scene I did, which is kind of a big opening scene, was pretty dark actually in its tone, but in a good way. It was comic booky, but I think you can thread a certain amount of humor through it, which maybe the previous one was lacking.”
Snyder previously told journalists who visited the set that the movie’s opening takes place millennia ago and deals with Apokolips’ Parademons as they try to conquer Earth – but are beaten off by an alliance of early humans, Amazons and Atlantean underwater dwellers who came together to defeat them.
McElhatton was also asked about working with Snyder, and the actor was happy to praise his director in a quite straightforward way:
“He just lives for those comic books. He absolutely adores them and he’s an aficionado, which I’m not at all, actually. He does have his style, his slo-mo style, and he knows exactly what he wants and yet he is amazingly loose and open to suggestions from actors, for such a giant machine that you might think would be locked off, but there was an enormous amount of freedom with it. We shall see.”
“Justice League” is currently on track to open this November.