Holly Hunter added to ‘Batman Vs Superman’ cast

Actress leads name of stars joining 'Man Of Steel' sequel

Holly Hunter has joined the cast for Batman Vs Superman, according to reports.

Deadline says that Hunter, who has won a clutch of awards throughout her career including an Oscar for her turn in The Piano, has signed up to star in the sequel to Man Of Steel. She is one of three new additions to the superhero mash-up, with 300: Rise Of An Empire‘s Callan Mulvey and The Wolverine star Tao Okamoto also joining the production.

It was revealed earlier this year that Jeremy Irons will star in the film, while The Social Network actor Jesse Eisenberg has been given the task of playing iconic villain Lex Luthor. Ben Affleck, meanwhile, will play a new incarnation of Batman, and Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Superman.

It was recently revealed that Batman Vs Superman has been delayed by 10 months and will now open on May 6, 2016 to “allow the filmmakers time to realise fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story”. The film was originally slated for a Summer 2015 release.