Zack Snyder Adds Khal Drogo to ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

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Not long since Gal Gadot was cast as Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman, director Zack Snyder has added another actor to the cast. Jason Momoabest known as Khal Drogo, the barbarian king from Game of Throneswill be joing Affleck, Cavill, and Gadot in 2015. Momoa hasn’t worked much since the HBO drama, but, like Gadot, is a good-looking action movie staple. Speculation as to Momoa’s potential character has fans thinking he’ll either be cast as a villain, perhaps one time Superman-killer Doomsday, or as another member of the Justice League, perhaps the Martian Manhunter.

Obviously we won’t know for sure what exactly Batman Vs. Superman will be like until they begin shooting, but while it’s easy to predict the Marvel films (quite a few details about Avengers 2: Age of Ultron feel inevitable) because their universe is so cohesive, it seems the Warner Brothers DC Universe is completely discounting Christopher Nolan’s films — even his preference to cast primarily dramatic actors like Michael Caine, Marion Cotillard, or Liam Neeson to fill out his casts, more interested in smaller moments rather than the physics of superpowers. Snyder, judging from most of his other work, has different priorities. And if it’s difficult for Christian Bale to emote from behind a mask, choosing less experienced actors could be risky. But, then again, Momoa was great as Khal Drogo, and he could end up proving himself. Either way, Snyder is building a very odd Justice League.