Is actor/director Ben Affleck pulling out his Hollywood Trump card to score a close buddy a supporting role in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman film? Could very well be the case. According to a report from Radar Online, the newly cast Caped Crusader is lobbying for Curb Your Enthusiasm creator Larry David to be cast in the Man of Steel sequel, which has many experts speculating the movie could feature a second villain in the form Mr. Mxyzptlk.
Here’s what an unnamed insider shared with the online publication regarding the film’s developments:
The pair chatted about the idea with earnest abandon throughout the course of Emmy weekend. Larry has long been courted by the big budget superhero industrial complex, being linked to roles in the Sam Raimi Spider-Man sequels nearly a decade ago,” the insider revealed.
“But Ben is somebody he trusts and enjoys spending time with and this could be the right situation for Larry to finally appear in a huge-grossing hit film. Fun speculation that it could be for the famed Superman enemy role of Mr. [Mxyzptlk] could make this piece more exciting, since Larry is a dead ringer for the character.”
“Ben and his personality are taking over this whole production — he could come out of this with a producer credit,” the source said.
Is somebody already power tripping? You be the judge. Batman vs. Superman is scheduled to hit theaters Summer 2015.