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Exclusive: Batman/Superman To Feature Mercy Graves: Lex  Luthor's Amazonian Bodyguard

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Posted by: Matt  McGloin, Editor/Publisher August 29, 2013 13:54 | Updated: 3 hours 42 min Ago


Cosmic Book News has been tipped off from the same source that gave us the Bryan  Cranson cast as Lex Luthor news that the new Batman/Superman movie set to star  Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill will feature the DC Comics  character Mercy Graves.

We have no other information in  regards to how the character will be used in the movie, but Mercy Graves first  appeared in Superman: The Animated  Series back in 1996, created by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini, as the bodyguard and chauffeur of Lex Luthor.

Mercy Graves' first comic book appearance was in Detective Comics #735,  in the Batman storyline "No Man's Land," where another female bodyguard for Lex Luthor was also  introduced by the name of Hope.

The storyline revealed the duo went toe-to-toe with Superman, with it coming  out in later issues of Justice League: Cry For Justice that Mercy  Graves is a member of the Amazons,  the all-female warrior nation that Wonder Woman belongs to.

We can speculate that David Goyer and Zack Snyder will continue with their theme of using strong female roles in the  DC movies much the same they did with the Faora, played by Antje Traue,  considered a breakout performance by many in Man of Steel.

Obviously the potential use of Amazons in the Batman/Superman movies begs the  questions whether or not Wonder Woman will make an appearance or cameo. David  Goyer recently stated he  would like to do a Wonder Woman film.

The character Mercy was also featured in episodes of Smallville as Lex Luthor's "#2," which was more an amalgam of many different DC comic  book characters with Tess Mercer.

The sequel to "Man of Steel" goes  into production next year for a July 17, 2015 release also starring Amy  Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.