Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead, The Boy) seemingly confirms that she is playing Bruce Wayne's ill-fated mother, Martha, in Zack Snyder's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Cohan's name was added to IMDB's cast list for the film and the 34-year old actress retweeted the news via her official Twitter account.
What makes this bit of casting even more interesting is that Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen) is playing her husband, Thomas Wayne, and he just landed a major role in AMC's The Walking Dead. So, in a twisted way you could say Maggie is married to Negan.
In the film, we'll see a flashback to the pivotal moment in which Thomas and Martha Wayne were murdered in a dark alleyway after taking their son, Bruce, to go see The Mark of Zorro.
We reached out to Warner Brothers for confirmation and we will update the article once we've heard back from them.
BREAKING! @LaurenCohan has been added to the cast list of #BatmanvSuperman https://t.co/rGvUS6xyHV #CastingNews pic.twitter.com/mBKVSrASjf— IMDb (@IMDb) January 22, 2016
In Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25, 2016.