November 11, 2013 02:13:55 GMT
The 'Gossip Girl' actor and the 'Perks of Being a Wallflower' star join another candidate Adam Driver to play Nightwing in the 'Man of Steel' sequel.
Two more actors circling the role of Batman's sidekick Dick Grayson in "Man of Steel 2" are revealed. "Gossip Girl" hunk Penn Badgley and "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" actor Ezra Miller are added to the mix.
They join previously-rumored candidate, "Girls" star Adam Driver. According to Superhero Movie News, those three actors are in the shortlist of six contenders considered to take on the coveted role of Nightwing or formerly known as Robin.
Olga Kurylenko, Gal Gadot and Elodie Yung reportedly have auditioned for Batman's love interest rumored to be Diana Prince or better known as Wonder Woman who, in the comics, does have an occasional flirtation with the Caped Crusader.
Zac Snyder returns to his directing post. Henry Cavill reprises his role as Superman and Ben Affleck is tapped to portray Batman. The superhero flick allegedly in the works under the code name "Sage and Milo" is set for a July 17, 2015 release in the U.S.