Tao Okamoto has been rumored to be playing Lex Luthor’s bodyguard and assistant Mercy Graves in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and now it’s confirmed. The news comes from DC Comics in their breakdown of the new Comic-Con trailer.
The character of Mercy Graves was created in the 90s for the cartoon Superman: The Animated Series. She’s traditionally Lex Luthor’s body guard and assistant. Okamoto doesn’t strike me as someone who would make a good body guard in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but she definitely looks like a great assistant in her brief scene in the trailer.
Update: Now that the news is out, Okamoto has responded on Instagram.
Check out DC’s full Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Comic-Con trailer breakdown below.