Christine Wren to Return as Carrie Farris in Batman v Superman - Will Her Character Become Star Sapphire?
Batman v Superman is already stuffed (maybe even overstuffed) with superheroes: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Cyborg are confirmed so far. But will we also be seeing an early version of the superhero Star Sapphire in the superhero mash-up film? In a new interview with Pittsburgh Magazine, Man of Steel actress Christine Wren confirms that she will be reprising her role as Carrie Farris, and discusses her potential future with DC's burgeoning cinematic universe.
In Man of Steel, Wren played Major Carrie Farris, a US Air Force captain. Many believe that this character was inspired by Carol Ferris, Green Lantern's love interest and sometimes archenemy, who was portrayed by Blake Lively in the widely panned Green Lantern film that everyone would rather forget about. In the comics, Ferris becomes the superhero and Green Lantern antagonist Star Sapphire, which has led to some speculation that Wren could play a major role in the upcoming Green Lantern movie, especially now that she is reprising her role in Batman v Superman. Wren said regarding her future with the DC cinematic universe:
"So there's some gossip; this has not been officially confirmed with me at all. But my character's name is Carrie Farris; there's a character named Carol Ferris who's the Green Lantern's girlfriend and turns into this superhero, Star Sapphire. But I have no idea if that's the plan; they're not even slated to do a Green Lantern film for several years."
So it's just a rumor so far, but it would make a lot of sense. DC/Warner Bros. has been trying to build up their interconnected cinematic universe in order to compete with Marvel's, so it would be prudent of them to start introducing characters that will be significant in future films early on. And considering the vitriolic hatred fans still have for the Ryan Reynolds/Blake Lively Green Lantern movie, Wren and her costar wouldn't have much to live up to.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to be released on March 25, 2016.