MAN OF STEEL Character with a Familiar Name to Return In BATMAN V SUPERMAN

Christina Wren as Carrie Farris in 'Man of Steel'
Christina Wren as Carrie Farris in 'Man of Steel'
Credit: Warner Bros.

A maybe-Easter egg in Man of Steel could potentially hatch into something unexpected in 2016's  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ... maaaaaaybe.

Actress Christina Wren, who played the minor role of Captain (or Major, depending on who you ask) Carrie Farris in Man of Steel is reprising her role in the 2016 Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice - and with a larger part. Wren said so herself in an interview with Pittsburgh Magazine.

"I can tell you that I think it’s going to be badass!" Wren says of Batman V Superman. "They’re just such an awesome team. The bits that I was on set for look fantastic; everyone in it is fantastic. It’s exciting; it’s high-energy; it’s high-action. They are addressing all of the things that they set up in Man of Steel."

Although Warner Bros. hasn't spoke about the matter, DC Comics fans in good standing will immediate recognize Wren's character shares a similar name and background to long-time Green Lantern character Carol Ferris. So total coincidence or is Zack Snyder using vowel replacement to set up the DC Cinematic Universe under fan's noses?

Wren said she was on-set in August and September in Detroit for Dawn of Justice, and while she couldn't confirm that her character has any relation to Carol Ferris, she was aware of and addressed the similar names and the possibilities it raised.

"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," Wren says. "But I have no idea if that’s the plan; they’re not even slated to do a Green Lantern film for several years."

And your work on “Batman v Superman” is already done, correct?

Yeah. We filmed mostly in August; I was out in Detroit. Back a little bit in September.
 

I know you can’t say much about the movie right now — but what can you tell us?

I can tell you that I think it’s going to be badass! They’re just such an awesome team. The bits that I was on set for look fantastic; everyone in it is fantastic. It’s exciting; it’s high-energy; it’s high-action. They are addressing all of the things that they set up in “Man of Steel.”
 

Doesn’t your character play a key role in the comic books? Is there any chance that’ll be reflected on the big screen, either in this film or a future installment?

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 Farris 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.
 

You’re someone who has done a number of low-budget projects. What’s it like going from that world to a huge-budget, effects-driven movie?

They’re obviously very different experiences — I love them both. I think that every set, regardless of its size, is its own little universe and culture; your experience on a set has more to do with the community and how things are run that necessarily the size of it. There are great things about having resources; there’s a lot you can pull off. You can build a really large, solid team . . . on smaller-budget projects, you have people playing so many roles and wearing so many hats. It can be both really exciting and communal and all-hands-on-deck — and sometimes, it can feel like, “Oh, if we just had one more person or this department we could do so much more.” But I really do love both ways of working.
 

Are the nuts and bolts of a shooting schedule any different in a movie where computer-generated effects will end up playing a big part?

It’s almost like another character in the room. It takes a lot more time in that there’s tons to set up technically — and then re-set up with every take. There’s a whole new team of people there ensuring all the effects are done properly and go well. On an indie set, you might do eight pages in a day and whip through [a film] . . . We shot our web series, “Half-Sisters,” which was eight episodes, in four days. In “Batman v Superman,” I was essentially in eight pages for four or five days. You’re really focusing on getting every moment just right — there’s a lot more people in the room, and the stakes are just so high. They have to nail it.
 

You’re very active with Two Kids With a Camera, the production company you and Demetrius have created. What’s coming next?

We are wrapping up a project called “Lusa.” It’s a scifi series. My husband and I both were talking about where we wanted the company to go and what we were passionate about; [we’re both] passionate about scifi works that are somewhat within a dystopian society [and] looking at different places that we may go as a society . . . We thought no one’s ever going to trust us to do that if we don’t take a stab at it first. So we wrote this six-episode series on a drive to Phoenix . . . we’re hoping it’ll be ready by March. Then I’m writing a feature scifi action script. It’s a little more grounded in this world, but where things might be in a couple of years, particularly looking at certain genetic modifications. I’m also finishing a comedy pilot. We try to stay busy, stay creating — and thankfully, having a partner in crime makes everything easier to pull off.
 

So how does it feel to have a huge project like “Batman v Superman” done but know that no one will see your work for almost two years?

Obviously, there’s a part of me that is just dying to see it . . . but the effects [and] the things that they do visually are incredible. It takes so much work. I think that one of the hilarious little stories — I have a grandmother who’s turning 90 in May. She’s healthy and feisty and sassy, but she’s at a point in life where she can joke about what’s coming next — and she keeps saying she wishes it would come out earlier!

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