"Batman v Superman" Adds "The Walking Dead's" Lauren Cohan as Martha Wayne

Fri, January 22nd, 2016 at 4:32pm PST | Updated: January 22nd, 2016 at 4:48pm

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Cohan has officially joined the Bat family.

"The Walking Dead" star Lauren Cohan will play Bruce Wayne's mother Martha Wayne in a small cameo role, according to Entertainment Weekly. Cohan will play opposite her "Walking Dead" co-star Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who has appears as Thomas Wayne in the trailers.

In the comics, Martha Wayne is an heiress and philanthropist. After she and her husband Thomas were shot to death in an alley after an opera, young Bruce Wayne swore to rid Gotham of crime, sending him on his path to becoming Batman.

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Though best known for her role as Maggie Greene on "The Walking Dead," Cohan has also appeared in "Supernatural," "Chuck," "The Vampire Diaries" and more.

Directed by Zack Snyder, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" hits theaters March 25, 2016, and stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.

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