“I think I’m more than an extra, because I got a lot of camera time,” said Green when asked about his role, as transcribed by the Green Bay Press Gazette. “My character name is Thug #2, and if you go to IMDb.com right now I am on the cast list … So I think I’m more than an extra. That was just a dream come true, just a great opportunity that [director] Zack Snyder and their casting director gave me to be on set.”
Green is an outspoken fan of Batman, and has been since he was a kid. He has a Batman tattoo, an extensive collection of memorabilia and, as the Gazette mentions, has been known to attend comic conventions dressed as the Dark Knight. The seed of his “BVS” role was planted a few years ago when Green met Green Bay native — and “Batman v Superman” helmer — Zack Snyder.
“From the first time I met Zack Snyder … He’s like, ‘Ahman, I gotta get you in the movie.’ He’s a Packer fan. He grew up in Wisconsin,” said Green. “I just kept, you know, sending him messages and calling him and just kind of reminding him, because he’s a big-time movie director. He’s a guy that can, trust me, forget things and it won’t be his fault because he has a thousand things going on every day. So I just stayed consistent with contacting him and finally I got a call from Warner Bros. Studios … It was just like, ‘Yes, here we go!'”
You can check out Ahman Green’s full conversation on “Just Not Sports” below; there’s plenty of Batman talk in the episode, and the “Batman v Superman” bits begin at 27:43.
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” opens on March 25.