Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Viggo Mortensen might be Superman's New Zod?

Lord of the Rings veteran Viggo Mortensen is reportedly under consideration to play the nefarious General Zod in the Superman reboot. (This despite the fact that director Zack Snyder recently denied that Zod was in the movie.)

Calling him a "person of interest" (cripes, he didn't kill someone!), The Hollywood Reporter says "Mortensen, who is still in negotiations for Universal's Snow White and the Huntsman, is said to be at the top of the list to play General Zod, the evil and super-powered scientist who was portrayed by Terence Stamp in 1980's Superman II. If Mortensen's Snow White deal doesn't close, that would potentially free him up to make Superman. Or Universal and Warner Bros. could work out his schedule and enable him to do both."

The trade adds that while no talks have taken place yet with Mortensen, he is, like Kevin Costner as Pa Kent, Warners' top choice for the role.

Snyder is also said to be meeting with actresses for the film's three key female roles. (We assume the roles to be those of Lois Lane, Ursa and Ma Kent.)

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