Some interesting casting possibilities for Zack Snyder's SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL coming out of Hollywood Reporter tonight. Seems Christopher Nolan and Snyder are looking for someone to play the villain, and they may be thinking that Viggo Mortensen would fit the bill.
Right now Mortensen is negotiating to be in Universal's SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN, but if that doesn't happen Snyder and Nolan would like to scoop him up to play that villain we're all going to have to kneel before eventually, General Zod. So far he's just a "person of interest", which makes him sound like he's being sought for questioning in a crime, and no talks have taken place. But if this article is correct, it does look like we're getting Zod as the villain, which is fine by me. I even had an ad campaign in my head if Zod was to appear. Could you imagine billboards across the country, with just a simple word on them in capital letters, white against black - "KNEEL." Then later someone could spraypaint the Superman S on them. Yeah, it's silly as hell. Just a thought.
This isn't nearly a done deal yet, of course, but Mortensen as Zod would definitely be damn cool. What say you Talkbackers? Mortensen as Zod, or do you have someone else in mind?