Rumor has it that Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan are eyeing Viggo Mortensen to play General Zod in the new Superman reboot starring Henry Cavill as Superman. According to THR, no talks have started with Mortensen, especially since he is still in negotiations to join the cast of Snow White and the Huntsman, one of a number of Snow White movies on our radar. This one is likely to star Charlize Theron as the evil queen.
Alternately, MovieHole is saying they’ve heard rumors of Daniel Day-Lewis being up for the part as well. The blog post also comments on how similar these are starting to sound to Superman 1 and 2. Interesting take and not far off.
I can see Viggo as a Superman villain. You?