Sup bastards? I’m baking. What the fuck are you doing? Oh, you’re here for some nerd news. OK then. Well here’s something that will tickle your taint. Superman may kneel before Viggo Mortensen (Lord of the Rings). Oh shits, you know what that means. Yep, King Aragorn of Middle fucking Earth is a apparently “a person of interest” to play the role of General Zod in Zach Snyder‘s upcoming Superman reboot. This rumor comes from out friends at Heat Vision, they reported:
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 Terrence 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.
Sources say no talks have commenced and that Mortensen is just a “person of interest,” much like Kevin Costner is for the role of Jonathan Kent. The actors aren’t the only ones considered for their respective roles, though they are the ones most seriously talked about.
Zod, huh? I wish someone would officially say if he’s the big bad or not. 4 months ago news broke that he would be the main villain. However, that was debunked by Snyder himself. Perhaps he was trying to keep a secret. A secret Latino Review perhaps blew when they exclusively reported that Alice Eve, Diane Kruger and Rosamund Pike were up for the role of Kryptonian villainess Ursa. Uh, General Zod’s bitch. That Ursa! So, with that news coupled with this Mortensen hootenanny it’s a strong bet.
Now, lets say in the off chance the planets fall in line and Mortensen is cast as Zod? There would be a massive cleanup on aisle 3. Epic nerdgasm if that happens. That’s some dream casting right there!