Viggo Mortensen is a “person of interest” to play General Zod in Zack Snyder’s SUPERMAN reboot

GATW Guest Writer

by: GATW Guest Writer
February 25th, 2011

Viggo Mortensen

It looks like another A-list star could be in line to nab a major role in Zack Snyder's SUPERMAN reboot. THR reports that Viggo Mortensen could possibly end up playing the main villain, General Zod!

According to inside sources, producer Christopher Nolan and Snyder consider the actor a "person of interest," and he's at the top of their list for the role. General Zod was immortalized by Terrence Stamp in Richard Donner's SUPERMAN films. He is truly one of the classic supervillains in the franchise. This is early news, at this time there haven't been any official discussions with the actor yet.

He's not the only actor being considered for the role, but he, along with Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, are the two actors most seriously talked about. Snyder is currently meeting with actors for both the role of Zod and Kent - he is auditioning three female parts well.

Mortensen is currently in negotiations to play the lead role in Universal Pictures' live-action version of SNOW WHITE. If that role does not pan out, it's more likely for him to take on the role of Zod. If he is offered both roles, there is still a possibility he will be able to do both.

I think that Mortensen would be perfect in the role of General Zod! I am getting more and more excited about this film with each new report.

What are your thoughts?

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  • Milena Pantic

    I think that Viggo Mortensen would be great as general Zod. He is great actor.

    • Jim Napier

      He is a phenomenal actor. I love his screen presence in each of his roles. He is one of those actors that helps make anyone on screen look even better.

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