That leaves a few major roles left to fill, including the part of Superman's nemesis, reportedly General Zod. Earlier this month, we posted some casting rumors that claimed Viggo Mortensen and Daniel Day-Lewis were on the wish list to play bad guys in the new film. Mortensen is now out of the running, but when one name drops, another emerges...
Latino Review indicates that 'Carlos' star Edgar Ramirez has now entered the fray. Their source isn't sure if the actor is being considered for the role of General Zod or perhaps another villain in the film, but this is certainly interesting news. The Venezuelan-born performer earned critical accolades after starring in the 2010 miniseries about the life of Carlos the Jackal, a militant who's currently serving a life sentence in a French prison for the murder of two counter-intelligence agents and an alleged informant.
We're filing this one under "rumor" for now, if only because everything surrounding 'Superman' is so hush-hush that sources aren't even sure if Ramirez has read for the part or is just a name on the list of potential actors for a role in the film. All in all, though, it would be a pretty inspired choice. Ramirez could definitely bring a cold ruthlessness to Zod that would make him scarier, and far less campy, than the Terence Stamp interpretation of the character.
Adding to the intrigue is the fact that Ramirez has a relationship with Warner Bros.' already -- he's playing Ares in the 'Clash of the Titans' sequel. If you start adding up the individual pieces, it certainly seems well within the realm of possibility that he could be up for, and land, a part in 'Superman.'
Can you see Ramirez in the role? If not, who would you cast as General Zod in your dream version of 'Superman?' Offer your thoughts below.