Could Viggo Mortensen Become ZOD?

Posted by G-Man (19225 posts) - - Show Bio
In less than a week we get yet another Superman movie rumor. This one is a bit juicier than Keven Costner maybe playing Jonathan Kent. The Hollywood Reporter is saying that producer Christopher Nolan and director Zack Snyder are getting close to casting the villain for the Superman reboot film. Who is at the top of their list? Viggo Mortensen for General Zod. 
If you've seen Eastern Promises, you know what a badass Mortensen can be. While this would be an incredibly cool casting choice, it hasn't reached the official negotiations stage just yet. Mortensen is currently in talks for Snow White and the Huntsmen at Universal. If he doesn't land that gig, he'd be available for Superman. If he does get it, maybe Universal and Warner Bros. could reach some kind agreement to allow Viggo to do both films. 
It was also reported that Snyder is not just looking at Mortensen and Costner but three female roles as well. I like that we're getting two casting rumors in the same week. Hopefully this means that Warner Bros. is making some headway in getting this film made. 
Mortensen has my support to play Zod. 

#1 Posted by ComicMan24 (147088 posts) - - Show Bio

It definitely wouldn't be a bad choice.

#2 Posted by Spectacularman (12 posts) - - Show Bio

He's a Zoddamn good choice--a Zoddamn good choice!

#3 Posted by Mercy_ (91944 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh hell yes. 

#4 Posted by Duo_forbidden (1119 posts) - - Show Bio

I can totally hear Mortensen say "Kneel before Zod!"

#5 Posted by CrimsonAvenger (1162 posts) - - Show Bio

He was In Lord of The Rings so I think he has the qualifications to play Zod, since Zod rocks.

#6 Posted by PowerHerc (85517 posts) - - Show Bio

The man is a truly impressive actor.  He could certainly play General Zod.
#7 Posted by yeopop (609 posts) - - Show Bio

He's a very good actor and a good choice.
#8 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (36229 posts) - - Show Bio

This would be amazing casting but I thought the bad guys had already been confirmed as brainiac and luthor?

#9 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (84704 posts) - - Show Bio

Hellz yeah

#10 Posted by MrMazz (1129 posts) - - Show Bio

if he keeps that incredible facial hair heck yea Mortensen is a quiet actor though

#11 Posted by Shadowdoggy (3800 posts) - - Show Bio

I think he'd be a great Zod 
but what does a guy have to do to get Metallo or Darkseid or Maxima or Parasite in a Superman movie? 
someone he can actually, oh I don't know......FIGHT?!

#12 Posted by Gambit1024 (9843 posts) - - Show Bio
 My reaction to this epic news  
#13 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29515 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope this isn't just a remake of Superman 2. Braniac, please!

#14 Posted by Shadowdoggy (3800 posts) - - Show Bio
Braniac would be AWESOME to see in a movie!!!! 
we've seen Zod twice now 
once in a movie, once in a series 
let's plumb a little deeper into Superman's 70 some odd years of history, shall we?
#15 Posted by G-Man (19225 posts) - - Show Bio

#16 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29515 posts) - - Show Bio
@G-Man said:
Stolen. I'm stealing this.
#17 Posted by wingster (132 posts) - - Show Bio

Viggo = Zod, gets my vote!

#18 Posted by Primmaster64 (21075 posts) - - Show Bio


#19 Posted by Billy Batson (58619 posts) - - Show Bio
@Primmaster64 said:


#20 Posted by The Impersonator (5733 posts) - - Show Bio

Kneel before Viggo Mortensen.

#21 Posted by entropy_aegis (15634 posts) - - Show Bio

@Shadowdoggy said:

"I think he'd be a great Zod 
but what does a guy have to do to get Metallo or Darkseid or Maxima or Parasite in a Superman movie? 
someone he can actually, oh I don't know......FIGHT?! "

Zod can fight supes way better than metallo and parasite(probably even both put together),maxima is'nt a villian,and darkseid is'nt one of those villians who'll appear in the first movie.

#22 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (8128 posts) - - Show Bio

I was hoping for Bizarro =/

#23 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (8113 posts) - - Show Bio

This i could watch.

#24 Posted by Primmaster64 (21075 posts) - - Show Bio


#25 Posted by Primmaster64 (21075 posts) - - Show Bio
@Shadowdoggy: Maxima is more of a love interest and it kinda too soon to use Darkside, maybe in the second movie.
#26 Posted by Lvenger (21958 posts) - - Show Bio

No. I like Viggo Mortenson but he was in Superman 2 and Lex Luthor has been in 4 out of 5 Superman movies. Showcase a wider range of Supes rogues starting with Brainiac. It's a reboot of Superman so now's the time to show off new villains to the general population who know about Superman but not his rogues gallery.

#27 Posted by Jayso4201 (568 posts) - - Show Bio

I would love to see Zod in a new movie, Lex is a great villain(maybe the best), but I like to see someone who can go toe to toe with Supes, not just outsmart him. Either way I hope its better than the last movie, I grew up with the original movies and now I have kids I don't want them to have to live with a mediocre Superman movie.
#28 Posted by King Saturn (225715 posts) - - Show Bio
Viggo Mortenson as General Zod  ! 
Yes This Would Work
#29 Posted by Dirty__1 (61 posts) - - Show Bio

That a BIG thumbs up from me!!
I new villain would be nice but Viggo as Zod would get me more interested for sure.

#30 Posted by Evpraksiya (260 posts) - - Show Bio
@Primmaster64 said:


#31 Posted by brc2000 (1676 posts) - - Show Bio

That would only be freaking awesome.
Btw, Parasite is pretty underrated. If he wasn't so stupid, he'd be one of Superman's most dangerous villains.

#32 Posted by GeekSpazInfinite (8 posts) - - Show Bio

If this really happens, then perfect casting! 
But I'd like Brainiac, with Alan Rickman casted as him!
#33 Posted by Silver Knight75 (1131 posts) - - Show Bio

He has my support, too

#34 Posted by Radread (223 posts) - - Show Bio

 It happens. We understand.

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