According to Heat Vision, The Lord of the Rings alumnus Viggo Mortensen is said to be a “person of interest” for the role of General Zod. Sources say that Mortensen’s name tops the list, but there might be a problem: He’s been negotiating to star in another film, Snow White and the Huntsman, and unless that deal falls through or his schedule can be worked out to shoot both films, Zod might be out of reach.
There have been no official talks with Mortensen yet, and while there are other actors being considered for the role, he is said to be the favorite. Mortensen is the second actor to be connected with Superman this week, following the news a few days ago that Kevin Costner was a possible candidate to play Jonathan Kent. British actor Henry Cavill has already been signed to play Superman/Clark Kent.