Christopher Meloni Will Play Someone Major in Man of Steel

As it chugs toward its inevitable 2012 Summer release date, Warner Bros.’ big-time “Man of Steel”, their Superman reboot, will be adding Christopher Meloni to its roster. Meloni, for those who don’t know, is one of the long-time stars of the “Law and Order” franchises. You know, the one set in Russia? I think it’s called “Law and Order: Siberia”, where they drink a bottle of Vodka after every successful conviction. Then again, I’ve only seen the show once or twice, so I could be wrong.

Anyhoo. Deadline doesn’t know who Christopher Meloni is in negotiations to play, only that it will be a “major role” for the former copper.

Meloni will join Henry Cavill as Superman, with his two sets of parents being played by Russell Crowe and Julia Ormond representing the Kryptonian side of the Man of Steel and Kevin Costner and Diane Lane holding it down for the home crowd. Amy Adams was also previously cast as Lois Lane, along with Michael Shannon and Antje Traue as villains.

Zack Snyder will direct, with Christopher Nolan producing.

So who will Meloni be playing? A younger Lex Luthor, perhaps? He certainly has the face shape and the beginnings of a bald spot for the role…



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  • Juggernaut

    He would be a bad ass Luthor! Unconventional, but bad ass! His work on the HBO series “OZ” shows that he can pull of a villain. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm………….

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      Holy Shit I forgot about him on Oz. Yeah I think someone is shaving their head.

  • Doohsun

    I think he’ll be superman’s dad :)

    • imrickjamesbitch

      wrong, read the article again.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    “Law&Order:Special Victims Unit” Great show. Also did a great Hal Jordan in “First Flight” but yeah he would make an awesome Lex. But doubt they’ll go with that. They’ll want someone closer to Cavil’s age I think. Meloni is in his mid to late 30s. I hope I’m wrong though.

    • Juggernaut

      He’d even be a good young Perry White. Not sure who else he could possibly be besides those two. However, a cameo as Martian Manhunter would suit his strong, methodical nature that he perfected on his run on L&O:SVU. Doubtful because that would mean that they’re actually DUN DUN DUN giving fans what they want!!! LOL!

      BTW, not thrilled with the overall new format for the site. I like the changes made to the comments portion and the sectioning of the genres but eh.

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

        Actually Perry White was my first thought, but I didn’t think they’d want to go that young. A Johns Jones cameo would rock, but I actually liked that they made his alter ego Black in “Smallville,” but he really would rock as MM.

        Sent on the go.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

        What specifically don’t you like about it?

        • Juggernaut

          It may just take a few days to get used to it. I was having a problem with all of the pics opening. There seems to be a lot hitting you right away. More likely it’s just the change that I am trying to resist. Lol.

  • Heroshiwoo

    Chief?

  • Heroshiwoo

    Chief?

  • JR1989

    he’s going to play General Sam Lane, some fans are saying he can’t play sam lane because amy adams is 37 yrs old and he’s 50 yrs old, but amy adams won’t be playing lois lane at 37 yrs old she’ll be playing lois at about 29 or 30. :)

    • Juggernaut

      I hope you’re wrong. There is really no reason to cast a known name in that role in my opinion. Having him as Lex or even Perry is a much more intriguing thought.