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Another actor rumored for a villainous Superman role

03.24.2011

We may have our hero, but the rest of the cast remains a mystery, along with what villains will show up to battle the Man of Steel in the film. Lex and Zod are suspected, much to the dismay of fans who would prefer the new movie explore territory not previously covered by the Donner films.

The guys at Latino Review are being their usual scoop-tastic selves and have come up with a new name being floated around for a villain role in the film. Zack Snyder shot down their previous assertion that Viggo Mortensen would be joining the film as Zod, but now there's a new name to toss around. But it's probably one that most of you won't recognize offhand.

The guy in the picture is Edgar Ramirez, who you may recognize from DOMINO or THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM. There's no word on exactly what villain he's being considered to play, but LR is generally pretty good with their scoops. This may not come to pass, but it's likely the actor is at least being considered.

What villain do you actually want to see in the film? I agree that Zod and Luthor have been overdone, and it would be nice for Snyder to try something fresh. 

Extra Tidbit: Ramirez had a tiny role as Ares in CLASH OF THE TITANS, and supposedly has an expanded role in the upcoming sequel.
Source: Latino Review

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2:48PM on 03/25/2011
I can see him as Lobo or Parasite. But please don't let it be Zod or Lex. Think outside of the box for once.
I can see him as Lobo or Parasite. But please don't let it be Zod or Lex. Think outside of the box for once.
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8:16PM on 03/24/2011

YES!

i've liked him since Domino, and after i saw him in Carlos, he's completely won me over. if he signs to this film, it's a definite must-see - it's only a probably will-see right now.
i've liked him since Domino, and after i saw him in Carlos, he's completely won me over. if he signs to this film, it's a definite must-see - it's only a probably will-see right now.
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7:36PM on 03/24/2011
NO. MORE. SUPERMAN. MOVIE. PLEASE.
NO. MORE. SUPERMAN. MOVIE. PLEASE.
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3:08PM on 03/24/2011

Enough Lex and Zod already

Superman has been around for 79 FREAKIN' years! There are other enemies out there. How about Doomsday who actually killed superman, or Brainiac, or Darkseid. Enough with the Lex stories. Enough with the feats of strength. I want an all out battle of the gods for a change.
Superman has been around for 79 FREAKIN' years! There are other enemies out there. How about Doomsday who actually killed superman, or Brainiac, or Darkseid. Enough with the Lex stories. Enough with the feats of strength. I want an all out battle of the gods for a change.
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3:42PM on 03/24/2011
I want me some Brainiac!!!
I want me some Brainiac!!!
7:38PM on 03/24/2011
If it were up to me there wouldn't be another Superman movie, but hey, it isn't, so I would at least like to see the people behind that movie try OTHER CHARACTERS. Geez. So, all that to say, I'm with you on that one. Brainiac, Darkseid or Doomsday.
If it were up to me there wouldn't be another Superman movie, but hey, it isn't, so I would at least like to see the people behind that movie try OTHER CHARACTERS. Geez. So, all that to say, I'm with you on that one. Brainiac, Darkseid or Doomsday.
3:02PM on 03/24/2011

Gerard What-ler?!!!

I've seen watchmen a few times and I have yet spot Gerard Butler in there anywhere. P.S. Please don't let him play ZOD!!! Pretty please!
I've seen watchmen a few times and I have yet spot Gerard Butler in there anywhere. P.S. Please don't let him play ZOD!!! Pretty please!
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3:41PM on 03/24/2011
He lent his voice to that animated Black Freighter segment that was only in the special extended director's cut or whatever it's called. But that's it . . .
He lent his voice to that animated Black Freighter segment that was only in the special extended director's cut or whatever it's called. But that's it . . .
1:51PM on 03/24/2011

Dollars to donuts...

It's John Corben aka Metallo. Edgar Ramirez just suits the look and the role. I think he's make a pretty good Zod too.
It's John Corben aka Metallo. Edgar Ramirez just suits the look and the role. I think he's make a pretty good Zod too.
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1:02PM on 03/24/2011
My best bet is that he is being considered for Zod.

I think Gerard Butler would still be the perfect choice for Zod. And he has worked with Snyder before on "300" and "Watchmen".
My best bet is that he is being considered for Zod.

I think Gerard Butler would still be the perfect choice for Zod. And he has worked with Snyder before on "300" and "Watchmen".
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7:22PM on 03/24/2011
No, not Zod. Singer already offered the role of Zod to Jude Law for Superman Returns. I suspect it was a flashback recreating something from Superman 2 and setting up Zod's return in a sequel to Superman Returns. But Jude Law turned him down and Singer didn't include the Zod scene. As for Gerald Butler, I see him as more of a brute like Non from Superman 2. No offense to the actor but I see him capable of tearing Superman to pieces which means Superman has to use his brains.
No, not Zod. Singer already offered the role of Zod to Jude Law for Superman Returns. I suspect it was a flashback recreating something from Superman 2 and setting up Zod's return in a sequel to Superman Returns. But Jude Law turned him down and Singer didn't include the Zod scene. As for Gerald Butler, I see him as more of a brute like Non from Superman 2. No offense to the actor but I see him capable of tearing Superman to pieces which means Superman has to use his brains.
1:02PM on 03/24/2011

Mongul

Ramirez was pretty badass in 'Carlos.' IMO scarier than the real-life terrorist he was portraying.
With some Doc Manhattan-style effects I think he'd make a great Mongul. Like Zod, Mongul presents a 'conquering' kind of villain who is both a physical and intellectual threat to Superman.
Ramirez was pretty badass in 'Carlos.' IMO scarier than the real-life terrorist he was portraying.
With some Doc Manhattan-style effects I think he'd make a great Mongul. Like Zod, Mongul presents a 'conquering' kind of villain who is both a physical and intellectual threat to Superman.
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12:53PM on 03/24/2011
How the fuck is Zod overdone? He was in Superman II which was some 25+yrs ago.
How the fuck is Zod overdone? He was in Superman II which was some 25+yrs ago.
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12:35PM on 03/24/2011
My guess is that this is our Zod . . .
My guess is that this is our Zod . . .
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12:34PM on 03/24/2011

Darkseid.

Doomsday would be great but we need something more than just a wrecking machine.
Doomsday would be great but we need something more than just a wrecking machine.
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12:28PM on 03/24/2011
Bizzaro?
Bizzaro?
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12:25PM on 03/24/2011

Doomsday

just give us an epic superman vs doomsday battle movie. not a cartoon...live action, epic, long, global war between superman and doomsday.
just give us an epic superman vs doomsday battle movie. not a cartoon...live action, epic, long, global war between superman and doomsday.
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12:43PM on 03/24/2011
I agree that would be badass but no way they would reboot an entire franchise and start it off like that. They have to build up their Superman and have him fight a lesser villain before something like that. This film should deal with a new villain we haven't seen before but not a super treat like Doomsday. They should also set up Lex Luther in this first film and then use him for the second film. Like it or not Lex will appear in these films. Then I think the end of the trilogy should be the
I agree that would be badass but no way they would reboot an entire franchise and start it off like that. They have to build up their Superman and have him fight a lesser villain before something like that. This film should deal with a new villain we haven't seen before but not a super treat like Doomsday. They should also set up Lex Luther in this first film and then use him for the second film. Like it or not Lex will appear in these films. Then I think the end of the trilogy should be the epic Doomsday vs Supes film.
12:21PM on 03/24/2011

This guys is great

This guy is awesome - he won a Golden Globe for his titular role in the 'Carlos' miniseries. See it if you have any doubts!
This guy is awesome - he won a Golden Globe for his titular role in the 'Carlos' miniseries. See it if you have any doubts!
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