A rumor was circulating about Edgar Ramirez to play a villain in Zack Snyder’s Superman: Man of Steel; now we have another name.
Deadline is reporting that Michael Shannon is a contender, for a villain role that’s not being specified.
Shannon, who was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in 2008’s Revolutionary Road and also played the manipulative Kim Foley in last year’s The Runaways. Recently he’s been playing the devout and dark FBI agent Nelson Van Alden on Boardwalk Empire.
All of this to say that Shannon would be a phenomenal choice as a Superman villain; capable of playing darkness and menace. Same goes for Ramirez. They are both intense. Either one would be a fantastic pick.