Saturday, June 25, 2011

Meloni of Steel

Exactly one month ago I noted that Christopher Meloni had hung up his NYPD badge and departed the cast of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. And while the search for Elliot Stabler's replacement on the force has continued apace, in what feels like a fissure in the space-time continuum that's merged all the topics I cover on this site, Meloni has lined up a heck of a follow-up gig: a "major role" (per Deadline) in Zach Snyder's Man of Steel, the Chris Nolan-produced Superman reboot. No word on who the once-and-former SVUer will be playing (though some in the online commentariat are calling Lex Luthor -- please, God, no), but his signing (assuming all goes well with the negotiations) comes at the end of a very impressive month casting-wise for the Superman project, which also brought aboard Russell Crowe and Julia Ormond to play Kal-El's Kryptonian parents Jor-El and Lara, and is rapidly barreling towards its August start date (for a December 2012 bow).

2 comments:

Ian Sokoliwski said...

Galaxy Communications president Morgan Edge, perhaps?

Nah, I'd seriously doubt they'd go with the Kent-as-TV-anchor bit, but it's a funny thing to think about :D

Eric Sean said...

Steve Lombard? John Corben (to be set as Metallo for a sequel)? Rudy Jones (to be set up as The Parasite for a sequel)?

And as far as Luthor goes, I think Meloni would make an interesting choice. I just wouldn't want him to be the primary bad guy this time.