Christopher Meloni Reveals Man Of Steel Role Details And His Filming Dates!
News broke yesterday that Law & Order: Special Victims Unit actor Christopher Meloni was rounding out the cast of Zack Snyder’s much-anticipated Superman reboot, Man Of Steel. While details on the role were undisclosed, with many fans speculating that Meloni might be playing Lex Luthor, chatting recently with Vulture, the actor has now revealed somewhat who he’ll portray:
When Vulture caught up with the now ex-Law & Order: SVU star at the Public Theater Gala earlier this week, he told us he’d be instead playing a general in the movie. But when we pressed for more information about the role, he said, “I can’t tell you, or I’d have to kill you.” We did manage to learn that he starts filming at the end of August and he’ll shoot his part over the course of five months in locations including Chicago, Vancouver, and Edwards Air Force Base.
If the role is in fact “major”, like previous reports suggested, it’s possible this “General” could be General Sam Lane, father of Lois Lane, which who actress Amy Adams will be taking over.
Christopher Meloni in Final Negotiations for "Major" Role in Man of Steel!
According to Deadline, the actor best known for his role on NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit television series, Christopher Meloni is in talks for an undisclosed role in Warner Bros. and Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot, Man Of Steel. The report states:
Christopher Meloni is in line for a big-time follow-up. I hear he is in negotiations for a major role in Man Of Steel, the Superman franchise reboot from Warner Bros that Zack Snyder is directing. No word yet on what part he might get, though. The Hollywood Reporter’s sources indicate he will shoot scenes with Henry Cavill.
Christopher Meloni, 50, though known for his Detective Law & Order: Special Victims Unit role, has also appeared in HBO’s prison drama Oz and recently voiced Hal Jordan in DC’s animated Green Lantern: First Flight film.
There is currently rampant speculation that Meloni could be playing the new Lex Luthor.