Christopher Meloni in talks for a role in new 'Superman' reboot
Christopher Meloni is reportedly in talks for the reboot of "Superman" helmed by "300" director Zack Snyder and starring Amy Adams as Lois Lane, according to "Deadline.com.
The former "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" star tells the New York Magazine blog Vulture that he would be playing a general in the movie. He added that he could not spill anymore details saying, "I can't tell you, or I'd have to kill you."
The general role in question is likely not the character of General Zod since that role went to Michael Shannon of the HBO series "Boardwalk Empire."
"Zod is not only one of Superman's most formidable enemies, but one of the most significant because he has insights into Superman that others don't," director Zack Snyder said in a statement released by Warner Bros. Entertainment.
Meloni announced he decided not to reprise his role as Detective Elliot Stabler on the popular NBC drama's 13th season in May. "It is true," the actor's spokesperson said. "12 very happy years with the show. On to the next chapter."
Meloni has appeared opposite Mariska Hargitay, who plays Detective Olivia Benson on the show, for 12 seasons since the show began in 1999.
Meanwhile, Russell Crowe was the last actor in talks for a role in the film as Jor-El, the biological father of Clark Kent/Superman.
Diane Lane and Kevin Costner have also signed on to play Ma and Pa Kent. "The Dark Knight" director, Christopher Nolan, is also a part of the "Superman" reboot. He and his "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" writing partner, David S. Goyer, are penning the script for the new film. Nolan is also on board as a producer.