Michael Shannon taking on role of Superman villain?

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Rumours that Viggo Mortensen was readying himself to get villainous in Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot may have been quashed, but new reports on the film’s villain have jumped up in their place.

Deadline and Latino Review both reveal that Michael Shannon and Edgar Ramirez are possible actors to play the film’s as-yet-unknown central villain.

Shannon most recently starred in HBO’s historical epic Boardwalk Empire , and received kudos for his Oscar-nominated role in Revolutionary Road .

Meanwhile, Ramirez is best known for his leading role in crime saga Carlos , and recently signed on to play Ares in blockbuster sequel Wrath Of The Titans .

No confirmation has been offered either way on who’ll eventually get the part of Superman’s latest nemesis, but you can count on a press-friendly Zack Snyder to offer us an official statement as soon as anything’s signed.

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