FX has greenlit the pilot for Powers, an adaptation of the long-running comic series by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.
The announcement was made tonight on Twitter by John Soldberg, the cable network’s senior vice president of public relations, who revealed the pilot will be directed by executive producer Michael Dinner (Justified, Sons of Anarchy). The script is by Charles “Chic” Eglee, former executive producer of The Walking Dead and veteran of such television series as Murder One, The Shield and Dexter.
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According to Heat Vision, The Lord of the Rings alumnus Viggo Mortensen is said to be a “person of interest” for the role of General Zod. Sources say that Mortensen’s name tops the list, but there might be a problem: He’s been negotiating to star in another film, Snow White and the Huntsman, and unless that deal falls through or his schedule can be worked out to shoot both films, Zod might be out of reach.
There have been no official talks with Mortensen yet, and while there are other actors being considered for the role, he is said to be the favorite. Mortensen is the second actor to be connected with Superman this week, following the news a few days ago that Kevin Costner was a possible candidate to play Jonathan Kent. British actor Henry Cavill has already been signed to play Superman/Clark Kent.