Richard Schiff Talks Superman, ‘Man of Steel’

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Richard SchiffThe busy character actor talks about his first superhero movie role, the top-secret script and working with Amy Adams (again) in the upcoming Superman reboot.

This week it was announced that former West Wing star Richard Schiff has been cast as “Dr. Hamilton” in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel. In an interview with i am Rogue Schiff says that he was actually cast in the film over the summer but wasn’t allowed to tell anyone until now. His role wasn’t scheduled to shoot until the last six weeks of production.

Schiff confirmed that his character is the scientist named Emil Hamilton. However, he would not confirm if Dr. Emil Hamilton is involved with S.T.A.R. Labs from DC Comics continuity, or whether he will be portrayed as Superman’s friend or foe. He revealed that he read the entire script not just his character’s pages. “There are a lot of effects but I think the story is going to hold its own really well,” Schiff said. He has already shot several scenes with Amy Adams (Lois Lane) and Christopher Meloni (Colonel Hardy), and says that he has a scene with Henry Cavill (Superman/Clark Kent).

Coincidentally before Schiff began shooting Man of Steel, he worked on a TNT TV movie with actress Janet Kidder, the niece of Margot Kidder, Lois Lane in Richard Donner’s Superman (1978) and three of its sequels. “She looks very much like Margot,” Schiff said. He also worked with Amy Adams years ago on a double episode arc of The West Wing. “As soon as I started working with that girl I went, oh wow, this young lady is going places,” Schiff said. “I’ve very happily followed her career.” The busy actor returns to Vancouver this weekend to shoot for a few more weeks. Man of Steel is scheduled for release on June 14, 2013. Source: i am Rogue

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