Exclusive: Character actor Michael Cerveris, best known for playing The Observer on the FOX television show ‘Fringe’, can be added to the list of names being considered for the role of Superman’s arch-nemeses Lex Luthor, however, the self-proclaimed “Greatest criminal mind of our time” won’t likely appear until the Man of Steel follow-up.
Director Zack Snyder is obviously a big fan of J.J. Abrams sci-fi series, Snyder used ‘Fringe’s Casting Director Michelle Allen to cast Man of Steel and Sucker Punch in Vancouver, Canada. Currently in production under the title “Autumn Frost,” ‘Man of Steel’ will film in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island from late September through to the end of January 2012.
‘Man of Steel’ is being produced by Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan, and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer, from a story by Goyer and Nolan. “Man of Steel” is slated for release on June 14, 2013.