In related news, I Am Rogue talked to Richard Schiff about joining the cast as Emil Hamilton. Here are a couple of excerpts:
Ive already started shooting. I go back again this weekend and shoot for another couple of weeks and then will go elsewhere. So Ive gotten my feet wet and have worked with Amy Adams, Chris Meloni and a few others. Ive gotten to know Zack and he is fantastic. That guy is just an upbeat happy guy.
Dr. Hamilton came along very late, didnt he? So I dont even know if I would be able to find those (comic books). Can you find those online? I dont know? So not so much, I mean I did some research into who he was and who people interpret him to be. Obviously he has had incarnations on a number of different mediums, on TV and in animation. They always get interpreted differently so you have to go with what the script has to offer and Ive been very intrigued but what theyve written. I wouldnt impose some outside idea on what Zack and the writers want to do with this. But it is fun to know all the various incarnations that hes had. Obviously hes been evil in some incarnations, and friendly in other incarnations, and a combination of both in yet other incarnations, so that is fun to have in your mind when you are playing him. But the script goes in certain directions and that is what I will follow.
You can check out the full interview at the link above. Man of Steel opens in theaters on June 14, 2013 and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Russell Crowe, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Harry Lennix and Laurence Fishburne.