We may have a scenario brewing where Viggo Mortensen has chosen to chase after a man of steel over that of a fairy tale princess. The trades report that talks have broken down between Viggo and Universal Pictures for their upcoming revision of Snow White and the Huntsman, a film which has Kristen Stewart locked in as the title character and Charlize Theron confirmed as the Evil Queen.
Why this is being placed under the "Comic" news section is some speculation as to why the actor may be passing on the chance to play the huntsman. An ongoing rumor has Viggo also possibly taking on the role of General Zod in Zack Snyder and Warner Bros. Pictures reboot of Superman. With both productions being being fast-tracked by their respective studios, there's been question as to whether he could find time to shoot both roles or if he would have to drop one production in favor of the other.
Naturally, with talks breaking down on the Snow White tale, speculation is running wild on whether this opens the door for Viggo to officially accept the Superman gig. We shall see soon if this scenario becomes true for comic fans.
The news comes on the same day that Lois Lane has been officially cast in the reboot. Read about that here.