Last week, we brought you that since-debunked rumor from another site’s “Trusted Source” about Bradley Cooper (The Words, Paradise Lost) supposed cameo appearance in director Zack Snyder‘s upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel as the villainous Lex Luthor.
Now, in legitimate Man of Steel casting news, Variety reports that Richard Schiff (The West Wing, The Cape, Burn Notice) has joined the cast as Dr. Hamilton. For the uninitiated to DC Comics lore, Emil Hamilton who is either referred to as Doctor or Professor Hamilton, who is usually a scientist at S.T.A.R. Labs, and has been both Superman’s ally and a villain.
On television, Hamilton has been portrayed by John Pleshette on Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, by Alessandro Juliani on Smallville, voiced by Victor Brandt on Superman: The Animated Series and Robert Foxworth on Justice League Unlimited. The character has so far not appeared in any big-screen versions of Superman.
Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Amy Adams as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as The Daily Planet’s editor-in-chief, Perry White, Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as Clark Kent’s adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent. Michael Shannon as the villainous General Zod, Antje Traue as Zod’s evil partner, Faora, Ayelet Zurer as Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s mother, and Russell Crowe as Superman’s father, Jor-El.
Man of Steel is slated to hit theaters on June 14th, 2013.