Viggo Mortensen for Superman February 28, 2011 Viggo Mortensen to play Zod in Superman reboot? Viggo Mortensen may reportedly play the lead villain in the upcoming reboot of Superman. According to The Hollywood Reporter has claimed that Mortensen is currently “a person of interest” for the company to take on the role of General Zod. While Zod has not been confirmed for the film, Zack Snyder was currently auditioning actresses for the part of Ursa, traditionally Zod’s right-hand woman. Superman: The Man Of Steel is expected to be released in December 2012.