Edgar Ramirez Might Be the Guy Who Gets Defeated by Superman

Since speculating about the new Superman villain is the new speculating about the new Batman villain (now that it’s been decided), we here at BlackBook got more than a little riled up when we heard rumors that the coveted role might go to none other than office crush Edgar Ramirez.

You might recall that we featured the Latin looker (and charmer, according to our lucky editor who profiled him) for our November 2010 issue, just before his lead role in the 5-part miniseries Carlos and its subsequent Golden Globe win made him a force to be reckoned with. Ramirez is currently filming a role as Ares, the God of War, in the Clash of the Titans sequel, Wrath of the Titans, and he memorably clashed with Matt Damon in The Bourne Ultimatum as a dead-eyed assassin.

The other big name being tossed around as the Man of Steel’s nemesis (rumored to be General Zod) for Zack Snyder’s franchise reboot is Viggo Mortensen, although Snyder recently debunked those claims. Now, we’re aware that internet hearsay is just a guessing game based on one website’s obscure source, but in this case, we sincerely hope it’s true, because the thought of Edgar Ramirez and Henry Cavill wrestling each other in midair is the most beautiful thought we’ve had since that time we thought about Ricky Martin giving Simon Cowell a foot rub.

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