Superman: The Man of Steel (2013): BSG's Tahmoh Penikett Cast As Emerson; JSA's Damage?!
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1060:]]It appears as if Battlestar Galactica's Tahmoh Penikett has been cast in the Man of Steel as "Emerson."
IMDb has Penikett listed in the new Superman movie, where we've heard of at least a few additional cast members confirmed as well.
No information is known about Penikett's character — but we can at least speculate while we wait for an official announcement.
Tahmoh Penikett could be playing the character of Grant Emerson, the DC Comics superhero known as Damage.
Damage was, at times, a member of the Teen Titans as well as the Justice Society of America. He has superhuman strength and durability on the level with — you guessed it, Superman. He has an interesting array of powers that include the ability to absorb and manipulate energy, which enhances his physical stature. He also has super speed and is capable of power blasts.
Grant Emerson was injected with the DNA from a variety of heroes which include the Atom, Green Lantern, Flash, Martian Manhunter and more.
What could be interesting in regards to the Man of Steel, is that Damage accidently blew up Atlanta where he was "recruited" by Sarge Steel to be a part of the government version of the Titans. Steel was head of the government's Department of Metahuman Affair/superhuman activities.
Now Penikett could just be playing a member of Colonel Hardy's (Christopher Meloni) squad, but could Zack Snyder be bringing in the big guns to take care of the aliens? Or could we just have a slight skirmish between Damage and Superman, with Supes stopping Damage from causing massive chaos?
Thanks to our friends at the Man of Steel Fan FB for the tip.
Stay tuned to Cosmic Book News as more on the Man Of Steel develops.
Man Of Steel flies into theaters June 14th, 2013 directed by Zack Snyder starring, Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, Diane Lane as Martha "Ma" Kent, Kevin Costner as Jonathan "Pa" Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as Zod, and Russel Crowe as Jor-El.
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