November 23, 2012
Tahmoh Penikett Confirmed For MAN OF STEEL, Is He Playing Matello?
Battlestar Galactica's Tahmoh Penikett has confirmed via Twitter that he indeed has a role in Man of Steel. While his involvement was never announced by trades or studio but it had been rumored he was in the film. Henry Ackerson (the character the person asking is referring to) is the alias of the Superman villain Metallo.
A military cyborg who is powered by kryptontie, had been mentioned as a possible addition to J.J. Abrams/Brett Ratner take of Superman Returns. Before Bryan Singer made his Richard Donner homage replacing him with Lex Luthor. Rumors had Matello pegged as a villain even during the early days of the Man of Steel production. Above is concept art from the Abrams/Ratner project possibly featuring the baddie.