Christopher Meloni has barely had time to get rape kits and semen samples off his mind before he'll have to deal with Men of Steel. He's just been tapped by Warner Bros to join the cast of Superman: Man of Steel in an unspecified role. Going off of the earlier news, it's safe to assume that he won't be the biological father of Superman, nor Pa Kent. He's not Superman either, so we can rule out those roles.

Having seen Meloni on both sides of the law in SVU and Oz, I don't immediately see him as strictly a hero or villain here, so this announcement still maintains some mystery. However, after seeing his chops in film and television, and drama and comedy, it's exciting to see this guy progress to the next stage of his career.

Though if he doesn't beat the hell out of at least one person in Superman - missed opportunity.