When news broke that former Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star Christopher Meloni would be joining the cast of the next Superman film, rumors quickly swirled that the actor would play the Man of Steel’s arch nemesis, Lex Luthor, but NYmag.com’s Vulture column reports the rumor is full of Kryptonite. Instead, the actor will play a general (Zod, perhaps? The film’s director, Zack Snyder, denied it.) When asked for more details, Meloni told the website, “I can’t tell you, or I’d have to kill you.” Filming will reportedly begin in August.