2005 Movie News Archives

Ian Roberts

July 1, 2005: Ian Roberts Joins “Superman Returns” Cast

Australian fans will be interested to learn that Ian Roberts, former Rugby League star, has been cast as henchman "Riley" to Kevin Spacey's Lex Luthor for "Superman Returns". Ian has completed his first week of filming alongside the megastar on the superhero set.

"It only just hit me two days ago how incredible this opportunity is - I'm like a kid in a candy store," Roberts, a NIDA graduate, told Confidential.

A "Superman Returns" publicist confirmed that Roberts' role in the hyped flick is one of the biggest parts assigned to an Australian actor.

The big guy's villainous character - described as having more brawn than brain - is one of Lex Luthor's two sidekicks, with local actor Vincent Stone winning the other role.

"He might not be the sharpest tool in the shed but he's no bowling ball either," the one-time TV dancer said of his alias. Roberts will spend the next two months on the Fox Studios set.

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