Michael Shannon Praises Henry Cavill, Zack Snyder & A ‘Mind-Blowing’ MAN OF STEEL Preview
Check out a brief chat with the actor behind General Zod in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel film, Michael Shannon, who had nothing but praise for co-star Henry Cavill and a preview of the reboot.
MTV News recently got a few words from Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon at the premiere of HBO's Boardwalk Empire, in regards to his role in Zack Snyder's highly-anticipated Superman reboot. Praising his Man of Steel co-star Henry Cavill's performance, the ‘General Zod’ actor says he's seen a rough preview of the film.
“I've seen a little bit because I did some ADR for the film. It's a very long process. Zack [Synder] puts a lot of time in post-production, like all his films because he's such a visual stylist, and there's a lot of computer-generated effects. But the little snippet I saw was pretty mind-blowing...and it wasn't even finished.”
“I always felt like I was in a scene with Superman. I never looked at [Henry Cavill] and thought that's just somebody trying to be Superman — he felt like the real deal. I really admire Henry's work ethic. I really haven't seen anybody in this business work quite that hard. Obviously it's a tremendous responsibility, and an intimidating one, to wear that suit. But he had the confidence and the work ethic to accomplish it.”
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twenty-something journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond his imagination. Transported years ago to Earth from Krypton, a highly advanced, distant planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question ‘Why am I here?’ Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Clark discovers having extraordinary abilities means making difficult decisions. When the world is in dire need of stability, an even greater threat emerges. Clark must become a Man of Steel, to protect the people he loves and shine as the world’s beacon of hope – Superman.
Also starring Russell Crowe (Jor-El), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Michael Shannon (General Zod), Antje Traue (Faora) with Laurence Fishburne (Perry White) and Christopher Meloni (Colonel Hardy), Man of Steel hits June 14, 2013.
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