Michael Shannon On His MAN OF STEEL Work Out
"It's all about the squats, man. These frickin' squats," according to General Zod, it's all about this lower body excercise. Michael Shannon recently sat down with GQ to discuss his preparation for General Zod and Man of Steel . Hit the jump to see what Zod had to say!
It's all about the squats, man. These frickin' squats. They've got these things, goblet squats, where you hold the kettle ball under your chin and you squat back down and back up. If it was up to him, you would do those things all the time, that's all you would do. He would line them up from the lightest to the heaviest and you would start with the light one and work your way up to the heaviest one. Somebody pointed out to me recently, "You're pretty tall to be doing all those squats. Squats are hard for tall guys." But dude, you couldn't make any excuses in there. Also lunges are very painful for me because this join right here, where my big toe is [Shannon touches between the ball and the toe of his right foot]… I think I broke it or something. So to do lunges where you flex your toe back, it's very painful. I did whatever he said to do. Mark's a sweet guy - he's got everybody's best interests at heart. He just wants people to be healthy, God bless him.
Man Of Steel - Man of Steel follows the Last Son of Krypton on his epic journey to become mankind's shinning beacon of hope for a brighter future. With the beliefs and values instilled by his adoptive parents Jonathan (Kevin Costner) and Martha (Diane Lane) Kent, a young Clark (Henry Cavill) sets out to find his place in the world. But when the nefarious General Zodd (Michael Shannon) arrives on Earth, Clark will have to choose between being a normal human or Kal-el,son of Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and humanity's greatest protector and champion. Filmed in IMAX and shot in Vancouver, Chicago and Plano, Illinois, Man of Steel will be released on June 14, 2013 by Warner Bros. Directed by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) with a screenplay by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight) the Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins, Inception) produced feature film will surely be the summer blockbuster of 2013.
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