Michael Shannon Continues To Tease General Zod's Updated Look In MAN OF STEEL

Michael Shannon Continues To Tease General Zod's Updated Look In MAN OF STEEL

In a recent interview at the Toronto International Film Festival, Michael Shannon has once again teased General Zod's updated appearance in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, confirming that the Terence Stamp comparisons and mock-ups are waaaay off base.

Talking to Yahoo! Movies at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this week, Michael Shannon (Take Shelter) has once again teased his role as 'General Zod' in director Zack Snyder's (300) highly anticipated reboot, Man of Steel. While the actor was spotted on set in what appeared to be a similar sort of costume to Henry Cavill's (Immortals) 'Superman', there has also been talk of a CGI enhance battle suit (perhaps similar to the one in the image below). However, one thing we DO know, is that his look won't be similar to that of Terence Stamp; the actor who faced off against Christopher Reeve in Superman 2.

Is there anything you can tell me about Zod?

He's a general. On a planet called Krypton. I don't know what to say about Zod. It's shrouded in secrecy. [Long pause.] He's a badass mofo.

A badass mofo in a jumpsuit like in "Superman 2"?

I will look slightly different than Terence Stamp because otherwise, what's the point? It will all be slightly different. I think it's pretty cool. I'm going to be doing so many interviews for the "Man of Steel." I'll save it for then. It is funny because people bring me pictures to sign at events and things, and there are all these mockups online and people imagining what I'm going to look like. There are some pretty funny ones, something with a black SS uniform and -- what do you call it when you got the mustache and there's this soul patch...

Oh, like a Zappa?

Yeah, like a T. Well, that's totally wrong but I'll sign it if you want me to.

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.


Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman
Amy Adams as Lois Lane
Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent
Diane Lane as Martha Kent
Michael Shannon as Zod

RELEASE DATE: June 14th, 2013.

Posted By:
Josh Wilding
Member Since 3/13/2009
Filed Under "Superman" 9/16/2012 Source: Yahoo! Movies
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superotherside - 9/16/2012, 4:46 PM
I really want a MOS trailer soon.
superotherside - 9/16/2012, 4:46 PM
Well, a new one in HD at any rate. :)
TheSoulEater - 9/16/2012, 4:48 PM
DrDoom - 9/16/2012, 4:55 PM
Zod sucks. Gimme Metallo.
AlReg - 9/16/2012, 4:56 PM
I have it in my head that Zod will be a Phantom Zone ghost while Faora will be the physical threat.
Temple - 9/16/2012, 4:57 PM
Wow...that teaser was beautiful man. :') AND ZOD.
Kevinwillpeabodyproperties - 9/16/2012, 4:58 PM
I want to see the full trailer from comic con again more then anything in the world. Please somebody help me find it. Please
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 9/16/2012, 4:59 PM
Guys I really don't think we are going to get a MOS trailer anytime soon.
GLprime2814 - 9/16/2012, 5:11 PM
Neeeeeeeeed trailer.
ManofSteel23 - 9/16/2012, 5:13 PM
I have the comic-con version on my files,downloaded it before they took it down from youtube lol just gives me chills
Dev7 - 9/16/2012, 5:17 PM
Easy guys, we don't need another trailer for MoS, Iron Man 3 doesn't even have a teaser out and that is coming months before Man of Steel.
KingG - 9/16/2012, 5:18 PM
Excited, fave of 2013. NUFF SAID.
KingG - 9/16/2012, 5:18 PM
Dev7, thank you.
95 - 9/16/2012, 5:20 PM
I don't really like his interviews, but I think he might be naturally mean. Expecting a purely evil General Zod. And I believe the digitally rendered suit is the one we got a glimpse of from the Comic Con footage. Some type of "biosuit" as he arrives on the weaker-gravity-than-Krypton Planet Earth.
Kevinwillpeabodyproperties - 9/16/2012, 5:28 PM
Superman2013 can u please give it to me???? Pleeeeeease
Kevinwillpeabodyproperties - 9/16/2012, 5:31 PM
No homo
Mego - 9/16/2012, 5:36 PM
Terence Stamp will never but outdone as Zod but this guy can still be a great Zod.
Stamp's Zod and Ricardo Montalban's Khan were 2 characters studios failed to utilize fully in the 80's.
Wish we saw more of them.
HavocPrime - 9/16/2012, 5:45 PM
Love that teaser trailer
Maximus101 - 9/16/2012, 5:57 PM
This movie will pwn next year!
GeneralZod1138 - 9/16/2012, 5:59 PM
U can still find the comic con footage online.

Just have to know what ur looking for.
Super12 - 9/16/2012, 6:04 PM
Anybody else really not like Terrence Stamp's Zod? I thought it was awful. Stamp is a tremendous actor, but the take on him was not appealing to me at all. He didn seem one bit like a general
Tainted87 - 9/16/2012, 6:20 PM
Haha, not jerking anyone around at all.....
Mego - 9/16/2012, 6:35 PM
@Super12 He wasnt like any of our Generals just as Kenobi and other Jedi werent.
If you havent read his interviews, you may not realize a really cool idea Stamp had was the Zod wouldnt look others in the eyes because he felt the were beneath him. He would look down and to their side but would rarely look right at them.
Zod tried not to speak to others and it was Ursa's role to tell persons what Zod wanted.

Kevinwillpeabodyproperties - 9/16/2012, 6:54 PM
Can someone tell me where do find the comic con footage?
MisterMagurlypse - 9/16/2012, 7:00 PM
In reference to what 93 said about the suit from the CC trailer, that scene where two people are sorta flying towards each other and are going to collide together, the guy on top is for sure Supes and the guy comming from below is probably Zod. He seems to be wearing a suit of some kind and he is vastly larger than Superman. It hard to make out any details,but whomever it is, they are huge.
MisterMagurlypse - 9/16/2012, 7:17 PM
I think Shannon's rendition of the good general will be nothing short of AMAZING!!!

Sorry Spidey
marvel72 - 9/16/2012, 7:25 PM
i reckon you'll get a man of steel trailer december 2012,if not then definetly the superbowl.
Spectre94 - 9/16/2012, 7:27 PM
in the comic con footage, it looked like he had kryptonian armor on or something
GUNSMITH - 9/16/2012, 7:38 PM
GeneralZod1138 - 9/16/2012, 7:46 PM

Just Google: Man of Steel San Diego Comic Con Footage and you'll find it.

It'll probably have a 98% rating or so.
SuperWarrior - 9/16/2012, 7:50 PM
There was the leaked trailer but that was online for probably one or two days.I saw it and that trailer was long.Maybe 2 minutes worth of footage.Looked good.
Niuhll - 9/16/2012, 7:57 PM
I imagine the next trailer will be Christmas, maybe with Hobbit.
Kevinwillpeabodyproperties - 9/16/2012, 7:59 PM
Marvel wiener can u send me the iron man trailer?

And generalzod1138 I have looked everywhere
LP4 - 9/16/2012, 8:13 PM
Brainiac never gets any love
DeadPoolLax - 9/16/2012, 8:27 PM
@marvelweiner you need to put up the ironman 3 footage or at least send it to people.... like me.....
MutantEquality - 9/16/2012, 8:34 PM
I'm really hoping for some amazing fighting sequences. It's really what was missing from Superman Returns. I'm sure regardless Zod will look great but since we have such amazing tech now, the fights need to look amazing.
Sorry but the "Nolan" type of fight scenes are not welcome here.
angus666 - 9/16/2012, 8:35 PM
@MarvelWiener Prove it.

Anyway, I have high hopes for this. I think he'll portray Zod as well as Stamp did in Supes 2. I like the idea of not looking anyone in the eye because he's "better" than them. I'm glad he'll be sort of a jerk. I always though of Zod as a jerk.
GeneralZod1138 - 9/16/2012, 8:36 PM

Yeah it is kinda hard to find. I found it in Related Videos to a real crappy version.
GeneralZod1138 - 9/16/2012, 8:58 PM

Google: man of steel official teaser trailer/comic con mix

That the best quality one I've found. Some parts are blurry but not too bad.
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