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.

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