Michael Shannon On His Fight With Russell Crowe In The Man of Steel

<em>Michael Shannon</em> On His Fight With <em>Russell Crowe</em> In The <em>Man of Steel</em>

Here's what the talented Michael Shannon has to say about exchanging fisticuffs with Russell Crowe. If Shannon is to be believed, General Zod definitely got the best of Jor-el.


Source: Thisisjersy.com


Michael Shannon is a fast rising star in Hollywood and he'll reach new levels in Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot as the villainous alien General Zod. Shannon reportedly put the smack-down on his Australian co-star, Russel Crowe, who plays Superman’s biological father Jor-el.

“I think he’s out of the hospital, although I left as soon as he couldn’t get up off the floor,” he joked.

“I just said, ‘I’m done with you’, and I just walked out, so hopefully I won’t get fired from the movie. That would be awful, because they are paying me an awful lot of money,” he added.

It has been speculated that the fight between the two characters will take place on the alien planet of Krypton, and will showcase Superman's home world as never before seen in previous feature films.

Michael went on to state that he may be a little bit nervous about the pressure of playing the lead villain in the Man of Steel.

“It’s feeling kind of strange. I mean, it’s totally different than anything I have ever done before,” he revealed.

“I have never played an alien, or a general. I don’t really have a frame of reference for these things so you just have to use your imagination but I think that’s what we’re supposed to do anyway.”



Man Of Steel,also stars Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne and Christopher Meloni, is scheduled for a June 2013 release.



Man of Steel is an upcoming American superhero film under the development of Zack Snyder, Christopher Nolan, and David S. Goyer. Based on the DC Comics character Superman, the film will be a reboot of the Superman film series. Using Chicago as a backdrop, and with production to be based in west suburban Plano, the film entered principal photography in August 2011, for a planned theatrical release on June 14, 2013 by Warner Bros., which also includes IMAX venues.




GraphicCity News Site
DISCLAIMER: ComicBookMovie.com is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
Related Headlines
SMALLVILLE Alum Laura Vandervoort Expresses Disappointment With How Supergirl's Story Ended In The Series

SMALLVILLE Alum Laura Vandervoort Expresses Disappointment With How Supergirl's Story Ended In The Series

After playing Supergirl for a lengthy stint in Smallville, actress Laura Vandervoort has shared her disappointment with how the Girl of Steel's exit from the hit series was handled during season 10!
SPONTANEOUS Helmer Brian Duffield Interested In MAN OF STEEL Sequel Inspired By ALL-STAR SUPERMAN - EXCLUSIVE

SPONTANEOUS Helmer Brian Duffield Interested In MAN OF STEEL Sequel Inspired By ALL-STAR SUPERMAN - EXCLUSIVE

Spontaneous director Brian Duffield tells us how he would approach a Superman movie, revealing that he would take inspiration from Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's groundbreaking All-Star Superman...
JUSTICE LEAGUE Star Henry Cavill Addresses Those SUPERMAN Trilogy Rumors And THE SNYDER CUT

JUSTICE LEAGUE Star Henry Cavill Addresses Those SUPERMAN Trilogy Rumors And THE SNYDER CUT

Promoting his new movie Enola Holmes, Henry Cavill addresses those rumours about a Superman trilogy, while also addressing whether he'll return to shoot additional scenes for "The Snyder Cut."
Latest Headlines
SMALLVILLE Alum Laura Vandervoort Expresses Disappointment With How Supergirl's Story Ended In The Series

SMALLVILLE Alum Laura Vandervoort Expresses Disappointment With How Supergirl's Story Ended In The Series

After playing Supergirl for a lengthy stint in Smallville, actress Laura Vandervoort has shared her disappointment with how the Girl of Steel's exit from the hit series was handled during season 10!
SPONTANEOUS Helmer Brian Duffield Interested In MAN OF STEEL Sequel Inspired By ALL-STAR SUPERMAN - EXCLUSIVE

SPONTANEOUS Helmer Brian Duffield Interested In MAN OF STEEL Sequel Inspired By ALL-STAR SUPERMAN - EXCLUSIVE

Spontaneous director Brian Duffield tells us how he would approach a Superman movie, revealing that he would take inspiration from Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's groundbreaking All-Star Superman...
JUSTICE LEAGUE Star Henry Cavill Addresses Those SUPERMAN Trilogy Rumors And THE SNYDER CUT

JUSTICE LEAGUE Star Henry Cavill Addresses Those SUPERMAN Trilogy Rumors And THE SNYDER CUT

Promoting his new movie Enola Holmes, Henry Cavill addresses those rumours about a Superman trilogy, while also addressing whether he'll return to shoot additional scenes for "The Snyder Cut."
RUMOR MILL: Henry Cavill May Have Signed Up For Three SUPERMAN Movies And A Series Of Cameos

RUMOR MILL: Henry Cavill May Have Signed Up For Three SUPERMAN Movies And A Series Of Cameos

If a new rumour doing the rounds is to be believed, Henry Cavill has reached a deal with Warner Bros. which will see him reprise the role of Superman in the DC Extended Universe for at least three movies!
SUPERNATURAL Star Jared Padalecki Recalls Suiting Up As SUPERMAN For Scrapped 2004 Film

SUPERNATURAL Star Jared Padalecki Recalls Suiting Up As SUPERMAN For Scrapped 2004 Film

Jared Padalecki as Superman? It nearly happened! The Supernatural star has revealed that he donned the Man of Steel's suit for an audition back in 2004 for the McG film that never ended up happening!
HARRY POTTER 8-Film Collection Apparates Into The DEG's Watched at Home Top 20 List

HARRY POTTER 8-Film Collection Apparates Into The DEG's Watched at Home Top 20 List

While it's generally been floating around near the bottom of the DEG's Watched at Home Top 20 list for months now, the Harry Potter 8-Film collection has suddenly rocketed into the Top 10!