“He’s a brilliant artist”: Michael Shannon Compares The Flash Director Andy Muschietti With Zack Snyder After Returning Back as General Zod After 10 Years

“He’s a brilliant artist”: Michael Shannon Compares The Flash Director Andy Muschietti With Zack Snyder After Returning Back as General Zod After 10 Years
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DC fans saw the last of General Zod a decade ago in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. Michael Shannon, the actor who portrayed the supervillain on screen during that time, had a gala time working with Snyder, as all those who’ve collaborated with the man do.

Michael Shannon
Michael Shannon’s General Zod

Speaking to Looper about the same recently, the 48-year-old star recalled just how much he “loved” working with Snyder. That being said, Shannon has just as much admiration for Andy Muschietti as he does for the Justice League director.

See also: Fans Defend Ezra Miller’s The Flash Being ‘Grand and Ambitious’ Rather Than a Low Stakes DC Movie: ‘Man y’all are boring’


Michael Shannon on Working With Andy Muschietti on The Flash

10 long years and Michael Shannon has finally returned to the DCU to step into the shoes of Krypton’s formidable warrior in Andy Muschietti’s forthcoming film, The Flash. And Shannon had such a great time collaborating with the Agrentine filmmaker that he’s practically impatient to take over a project with him again.

See also: “You played Satan”: Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel Co-Star Michael Shannon Lost it After Xenophobic Fan Called General Zod Satan

Andy Muschietti
Andy Muschietti

The George & Tammy star remarked how Muschietti was quite similar to Zack Snyder in terms of creativity and imagination, something which made working with him all the more fun. Besides lauding him for being a “brilliant artist,” Shannon also admitted that if and when the opportunity presented itself, he would definitely love to join forces with the 49-year-old director again.


“Andy came highly recommended from other friends I have that have worked with him. Everybody who works with him just adores him. He’s really creative, I mean, much like Zack [Snyder] was, and very very visual. He’s a brilliant artist. He would just do these drawings while we were rehearsing and every time he did it I was like, ‘Can I keep that? That’s really amazing.’ And I actually have one of them at home. But, yeah, really I would like to work with him again, frankly, if the opportunity arises because it was a lot of fun.” 

DC fans are probably shedding tears of joy right now.

A Look At Michael Shannon As General Zod in The Flash 

Helmed by Andy Muschietti and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, The Flash stars Ezra Miller as the superhero of the same name along with the likes of Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck’s Batmen, Sasha Calle as Supergirl, and Michael Shannon’s General Zod, to name a few.

While Shannon hinted toward his character’s appearance to be brief in the film, he did mention that General Zod is “a little different” in The Flash as compared to his role in 2013’s Man of Steel. While fans witnessed Superman’s foe meet his end in the Henry Cavill-led film, Zod ends up getting resuscitated in The Flash as a result of Barry Allen’s time travelling shenanigans to save his mother.


See also: ‘Hate Snyder all you want but this is the gold standard’: The Flash Trailer Reignites DC Fans’ Hope for a Proper Man of Steel 2 as They Defend Zack Snyder’s Vision

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A look at Michael Shannon’s General Zod and Sasha Calle’s Supergirl in The Flash

As the Kryptonian villain tries to wreak havoc on Earth in the hunt for new Krypton, The Flash will untie with The Caped Crusader and Supergirl to stop Shannon’s antagonist from causing more destruction.

The Flash is set to release on June 16, 2023.


Source: Collider


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