“It was actually, a fairly important film”: Michael Shannon Calls Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel One of the Greatest Movies He’s Worked With Despite Claiming He’s Not a Fan of Superhero Genre

“It was actually, a fairly important film”: Michael Shannon Calls Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel One of the Greatest Movies He’s Worked With Despite Claiming He’s Not a Fan of Superhero Genre

Hollywood actor Michael Shannon, has been a part of many blockbuster films in his career. But his role as the evil Kryptonian villain General Zod in 2013’s Man Of Steel has gained him a lot of recognition. While all fans including the actor himself thought that General Zod met his end in the film, the trailer of The Flash which was aired during SuperBowl 2023, hinted at a surprise involving the actor.

Michael Shannon
Actor Michael Shannon

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Michael Shannon discusses Zack Snyder, The Flash, and General Zod

The much-hyped and high-profile trailer of The Flash starring Ezra Miller was first released during the Super Bowl this year. The trailer has since thrown up intense discussions about the characters along with the shocking announcement of Henry Cavill’s departure and Sasha Calle’s inclusion. Amidst all this, it has been revealed that Michael Shannon to will reprise his role as General Zod in the film. Speaking to Looper, The Groundhog Day actor shared what lead him to come back as General Zod for 2023’s The Flash and said,

I was a little confused. I said, ‘As memory serves me, I think I died in ‘Man of Steel.’ Are they sure they got the right guy?’ But then they explained to me the whole multiverse phenomenon, which … I was a little behind the times on that”

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Zac Snyder and Michael Shannon on the sets of Man of Steel

The Man of Steel star admitted that while he was not a big aficionado of the superhero franchises, he had the best of times working with Zack Snyder and Henry Cavill. The actor also profusely praised Zack Snyder stating that Man of Steel was a very influential and important film for the DCU.

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How will General Zod torment Barry Allen? Michael Shannon reveals all

Michael Shannon who is all set to revisit his character General Zod said that his role in the upcoming summer blockbuster The Flash talks about getting back into the character’s zone. He said,

I tried to get back into his skin. He’s a little different in this film. He’s a little more … I don’t know how to put it. You don’t spend as much time with him, so you don’t really get to know as much about what he’s thinking”.

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Michael Shannon as General Zod

The 8-mile star also revealed that his role in the film would definitely be different from what he played in the Man of Steel. But in what way? There is no doubt that General Zod has been one of the most difficult antagonists that Superman has had to combat. In The Flash, it is clear that Barry Allan has stumbled into an alternate universe where General Zod leads his invasion. But this time, there is no Superman to defend it. So fans may get to see the villain in an even more unrestrained and menacing avatar than before.


The Flash releases in theatres on June 16th, 2023

Also Read: Michael Shannon Defends Man Of Steel’s Ending

Source: The Direct


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