Henry Cavill’s foe has been named, and it is Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, Boardwalk Empire) who will don the mantle of General Zod in the upcoming Superman reboot, which is now called Man of Steel. On the choice of casting Shannon, director Zack Snyder commented “Zod is not only one of Superman’s most formidable enemies, but one of the most significant because he has insights into Superman that others don’t.” He continued with praise for Shannon. “Michael is a powerful actor who can project both the intelligence and the malice of the character, making him perfect for the role.”
I haven’t gotten around to seeing Revolutionary Road yet (yeah, I’m a bit behind), but friggin’ love “Boardwalk”. With Zod cast now, there’s no doubt it will give something for Superman to hit…and hard. Though, I don’t want this to become an overdone slugfest with just Superman in name. I think it’s interesting they took the Dark Knight route with the simple and mysterious Man of Steel title.
So what do you think, readers? Will you kneel before anticipation, or do you think it’s too soon for Zod?