Entertainment Weekly offered a look at Michael Shannon discussing General Zod at the RiverRun International Film Festival.
Notable in the clip, apart from Shannon’s accent, is the notion that Shannon himself found the prospect of him being in a Superman film a bit absurd. He also, without a lot of elaboration, points out that Superman itself is a hard role for an actor, and also alludes to the fact that “Superman: The Movie” features a “great performance” from Christopher Reeve.
Shannon also confirms that he’s actually seen the first two Superman films, citing Terence Stamp as the earlier Zod without prompting. That should potentially mollify quarters that always despair when an actor claims not to have read/watched/studied related materials.
I found the actor to be interesting and genuine in this bit. I find myself increasingly more interested in the film. You?