It was recently announced that Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) has been cast as General Zod in the upcoming "Superman" reboot, opposite Henry Cavill.
Now, during the RiverRun International Film Festival, Shannon shared his surprise about being cast and the bizarre experience of meeting Snyder and reading with Cavill for the role.
He said: "It's ridiculous. It just came out of nowhere. I'm talking to my agent and she goes, 'How about Superman?' 'What?' The idea that I would ever be in 'Superman'. 'Are you serious?' 'Yeah,' [Zack Snyder] really wants you. You should go meet him.' So I got meet him and he's seriously sitting there telling me 'you can't read the script, so I'm just going to tell you what happens.' And he spent half an hour telling me every scene."
Check out the video below to see the rest of the funny interview.
Snyder: You can't read the script, I can't even write yet, I drew it in felt tip pens. So I'm gonna tell you instead, there once was a little boy, who was an alien, from a distant planet... with like powers and stuff....
I have never liked Superman, he's a total borefest. So when word about a reboot started circulating, I was less than excited. But now Nolan is involved, a good actor to play the villain and Zack Snyder. I liked Sucker Punch, not as good as it could've been, but enjoyable nonetheless.
Hey Mink, what's your verdict on Margot Kidder's Lois Lane? I think a strong Lois Lane that's not just something pretty too look at would be nice. Someone with some depth. I'm good with this Zod casting choice. He definitately has that "menacing" quality. I'm still leary that Snyder will be able to pull of what Nolan did for Batman. Only because the cinematography and color schemes that Snyder tends to use are not based in reality.
Crazyhorsewrites: on April 12th, 2011 at 2:47:41 PM
He's menacing looking but when he speaks you want to bust out laughing and finish placing your order at Jersey Joe's Sub shop
@Crazyhorse - Agreed. Hopefully he can reach into his bag of acting talent and pull out a decent vocal cadence and inflection that will work for Zod. If not, I'm definitely down with some voiceover work.
Crazyhorsewrites: on April 12th, 2011 at 2:56:54 PM
I hope your right
I will admit when I heard Nolan cast Ledger for Joker I didnt think it would work, but I was wrong.
Hopefully Im wrong again because right now this film is looking more like a train wreck
Crazyhorsewrites: on April 12th, 2011 at 3:01:05 PM
CAN YOU NOT FIND ANOTHER MEANS OF ADVERTISMENT INSTEAD OF THESE STUPID PHOTOS BELOW THAT WERE PROBABLY TAKEN BY CHARLIE SHEEN ON A DOPE RUN
this movie was starting to look up, but then it's an origin story. why? who on this f*cking planet, comic book nerd or not, doesn't know the story of superman? But i was still hopeful, oh wait! let's have General Zod! he's not the most boring, useless, superman villain right up there with Luthor! they could have had Darkseid, Doomsday, Parasite, Brainiac, even Metallo would be a change of pace. but no, they just HAVE to continuously re-use the same villains over and over. Isn't it also supposed to have Lex Luthor in it? God help us ...
minkowskiwrites: on April 12th, 2011 at 5:00:22 PM
"Only because the cinematography and color schemes that Snyder tends to use are not based in reality."
Neither are flipping semis and talking half-heads.
As for Margot, dunno what to say. She brought some creative energy to the film with her spunk and drive and steely nerve, but at the same time she was terribly wobbily. She was always playing the annoying damsel in distress.
Instead, in the comics, Lane is a hero in her own right, which is why, as a mere human, she's a good fit for the Man of Steel.
Anyway they should just cancel this film now. I'm sick of Superman, sick of hearing about the saran-wrapped super-wierdo. If they can't make him more interesting than drying paste, they should just move the f*ck on.