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Michael Shannon: 'Superman: Man of Steel' Villain!

Michael Shannon: 'Superman: Man of Steel' Villain!

Michael Shannon will play General Zod, the lead villain in the upcoming film Superman: Man of Steel, according to THR.

The 35-year-old actor is best known for his Oscar-nominated role in Revolutionary Road, as well as his stint on the hit series Boardwalk Empire.

“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. Michael is a powerful actor who can project both the intelligence and the malice of the character, making him perfect for the role,” director Zack Snyder said.

Superman: Man of Steel will also star Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as Martha and Jonathan Kent.

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  • hotty

    henry cavill is HOT!!!

  • http://J Kaz simply Amaazingg !!!!!!!!

    Any one name michael ?
    But he can’t act

  • http://J Kaz simply Amaazingg !!!!!!!!

    Amy adams also in movie?
    She better she can act

  • Amey

    Whats with Henry’s perm?Not very super!

  • http://Ja Sligo lambert ^_______^ cute

    I think they want to make littel party in car

  • !

    He is a great actor, he will be fantastic.

  • http://AndersonOG Anderson

    What happened wiht Edgar Ramirez? He is perfect for the role

  • Macchiato

    those are some great actor ! pleasee zack snyder dont F it up

  • carrie

    great casting,good productor but an awful director

  • http://Ja Sligo lambert ^_______^ cute

    Not great

  • AlexP



  • JC

    He is incredibly creepy in Boardwalk Empire. I think he will make a great villain.

  • Lynn

    I absolutely adore Micheal Shannon. He really is a great choice.

  • Bee

    He is amazing in Board walk empire he draws you in and as JC said is creepy which is perfect

  • Alias

    Sucker Punch directed by the overrated Snyder
    Cost – 82M
    Gross- 50M

    Can you say this will suk!!!

  • LadeeTudor1*9

    WOW!! That is GREAT–GREAT casting!!

    Never dreamed H-Wood suits were smart enough for this move.
    Michael Shannon is ABSOLUTELY great on Boardwalk.
    His character is uptight-whacked out G-MAN agent and he plays him to perfection….he steals this show and when he’s on screen…captivating.

    That is awesome. it also proves tht CABLE NETS crank out THE BEST stars….if I’m an actor this is where I would heading…because the buzz is awesome.

    And Cavill….well no one was MORE enchanting and romantic and gorgeous and just damn cute as CHARLES BRANDON in TUDORS!!!

  • JC


    You do realize that Christopher Nolan is also involved as a producer for Superman don’t you?

  • Lana

    Amy looks like Henry’s mother in those pictures. haha. And wow, Cavill is skinny! Looks more like Jimmy Olsen than Superman. LOL.

  • Brit

    In other news…Skank Natalie Nunn is at it again. Mad because Wiz pulled a hit and run

  • Kary

    I don’t like Amy Adams for this Lois Lane’s role.

  • meeeeeee

    This looks like it will be very corny. I like Amy Adams but not for the Lois Lane role. Hmmmmm. I’ll still go see it though.

  • Tony

    You will bow down before me, Jor-El and one day… your ASS!