Top News

Kneel Before Zod! Shannon Cast in Man of Steel

Source:   Warner Bros. Pictures
April 10, 2011


Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today that Michael Shannon will star in the role of General Zod in director Zack Snyder's new Superman film, titled Man of Steel.

Snyder stated, "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."

As General Zod, Shannon will go toe-to-toe with Henry Cavill, who plays the new Clark Kent/Superman in the film. The main cast also includes Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as Martha and Jonathan Kent.

Michael Shannon was honored with an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Sam Mendes' Revolutionary Road, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Shannon was most recently seen in the award-winning HBO drama series "Boardwalk Empire," from executive producer Martin Scorsese.

He will next be seen in Sony Pictures Classics' Take Shelter from director/writer Jeff Nichols.

Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Deborah Snyder are the producers of the film. The screenplay is being written by David S. Goyer based on a story by Goyer and Nolan. Thomas Tull and Lloyd Phillips are serving as executive producers.

Man of Steel will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.


| 119 comments | Add a comment

From Around the Web

comments powered by Disqus
Latest Headlines:

James Gunn Talks About Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Plans
Dimension Films Sets Demonic for December 12
New Clip from Batman: Assault on Arkham Released
Watch the First Trailer for Disney's Into the Woods!
Chris O'Dowd Goes Dark for Calvary
New Gameplay Trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Explains The Wraith
The International Trailer for Birdman, Starring Michael Keaton
Lorde to Curate Soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
New Photos from the Series 8 Premiere of Doctor Who Released
The Trailer for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
New Images from Mad Max: Fury Road Debut
The Trailer for Graphic Novel Adaptation The Scribbler, Starring Katie Cassidy
New TV Spot Takes You Into the Storm
Fifty Shades of Grey's Dakota Johnson Plans A Bigger Splash
John Goodman Eyes Role Opposite Bryan Cranston and Helen Mirren in Trumbo
Harry Shum Jr. Boards Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2
Star Wars: Episode VII's Domhnall Gleeson Joins The Revenant
Alex Kurtzman to Direct Universal's The Mummy Reboot

Follow ComingSoon.net on Twitter
MOST ACTIVE
From our partners