The following viral video for Man of Steel was recently revealed in which Michael Shannon as General Zod in the upcoming film threatens Kal El aka Clark Kent aka Superman (Henry Cavill that either he surrender within 24 hours or Earth is in for a bit of trouble.
One thing this video puts on clear display is that Shannon, as General Zod, will most likely be allowed to chew up some serious scenery. Audiences love a menacing villain and Shannon is obviously a great choice for such a character. Here’s to hoping director Zack Snyder and producer Christopher Nolan have managed to give us a Superman film unlike any we’ve seen before and something to get excited about… Wouldn’t that be a treat?
You’ll notice a brief red flash while you watch, which is the image I’ve included above.
Man of Steel hits theaters on June 14.
A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
Henry Cavill plays Superman in director Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel.” The film also stars Amy Adams as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Laurence Fishburne as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent’s adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Diane Lane and Kevin Costner.
Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Michael Shannon, and Faora, Zod’s evil partner, played by Antje Traue. Also from Superman’s native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s mother, played by Ayelet Zurer, and Superman’s father, Jor-El, portrayed by Russell Crowe. Rounding out the cast are Harry Lennix as U.S. military man General Swanwick, as well as Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy.