Michael Shannon Hints at His General Zod Look in 'Man of Steel'

Michael Shannon

The 'Take Shelter' actor teases that in the upcoming Superman movie, he will not wear 'a Fu Man Chu and some kind of SS uniform' as some fans might have predicted.
Michael Shannon has hinted at how he will look as General Zod in "Man of Steel". The 37-year-old actor claimed that the appearance of the villainous character in the upcoming Superman reboot is nothing like some fans have predicted before.

Speaking to GQ magazine in a recent interview, the "Take Shelter" actor said, "It's funny, when I go to red carpets people have this mockup photo of what they think I'm going to look like in the movie. But the point is it's totally inaccurate!"

The Nelson Van Alden of "Boardwalk Empire" went on saying, "[On the mockups], I have a Fu Man Chu and some kind of SS uniform. I just want to tell everybody out there, that's not the way it is."

During the chat, the Oscar-nominated actor also opened up about his special workout with Henry Cavill in preparation to star in the superhero film. He said, "Henry works out like a fiend and is in very, very good shape."

"That trainer who did '300', Mark Twight, is [on set]. I go and see him from time to time just because I enjoy it but the fact is that it really doesn't matter for me," he continued. "With Henry I think there's a picture of him recently without his shirt on, so he has to be super fit."

Shannon stars opposite "The Dark Knight Rises" actor, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, in upcoming film "Premium Rush". Asked if he and Gordon-Levitt compared their superhero films when they chatted, he claimed, "Not really."

"He's a really sweet guy but I'm hunting him most of the movie, chasing him around, so we didn't talk much," explained Shannon. "We did have a couple of scenes together, but most of the time he's always just out of my reach."

Currently being in production in Canada, "Man of Steel" is slated for a June 14, 2013 release in U.S. theaters. It is directed by Zack Snyder and is produced by Christopher Nolan. Joining Shannon and Cavill in the cast ensemble are Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane and Antje Traue.

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