Michael Shannon cast as General Zod in Zack Snyder's Superman, now officially titled 'Man of Steel'

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

Snyder stated, ?od is not only one of Superman? most formidable enemies, but one of the most significant because he has insights into Superman that others don?. 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??evolutionary Road,?with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Shannon was most recently seen in the award-winning HBO drama series ?oardwalk 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.

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

 

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