Superman: Man of Steel signs Michael Shannon to Play Villain General Zod

Michael Shannon will play as General Zod in Zac Snyder’s Man of Steel, Warner Bros. announced Sunday. Shannon, who received an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor for Revolutionary Road has been cast as Superman’s nemesis.

Director Snyder said, “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.”

Cast of Man of Steel also includes Jonathan Kent, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner and Amy Adams as Lois Lane.

Producers of the film which will be distributed by Warners are Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Deborah Snyder.

 

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