Monday, April 11, 2011

Michael Shannon joins 'Superman' Reboot

First off, the movie is not going to be called "Superman : Man of Steel" anymore. It's going to be known simply as "Man of Steel", which at first glance is somewhat peculiar. A Superman movie not called "Superman" is certianly a first. Even the Batman reboot was called "Batman Begins". Then again, that series also dropped the Batman from the title. So, maybe it's for the best. Secondly, Michael Shannon has joined the cast as the evil General Zod. For those of you not familiar with the Superman mythology, it's the Terence Stamp character in "Superman II" (1980). He'll star alongside some pretty big names, like Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams. To find out who these guys are playing in the new movie, directed by Zack Snyder ("300", "Watchmen"), read up on my previous posts. You can find them below. Shannon is not a big Hollywood star, but a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for "Revolutionary Road" and a great supporting role in "Boardwalk Empire" give him the right kind of credentials for this movie. He can play tough, creepy and smart effortlessly, which makes him the perfect choice for Zod.


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