Recently speaking to the the Huffington Post, Michael Shannon has been giving off plenty of positive vibes about the upcoming MAN OF STEEL. Shannon is playing the villainous General Zod in Zack Snyder’s film.
Revealing that he saw the finished film last Monday, Shannon said, “It’s going to blow everybody’s sock off. And I know they’re probably pissed off, like I’m jinxing it or something and I shouldn’t say that. I’ll knock on wood just out of deference to the gods, but the movie is solid. It’s gonna get the job done.”
Shannon then went on to discuss his experience of working on such a CGI-heavy film, saying, “I remember the first couple of days I was on set, I thought ‘This is ridiculous. I look like an idiot. I don’t look anything like General Zod. I’m a total failure.’ I went over to the screen for playback and it was ridiculous. All of us were wearing pyjamas, basically. And there was these neon green stairs in our pyjamas and I’m like, ‘This looks like a Monty Python skit.’ And he’s like, ‘I know right now it looks pretty silly, but, two years from now, it’s going to look like the most badass thing you’ve ever seen in your life.’ And he’s right.”
Normally I’d take such comments with a pinch of salt, but Shannon’s words are backed up impressively by the footage that’s been released so far, not to mention some extremely positive early reviews of test footage.
MAN OF STEEL hits the big screen on 14th June.
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