Back in 2013, Chicago fave actor, Michael Shannon, played General Zod in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. While the Chicago-shot film was divisive, it still grossed in the neighborhood of $600 million. And no one has ever criticized Shannon’s portrayal of the Kryptonian general.
Shannon, always the professional, has never had a bad word to say about director Zack Snyder and has been an avid supporter of the Justice League “Snyder Cut” when asked about it.
During a recent interview with James Van Osdol on the Car Con Carne Podcast, the outspoken actor was asked for his thoughts on Zack Sndyer’s Justice League coming to HBO Max, which our sister outlet Reel 360 reported on a few weeks ago.
“I feel for my friend Zack Snyder, he had a rough time of it,” Shannon started. “Between the struggles with his family and what he went through with Warner Bros., Zack is a sweet, kind, gentle, hard-working, super conscientious human being and I hope that this release gives him some sense of satisfaction or vindication or whatever because he’s such a good person.”
“[He] deserves better than he’s been dealing with,“ the actor concluded (shots fired at Warner Bros. eh?).
Shannon also reflected on his time playing General Zod in the DC Extended Universe, and remains grateful for the experience to play Superman’s greatest foe on the silver screen. “I still, to this day, can’t even believe that he called me to do that. That did not seem like something that was within my reach. But yeah, he got me – he got me in there, so, thank God.”
How stoked are you for Snyder’s Justice League? Here’s the official synopsis:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder, the film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
SOURCE: Car Con Carne