Michael Shannon, who played General Zod in Man Of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, is a fun interview because the man does not mince words. He’s previously been up front about not really caring how Batman V Superman ends, and he revealed his cameo in the movie with an anecdote about getting stuck in a porta potty. That seems like an apt metaphor.
Shannon: “You’re gonna get me in trouble, man! People ask me about this all the time. Okay, I’ll tell you the god’s honest truth. Zack [Snyder] is gonna kill me for this — he’s gonna kill me. I watched it once and I fell asleep.”
Fandango: “You fell asleep?!”
Shannon: “I know, I know… I was on an international flight and I was tired.”
We can understand. And Shannon did praise Man Of Steel when admitting he usually doesn’t take roles in big franchises, telling Fandango, “When I did Man Of Steel I thought the story was interesting; I thought it was relevant. It was about a civilization that destroys the planet they live on and goes looking for another one. Ring any bells? That’s why I did it. I didn’t do it because I felt I needed a big comic book franchise — I honestly thought it was a beautiful story.”
One good thing about asking Michael Shannon questions is, you know he’s not going to sugarcoat it…
Darkness. No parents.