Michael Shannon Fell Asleep Watching ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’

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.

Now Shannon’s granting more interviews to promote Nocturnal Animals, and he dropped some blunt honesty on Fandango when they asked if he’s seen Batman V Superman yet.

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.

(Via Fandango and Matt Prigge)