Michael Shannon on being cast in Superman: “The idea that I would ever be in Superman. I’m like, ‘Are you serious?’”

When I heard that Michael Shannon was cast as General Zod in the new Superman movie, I was as happy as a little school girl. I saw Shannon in the play, Mistakes Were Made, at the Barrow Street Theater in NYC and he was so freaking good in that it made me mad. Happy mad, because the guy is so talented and I was just glad to be in the audience to watch him work.

Here is a video from the RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, NC where he talked about how he was cast in the film. “It just came out of nowhere,” he said. “I’m talking to my agent… ‘How about Superman?’ I’m like, ‘What?’ The idea that I would ever be in Superman. I’m like, ‘Are you serious?’”

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