After getting his neck snapped by Superman (Henry Cavill) in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel (2013), Michael Shannon's General Zod made an unlikely reappearance in the follow-up, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Well, sort of. His lifeless corpse — an ultra-realistic replica created by Studio ADI, using Greg Plitt's body and a headcast of Shannon — was the main ingredient in Lex Luthor's Doomsday recipe.
Since Shannon technically appeared in the film and is good friends with its director, it seems safe to assume Shannon has seen the movie by now, right?
"You’re gonna get me in trouble, man!" Shannon exclaimed to Fandango, while promoting Nocturnal Animals. "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."
People have had plenty to say about Batman v Superman, but I don't recall anyone saying it put them to sleep. So, what's Shannon's excuse? "I was on an international flight and I was tired," he offered.
Plus, watching it on a small screen on plane isn't ideal. "I shouldn’t have been watching it on a plane," he admitted. "But I never go to the movies anymore! I don’t have time to see anything. I used to go to the movies all the time when I was 20 years old and wasn’t working 10 days a week."
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
Directed by Zack Snyder, the film features Oscar-winner Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Henry Cavill (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) as Superman/Clark Kent and also stars Oscar nominees Amy Adams (American Hustle, Man of Steel) as Lois Lane, Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) as Lex Luthor, Diane Lane (Unfaithful, Man of Steel) as Martha Kent, and Laurence Fishburne (What’s Love Got to Do with It, Man of Steel) as Perry White; Oscar winners Jeremy Irons (Reversal of Fortune) as Alfred, and Holly Hunter (The Piano) as Senator Finch; and Gal Gadot (the Fast and Furious films) as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince.
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