Michael Shannon has made his first comments about the announcement of Zack Snyder’s Justice League. During an episode of LightCast Pod, Shannon expressed how happy he is for director Zack Snyder. Shannon has long praised Snyder as a talent director and a good person based on his experience filming Man of Steel. While that movie remains a hot topic of fan debate, the new version of Justice League seems to have united DC Extended Universe fans. Fans are imagining all of the additions Snyder could make to the film if he's truly allowed the freedom to achieve his vision. That said, fans shouldn't pin their hopes on seeing Shannon show up as Zod. Michael Shannon remains tight-lipped in regards to what he knows about the project. Whatever he knows, he's happy that Snyder is getting his second chance.
He began, “I’ll tell you what I know, my friend Zack Snyder, he had a rough go of it. Between the struggles with his family and what he went through with Warner Bros. Zack is a sweet, kind, gentle, hardworking conscientious human being. I hope that this release gives him some sort of satisfaction or vindication or whatever. Because he’s such a good person, he deserves better than what he’s been dealing with.”
For the people who still have a problem with how Man of Steel wrapped up, Shannon is telling them there’s a method to the madness. It seems like the choice to have Superman cross that line was very intentional. The Zod actor said as much in a conversation with CinemaBlend.
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“No, I didn't think there was any other way to end, it, really,” Shannon bluntly intoned. “I mean, Zod says it's either me or you. I'm not gonna let you survive. I will kill you, unless you kill me. And that seemed sufficiently Greek to me, you know?”
He also didn’t want to correct Snyder on anything. Shannon was focused on delivering his vision unfettered.
“I’ve seen other actors that feel more comfortable kind of going in and screwing around with the script and the story,” the star elaborated. “But I, I've never felt real comfortable with that unless there's something that's just glaringly nonsensical. I kinda keep my mouth shut, because I'm not a writer. I can’t write a screenplay to save my life. So I have a lot of respect for the script and, and I only go off it if I'm encouraged to by the director.”
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