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Matt McGloin

Superman: The Man of Steel (2013) Michael Shannon Finds Playing Zod Intimidating


446 Michael Shannon, who plays Zod in the Man of Steel, recently mentioned that playing the character that Terence Stamp brought to fame in Superman I and II is a bit unsettling.

"I find that pretty intimidating, honestly. I think he pretty much nailed it," Shannon told The Independent. "My girlfriend [actress Kate Arrington], had it on. She was watching it out of curiosity. And I saw it and said: 'You've got to turn it off. I can't watch that. I'm not worthy!'"

Shannon was also asked if he was reading any of the comics for research. Again, the actor states he is not a big fan.

"I can't read comic books. They don't make any sense to me. I find they're very hard to follow. I'm never sure which panel to look at, and then I just get confused."
Quick! Somebody get Michael a digital comic where all you have to do is thumb through the panels!

Stay tuned to Cosmic Book News as more on the Man Of Steel develops.

Man Of Steel flies into theaters June 14th, 2013 directed by Zack Snyder starring, Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, Diane Lane as Martha "Ma" Kent, Kevin Costner as Jonathan "Pa" Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as Zod, and Russel Crowe as Jor-El.

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