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Superman: Man Of Steel (2013): Michael Shannon Talks Two Costumes For General Zod

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Mon, 10/31/2011 - 22:14

picSpeaking with EW, Michael Shannon mentions there are two different outfits for General Zod in the new Superman movie, the Man of Steel.

The first he says is something he wouldn't be able to move in and is CGI, and the second he says is a whole lot simpler.

So you’re not saying “Kneel before Zod” while wearing parachute pants?
[Laughs] Yeah, the flowy costumes don’t really…that’s not the style nowadays. Everything’s skintight.
Do you have a costume? A Krypton outfit?
There’s two different modes. There’s something that I have to wear a motion-capture suit for, because if I actually wore it, I wouldn’t be able to move. It’s a very big…thing. I actually don’t know what it’s going to look like, I just know that it’s very cumbersome. There’s another thing that I wear that’s an actual costume. It’s pretty simple. There’s no paisley or anything.
You don’t get to wear a flowing cape or anything like that?
I don’t know. That’s the thing about these movies. I could have an elephant head.

Interestingly enough, Zod wore the CGI suit when filming scenes in Smallville (see upper right) -- which we have been told is when the climax of the movie takes place with Zod and Faora taking on Superman.

So what could Zod possibly be wearing? TheMoviePool has some ideas:



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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