Shannon: I hope Crowe's recovered!
Michael Shannon is hoping that Russell Crowe has recovered, following their screen tussle in Man Of Steel.
The Take Shelter star, who appears in Zack Snyder's Superman reboot as villainous alien General Zod, put his Australian co-star, who plays Superman's biological father Jor-el, through his paces in the hotly-anticipated fight scene.
"I think he's out of the hospital, although I left as soon as he couldn't get up off the floor," he joked.
"I just said, 'I'm done with you', and I just walked out, so hopefully I won't get fired from the movie. That would be awful, because they are paying me an awful lot of money," he added.
It has been speculated that the fight between the two characters will take place on the alien planet of Krypton, where Superman - portrayed by Henry Cavill - was born.
Michael, who also appears in Boardwalk Empire, said his role in the upcoming Man Of Steel is a whole new adventure.
"It's feeling kind of strange. I mean, it's totally different than anything I have ever done before," he revealed.
"I have never played an alien, or a general. I don't really have a frame of reference for these things so you just have to use your imagination but I think that's what we're supposed to do anyway."
Man Of Steel, which also stars Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne and Christopher Meloni, is scheduled for a June 2013 release.
Take Shelter, also starring Jessica Chastain, is in cinemas now.