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Shannon still shocked by Superman

Published 26/05/2013 | 00:27

Michael Shannon is so excited about his Man Of Steel role

Michael Shannon has confessed he still can't believe he will be in a Superman film.

The award-winning actor, who takes on the role of General Zod in Zack Snyder's superhero reboot Man Of Steel, admitted it's still sinking in.

"It's a nice feather in my cap, for sure. It's not anything I ever imagined I would be a part of and I'm still trying to process it really," he said.

"When I started acting, I never thought I would be in a Superman movie so it's pretty neat. I did some big blockbusters before, but never this prominent a role."

The 38-year-old added: "I can't fathom how people would say no to Man Of Steel. I thought they were pulling my leg... Then I got on set, and realised they were serious. I had no qualms about doing it. I loved it. It was a blast."

Michael - who will next star in crime drama The Iceman as cold-blooded killer Richard Kuklinski - is thrilled for fans to see the film, which stars Henry Cavill as the eponymous superhero.

"I don't think Zack has anything to worry about. I got to see it and I'm really bowled over by what he did. I think it's really special," he said.

:: The Iceman opens in cinemas on June 7, while Man Of Steel is released on June 14.

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