Wednesday 21 February 2018

Shannon still shocked by Superman

Michael Shannon is so excited about his Man Of Steel role
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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