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‘The Flash’ Spoilers: Supergirl Replaces ‘Man of Steel’

The Flash spoilers from a recent test screening again offer that Supergirl replaces the Man of Steel Henry Cavill Superman. Warner Bros. has already confirmed The Flash features Michael Shannon as Zod and Antje Trau as Phaora, which according to the leaks has to do with the Sasha Calle Supergirl. Note: Possible big-time spoilers follow …

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‘The Flash’ Erasing Zack Snyder’s Superman ‘Man of Steel’

Possibly confirming exactly what I predicted, it’s rumored The Flash movie is going to erase and fix Zack Snyder’s disappointing Superman movie, Man of Steel. Note: Potential spoilers follow for The Flash, so be forewarned. The Flash is rumored to bring back Michael Shannon as Zod: Multiple sources are offering that The Flash movie is going …

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The Flash: Michael Shannon and Antje Traue Confirmed

The Flash will see the return of Michael Shannon and Antje Traue, both of whom appeared in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. Warner Bros. confirmed the cast of The Flash in a preview press kit released for its 2022 slate of movies where Michael Shannon and Antje Traue are listed along with Ezra Miller, Ron …

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Michael Shannon Considering Return To Zod For ‘Supergirl’

Michael Shannon considers a return to the Zod role when it’s brought up to the actor that a Supergirl movie might be happening. Shannon played arguably one of the best DC villains of all time with his portrayal of Zod in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel and then, unfortunately, was turned into a Doomsday in …

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Michael Shannon Fell Asleep Watching Batman Vs. Superman

Following getting his neck snapped by Superman in Man of Steel, it’s learned Michael Shannon couldn’t keep awake while watching Batman vs. Superman. Maybe we can excuse General Zod for taking a quick nap as his character was a corpse in the film.  “You’re gonna get me in trouble, man! People ask me about this all …

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Watch How Zod’s Body Was Created For Batman Vs. Superman

Check out a cool video above going over how they created Michael Shannon’s Zod body for Batman Vs. Superman.

For the blockbuster BATMAN VS SUPERMAN, ADI created two ultra-realistic replicas of the deceased General Zod that would withstand close scrutiny by a camera lense. Fitness trainer Greg Plitt came to ADI for us to lifecast his body from the neck down while our colleague Barney Burman loaned us a headcast of actor Michael Shannon. Once the Shannon headcast was copied both the head and body were run in silicone with a polyfoam fill to make them solid. Tony Matijevich, Brian Clawson, and Tim Leach created both Zod bodies; Denise Baer punched hair; Mike Larrabee painted both Zods. 

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has a March 25, 2016 release directed by Zack Snyder starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter as Senator Finch and Tao Okamoto as Mercy Graves.

Synopsis:

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

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Michael Shannon Jokes More About His Batman Vs. Superman Role

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Michael Shannon previously made mention he wears flippers for Batman Vs. Superman, which drove the internet wild with speculation Zod may become Doomsday or maybe even Bizarro.

Shannon has since come out and said he made it all up, and now while talking with Screen Rant says more of the same, but does offer a “no comment” when questioned if he actually has more of a role than the body bag scene depicted in the trailer.

Flippers? I think that might be a prime example of my scatological humor. People ask me a lot about Batman v Superman and I really don’t have anything to say about it, so sometimes I just make up stuff, which I’m sure Warner Bros. is really happy about.

I run for President (laughs). Uh, no, you know, I think it’s better left unsaid. I mean, when does the movie come out?

Yeah, I don’t want to spoil it for anybody. Yeah, no comment.

It’s speculated Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor gets a hold of Zod’s corpse and experiments with it, perhaps creating the Luthor Warsuit from the comics or maybe even one of the above mentioned Superman villains.

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“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has a March 25, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter as Senator Finch and Tao Okamoto as Mercy Graves. Justice League is to follow directed by Zack Snyder as well.

Synopsis:

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

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Watch: Michael Shannon Talks Batman vs. Superman With Larry King

Recent statements by Michael Shannon saw the actor state he has a role in Batman Vs. Superman suggesting his character has flipper hands which led to all sorts of internet speculation.

Shannon then stated he was just joking, and now Larry King asks Michael Shannon about the movie.

Shannon tells King how Superman cracked his neck in Man of Steel and left him for dead, which saw King remark, “So you’re not Zod?”

“It’s the same thing like in the first one with Jor-El, Russell Crowe’s character, is kind of like a ghost,” Shannon responded. “So I guess I’m a ghost.”  

Shannon also confirms he is there in Batman Vs. Superman as Zod, as well as states he did not film scenes with Batman.

“Yeah,” Shannon responded to Larry King’s questioning about portraying Zod. “I did not cross paths with Batman. No.”

Regarding the flippers, Shannon offered he was being a little “mischievous” as Warner Bros. doesn’t want him saying anything. “It was a red herring as it were.”

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has a March 25, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter as Senator Finch and Tao Okamoto as Mercy Graves. Justice League is to follow directed by Zack Snyder as well.

Synopsis:

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Batman Vs. Superman Comic-Con Trailer:

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Michael Shannon Clears Up Flipper Hands In Batman Vs. Superman

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Almost two weeks ago saw Michael Shannon make mention that he is appearing in costume in Batman Vs. Superman with “flipper hands” which set the internet on fire.

Speculation immediately went to Michaelon Shannon playing Doomsday or maybe even some form of Bizarro.

However, now Michael Shannon clears the air by stating he was just making things up.

“I wasn’t there,” Shannon told the Daily Beast. “It’s a really awkward situation—I’m in the trailer for a movie that I didn’t work on.”

Shannon does confirm his voice will appear in Batman Vs. Superman and compares it to something similar to what happened with Jor-El appearing as a AI-ghost later on in Man of Steel.

“I went over and did some voice-over stuff because it’s like that ghost thing. But I don’t know if I’m supposed to say that. I get very nervous,” Shannon offered.

Regarding the flippers Shannon mentioned in a previous interview, the actor states he can’t actually believe people took his answer as being serious.

“Somebody was asking me about this in New York and I made up some ridiculous bullshit answer about how my character Zod has flippers, and this went viral on the Internet or something and people have been asking me about that,” Shannon said with a “baffled” smile. “That is so obviously a complete bullshit story, right? But people took it seriously.”

Shannon does continue, with interstingly enough mention of Doomsday, offering he would come back even if he actually wore some sort of flipper appendages.

“Maybe they should add it, I don’t know! Maybe in Part 3, Doomsday will have flipper hands. I mean, look—nothing would make me happier than to work with Zack [Snyder] again, he’s hysterical and he’s a lot of fun to work with,” Shannon said.

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has a March 25, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter as Senator Finch and Tao Okamoto as Mercy Graves. Justice League is to follow directed by Zack Snyder as well.

Synopsis:

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Batman Vs. Superman Comic-Con Trailer:

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Michael Shannon Confirms Batman Vs. Superman Role; Has CGI Hands

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While the recent Batman Vs. Superman Comic-Con trailer (watch below) did reveal Michael Shannon’s Zod, it was only in the form of a corpse, with many fans online speculating that Lex Luthor gets his hands on the body following Man of Steel.

Now while speaking with Vulture, Michael Shannon looks to have confirmed some sort of role in Batman Vs. Superman as the actor states he was on set and offers some rather interesting comments about his hands.

Via Vulture:

 “I was in my costume, and I couldn’t use my fingers because in the sequel I have flippers instead of hands,” 

“So I had these wax flippers on my fingers, and I couldn’t open the door, and I could hear Zack [Snyder, the director] being like, ‘Where’s Shannon? Where the fuck is he?’ and the whole crew was standing around. I was like, knocking on the door with my flippers, ‘Let me out of here!’” 

Fortunately, Shannon had his personal superhero in the “craft-service guy, who doesn’t have the best craft service,” Shannon said. “He was actually paying attention to what was going on. He came over and he opened the door for me. Otherwise I would have gotten fired.

Shannon wouldn’t elaborate any further about his brief appearance in the trailer.“Well, I haven’t seen the trailer either, so I don’t know what I am in the trailer,” he said. “I could be a toaster, or a Porsche, I don’t know.” (He didn’t say where he’s seen a toaster with flippers.)

There has been rumor that Shannon may become Doomsday in the movie, which I actually hope doesn’t happen (I would rather have the real deal from the comics). It’s possible Lex Luthor may experiment on Zod creating some kind of creature (maybe a version of Bizzaro?) that he unleashes on Superman (and/or Batman). The trailer also seemed to have revealed Mercy Graves involved with Zod’s body, which may hint at an Amazonian influence.

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has a March 25, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter as Senator Finch and Tao Okamoto as Mercy Graves. Justice League is to follow directed by Zack Snyder as well.

Synopsis:

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

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Michael Shannon Wearing An Aquaman T-Shirt At Sundance

If you didn’t know – Michael Shannon happens to be a big fan of Aquaman.

Shannon previously said if he could play a superhero, it would be Aquaman.

“You know who I really want to play?” Shannon said. “Aquaman. If they ever make a fucking Aquaman movie, I want to be Aquaman.”

Shannon said that over a year ago, and now the actor has been spotted at the Sundance Film Festival wearing an Aquaman t-shirt.

Jason Momoa was recently cast as Aquaman and also attended the Sundance Film Festival where Michael Shannon wearing the Aquaman t-shirt was brought up. Momoa didn’t have much to say about it other than “that’s awesome.”

Michael Shannon played Zod for Zack Snyder in Man of Steel. Various fan theories are speculating that Lex Luthor gets a hold of Zod’s body and uses the Kryptonian armor to make the Lex Luthor Warsuit from the comic books.

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New Trailer For Young Ones; Stars Michael Shannon

A new trailer for the Young Ones has been released, which stars Michael Shannon.

The film has an October 17, 2014 release directed by Jake Paltrow also starring Elle Fanning, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Aimee Mullins, Andy McPhee, Alex McGregor and Robert Hobbs.

Synopsis:

YOUNG ONES is set in a near future when water has become the most precious and dwindling resource on the planet, one that dictates everything from the macro of political policy to the detailed micro of interpersonal family and romantic relationships. The land has withered into something wretched. The dust has settled on a lonely, barren planet. The hardened survivors of the loss of Earth’s precious resources scrape and struggle. ErnestHolm (Michael Shannon) lives on this harsh frontier with his children, Jerome (Kodi SmitMcPhee) and Mary (Elle Fanning). He defends his farm from bandits, works the supply routes, and hopes to rejuvenate the soil. But Mary’s boyfriend, Flem Lever (NicholasHoult), has grander designs. He wants Ernest’s land for himself, and will go to any length to get it.

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Young Ones (2014) Trailer Now Online; Stars Michael Shannon & Nicholas Hoult

A trailer for the new sci-fi movie Young Ones has been released, which stars Michael Shannon and Nicholas Hoult.

Young Ones has an October release directed by Jake Paltrow also starring Elle Fanning, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Aimee Mullins, Andy McPhee, Alex McGregor and Robert Hobbs.

Synopsis:

YOUNG ONES is set in a near future when water has become the most precious and dwindling resource on the planet, one that dictates everything from the macro of political policy to the detailed micro of interpersonal family and romantic relationships. The land has withered into something wretched. The dust has settled on a lonely, barren planet. The hardened survivors of the loss of Earth’s precious resources scrape and struggle. Ernest Holm (Michael Shannon) lives on this harsh frontier with his children, Jerome (Kodi Smit McPhee) and Mary (Elle Fanning). He defends his farm from bandits, works the supply routes, and hopes to rejuvenate the soil. But Mary’s boyfriend, Flem Lever (Nicholas Hoult), has grander designs. He wants Ernest’s land for himself, and will go to any length to get it.

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Man Of Steel Live Event Features Sit-Down Featurette With Zack Snyder and Michael Shannon

The Man of Steel live event being held this Saturday hosted by Kevin Smith will also include a Michael Shannon featurette in addition to appearances by Zack Snyder, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams.

Kevin Smith also recently announced Batman Vs. Superman art will debut.

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WB sent over some official details with news of a sit-down featurette between Zack Snyder and Michael Shannon:

JOIN FILMMAKERS AND CAST OF

MAN OF STEEL™

DURING A LIVE ONLINE FAN EVENT

ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH

 

WHAT: Join Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Man of Steel Director Zack Snyder with special host Kevin Smith on November 9th at 9:00AM PST/Noon EST for an exclusive fan event on Yahoo! Movies.

The cast and crew will talk all the things Man of Steel, discuss what the future holds for the Last Son of Krypton, and answer live fan questions.

The event will also include a featurette of the sit-down discussion between Zack Snyder and Michael Shannon about the making of Man of Steel.

Fans can send their questions to @ManofSteelMovie using #AskManofSteel or submit video questions at http://bit.ly/AskManofSteel for a chance to have them answered during the live event.

WHEN: Saturday, November 9th

            9:00AM PST/Noon EST

WHERE: Yahoo! Movies

WHO: Director Zack Snyder

           Henry Cavill

           Amy Adams

           Hosted by Kevin Smith

The fate of mankind is in the hands of one man when Man of Steel arrives onto Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD 2-disc Special Edition, 3D Limited Collector’s Edition and Digital Download on November 12 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. In Man of Steel, Clark Kent is forced to confront his extraterrestrial past and embrace his hidden powers when Earth is threatened with destruction.

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