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.”


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.


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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