Michael Shannon has been nominated on Oscar. The actor will play a megalomaniac banished from the planet Krypton, where was born Man of Steel. In the movie "Superman 2" it was a role of Terence Stamp.
Zack Snyder himself on his villain says: "Zod is not only one of the most prominent enemy of Superman, but also one of the most significant, because he knows about him a lot of, that many do not know." Which version of General Zod will see the audience has not been disclosed, but according to some comics, he was even Russian.
"Michael - a strong actor who can show both the mind and madness of the hero, so he is ideally suited to this role," - says the director about his choice. Shannon is not the first time play maniacs. In fact, he has become known worldwide for his role as wacky neighbor of characters Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in "Revolutionary Road." The actor starred in two films from Werner Herzog, playing the charismatic impresario of Runaways in the eponymous film, last year shone in the comics "Jon Hex" and the thriller "13". Fans of the series "The Boardwalk Empire" might remember his uncompromising federal agent Nelson Van Alden.
Thus, the cast of Zack Snyder film looks very promising. Henry Cavill is preparing for the role of Superman, his adoptive parents will play Diane Lane and Kevin Costner, Amy Adams will be a friend, and villain - one of the most talented contemporary actors.
According to recent figures, the film will be called "Man of Steel" - no "Superman" and twos.