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Post  thecolorsblend on Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:19 am

Apologist Puncher wrote:The guy is:

A. An EXTREMELY talented actor.

B. Very menacing looking.

C. An EXTREMELY talented actor.

D. Can play stoic very well, as evidenced in 'Boardwalk Empire'. Which is perfect for someone playing a "General".

E. An EXTREMELY talented actor.

Nothing else matters.
It's weird. I've not seen too much of the guy's stuff but there's an implied range to what I have seen to convince me success (for his participation) is pretty much inevitable. In fact, you could advance the same argument about most of the rest of the cast. Snyder for sure didn't let us down when it comes to casting.
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Post  Apologist Puncher on Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:45 am

Watch 'Boardwalk', and also catch the move I recommended on the previous page, 'Take Shelter'.

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Post  Alf on Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:51 am

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Post  webhead2006 on Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:17 pm

One of these days I def need to check out his hbo show and that film ap mentioned. I too only seen him in a few things. But he is a good actor and why he has talked about the film. I can't wait to see how his take on zod turns out.
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Post  webhead2006 on Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:25 pm

Michael shannon praises cavill:
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/MarvelFreshman/news/?a=66870
Michael Shannon Praises Henry Cavill, Zack Snyder & A ‘Mind-Blowing’ MAN OF STEEL Preview

Check out a brief chat with the actor behind General Zod in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel film,Michael Shannon,who had nothing but praise for co-star Henry Cavill and a preview of the reboot. DCMarvelFreshman - 9/6/2012

MTV News recently got a few words from Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon at the premiere of HBO's Boardwalk Empire, in regards to his role in Zack Snyder's highly-anticipated Superman reboot. Praising his Man of Steel co-star Henry Cavill's performance, the ‘General Zod’ actor says he's seen a rough preview of the film.

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“I've seen a little bit because I did some ADR for the film. It's a very long process. Zack [Synder] puts a lot of time in post-production, like all his films because he's such a visual stylist, and there's a lot of computer-generated effects. But the little snippet I saw was pretty mind-blowing...and it wasn't even finished.”

“I always felt like I was in a scene with Superman. I never looked at [Henry Cavill] and thought that's just somebody trying to be Superman — he felt like the real deal. I really admire Henry's work ethic. I really haven't seen anybody in this business work quite that hard. Obviously it's a tremendous responsibility, and an intimidating one, to wear that suit. But he had the confidence and the work ethic to accomplish it.”

In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twenty-something journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond his imagination. Transported years ago to Earth from Krypton, a highly advanced, distant planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question ‘Why am I here?’ Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Clark discovers having extraordinary abilities means making difficult decisions. When the world is in dire need of stability, an even greater threat emerges. Clark must become a Man of Steel, to protect the people he loves and shine as the world’s beacon of hope – Superman.

Also starring Russell Crowe (Jor-El), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Michael Shannon (General Zod), Antje Traue (Faora) with Laurence Fishburne (Perry White) and Christopher Meloni (Colonel Hardy), Man of Steel hits June 14, 2013.
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Re: Michael Shannon Cast As Zod

Post  Apologist Puncher on Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:44 pm

Hey, look! More non-news for 'Man Of Steel'!

Haven't had any of THAT recently, have we?

Lame

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Post  non_amos on Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:00 am

Stop the presses! Cavill farted! Spread the MOS news! Laughing
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Re: Michael Shannon Cast As Zod

Post  Alf on Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:00 am

webhead2006 wrote:Michael shannon praises cavill:
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/MarvelFreshman/news/?a=66870
Michael Shannon Praises Henry Cavill, Zack Snyder & A ‘Mind-Blowing’ MAN OF STEEL Preview

Check out a brief chat with the actor behind General Zod in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel film,Michael Shannon,who had nothing but praise for co-star Henry Cavill and a preview of the reboot. DCMarvelFreshman - 9/6/2012

MTV News recently got a few words from Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon at the premiere of HBO's Boardwalk Empire, in regards to his role in Zack Snyder's highly-anticipated Superman reboot. Praising his Man of Steel co-star Henry Cavill's performance, the ‘General Zod’ actor says he's seen a rough preview of the film.

Get More: Movie Trailers, Movies Blog

“I've seen a little bit because I did some ADR for the film. It's a very long process. Zack [Synder] puts a lot of time in post-production, like all his films because he's such a visual stylist, and there's a lot of computer-generated effects. But the little snippet I saw was pretty mind-blowing...and it wasn't even finished.”

“I always felt like I was in a scene with Superman. I never looked at [Henry Cavill] and thought that's just somebody trying to be Superman — he felt like the real deal. I really admire Henry's work ethic. I really haven't seen anybody in this business work quite that hard. Obviously it's a tremendous responsibility, and an intimidating one, to wear that suit. But he had the confidence and the work ethic to accomplish it.”


Well, at least if Shannon says it, you can believe it. He isn't one to bullshit in interviews, never has been. That said, I'd like to have my mind blown too, WB. Pretty please?? bounce
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Re: Michael Shannon Cast As Zod

Post  webhead2006 on Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:15 am

Michael shannon talks zod, and other film roles:
http://www.brandonsun.com/entertainment/breaking-news/michael-shannon-talks-about-getting-bigger-roles-including-superman-villain-169208636.html?thx=y
Michael Shannon talks about getting bigger roles, including Superman villain

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TORONTO - Michael Shannon never expected to be a Hollywood leading man when he first got into acting. And he certainly didn't imagine playing the lead villain in a big-budget summertime popcorn flick.

But that's where the respected actor finds himself now, after establishing his chops in the theatre world and then building an impressive collection of increasingly significant character roles and stealing scenes in his projects along the way.

"It's different now, for a long time when I did films I was supporting, a player, or cameo and now I've got a couple under my belt where, here I am, the title character, which is nothing I ever anticipated," says Shannon, star of "The Iceman," which is screening at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The tall, lanky Shannon doesn't have the typical Hollywood leading-man look. He's won his roles on the strength of his auditions and past work; not because he has the kind of bankable sex appeal that big-budget films are often built around.

"It's funny because when (director Ariel Vromen) first started trying to put this movie together, he told me — he was very candid — he said, 'I would love for you to play this part but I don't know if I can get the financing with you in the part,' because you know, we all know how that works," says Shannon.

And consider that for "The Iceman," Shannon's part didn't even call for a hunky, suave figure. He plays Richard Kuklinski, a real-life hitman who was convicted of carrying out 100 murders for New York crime organizations in the 1970s and 1980s. He was arrested and convicted in 1986, much to the shock of his wife and children, who had no idea about his secret life that supported them.

Shannon says it's a "big relief" that he now finds himself getting scripts for interesting leading man roles but he still didn't expect the call he received from Zack Snyder, director of "Watchmen" and "300." He and producer Christopher Nolan said they wanted Shannon to play the villain General Zod in the upcoming "Man of Steel" Superman flick.

"I was a jump for me, because that's such a huge responsibility in such a big film. I was suspicious of it originally and it did in fact take a while for me to finally get the job — a lot of people had to sign off on it," Shannon says.

"It wasn't something I pursued necessarily, it kind of just surprised me. But once I finally got the job and started working on it I was very happy to be doing it.

"I'm sure excited for it to come out because not only will it be a blockbuster, but I think it's going to be a really great movie."

Asked by a reporter about hearing possible Oscar buzz for his role in "The Iceman" — Shannon got a best supporting role Academy Award nomination in 2008 for "Revolutionary Road" — he modestly brushed off the award season chatter.

"I honestly don't know what to do with that information, when people say, 'Oh you're in the running for this or that,'" he says.

"Unless you're, like, a real arrogant, kind of egocentric, narcissist-type person it's always awkward to talk about that stuff. I can't honestly say that I look at the film and think, 'Wow, I deserve an award for that, I've really gone above and beyond the call.'"
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