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Michael Shannon Opens Up On Man of Steel

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You know that each actor for a movie has to come out and support their product, but in this case let’s give Michael Shannon a chance to defend his movie AFTER he attacks it.

Michael ShannonIt has to be odd as hell to be part of movies today, especially all of these superhero flicks that rely so heavily on CG to generate the powers and landscapes that we all drink in without putting so much as a thought to it. Just imagine you being on the scene of a movie where you’re essentially standing on a giant green screen wearing a suit that you have to imagine being much cooler than it really is. Hell, just listen to him recount the experience:

It’s going to blow everybody’s socks off. And I know they’re probably pissed off, like I’m jinxing it or something and I shouldn’t say that. I’ll knock on wood just out of deference to the gods, but the movie is solid. It’s gonna get the job done…

It’s exhilarating. It’s what Zack [Snyder] promised would happen, you know? Because I remember the first couple of days I was on set, I thought This is ridiculous. I look like an idiot. I don’t look anything like General Zod. I’m a total failure. I went over to the screen for playback and it was ridiculous. All of us were wearing pajamas, basically. And there was this neon green set of stairs that was supposed to be our spaceship. So you see us all marching down these neon green stairs in our pajamas and I’m like, “This looks like a Monty Python skit.” And he’s like, “I know right now it looks pretty silly, but, two years from now, it’s going to look like the most badass thing you’ve ever seen in your life.” And he’s right.”

Now I don’t know about many of you, but we’re all genuinely excited for the new Superman movie to come out…probably more excited than we should be, but it seems that all signs are pointing to yes when we ask “Is this movie going to make up for the last three?”

Crom, I sure hope so.

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