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Michael Shannon to Star as General Zod in Superman: Man of Steel

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Michael Shannon has been announced to star as General Zod in the upcoming movie Superman: Man of Steel. He will play as main villain in the movie.

The rumors were swirling around for long time about the role of main villain in ‘Superman: Man of Steel’. Zack Snyder, the director of the movie has finally put an end to the rumors. He revealed that, Michael Shannon of ‘Boardwalk Empire’ will play the character of main villain in the movie. He will act as ‘General Zod’ in the most awaited movie.

"Michael Shannon in Superman"Michael Shannon is well known for his roles in the movies such as ‘Revolutionary Road’, ‘The Runaways’, ‘Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead’ and ‘Bad Lieutenant’. Shannon got the opportunity to play as General Zod in the movie after Viggo Mortensen has walked out of the project due to schedule conflicts.

The character of General Zod was played by Terrence Stamp in the movie ‘Superman 2’. Now, he joins the star cast of ‘Superman: Man of Steel’ with Henry Cavill (Clark Kent/Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent) and Kevin Costner (Jonathan Kent).

Zack Snyder said that, the character of Zod is the most important role and one of the enemies of Superman, as he has the similar powers like Superman with a bitter heart. Zack added that, he is an actor who can show his intelligence and evil intentions of the character.

The filming of the movie Superman: Man of Steel is scheduled from August and is set to release in December 2012.

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