Michael Shannon Says MAN OF STEEL Is "Powerful"

Michael Shannon Says MAN OF STEEL Is "Powerful" Michael Shannon Says MAN OF STEEL Is "Powerful"

Michael Shannon briefly talks about his role in WB's Man Of Steel and his other villainous turn in Iceman. "I don’t know if I can say that I am more or less proud of one or the other. They’re very different processes"

By Comicbookman1 - May 01, 2013 11:05 AM EST
Filed Under: Superman



It begin as a casual interveiw about shannon in the ice man but then this question was asked.

How do you feel about being yourself as an actor and as part of an ensemble in “The Iceman,” compared to being part of an ensemble in the new Superman movie (“Man of Steel”)?

Well, I’ve seen “Man of Steel” and I’ve seen “Iceman,” and I’m proud of both of them. “Man of Steel” is a very exhilarating movie to watch. It’s a very powerful film. It also has surprising gravity to it. It’s definitely intended to be hugely entertaining, and I feel it is. It’s not completely without some subtext or moral, but I don’t know if I can say that I am more or less proud of one or the other. They’re very different processes.

“Iceman” was a very difficult movie to make. We didn’t have a lot of time, and we didn’t have a lot of money. There were days when we literally didn’t think we’d be able to shoot the whole movie, that we would have to cut scenes out of the movie because we were going to run out of time or run out of money. The fact that when I go in and I sit there and see that it’s all there, it’s something that I’m proud of.

Next up for Shannon is General Zod in “Man of Steel,” in theaters June 14.



Running Time: In post-production
Release Date: 14 June 2013 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Henry Cavill, Michael Shannon, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner,Russell Crowe, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Meloni, Richard Schiff, Harry Lennix
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Written by: Christopher Nolan (story), David S. Goyer screenplay)


Man of Steel follows the Last Son of Krypton on his epic journey to become mankind's shinning beacon of hope for a brighter future. With the beliefs and values instilled by his adoptive parents Jonathan (Kevin Costner) and Martha (Diane Lane) Kent, a young Clark (Henry Cavill) sets out to find his place in the world. But when the nefarious General Zodd (Michael Shannon) arrives on Earth, Clark will have to choose between being a normal human or Kal-el,son of Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and humanity's greatest protector and champion. Filmed in IMAX and shot in Vancouver, Chicago and Plano, Illinois, Man of Steel will be released on June 14, 2013 by Warner Bros. Directed by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) with a screenplay by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight) the Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception) produced feature film will surely be the summer blockbuster of 2013.
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MrReese
MrReese - 5/1/2013, 12:00 PM
Movie of the [frick]in yr!
Dminic
Dminic - 5/1/2013, 12:24 PM
@ theSHOCKER, explain to me why DC characters are not relatable?? Opposed to all the other sy-fy movies we've had, and have been a succes...even a comic character as Thor(A GOD)has been a succes...??
Dminic
Dminic - 5/1/2013, 12:31 PM
@ theSHOCKER
Everything in our culture, let it be comics/books/music is relatable..
They have been invented/writen by humans, therefore they all have been made from a human perspective..
Let's take a Martian Manhunter... He hass known loss... the loss of his family, and the grief that comes with it..
People can relate to those kind of emotions because they are the same emotions as we feel..
Everything brought in the right way can be relatable...
Brainiac13
Brainiac13 - 5/1/2013, 12:33 PM
All u need is a good intelligent writer and little push
Brainiac13
Brainiac13 - 5/1/2013, 12:34 PM
@Dminic

Agree
exirae
exirae - 5/1/2013, 12:53 PM
Ii think relatability is way over rated in a sense. Or rather that unrelatability is underrated. Take Watchmen. For me at least the relatable ones are the less interesting ones. Dr Manhatten is a fantastic example of something totally 'other'. Rorschach is faceless and inhumanly willful/antisocial. But what makes it interesting is that the situation taps into something that we CAN relate to. IE a sort of apocalyptic dread, and moral ambiguity. But those themes aren't strictly embodied in those two particular characters, but rather form the backdrop that those characters stand in front of. So I think I can concede that All-Star superman is an "unrelatable" take on superman, but the story and themes of letting go of one who's there for you unconditionally (which is of course what makes superman unrelatable/inhuman in this sense), is something that touches us quite profoundly. And the more unrelatable (perfect/always there/inhumanly powerful etc) superman is in that context the more compelling the story.
Dminic
Dminic - 5/1/2013, 1:06 PM
@exirae
It is a matter of what people find interesting, this varies per person. But on a subconscious level people can always relate to certain basic emotions/themes. Because they've experienced them firsthand themselves.
CavEl
CavEl - 5/1/2013, 1:32 PM
Having powers = Not relatable to people like Shocker.

Dminic
Dminic - 5/1/2013, 1:55 PM
@TheHouseofUl
Yeah that's why the first CBM(Superman)was such a flop, because he wasn't relatable.
Minotauro
Minotauro - 5/1/2013, 5:54 PM
@HouseofUI - I think you mean "being overpowerd = Not relatable to people like Shocker who have never read a comic about the character".

;P
lucio7lopez
lucio7lopez - 5/1/2013, 6:24 PM
@theSHOCKER and what about the serie "ARROW" for example? Like Brainiac3000 say, All u need is a good intelligent writer and little push.
JatevinM
JatevinM - 5/1/2013, 10:00 PM
When this leads to the Justice League movie Nikolaj Coster-Waldau should play Aquaman and Benedict Cumberbatch should play Martian Manhunter.
cloudrider
cloudrider - 5/1/2013, 11:06 PM
i'm hyped for man on steel. but i really cant trust a word anyone involved with the film said. everyone involved said the same with ironman 3. they can make the worst stinking pile of dung, and they will still dare call it the greatest creation of mankind. poo poo you, feige and black.
PhantomPunch
PhantomPunch - 5/1/2013, 11:17 PM
Shocker is a [frick]in troll
Dminic
Dminic - 5/2/2013, 2:43 AM
@ theSHOCKER
I agree that DC is falling behind, but don't forget that a few years ago almost nobody gave a shit about Thor/Iron Man etc.. It is wat we are saying here: if the story is right the movie will be somewhat succesvol(unless it's R rated like Dredd)
So hopefully DC/WARNER BROS. will go into overdrive after MOS is a succes. I like the idea of a DCU univerese that is a bit darker next to the already established MCU that feels more comic booky. It would suck if they both had the same tone/feel...
shamo
shamo - 5/2/2013, 4:05 AM
can't wait. both films look great. he should have an excellent year ahead of him.
datNAMEtho
datNAMEtho - 5/2/2013, 4:42 AM
He's going to be right up there next to Ledger/Joker :D
iPaul
iPaul - 5/2/2013, 6:29 AM
Supershadowbat
Supershadowbat - 5/2/2013, 7:18 AM
All characters can be made relatable, it just takes the proper approach to the character without compromising that character's uniqueness. We have a great thing in us called the brain, it gives us the power to create and figure things out. Any superhero can be bought to life in film or TV and if you think that some of the characters are unrelatable then that's a shortcoming in yourself, not the character.
drellik
drellik - 5/2/2013, 7:59 AM
The Marvel/DC movie competition, it's kinda like baseball. You may down, but all it takes is a home run in the ninth. Man of Steel is that home run.
exe
exe - 5/2/2013, 9:35 AM
Give us the [frick]ing movie already.
LEOSTRATOR
LEOSTRATOR - 5/2/2013, 9:43 AM
This better be good with all the hype and claim of CBM of the year.
tr8cthis
tr8cthis - 5/2/2013, 12:50 PM
Nobody knows the DC characters besides batman and superman? Really... so if aquaman, wonderwoman, flash go anywhere around the world nobody will recognize them or have a sense of what they are about? I seriously doubt that but you do have to introduce a little kid to any marvel character NOT named wolverine or spiderman. I am an X-Men fan but lets not make marvel to be the end all of comics. The fact is the main characters of DC can be named and recognized by almost anyone around the world. The same cannot be said for the marvel universe until the recent movies. I dont recall ironman being a main character and yet with the movies he has been elevated to one. Lets have some perspective people.
UrbanKnight
UrbanKnight - 5/2/2013, 2:09 PM
Jollem - TDK joker. That's a villain!

I cant wait for the EPICness called Man Of Steel.
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