Michael Shannon is set to reprise the role of General Zod in The Flash, despite being killed-off in fairly controversial fashion at the end of Zack Snyder's Man of Steel.
Though he has taken someone's life on a rare occasion in the comics out of necessity, Superman is generally averse to killing, and is known as a character that will always find another way to bring his enemies down. So, when he snapped Zod's neck in MOS, some fans were outraged.
During a new interview, Shannon spoke about Zod's return and how it all came about, reiterating that he would only agree to play the character again if he got Snyder's blessing. While discussing the villain's death at the hands of the Man of Tomorrow, he makes it clear that, as far as he's concerned, the hero was left with no other option.
Check out the clip and full interview below.
"Directed by Andy Muschietti, The Flash features Barry Allen traveling back in time in order to change events of the past. But when his attempt to save his family inadvertently alters the future, Barry becomes trapped in a reality in which General Zod has returned, threatening annihilation, and there are no Super Heroes to help. That is, unless Barry can coax a very different Batman out of retirement and rescue an imprisoned Kryptonian…albeit not the one he’s looking for.
Ultimately, to save the world that he is in and return to the future that he knows, Barry’s only hope is to race for his life. But will making the ultimate sacrifice be enough to reset the universe?"
The Flash is produced by Barbara Muschietti and Michael Disco, with a screenplay by Christina Hodson, and a screen story by John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein and Joby Harold, based on characters from DC. Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Double Dream/a Disco Factory production of an Andy Muschietti film.