head head head
Home Contact RSS Feed
‘Boardwalk Empire’ Star Michael Shannon Cast As General Zod In Zack Snyder’s ‘Superman’
The Movie God   |  @   |  

Warner Brothers has officially announced that they’ve found their General Zod, the villain in director Zack Snyder‘s upcoming take on Superman titled Man of Steel.

Snyder and WB have chosen Michael Shannon, the incredibly talented and Oscar-nominated actor who recently delivered brilliant performance after brilliant performance in the first season of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.

Of the announcement, Snyder said “Zod is not only one of Superman’s most formidable enemies, but one of the most significant because he has insights into Superman that others don’t. Michael is a powerful actor who can project both the intelligence and the malice of the character, making him perfect for the role.”

Shannon was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in Revolutionary Road, and has appeared in other films such as 8 Mile, Bug, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, and The Runaways. He’s also set to play infamous serial killer Richard Kuklinski in The Iceman.

The actor joins Henry Cavill, who’s playing Clark Kent/Superman, as well as Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, and Diane Lane as Martha Kent.

[Source: /Film]


  1. My interest in this movie is slowly fading. And I started out really happy? eh.

    Comment by Carrie — April 11, 2011 @ 3:32 am

  2. Ugh. General Zod? All I can say is…maybe…at least it’s not Lex Luthor again? If they’re so intent on rebooting Superman, why not select a villain we’ve not yet seen before?! Wake up Warner Bros!!

    Comment by PAUL — April 11, 2011 @ 3:55 am

  3. […] Geeks of Doom are reporting on the official announcement that Michael Shannon (he of Boardwalk Empire and the creepy FBI dude) has been cast in Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot. […]

    Pingback by Kneel before Zod… | Fangirl Magazine — April 11, 2011 @ 12:10 am

  4. And now that I’ve had some time to absorb this news further, at least they made another good casting choice! Michael Shannon has a certain intensity that might lend well to General Zod as a respectably villain. Still not happy with another Zod but at least the casting was well done.

    Comment by PAUL — April 11, 2011 @ 4:51 pm

  5. I’ll always remember Terence Stamp as Zod first and foremost. Why couldn’t they simply go with another villain? Who will be in the sequel, Nuclear Man? {rolls eyes}

    There are plenty of other villains that they could have started with.

    Comment by Steve — April 11, 2011 @ 5:33 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment

Topics: Comics, Movies, News
Previous Article
Next Article
You may have noticed that we're now AD FREE! Please support Geeks of Doom by using the Amazon Affiliate link above. All of our proceeds from the program go toward maintaining this site.
Geeks of Doom on Twitter Geeks of Doom on Facebook Geeks of Doom on Instagram Follow Geeks of Doom on Tumblr Geeks of Doom on YouTube Geeks of Doom Email Digest Geeks of Doom RSS Feed
The Drill Down Podcast TARDISblend Podcast Westworld Podcast
2023  ·   2022  ·   2021  ·   2020  ·   2019  ·   2018  ·   2017  ·   2016  ·   2015  ·   2014  ·  
2013  ·   2012  ·   2011  ·   2010  ·   2009  ·   2008  ·   2007  ·   2006  ·   2005
Geeks of Doom is proudly powered by WordPress.

Students of the Unusual™ comic cover used with permission of 3BoysProductions
The Mercuri Bros.™ comic cover used with permission of Prodigal Son Press

Geeks of Doom is designed and maintained by our geeky webmaster
All original content copyright ©2005-2023 Geeks of Doom
All external content copyright of its respective owner, except where noted
Creative Commons License
This website is licensed under
a Creative Commons License.
About | Privacy Policy | Contact