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Geek Discussion: Will Michael Shannon’s General Zod Have A CGI Suit In ‘Man Of Steel’?
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Some snapshots from the set of Zack Snyder‘s Superman reboot, Man of Steel, have found their way to the ‘net, and one of the images has folks talking about a potential decision that could have fans quite angry.

The images come from the Kent farmhouse set, where young Superman (Henry Cavill) was raised by Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner). In one image in particular it appears that the villain, General Zod (Michael Shannon, or his stunt double), is visiting the Kent house, and it looks like he’s wearing some sort of performance capture suit, leading many to wonder if his suit will be added digitally later. This has been done once before, when it was announced that Ryan Reynolds’ superhero suit would be completely CGI in Green Lantern, which was, well…frowned upon by many.

Continue on below now to check out the image for yourself and share your thoughts on what might be going on, as well as your feeling if it is indeed another CGI suit–in-the–making.

It’s also worth noting that Snyder is known for some pretty impressive special effects throughout his career, so if there is a plan to use an all–CGI suit on General Zod, would you be more confident in his ability to pull it off than those who made Green Lantern?

Check it out and discuss away in the comments below! You can also head to the movie’s Facebook page for some more images from the shoot, which also show off Superman himself (from the back and a distance), likely there to save the day.


Man of Steel Shoot

[Source: via /Film]


  1. My guess is that it is a hologram of Zod’s floating head.

    Just a guess, though!

    Comment by Mike Durant — August 23, 2011 @ 4:05 pm

  2. I would like to point out that most people were scared of Green Lantern wearing a CGI suit and most people didn’t think it was bad. It was more the script in that case so as long as the story is better I don’t mind the CGI suit. I thought that Billy Crudup’s Dr.Manhattan looked pretty good and that was a CGI suit in a Snyder film.

    Comment by Sean Driver — August 23, 2011 @ 4:18 pm

  3. I dont like the idea. But if i’m confident about anything at all with the new Superman film – its that it’s going to look good. Snyder knows his visuals, you can’t argue with that. 

    Comment by Michael — August 24, 2011 @ 6:33 am

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