Kneel Before… This Guy


?From the press release:

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today that
Michael Shannon will star in the role of General Zod in director Zack
Snyder’s new Superman film, titled “Man of Steel.”

Snyder stated, “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.”

Michael Shannon was honored with an Academy Award? nomination for
Best Supporting Actor for his role in Sam Mendes’ “Revolutionary Road,”
with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Shannon was most recently seen
in the award-winning HBO drama series “Boardwalk Empire,” from
executive producer Martin Scorsese. He will next be seen in Sony
Pictures Classics’, “Take Shelter,” from director/writer Jeff Nichols.

A few questions:

1) Who?
2) Really?
3) Zod?
4) Again?
5) Dammit.

I thought the whole point of this movie was to get away from the ’70s/’80s Superman films, and distance itself from the loving but sloppy blowjob to them that was Superman Returns. So do you really have to use the villain from Superman 2? Don’t even want to consider Brainiac? Or Darkseid or Bizarro or even Doomsday? Maybe Metallo or Parasite or Mongul? Hell, I’d take Mr. Mxyzptlk over fucking Zod at this point, just to have someone new. Ugh.