Looks like we're going to get the origin of Superman in the upcoming Man of Steel movie.
A casting call for the film was discovered in a Vancouver ad that gives away some of the film's plot. Seems like Clark Kent/Superman will be giving himself an introspective look into what has made him into the man/superhero that he's become.
Here's a synopsis of the film that was released:
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Last month, we were pleased to report that Boardwalk Empire/Revolutionary Road actor Michael Shannon was up for an unknown villainous role in the new Superman.
Now, Warner Bros has officially announced that Shannon has been cast as baddie General Zod in Superman: Man of Steel!
Here's what director Zack Snyder had to say about Shannon as Zod:
“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.”
Despite receiving the Best Supporting Actor Oscar nom for Revolutionary Road in 2008, Shannon hasn't been given that many chances to truly prove himself on the big screen. This will be a major opportunity for him.
Good luck, Michael!
[Image via WENN.]
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