Michael Shannon backtracks on General Zod comments, says he’s not in ‘Batman v Superman’

A couple of weeks ago Man of Steel star Michael Shannon made headlines when he said he got locked in a porta potty on set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. “I was in my costume, and I couldn’t use my fingers because in the sequel I have flippers instead of hands,” he said. Now, in a new interview with The Daily Beast, Shannon completely backtracked on those comments.

“I wasn’t there,” Shannon said. “It’s a really awkward situation—I’m in the trailer for a movie that I didn’t work on.” But later on in the same interview, he says that he did work on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, only it was just for voice-over work. He compared “Dead Zod” in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to Jor-El’s ghost in Man of Steel.

“The thing about the whole Krypton universe, apparently, is that even when you destroy them, there are ghosts,” Shannon said. “The first [film], Jor-El is there even though he’s been dead for lord knows how long. I went over and did some voice-over stuff because it’s like that ghost thing. But I don’t know if I’m supposed to say that. I get very nervous,” he explained.

Shannon then came clean about his story that went viral a few weeks ago.

“Somebody was asking me about this in New York and I made up some ridiculous bullshit answer about how my character Zod has flippers, and this went viral on the Internet or something and people have been asking me about that,” Shannon said with a baffled smile. “That is so obviously a complete bullshit story, right? But people took it seriously.”

But before ending the interview, Shannon brought up Doomsday, a rumored Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice villain…

“Maybe they should add it, I don’t know! Maybe in Part 3, Doomsday will have flipper hands. I mean, look—nothing would make me happier than to work with Zack [Snyder] again, he’s hysterical and he’s a lot of fun to work with.”

That’s a lot to take in! Shannon was either messing with us the whole time, or got in some serious trouble for talking about his role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. If so, I don’t think this recent interview will help him much either.

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SOURCE: The Daily Beast