Last year during a conversation with the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, Michael Shannon told a hilarious story about his time on Man of Steel and how he landed the role of General Zod.
Right off the bat, Shannon wasn’t sure if Henry Cavill’s name was Henry or Harry. He says he mixes them up all the time. He then revealed that he didn’t even have to audition for the General Zod role. Director Zack Snyder flew him out to his house, pitched the whole movie to him, and that was it. He did have to do a chemistry test with Cavill though, to make sure the audience would buy them as “lovers”, Shannon joked.
You have to hear Shannon tell the whole story in his own words. Check out the video below between the 41:22 and 47:15 marks.
There’s no such thing as a boring Michael Shannon interview! After all, this is guy who made up a crazy story about being in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He wasn’t. They used a life size dummy instead.