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Cool Video: Michael Shannon reads the Insane Delta Gamma Sorority letter…

Hollywood actor, Michael Shannon, is seen here reading Rebecca Martinson’s crazy & insane letter to the Delta Gamma. I don’t know much about this Rebecca Martinson story, since I haven’t been following it, but I just had to post this video ’cause of Michael Shannon alone. Michael Shannon is such a great actor. This video he made proves it too. Almost every movie role Michael Shannon plays, he almost always plays a menacing asshole type of character that you want to hate. This guy has a temper that makes you want to get scared of him while he screams at you and he does a very good job of it. So if you ever got to meet Michael Shannon in person, better not mess with him. You wouldn’t like it when he’s angry! HA!

I love this video Michael did. I’ve been watching Michael’s movies for years. He is an extremely talented actor, and I can’t wait to see him as General Zod in “Man of Steel”. I haven’t been watching “Boardwalk Empire” but I’m planning on checking it out soon.

I’m sure Michael is a nice and down to earth guy in real life though. His short tempers are just part of his acting for characters in film. It does seem like he can be that kind of person in real life, though, that’s what makes him an awesome actor!

Check out the video here.


Cool Video: “Man of Steel” trailer #2 is now online!!!

Warner Bros., just released the new trailer for “Man of Steel”, with actual footage from the film. From what I’ve seen so far, looks pretty amazing. I’m impressed, and the trailer gave me goosebumps. You get a closer look at the other characters in the film finally, including a first look at Michael Shannon as General Zod, which you can see him at 1:52, in the trailer. I really hope this is a great Superman movie that we’ve all been wanting, so please, please, let this be good!

This is the trailer you will see in front of “The Hobbit”, this weekend.

Enjoy all!


Report: Michael Shannon confirms he’s in the mo-cap suit, mo-cap is also General Zod in CGI…

Ever since the Behind the Scenes pics of Snyder’s “Man of Steel” began surfacing the web, there is this mysterious guy in a mo-cap costume. The internet has been debating on trying to figure out who or what that mo-cap thing is. Well, the mo-cap mystery has finally been solved.

The guy in the mo-cap on the left, is indeed Michael Shannon. He also confirms that General Zod will be a CGI character.

More on it, here.

I kinda had a feeling it was Michael Shannon to begin with. So is Zod going to be a giant this time around?


Thought: Another reason General Zod was picked as the main villain for Superman…

Everyone is wondering why WB’s and Zack Snyder picked General Zod to be the villain again for the new Superman movie. Keep in mind that Warner Bros. and DC Comics are in a middle of a legal war with the Siegel heirs. WB’s, Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan are rushing this movie. Why? Because they need to get this movie started by 2011. Well it’s 2011, and this is why the movie is starting so quickly. WB’s and DC will lose all rights to Superman in 2013.

I’m pretty sure WB’s and Zack Snyder could use other Superman villains like Darksied, Brainiac, Metallo, or Doomsday easily, but creating those characters would take so long and would be very expensive to create. With use of CGI, costumes, and make up for those characters. I bet this is why they picked a human villain like Zod because it’s quicker to nail down.

I bet this is the main reason why Zod was picked. It’s their way of getting things done quickly because of this lawsuit against the Siegel heirs. Warner Bros./DC sued the Siegel’s in return to fight back for the full Superman rights, so if Warner Bros. win the full Superman rights, maybe they’ll use the other villains for the sequel if they do one?

Warner Bros. and the Siegel’s owns half of the Superman material, so we might not even see Superman in costume and Clark Kent in the new film. Not sure how they’re gonna do this film when the Siegel’s own most of the important material.

Read this earlier article on the Superman legal battle, here.

I pray Warner Bros. will win the full rights. I’m sure they will. The Siegel family are egotistical douchebags trying to make a huge pay day out of WB’s, that’s all they want. It’s about the money. The Siegel’s are greedy people and this is a harsh battle.

I bet this is another reason Zack was hired for “Superman” because Zack dealt with a similar copyright lawsuit with “Watchmen”, remember that legal battle? Zack was hired for “Superman” because he was brave enough to not care about this legal bullshit and get to work anyway.


Cool Video: Michael Shannon himself, talks about how he got the role as General Zod as Superman…

Michael Shannon, the actor himself is interviewed in front of an audience at this year’s RiverRun film convention. Michael admits he is very surprised to get the role as it did come to him quickly and out of no where, he never expected it. He also admitted that he thought the film makers were crazy when they wanted him for Zod. Michael talks about how he got the role and how he auditioned for it. Of course, he isn’t allowed to talk about the plot for the new “Superman” movie.

Michael seem like a very cool and down to earth guy. He looks very excited and psyched for the role too.

Enjoy the video, here.


Thought: Defending Michael Shannon as General Zod for “Superman”…

In other blogs and movie forums, I’m seeing a lot of mixed opinions on this casting and the choice of villain. Many people are disappointed that they are using General Zod again. Implying that General Zod has been used so much for other Superman movies. People are complaining that this could be a remake of “Superman II”. They are also saying that there are many other Superman villains that can be used for the next film, people are listing: Brainiac, Darksied, Toyman, Metallo, Doomsday, etc.

First of all, General Zod wasn’t used that much. He was only in a small scene for “Superman: The Movie” and had a leading role for “Superman II” as the film’s leading villain. That was all. I don’t know what people are complaining about.

Secondly, I think General Zod was picked because it was right for the story and it made a lot of sense to use him. I don’t think it will be a remake to “Superman II” because Zack Snyder said many times in his interviews that he hinted, Superman will be a different film than all the others. He said before, that this film will make you feel like there are no other Superman films. It’ll be realistic and something different.

General Zod is a psychotic character, that makes you want to hate the character. I think Michael Shannon will achieve that goal easily. Michael Shannon have played psycho villains in so many movies. Michael Shannon plays the best asshole in films. This is why he was landed the role for General Zod because it is what the character needed. A psycho madman that even you would be scared of him.

As for why they are using General Zod again, like Zack Snyder said, he was the only villain to get more insight out of Superman like no other villain could, and I agree. In “Superman II”, General Zod never knew who Kal-El was (Superman’s real name), but Zod knew his father, Jor-El from Krypton. Zod was the only villain to know who Supe’s real family was from the planet Krypton. Maybe that’s what the storyline will be for the next movie? It will reveal more about Superman’s past and the only villain who can do that is, General Zod.

I would also think, that another reason Zod was picked because he is Superman’s top villain. If they used any other villains, then this movie would probably bomb. If other villains were used, they would probably turn them into CGI characters. You don’t want that, do ya? I think it’s better using a human villain. General Zod was picked to help draw people to the film when it comes out.

I wish people wouldn’t bash this so early. Why? For a few reasons. We have no idea what the plot is going to be about and we haven’t even seen a trailer yet. The reason everyone is accusing this movie of being a remake of “Superman II” and the first movie is because that’s what it’s looking like so far. To me, that’s what the film makers want people to think. They want people think it will be a remake of the earlier movies at first, but when the plot and trailer comes out, it might be different. Zack Snyder and WB’s way of teasing us.

I think it’s a smart move to use General Zod again. Superman needs to be an action movie. The action for “Superman II” was very good, but that was back in the old days when CGI wasn’t around, they were using green screens back then. If this movie is using: Zod, Ursa and Non again, I think this will be a better action movie than “Superman II”.

General Zod is an important Superman villain. I think he was picked for a good reason, it wasn’t a random pick. I’m sure they could use other villains easily, but whatever is right for the story they need to do. I trust them with this movie, 100%. I believe they will make a great, “Superman” movie that everyone will be happy with.


BREAKING NEWS: The Superman villain that Michael Shannon will be playing have finally been announced, who is it? Click here to find out!!!

Well Michael Shannon is officially hired to play the leading villain for Zack Snyder’s “Superman”. Who will Michael be playing?

Read this article at Deadline, find out yourself, here.

Surprised that they are using General Zod again? I’m certainly not surprised but I’m sure Michael Shannon will nail the role with no problem. I’m sure he can do the, “Kneel before Zod”, catchphrase nicely which I can’t wait to hear him say it. Will his General Zod character match the Terence Stamp character from “Superman II”? I hope not. I hope this version will take a different direction.