Man of Steel Star Michael Shannon Talks Costume

Written by Nick Workman October 31, 2011

Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, Boardwalk Empire) spoke with Entertainment Weekly recently about the choice of costume for his character General Zod in the upcoming Zack Snyder Superman film Man of Steel

 

Were you a fan of the Superman comics, or Terence Stamp’s Zod in Superman II?
I don’t read the comic book, although when I got the job, they sent me a giant DC Comics book that weighs about a ton. It’s got the whole history of DC in it. It’s fascinating, actually. I looked at it with my daughter. She’s really fascinated by it.

I remember Terence Stamp doing it. He was phenomenal. I have to try and figure out a way to do something different.

So you’re not saying “Kneel before Zod” while wearing parachute pants?
[Laughs] Yeah, the flowy costumes don’t really…that’s not the style nowadays. Everything’s skintight.

Do you have a costume? A Krypton outfit?
There’s two different modes. There’s something that I have to wear a motion-capture suit for, because if I actually wore it, I wouldn’t be able to move. It’s a very big…thing. I actually don’t know what it’s going to look like, I just know that it’s very cumbersome. There’s another thing that I wear that’s an actual costume. It’s pretty simple. There’s no paisley or anything.

You don’t get to wear a flowing cape or anything like that?
I don’t know. That’s the thing about these movies. I could have an elephant head.

That would certainly be a new interpretation of the character.
Like Ganesh, right? Isn’t that the god that has the elephant head?

Source: Entertainment Weekly

 

 

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