Bout Dam time we Find out who is going to be the villain in the upcoming Superman: Man of Steel Movie. And the winner is … *Digital Drum Roll* … Michael Shannon who is set to play General ZOD.
The upcoming Superman movie is to be directed by Zack Snyder who is known for his hit films such as the Watchmen, 300, Dawn of the Dead and the upcoming Explosive miniskirts & girls with guns adventure Sucker Punch. The exact premise of the new Superman movie is not known but its not shaping up to be nether a Superman 5 nor a New Era Release of superman.
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twenty-something journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone’s imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question – Why am I here?
Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as “Superman,” not only to shine as the world’s last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.
So with that being said just incase you didnt know here is a look at Henry Cavill who is set to play the NEW Man of Steel. and also a peek at the Super villain ZOD *awesome name*.
Henry Cavill is best known for his Roles in Tudors, Count of Monte Cristo and Hellraiser: Hellworld. At first i was alittle concerned with the casting director choosing a British actor to play the role of this all Ameri-Kryptoian Hero. But after re-watching the Newest superman film and Burning the Bluray DVD i Said to myself anything could be better. SO lets hope so because i will have my metal trash Can and Liter fluid ready.
For all you citizens out there who dont understand or exactly know who General ZOD is lets take a quick trip back to Krypton.
Dru-Zod is a megalomaniacalKryptonian, in charge of the military forces on Krypton. He had known Jor-El, Superman’s father, when he was an aspiring scientist. When the space program was abolished after the destruction of the inhabited moon Wegthor, which had been caused by renegade scientist Jax-Ur, he attempted to take over Krypton. Zod created an army of robotic duplicates of himself, all bearing a resemblance to Bizarro. He was sentenced to exile in the Phantom Zone for his crimes. Zod was eventually released by Superboy when his term of imprisonment was up. However, he attempted to conquer Earth with the super powers gained under the yellow sun. Zod was sent back into the Phantom Zone, from which he occasionally escapes to target Superman.