Michael Shannon was ''bowled over'' when he saw the finished version of Zack Snyder's superhero epic 'Man of Steel'.
Michael Shannon was ''bowled over'' by 'Man of Steel'.
The actor plays villain General Zod in Zack Snyder's upcoming Superman reboot - which also stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Russell Crowe - and is thoroughly impressed by the finished product which will hit cinemas next month.
He said: ''I don't think Zack has anything to worry about. I got to see it and I'm really bowled over by what he did. I think it's really special.''
The 'Iceman' star admits he thought producers were joking when he was first offered a role in the movie and never expected he would be part of a movie of such magnitude.
He explained to the Irish Independent newspaper: ''I can't fathom how people would say no to 'Man of Steel'. I thought they were pulling my leg... Then I got on set, and realised they were serious. I had no qualms about doing it. I loved it. It was a blast.
''It's a nice feather in my cap, for sure. It's not anything I ever imagined I would be a part of and I'm still trying to process it really. When I started acting, I never thought I would be in a Superman movie so it's pretty neat. I did some big blockbusters before, but never this prominent a role.''