Following hot on the heels of some leaked snaps of Henry Cavill on the set of
Man Of Steel
come a few tidbits from Michael Shannon, who’s been talking to
about General Zod and what he’ll be wearing.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the billowing capes and parachute pants of yesteryear have become a thing of the past, with Shannon explaining that today’s costumes are slightly less forgiving. “Everything's skin-tight,” laughs the star. “The flowy costumes don't really... that's not the style nowadays!"
When asked whether he has a full-on Krypton costume, Shannon’s answer was intriguing. “There’s two different modes,” he explains. “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.”
And as well as donning the mo-cap, Shannon has apparently been doing his homework on the world of which he is now a key element.
“I don’t read the comic book,” he admits, “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.”
Man Of Steel opens Stateside on 14 June 2013.