Michael Shannon talks Man Of Steel: the CGI suit and Goyer's script

Having made his presence felt in the latest trailer and viral material , Michael Shannon has taken time out to talk about his role as General Zod and Man Of Steel in general.

The first point of business is that rather impressive suit, which Shannon is happy to confirm as an entirely CGI creation.

“I never wore the armour,” reveals Shannon. “That is a CG outfit, I think I can say that without getting assassinated, yes. Honestly, the armour would be very heavy… they wanted me to have freedom of movement.

“So every time you see me in that metal suit just close your eyes and imagine me in an Arlequino outfit; green, red, blue, with the little tight around the midsection. Yeah, we all looked like a bunch of dorks.”

Shannon is understandably guarded when it comes to plot specifics, although he does talk about David S. Goyer’s script in general, about which he seems overwhelmingly positive.

“I thought the whole script was just very sophisticated for the genre that it is,” says Shannon. “It was as sophisticated as scripts for other movies I’ve done that have been considered more highfalutin, or whatever. It has a lot of deep themes in it, and the way they deal with Kal-El’s journey is really fascinating.”

Directed by Zack Snyder and co-starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner and Russell Crowe, Man Of Steel will open in the UK on 14 June 2013.

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