The new Superman reboot was tentatively titled Man of
Steel. Now, Warner Bros. Pictures has made an official
announcement that it has retain title as the final for the
Superman reboot. Meanwhile, it is also confirmed that
director Zack Snyder has selected Michael Shannon for the role of
villain General Zod, Superman's megalomania nemesis from
In a press release issued on Sunday, April 10, Warner Bros.
Pictures has confirmed the Man of Steel as the title for
the next Superman film. It has also announced that Michael
Shannon will take the role of General Zod, which was portrayed by
Terence Stamp in 1980's Superman II.
Talking about Shannon, Zack Snyder says, "Zod is not only one of
Superman's most formidable enemies, but one of the most significant
because he has insights into Superman that others don't. Michael is
a powerful actor who can project both the intelligence and the
malice of the character, making him perfect for the role."
However, Shannon is best known for his portrayal of John Givings
in Revolutionary Road. He was nominated for Best
Supporting Actor in 2008 Academy Awards for his acting in the film.
He has also appeared on HBO's series 'Boardwalk Empire'. He can
soon be seen in Jeff Nichols' Take Shelter.