Man of Steel's trying to make a name for itself. That means avoiding cliches and creating its own standout moments. Zack Snyder's Superman won't be a carbon copy of Richard Donner's—so don't be surprised if it doesn't pay homage to its predecessors.
Apart from a photo or two, the official information coming out of Zack Snyder's Man of Steel has been painfully sparse. Thankfully, co-star Michael Shannon seems happy to chat a bit about what it's like to play General Zod, and though he won't give much away, he is willing to tell you that he "got to say some cool stuff."
Superman II was arguably one of the best superhero movies ever made, and it's not just because of the late great Christopher Reeve as Superman. It also had Terrance Stamp, who played General Zod. Michael Shannon is about to take on the role of Zod for the upcoming Superman reboot, Man of Steel. And he's not going to be doing it Stamp's way.