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."