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Michael Shanon 'flabbergasted' by Man of Steel

Michael Shanon 'flabbergasted' by Man of Steel

Jun 17 2013, 12:18am CDT | by

Michael Shannon was ''flabbergasted'' by his 'Man of Steel' invite. The star plays villain General Zod in the Superman reboot and admitted he signed on for the film without even being shown the...

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Michael Shanon 'flabbergasted' by Man of Steel

Jun 17 2013, 12:18am CDT | by

Michael Shannon was ''flabbergasted'' by his 'Man of Steel' invite.

The star plays villain General Zod in the Superman reboot and admitted he signed on for the film without even being shown the script.

He told the Daily Telegraph Magazine: ''When I got a call from [director] Zack Snyder saying, 'Come to my house in Pasadena, I want to pitch you 'Man of Steel', I was a little flabbergasted.

''I wasn't aware that I was in that club. I didn't think anything like that would ever fall in my lap. So I went out there, and he didn't show me the script but he basically pitched the entire film.''

Recently the actor has spoken about how it would have been impossible to turn down the role despite it being the kind of he ''never thought'' he'd be involved in.

He previously explained: ''I can't fathom how people would say no to 'Man of Steel'. I thought they were pulling my leg... Then I got on set, and realised they were serious. I had no qualms about doing it. I loved it. It was a blast.

''It's a nice feather in my cap, for sure. It's not anything I ever imagined I would be a part of and I'm still trying to process it really.

''When I started acting, I never thought I would be in a Superman movie so it's pretty neat. I did some big blockbusters before, but never this prominent a role.''

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Venice: ’99 Homes’ Takes On The 1% With Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon (Video)

Aug 30 2014 8:54am CDT | Source: Deadline

Prepping his Venice Competition title 99 Homes, helmer Ramin Bahrani says he was made “dizzy by the corruption” in the Florida foreclosure system. The film is set in 2010 Orlando and follows Andrew Garfield as an unemployed construction worker and single father whose family loses its home. Michael Shannon, who was warmly welcomed here in 2012's The Iceman, plays the real estate broker who evicts hi ...
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3 days ago

Venice Film Review: ‘99 Homes’

Aug 28 2014 7:12pm CDT | Source: Variety

The perils of illegally gained One Percent privilege make for engrossing, high-stakes viewing in "99 Homes," which sees Andrew Garfield's blue-collared Florida everyman enter a Faustian pact with Michael Shannon's white-blazered real-est ...
Source: Variety   Full article at: Variety


6 days ago

Zod and Beast Search for Water in Post-Apalyptic Young Ones Trailer

Aug 25 2014 10:04am CDT | Source: beyond hollywood

“Man of Steel” villain Michael Shannon and “The X-Men’s” Nicolas Hoult team up to save the world in Jake Paltrow’s post-apocalyptic “Young Ones.” Or at least, they’re trying to save their dry stretch of the wastelands. Now all they need is a little bit of water… Check out the first trailer for Paltrow’s film, which sort of just showed up out of nowhere. Or maybe it’s been hiding itself until now. Either/or. It looks pre ...
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1 week ago

The Future Looks Bleak for Michael Shannon & Nicholas Hoult in the 'Young Ones' Trailer

Aug 21 2014 8:33pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

The post apocalyptic film is quickly becoming this generation's equivalent to the Western. The similarities are too obvious to ignore, plus the themes speak to much of what is happening currently. The newest addition to the genre is Young Ones, directed by Jake Paltrow (the brother of Gwyneth) and sports an extraordinarily talented cast. It stars Michael Shannon (Man of Steel), Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Elle Fanning (Maleficent), and Kodi ...
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1 week ago

Young Ones Trailer: Michael Shannon and Elle Fanning Lead This Futuristic Western

Aug 21 2014 4:30pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

“From writer/director Jake Paltrow comes a futuristic western, told in three chapters, which inventively layers Greek tragedy over an ethereal narrative that’s steeped deeply in the values of the American West.” I’m in. Did I mention that the film has a great cast? Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult and Kodi Smit-McPhee lead this story. Watch the Young Ones trailer embedded after the jump. Jake mad ...
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1 week ago

YOUNG ONES Trailer Features Michael Shannon and Nicholas Hoult in a Fight for Water and Land

Aug 21 2014 1:45pm CDT | Source: Collider

Screen Media Films has released the Young Ones trailer online.  The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic wasteland where water has become scarce and the only hope for a family becomes an irrigation pipeline that can revitalize their land.  This conflict sets off a battle between the family's patriarch Ernest Holm (Michael Shannon) and Flem Lever, a young man (Nicholas Hoult) looking to romance Ernest' ...
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1 week ago

Second Trailer for Jake Paltrow's Dusty, Impressive Sci-Fi 'Young Ones'

Aug 21 2014 1:32pm CDT | Source: First Showing

"I never saw this land when it was green, before the drought came." Following some short teases from France and a very brief domestic trailer, we finally get a much better look at the ambitious sci-fi western Young Ones. Director Jake Paltrow has created an intimate sci-fi world that also has a subtly wide scope for what lies beyond our characters who are plagued by a seemingly endless drought. Michael Sh ...
Source: First Showing   Full article at: First Showing


2 weeks ago

News Bits: 99, Interstellar, Amityville, Frozen

Aug 14 2014 9:27pm CDT | Source: Dark Horizons

99 Homes Several new shots have been posted of Andrew Garfield in his role in Ramin Bahrani's "99 Homes". Michael Shannon also stars in the drama which deals with the economic crisis and housing crash of the past six years. Check out The Playlist for larger versions of both shots. Interstellar A great new shot of Matthew McConaughey in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic "Interstellar" is ou ...
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3 weeks ago

First Look: Andrew Garfield & Michael Shannon in '99 Homes' Drama

Aug 6 2014 10:18am CDT | Source: First Showing

After first hearing about the project late last fall during the American Film Market, the drama 99 Homes from director Ramin Bahrani (At Any Price) will premiere at the Venice Film Festival later this month, not to mention screening at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The films tars Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man) as a desperate blue-collar construction worker whose family is evicted when the ban ...
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3 weeks ago

News Bits: 99, Austen, Run, Leprechaun, Smaug

Aug 6 2014 8:33am CDT | Source: Dark Horizons

99 Homes The first photo is out of Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon in "99 Homes," the upcoming Ramin Bahrani film about a desperate blue-collar construction worker whose family is evicted. He is forced to work for Michael Shannon's crooked real-estate broker, the same man who caused his trouble in the first place. [Source: EW] Lost in Austen "Portlandia" co-creator Carrie Brownstein ha been hired to complete the late Nora Ephron's script for the ...
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