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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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Director Jake Paltrow Talks YOUNG ONES, the Challenges of Getting the Project Made, BOARDWALK EMPIRE, Future Projects, and More

Oct 20 2014 12:15pm CDT | Source: Collider

Now available on VOD and playing in select theaters is director Jake Paltrow’s Young Ones.  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 a young man (Nicholas Hoult) looking to romance ...
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News Bits: Machina, 99, Vacation, Von Trier

Sep 17 2014 12:40am CDT | Source: Dark Horizons

Ex Machina A new photo is out of Alicia Vikander in the upcoming sci-fi feature "Ex Machina". "28 Days Later" and "Sunshine" writer Alex Garland scribe makes his directorial debut on the film which also stars Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson. Isaac plays a billionaire programmer who picks a young employee (Gleeson) to help him test out an A.I.-driven, female robot (Vikander) on his estate.  No word on a release date as yet. [Source: The Playlist] 99 Homes ...
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99 HOMES Review | TIFF 2014

Sep 12 2014 8:26am CDT | Source: Collider

In my experience, home ownership is viewed as a right of passage in America.  We’ve heard of “the lawn with the white picket fence”, but no one celebrates living in the three-room apartment.  Our homes aren’t just where we keep our stuff or rest our heads.  They are part of our identity and more importantly, our family’s identity.  In the wake of the 2008 economic crash, that identity was ripped away as millions of homes were put into foreclosure.  In a country where we do ...
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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 him. The pair ultimately make a kind of Faustian pact that see ...
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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' ...
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