‘Superman’ Circling Michael Shannon for Villain?

A new rumor has the ‘Boardwalk Empire’ star as a person of interest for the Man of Steel's nemesis.
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‘Superman’ Circling Michael Shannon for Villain?

Michael Shannon might play Superman's unknown villain Just off the heels of today's news that Édgar Ramírez might play the villain in Superman, another contender has emerged in Michael Shannon.

It still isn't clear who this villain actually is, with speculation running to the character Zod. There was another rumor last month that Ursa, Zod's sidekick, might be the main villain, although that seems unlikely now. This unknown villain is clearly next on Warner Bros. casting agenda, though. Henry Cavill will play Superman, with Diane Lane and Kevin Costner portraying his adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent.

Michael Shannon was most recently seen on the first season of HBO's hit series Boardwalk Empire. He also stars in the Sony Pictures Classics movie Take Shelter, which is set for release later this year. Michael Shannon is currently attached to a number of projects such as The Iceman, Premium Rush, and Machine Gun Preacher, although it isn't known when any of those productions will start filming.

Zack Snyder will direct Superman from a script by David S. Goyer. Production is said to start later this summer.

Man of Steel was released June 14th, 2013.

Sources:Deadline

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  • moviemaniac66 • 4 years ago

    Breaking news guys. Amy Adams was just cast as Lois Lane in the new Superman movie.

    http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a311340/amy-adams-cast-as-supermans-lois-lane.html

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    • nightwing18 • 4 years ago

      who will he play tho

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      • emmytt • 4 years ago

        who the hell will the villain be!?

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        • thedude-abides • 4 years ago

          He's a solid actor, but for some reason I can never shake the image of him as the KKK member in Bad Boys II.

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          • addictionnonfatel • 4 years ago

            Sorry! Don't really care for this guy!

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            • oakfam • 4 years ago

              BRANIAC PLEASE!

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              • stiles • 4 years ago

                he is the best thing in Boardwalk Empire and I can see him being a fantastic villain. Good call I say!

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                • themime • 4 years ago

                  these guys should f*cken make up their minds already........

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                  • skywise • 4 years ago

                    This guy is an awesome actor. This brings some real acting chops to the table. Cant wait to see who he plays.

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                    • brady1138 • 4 years ago

                      Guys, Zod is NOT going to be the villain. They have said so more than once, so I don't know why this is still in question.

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                      • bane5000 • 4 years ago

                        @ejk1...Poor Snyder :\...lol

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                        • mrjangles • 4 years ago

                          @bane5000 Billy Zane is actually perfect for Lex Luthor.

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                          • ejk1 • 4 years ago

                            @bane5000 The truth hurts sometimes.

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                            • daveactor7 • 4 years ago

                              LMAO just looking at that picture of him there he reminds me of Gene Hackman's Lex Luthor

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                              • bane5000 • 4 years ago

                                @ejk... "failure of Airbender proportions."....Ouch, thats not only a hit below the belt, thatsa kick to the taint comparing it to Aribender

                                @dan1...I hope he doesnt change his style for Supes, i was looking forward to see what he can do using his distinct art style for this film....WB leave the man be, let him and Nolan do what they do best...rake in the money for you :D

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                                • bane5000 • 4 years ago

                                  @pjwolsker...Im still hoping Billy Zane gets casted as Lex

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                                  • bane5000 • 4 years ago

                                    Hmmm i can see him as either Bizzaro or Metallo

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                                    • pjwolsker • 4 years ago

                                      i can see him as Lex

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                                      • furankisan • 4 years ago

                                        Shannon has come a long way since Pearl Harbor, he is one crazy bastard on Boardwalk Empire. But yep watch news hit the fan next week on Sups just trying to cover up Sucker Punch embarrasing box office. Damn really looking forward to Punch too.

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                                        • brian • 4 years ago

                                          He'd be good.

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