It seems General Zod isn’t a fan of ‘Batman V Superman’…
During an interview with The Playlist, the ‘Man of Steel’ star, who also appeared in ‘Batman V Superman’, admitted that he fell asleep while watching the super-powered DC clash.
“People ask me about this all the time. Okay, I’ll tell you the god’s honest truth,” he said. “Zack [Snyder] is gonna kill me for this – he’s gonna kill me. I watched it once and I fell asleep.”
But unlike the rest of us, it wasn’t due to boredom.
At least, we don’t think so.
“I know, I know…” he added. “I was on an international flight and I was tired. I shouldn’t have been watching it on a plane. But I never go to the movies anymore! I don’t have time to see anything. I used to go to the movies all the time when I was 20 years old and wasn’t working 10 days a week.”
The 42-year-old actor famously reprised the role of General Zod in ‘Batman V Superman’ but was featured merely as a floating corpse which took the role of McGuffin in Lex Luthor’s grand plan to mess around with his own Kryptonian science fayre project.
Would Shannon return for another blockbuster movie?
It seems he’s not so sure…
“When I did ‘Man of Steel’ I thought the story was interesting; I thought it was relevant,” he explained. “It was about a civilization that destroys the planet they live on and goes looking for another one. Ring any bells? That’s why I did it. I didn’t do it because I felt I needed a big comic book franchise — I honestly thought it was a beautiful story.”
“They called me recently about some iteration — I won’t say — but some version of a movie that’s been made already countless times,” he added. “They were gonna give me a lot of movie, but I was like nah. Big movie, too. But I have to think it’s an interesting story. If I don’t, I can’t do it. I won’t do it.”
Will we see General Zod again? After Shannon’s comments, we doubt it.
But it’s probably for the best. There’s only so many times they can roll out his corpse.
‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ is out now on DVD and Blu-ray.
Picture Credit: Warner Bros.