Michael Shannon Sets the Record Straight on His Role in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’

– by Gig Patta

Internet be crazy.

Earlier this month, the Internet literally flipped out over a Michael Shannon interview, who played General Zod in the last “Man of Steel.” He said in the interview that he flipper-for-hands in the “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” movie.

“I was in my costume, and I couldn’t use my fingers because in the sequel I have flippers instead of hands,” he said to Vulture blog. And that created mass hysteria and confusion.

In addition, there was a glimpse of General Zod’s corpse in the trailer for the upcoming movie. So no wonder why the Internet has gone crazy.

Now Shannon is setting the record straight.

During a chat with The Daily Beast for “99 Homes,” he said that he was surprised to learn that he was even in the trailer, because he’s not really in the movie-physically that is.

“I wasn’t there,” he said. “It’s a really awkward situation—I’m in the trailer for a movie that I didn’t work on.”

However, he did explain Zod’s brief appearance will be similar to Russel Crowe’s Jor-El appearance after his death in “Man of Steel.” Admittingly, he did do some voiceover work for “Batman v. Superman,” but didn’t suit up to shoot scenes. And there are no flipper hands.

“I went over and did some voice-over stuff because it’s like that ghost thing. But I don’t know if I’m supposed to say that. I get very nervous,” he said to The Daily Beast.

So how the flipper hands did came about? It was a complete lie he told to the interviewer earlier this month.

“Somebody was asking me about this in New York and I made up some ridiculous bullshit answer about how my character Zod has flippers, and this went viral on the Internet or something and people have been asking me about that,” Shannon said. “That is so obviously a complete bullshit story, right? But people took it seriously.”

Maybe the next thing the Internet will say that flipper-hands General Zod will be the villain in the next “Aquaman” movie. Why not?

Source: The Daily Beast

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