Michael Shannon IS General Zod

Michael Shannon (“Revolutionary Road,” “Boardwalk Empire”) has been cast as the villainous General Zod in the upcoming “Superman” reboot according to a press release from Warner Bros. Pictures.

Director Zack Snyder says “Zod is not only one of Superman’s most formidable enemies, but one of the most significant because he has insights into Superman that others don’t. Michael is a powerful actor who can project both the intelligence and the malice of the character, making him perfect for the role.”

Shannon joins a confirmed cast that includes Henry Cavill as the new Clark Kent/Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as Martha and Jonathan Kent. Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Deborah Snyder are producing.