Michael Shannon made an appearance at the RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina this week where he was awarded the Emerging Master Award. Jeff Nichols ("Shotgun Stories," "Take Shelter") sat down for Q&A with him at the Babcock Theatre and the talk covered his career and various roles in productions like "Boardwalk Empire" and "Revolutionary Road".
Towards the end though the discussion turned towards "Man of Steel", the Zack Snyder-directed Superman reboot in which he was confirmed to be playing General Zod on Sunday. The discussion was a very frank and often amusing one about the selection process behind-the-scenes for the film. Here's a nearly four-minute excerpt from that session that's worth watching: