A movie called “The Woman in Black” appeared in my Direct TV queue the other day and because of my unnatural obsession with all things paranormal, there was little I could do to combat its pull. Now, before you get all “OMG, I can’t believe you didn’t know about it” or “Ugh, isn’t that the one with Harry Potter not being Harry Potter” on me, hear me out. This film was quite good. Yes, it can be difficult to see Daniel Radcliffe as anything other than the brooding kid with glasses and an owl, but the way the movie progressed from first conflict to denouement was outstanding. I literally screamed at a couple key points in between, so the thrill factor was certainly present.
Zack “Sucker Punch” Snyder has finally cast General Zod in his upcoming film Superman: The Man of Steel. Seeing how Superman is only interesting when he faces off against a foe that can really kick his ass (Doomsday, Darkseid, and Zod), this should be a pretty fun film. Honestly how many times will they make us watch Superman NOT punch Lex Luthor into fucking orbit?
Who is playing this Kryptonian criminal? Well that would be Mr. Michael Shannon.
In a recent press release Mr. Snyder states,
“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.”
So who the heck is this Shannon guy? You may have seen him in Revolutionary Road or perhaps Bad Boys 2?
I have to say Mr.Shannon looks quite ominous with glowing laser eyes! The Man of Steel is scheduled to “sucker punch” theaters in December 2012.