While wandering the mean streets of Western Philadelphia, Kung Fu dojo owner and “master” (Will) witnesses a terrible crime. A gang dressed in basketball jerseys brutally mugs an elderly woman in plain sight. Unable to contain himself Will steps in and attempts to use his Kung Fu skills to save the woman, but sadly Will is overwhelmed and killed at gunpoint. Months later Will’s young son Jaden, is sent to live with his aunt and uncle in Bel-Air, only he’s not alone!!
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.