Michael Shannon Talks General Zod Costumes

Entertainment Weekly chatted with Michael Shannon about his costumes for General Zod in Zack Snyder’s Superman movie Man of Steel:

So you’re not saying “Kneel before Zod” while wearing parachute pants?
[Laughs] Yeah, the flowy costumes don’t really… that’s not the style nowadays. Everything’s skintight.

Do you have a costume? A Krypton outfit?
There’s two different modes. There’s something that I have to wear a motion-capture suit for, because if I actually wore it, I wouldn’t be able to move. It’s a very big…thing. I actually don’t know what it’s going to look like, I just know that it’s very cumbersome. There’s another thing that I wear that’s an actual costume. It’s pretty simple. There’s no paisley or anything.

You don’t get to wear a flowing cape or anything like that?
I don’t know. That’s the thing about these movies. I could have an elephant head.

Man of Steel is currently filming in Vancouver and will hit theaters on June 14, 2013.