Michael Shannon Reveals a Strange Change for Zod in Batman v Superman

Michael Shannon talks about Zod in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

One of the major points of contention for fans with 2013’s Man of Steel was the slaying of General Zod at the hands of Superman. Now it seems things are about to get even stranger with the character. It was confirmed in the last trailer for the film that Michael Shannon will reprise his role as (the corpse) of General Zod in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and in an interview with Vulture, he reveals a strange detail about his character that became inconvenient when he went to the restroom.

“I was in my costume, and I couldn’t use my fingers because in the sequel I have flippers instead of hands. So I had these wax flippers on my fingers, and I couldn’t open the door, and I could hear Zack [Snyder, the director] being like, ‘Where’s Shannon? Where the f**k is he?’ and the whole crew was standing around. I was like, knocking on the door with my flippers, ‘Let me out of here!’”

If you heard a record scratch while reading that quote, you’re not alone, because the addition of flippers to General Zod’s body is certainly not from the source material. Sound off with your own theories on what Shannon is talking about in the comments below.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from Man of Steel, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film. Jason Momoa will also be making an appearance as Aquaman.

Directed by Zack Snyder, written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer, the film is produced by Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to open worldwide on March 25, 2016.