Every time that Michael Shannon has given any kind of press interview for the Man of Steel, he has been an example of class and humility that other actors could learn from. He recently told The Independent that he still can’t believe that he’s lucky enough to be playing a part in such an epic franchise.
“It’s a nice feather in my cap, for sure. It’s not anything I ever imagined I would be a part of and I’m still trying to process it really….When I started acting, I never thought I would be in a Superman movie so it’s pretty neat. I did some big blockbusters before, but never this prominent a role.”
He also expressed disbelief that other actors would turn down a chance to be a part of something so important.
“I can’t fathom how people would say no to Man of Steel. I thought they were pulling my leg… Then I got on set, and realized they were serious. I had no qualms about doing it. I loved it. It was a blast.”
In closing, Shannon remarked that he had seen the film, and was pleased with Zack Snyder, the director had put together.
“I don’t think Zack has anything to worry about. I got to see it and I’m really bowled over by what he did. I think it’s really special.”
He sounds very confident that the film will succeed, but in truth, I can’t blame him. Even though I’ve done my best to be as objective as possible in my role of fan journalist, I can’t help but get my hopes up every time I see a new trailer or TV spot.
Man of Steel will be flying into theaters across the U.S. on June 14th.
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