Michael Shannon Won't Say 'Kneel Before Zod' in 'Man of Steel'; Claims to Have a Bigger Cod Piece Than Superman!

The actor portrays the villainous General Zod in director Zack Snyder's highly-anticipated DC Comics reboot.
Michael Shannon will not say 'Kneel before Zod' in Man of Steel
Michael Shannon will not say 'Kneel before Zod' in Man of Steel
It shouldn't come as a surprise that we don't know much about Warner Bros.'s superhero reboot Man of Steel, especially since the ultra-secretive Christopher Nolan is producing it.

We do know that Henry Cavill plays Clark Kent/Superman, and that Michael Shannon portrays General Zod. Earlier today, Michael Shannon made an appearance on VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live, where he revealed the intriguing news that he won't say, "Kneel before Zod" in director Zack Snyder's reboot.

With a rather smug look on his face, the actor stated this cryptic line about his character's main difference from the one Terence Stamp played in Superman II.

"I don't say that in the movie."

The actor made the admission after being asked by host Carrie Keagan to incorporate that line into a scene from his first movie, the 1993 comedy classic Groundhog Day. He also made another revelation that his "cod piece" is bigger than Henry Cavill's. We'll take any Man of Steel news we can get.

Man of Steel was released June 14th, 2013 and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Antje Traue, Harry Lennix, Richard Schiff. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.

Sources: VH1

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Comments (18)

  1. SherlockHolmes2009

    @mcleve02 Hey welcome back. I trust Nolan on this one and knowing him we wont know sh*t until like a month or 2 before the film gets released

    1 year agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag


    @mieko-siede yes it has! When you disappear, I'm here... then you return and I go away!

    1 year agoby @mcleve02Flag

  3. Brandon S. Todd

    Michael Shannon is going to steal the show, mark my words.

    1 year agoby @brandon-scott-toddFlag

  4. phatalphd

    This is gonna be epic...im calling it now

    1 year agoby @phatalphdFlag

  5. Vanboy

    Maybe we'll see an Obama like pres kneel, like the Reagon one in the original Superman II. God knows Obama kneels to every other bad leader in the world.

    1 year agoby @vanboyFlag

  6. Geekster

    it's gonig to be something i'm telling thee!

    1 year agoby @The-Mudder-F-cking-Loud-KillerFlag

  7. Geekster

    i would hope so!

    1 year agoby @The-Mudder-F-cking-Loud-KillerFlag

  8. Sean

    @xenon56 I am looking foward to it as well.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  9. skywise

    Thats probably a good thing. Superman II is a classic. This movie is not only a reboot but sounds to be blazing its own trail as far as Zod is concerned.

    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag

  10. SherlockHolmes2009

    @mcleve02 That can be a good thing, be suprised when you see the film

    1 year agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  11. Metalsfury

    THE SON OF JOL-EL IS NO LONGER REQUIRED TO KNEEL! Oh thats good cause that is so degrading for Superman in front of everyone. I guess the President doesn't have to also right?

    1 year agoby @metalheadfuryFlag

  12. Xenon

    looking forward to it.

    1 year agoby @xenon56Flag

  13. Mieko_Siede

    @mcleve02 Hello friend. It has been a LONG time. Been a lot going on. I missed Movieweb.

    1 year agoby @mieko-siedeFlag

  14. K.Guy


    1 year agoby @kguyFlag


    Cool... I guess... just another Superman article without that much info... DAMN YOU NOLAN YOU SECRETIVE BASTARD!!!

    1 year agoby @mcleve02Flag

  16. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Codpiece? Really?

    Well then...

    *Puts on sunglasses*

    He's certainly got cojones

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag