Michael Shannon Confirms Zod Does NOT Actually Have Flippers in ‘Batman vs. Superman.’

By Nilankur Dutta | 1 year ago
Michael Shannon Confirms Zod Does NOT Actually Have Flippers in ‘Batman vs. Superman.’

Michael Shannon has just come clean about a massive joke he played on the media. The actor had previously said that he was going to play a flippered “General Zod” in the upcoming “Batman vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice.” Well surprise, surprise, turns out he was just messing with us. Read on to find out more.

In a recent interview with Vulture, Shannon (in true Michael Shannon style) made up a whole cock-and-bull story about being stuck inside a porta-potty because his Zod costume had flippers instead of hands.


“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 fuck is he?’ and the whole crew was standing around. I was like, knocking on the door with my flippers, ‘Let me out of here!” Shannon said.

The internet of course, took this at face value, setting off a storm of speculations that ranged from “General Zod has an Atlantean Virus” to “General Zod is Doomsday” (mind you, Doomsday does not have flippers or any other kind of aquatic appendage).

But speaking with The Daily Beast, Shannon confirmed, with a malevolent grin that is palpable even through print, that this was not actually true.

“Somebody was asking me about this in New York and I made up some ridiculous bullshit answer about how my character Zod has flippers, and this went viral on the Internet or something and people have been asking me about that. That is so obviously a complete bullshit story, right?”

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