Terence Stamp has discussed the casting of Michael Shannon as General Zod in Man of Steel.
Stamp famously played the villainous role of Zod in Superman (1978) and Superman II (1980), and was asked by Digital Spy what he thought of Shannon as a choice.
"I'm expecting him to be wonderful," Stamp said, "because it is a wonderful part."
Admitting that he was not familiar with Shannon's work, Stamp stated that he had been told Shannon refused to watch his iconic performance as Zod, presumably in order to avoid being influenced.
[Left: Michael Shannon in Man of Steel / Right: Terence Stamp in Superman II]
Man of Steel is directed by Zack Snyder and produced by Christopher Nolan.
Henry Cavill takes on the role of Superman/Clark Kent, while Amy Adams plays Lois Lane and Russell Crowe plays Superman's biological father Jor-El.
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Watch Shannon discussing Man of Steel with Digital Spy below: