Superman meets his nemesis – General Zod

The cast so far…

Michael Shannon is the latest (and one of the most important) cast announcements from 2012’s Superman: Man Of Steel movie. Shannon (Broadwalk Empire, Jonah Hex) will star as General Zod.

Director Zack Snyder said: “Zod is not only one of Superman’s most formidable enemies, but one of the most significant because he has insights into Superman others don’t. Michael is a powerful actor who can project both the intelligence and the malice of the character, making him perfect for the role.”

Check out this month’s issue of SciFiNow for an exclusive interview with Zack Snyder about taking on one of the best known superheroes (Issue 53), on sale 13th April!

The cast so far looks like this:

Henry Cavill (The Tudors) will don the cape
Amy Adams (Enchanted) will be his Lois Lane
Diane Lane (The Perfect Storm) will star as Martha Kent
Kevin Costner (Waterworld, Dances with Wolves) will be Jonathan Kent