michael shannon

New Trailer For Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Action Thriller, Premium Rush

There’s not really anything new in this trailer for Premium Rush, though the first edit was relatively little-watched and you might charitably call this a tighter version. This thing will likely stand or fall by how much Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Shannon are allowed to work their magic. At the top of their game, these […]

Michael Shannon Is His Usual Scary Self In The First Poster For The Iceman

I think we can expect Ariel Vroman‘s biopic of Richard Kuklinski to be intense stuff simply on the strength of its casting. Michael Shannon takes the title role of a mob hitman reputed to have killed over a hundred while keeping his activities secret from his family. Just take a look at him in this […]

Everybody’s Talkin’: Check Out Some Avengers and General Zod Dialogue

Much to the indifference of some of the audience, upcoming Superhero tentpoles The Avengers and The Man of Steel are going to feature actual dialogue between the fighting. While some bits and pieces of witty banter can be found in the various Avengers trailers and promos to have been released so far, we’ve yet to […]

Michael Shannon On Take Shelter And, For Just A Second, The Man Of Steel

It’s not a surprise that Michael Shannon can carry a motion picture, but he shoulders the considerable dramatic weight of Take Shelter with such ease, with so little apparent effort, that his performance might be taken a little for granted. Perhaps we’re getting used to Shannon now, after he burned a hole through Revolutionary Road, […]

Premium Rush Trailer Is A Bit Gimmicky, Fairly Spider-Man 2-y

From this trailer, Premium Rush looks to be a ticking-clock chase picture with several action set pieces, at least some of them looking a bit daft. If the full film ends up being rich in character or insightful about theme, the marketing is keeping that much deep under wraps so far. The trailer does, however, […]

Zack Snyder’s Zod Seems To Be A Motion Capture Creation

How distinctive is Michael Shannon‘s head shape? Would you know it anywhere? Would you know it from back over his shoulder? A new set-snap from The Man of Steel shooting in Plano, Illinois appears to show Shannon, who is playing General Zod. I suppose seeing where he is exactly sort of constitutes a spoiler. At […]

Is This The Officially Registered Plot Premise For The Man Of Steel?

A lot of the data and information on movies that ends up online and in print seems to have its roots in The Baseline Studio System. Once upon a time, in the misty history of 2009, back when nobody knew what the Shyamalan-scripted Devil was going to be about, I found its “top secret synopsis” […]

Michael Shannon Officially Cast As Zod In New Superman Movie, Man Of Steel

Michael Shannon will be playing General Zod in the new Superman movie, which has now been officially referred to Man of Steel for the very first time. Not Superman: Man of Steel, just Man of Steel. Zack Snyder explains his casting choice thus: Zod is not only one of Superman’s most formidable enemies, but one […]

Next Potential Superman Villain: Michael Shannon

There’s a little while until Zack Snyder‘s Superman: The Man of Steel shoots – not until August, I understand – but casting continues apace. While we’re still waiting to learn if Zod or Lex Luthor or Brainiac or Doomsday or Mr. Mxyzptlk will be the villain, we’re being tickled by a whole run of rumours […]