Michael Shannon’s General Zod was dispatched by Superman in infamously brutal fashion at the end of Man Of Steel, but his corpse was spotted in the latest Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice trailer, so we know he’ll still have some part to play in the follow-up. Now, details from a new interview with the actor suggest that he’ll have a bit more to do in the movie than just lying on a slab.
In an interview with Vulture, Shannon recounts an amusing set anecdote about getting stuck in a portapotty and not being able to open the door because of…the flippers?
“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 f**k is he?’ and the whole crew was standing around. I was like, knocking on the door with my flippers, ‘Let me out of here!”
There’s been speculation that Zod will be somehow resurrected as Doomsday by Lex Luthor – but that last time we checked, that bruiser does the smackdown laying with a pair of lethal spiked fists, not flippers. Perhaps Shannon was joking about this (as he’s been known to do), or maybe Aquaman has a role in Zod’s rebirth? At this point, all we can do is speculate.
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Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters March 25, 2016