Look out, Henry Cavill. An Oscar nominee will soon be coming your way.
Michael Shannon has been cast as General Zod, the main villain, in Superman: Man of Steel
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star is also known for his role in Revolutionary Road.
Said director Zack Snyder of the casting: "Zod is not only one of Superman's most formidable enemies, but one of the most significant because he has insights into Superman that others don't. ..."