Well, that certainly took a pleasantly unexpected turn. Just days after the writers of Deadpool assured fans that we’d know who’s playing Cable in the sequel “very soon” comes a very interesting update. Michael Shannon is the latest frontrunner for the role of the comic-book character making his highly-anticipated debut in Deadpool 2. Although there are still a few other names on the studio’s shortlist, everyone’s favorite weirdo is the current favorite — because obviously.
Although Henry Cavill’s Superman defeated Zod in Man of Steel, the trailers for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice have shown that Michael Shannon’s not really done with the franchise just yet. As Shannon confirms in a new interview, Zod will indeed return…though he won’t be quite how we remembered him.
Warner Bros. has confirmed that Michael Shannon will appear as General Zod in the next Superman film. Best known for his Academy Award-nominated role in Revolutionary Road and his work on Boardwalk Empire, Shannon will battle Henry Cavill's Superman/Clark Kent in the Zack Snyder film, which will indeed be titled Man of Steel...