A few weeks ago, a photo surfaced from the set of Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel' that appeared to show co-star Michael Shannon – who plays 'Man of Steel' villain General Zod – in a motion capture suit. Was the photo really of Shannon, and did it mean General Zod's costume will be CGI? As Shannon confirmed to Moviefone: yes and yes. During an interview earlier Wednesday to discuss the new film 'Take Shelter,' Shannon revealed that at least some of Zod's costume will be computer generated -- despite the promises Snyder made about the mo-cap suit during casting negotiations. Let Michael Shannon explain himself.

Yeah, it's one of the most humiliating garments that exists in the known universe, yes. It's very tight. It has a variety of different colors and shapes on it and it makes you feel like you're the court jester. And it's funny because when I met with Zack we were talking about it before it started and he mentioned that there was going to be a lot of CGI, or whatever. I said, 'Just don't make me wear one of those silly suits.'

He said, 'Oh, yeah, don't worry, I know exactly what you're talking about.'

I was like, 'It's going to be really hard for me to be intimidating if I have to wear one of those silly suits.' He said, 'I totally understand.'

Then I showed up and he's like, 'Dude, I swear to God, it's going to be so bad ass when we're done. Trust me, it's going to be wicked.' And, you know, people understand and you get used to it. The first day, you feel like you're getting rushed by a fraternity... and then it wears off the next day. Because I'm not the only one wearing one – there are other people wearing them, too.

Check back to Moviefone later this month for the full interview with Michael Shannon, which will cover 'Take Shelter' as well as much more about 'Man of Steel.'


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