Michael Shannon has admitted he doesn’t understand why he was asked to reprise his role as General Zod in the flash.
Talk to looper (opens in a new tab)Shannon revealed he was initially confused when the flash director Andy Muschietti and Warner Bros. asked him to return as one of the DC Cinematic Universe (DCEU) the villains of the film. The reason? General Zod died in 2013 Steel manHenry Cavill’s Superman breaking his neck to save innocent bystanders Zod was trying to kill.
After a brief explanation of the flashHowever, in the multiversal, time-travel-based plot, Shannon has agreed to make her return as a malevolent, conquering Kryptonian.
Asked if he was surprised to reprise the role, Shannon said: “I was a bit confused. I said, ‘If memory serves me right, I think I died in Steel man. Are they sure they’ve found the right guy?
“But then they explained the whole multiverse phenomenon to me. I was a little behind on that. I can’t say that I’m a big consumer of these kinds of movies – not that I have anything against them. If I’m going to watch a movie, chances are it’s not one of those, but I love doing them.”
Interestingly, Shannon also teased how the flashZod’s version will be different from the iteration we saw in Steel manwhile also hinting that the supervillain might not have as big of a role in the proceedings as audiences expect.
“He’s a little different in this movie,” Shannon added. “He’s a bit more…I don’t know how to put it. You don’t spend that much time with him, so you don’t really know that much about what he’s thinking. It’s not necessarily his movie. That’s the thing with these multiverse movies – you get a little of this and a little of that. But it’s really Ezra [Miller’s] movie.”
the flashwhich is due to hit theaters on June 16 and is one of 2023 New Movies we’re most excited, should be one of the last movies in the DCEU’s current form. According to new DC Studios co-head James Gunn, the flash “resets the entire DC (DCU) Universe”, allowing Gunn and Safran to begin shaping Warner Bros.’ flagship superhero franchise in their own image.
We already know some of the film and TV projects in development for DCU Chapter One: Gods and Monsters as well – Gunn revealed the initial lineup for DCU movies and TV shows at the end of January. Among these early projects is a new Superman movie, batman part IIand many HBO Max shows, such as Lanterns And gold booster. Make sure you know which of these productions are the Most Exciting DCU Movies and TV Showsin our opinion, while you are here.
A mean tease or Machiavellian misdirection?
Of all Shannon’s comments, these are the ones regarding how often we’ll see General Zod in the flash which make reading fascinating.
THE super hero movieZod’s first trailer suggested that Zod would be its main antagonist. And, while Shannon’s comments suggest that could still be the case – Zod could still be her main villain, he just might not appear in many scenes – it leaves the door open for another character to be the real one. big villain of the movie.
We don’t expect Sasha Calle’s Supergirl or Michael Keaton’s Batman to turn to the dark side. Both characters are a force for good, despite the trauma they’ve gone through (mostly in the comics, admittedly). So we can remove them from the equation.
However, we can’t completely rule out the other Barry Allen/Flash that lead star Ezra Miller will play in the film.
Yes, we see the two Barry Allens – this multiverse stuff is confusing, isn’t it? – team up in the movie trailer. And, based on their other interactions, it seems the alternate dimensional version of Barry Allen a) doesn’t really know what’s going on, and b) hasn’t acquired his speedster abilities yet. How could a non-superpowered individual, with no prior knowledge of the multiverse, be such a threat to him?
Well, maybe he’s fooling around. Maybe he’ll use the DCEU’s Barry Allen to gain his powers – the trailer suggests the duo recreate the flash lab experiment to give Barry his powers and, in the case of DCEU’s Barry, reacquire them if he lost them. Once he does, he may perform a heel turn, reveal that he was a villain all along, and explain his plan to take over the multiverse.
There are various evil incarnations of the Flash in DC comics and the speedster’s other live-action shows and movies, including Reverse Flash and Dark Flash. There is a possibility, then, that the flashBarry’s alternate reality could be one of those Machiavellian-type individuals. With the film three months away, we’ll find out soon enough.
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