“These Multiverse Movies Are Like Someone Playing With Action Figures”

Michael Shannon has previously revealed he was “a bit confused” when he received the offer to join ‘The Flash’ in retaliation for his role as General Zod from ‘Man of Steel’. Now, the actor has revealed that those complicated feelings weren’t exactly resolved while making DC’s new movie.

In a new interview with Collider, Shannon got candid about “The Flash’s” multiverse-crossing premise and her own displeasure with Zod’s arc in the film.

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“I’m not going to lie – it wasn’t very satisfying for me, as an actor. These multiverse movies are like someone playing with action figures,” Shannon said. “It’s like , ‘Here is that person. Here is that person. And they fight! It’s not quite the deep character study situation that I honestly felt in “Man of Steel.”

Shannon shared that he thought “The Flash” was “all about Ezra [Miller].” Zod was “basically there to present a challenge” to the film’s star.

“I just think Ezra is a fascinating performer and actor. I can’t wait to see this performance,” Shannon said. “It’s a huge challenge. in this movie is pretty crazy. I think [they’re] ready for the task.

After Shannon’s initial confusion over being offered to join ‘The Flash’ – after all, his character’s neck is snapped by Superman in ‘Man of Steel’ – the actor made it a priority to get the Zack Snyder’s blessing to return to play Zod. Snyder directed Shannon in “Man of Steel” which launched his own DC Universe.

” I hesitated [to come back] because I wasn’t really happy with what happened to Zack Snyder in this whole thing,” Shannon said. “I talked to [‘The Flash’ director] Andy Muschietti on this, and I said, ‘Andy, look – I just want to get Zack’s blessing on this because it’s not going well without it.’ And Zack, to his credit, was very understanding. He gave me his blessing and I went to do it.

“The Flash” debuts in theaters Friday.

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