Michael Shannon believes appearing in a forthcoming Superman movie proves he has "grown up"

Michael Shannon

The 37-year-old actor is playing the role of evil General Zod in 'Man of Steel' and he admits although he is nervous about taking on such a responsibility, he thinks it proves he can deal with the pressure and act like an adult about it.

He said: "It's good to do something like this. It's good to take on that kind of responsibility – be a grown up, be able to feel that pressure and be OK with it.
Read more: 
Over 300 Irish a week moving to New York to find work says expert

Ireland’s most unromantic men named and shamed
"And let's face it, it's not neuroscience!"

Despite the importance of the part, 'Take Shelter' star Michael confesses he is not a fan of comic books – the medium by which Superman was originally portrayed.

He said: "I can't read comic books. They don't make any sense to me. I find they're very hard to follow. I'm never sure which panel to look at, and then I get confused."


Log in with your social accounts:

Or, log in with your IrishCentral account:

Forgot your password ?

Don't have an account yet? Register now !

Join IrishCentral with your social accounts:

Already have an account ?

For Newsletter Subscribers – Draw for 1 Prize on December 31st.

Prize: Your Piece of Ireland – a Square of Land in the heart of the Glens of Antrim, Ireland

More details here (or you can buy a little piece of Ireland directly): http://bit.ly/1zew9ox

Terms & Conditions

Or, sign up for an IrishCentral account below:

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Make sure we gathered the correct information from you

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

You already have an account on IrishCentral! Please confirm you're the owner.

Our new policy requires our users to save a first and last name. Please update your account: