First Really Good Look at General Zod in New 'Man of Steel' Photos

April 11, 2013
Source: EW

Man of Steel

So far, we've only gotten a brief look at Michael Shannon as the villain General Zod in Zack Snyder's summer comic book release Man of Steel, thanks to the most recent full length trailer. Hopefully that will change when the new trailer comes out sometime soon, but in the meantime, some new photos from the film have surfaced showing Shannon as the crazed villain. In addition, we also have the first shots of Antje Traue as Faora, Zod’s right-hand woman, and some new shots of Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Russell Crowe as Jor-El and, of course, Henry Cavill as Superman. Look!

Here are the new photos from Zack Snyder's Man of Steel from the iPad edition of EW (via SlashFilm):

Man of Steel

All other photos removed at the explicit request of Entertainment Weekly. We can only include that cover shot above, and link to this page instead.

A child sent to Earth from a dying planet is adopted by a couple in rural Kansas. Posing as a journalist, Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) uses his extraordinary powers to protect his new home from an insidious evil.

Man of Steel, the new DC Comics Superman reboot, is being directed by Zack Snyder, of Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen & Sucker Punch previously. Christopher Nolan is producing, and co-wrote the story with David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Unborn, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), who wrote the script. Warner Bros is bringing Man of Steel to theaters everywhere on June 14th this summer. See the full trailer.

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Looks like The Shredder's costume. Still cool nonetheless.

DAVIDPD on Apr 11, 2013


Still so impressed with that Superman outfit. Such an improvement over the past ones, in my opinion.

OfficialJab on Apr 11, 2013


I agree, yet people keep trashing it, me honestly I would wear that for halloween it's awesome haha.

Fidel Reyes on Apr 11, 2013


Well you know what a Opinion is? That what that is. yours. Mine is that its shit. I get it tho but i still dont have to like it.

buzzfunk on Apr 11, 2013


Yeah I get we're you're coming from trust me I was kind of like that at first, after a while it grows on you. The only thing I gotta say is that the texture makes it look like if it's an Aquaman suit.

Fidel Reyes on Apr 11, 2013



Brian Sleider on Apr 11, 2013


Was just going to say the same thing. It looks terrible

Mdiddles on Apr 11, 2013


That's not what I said, though!

OfficialJab on Apr 11, 2013


i'm liking the suit too!

ogre on Apr 11, 2013


Not sure how I feel about Zod (or other Kryptonians) in Witchblade armor. Its ironic and perhaps overkill for uber super powered beings to have such over-the-top armor, but then again maybe they are weaklings on Kryton and feel safer in armor.

Detroit Dre on Apr 11, 2013


I don't understand, why does it look like a stupid Photoshop work? Is it me or is Zod's head over-sized? Either I can't perceive the image or that photo is a lot worse than any Iron man photo with RDJ without his helmet.

Ege Sönmez on Apr 11, 2013


the suit is CGI if I'm not mistaken.... and yeah you're right it looks a bit odd.

Fidel Reyes on Apr 11, 2013



Brad Stephens on Apr 11, 2013



Fidel Reyes on Apr 11, 2013


Its the angle he's bent forward, his head closer then the rest of his body and the suit....

hagman on Apr 11, 2013


The suit maybe a bit CGI, but Shannons is actually pretty big lol. Watch Boardwalk empire youll see what I mean. On that note, Shannon is going to nail this role, hopefully this will be his true breakout role because hes a great actor.

Cody W on Apr 11, 2013


new trailer please, we had seen enough pictures.

truong18 on Apr 11, 2013


they should've made him purple/pink and gave him the role of bizarro.....and there is no f--g krytonite in this new nerdy clark kent...there is no yellow belt on the suit....Nolan wants to make him human...this movie is gonna blow....

michael on Apr 11, 2013


That's the point, to make him seem real, if you want a glorified comic book movie and not a unique real life adaption of a beloved superhero, then go watch Christopher Reeve's Superman. This is some thing new and well needed in the super hero genre and i can't wait for it.

Zade_92 on Apr 11, 2013


hell yeah...i'm waiting for a comic book movie...isn't Superman a comic book character...i don't wan't a dark knight superman version...

michael on Apr 11, 2013


yes he is a superhero comic book character but what I'm saying is that we have already seen that, this is something new and unique and I for one think it should be welcomed with a character that has been around for so long.

Zade_92 on Apr 11, 2013


Im so sick of people bashing movies before they see them because of there ridiculously arrogant cinephile bias.

Cody W on Apr 11, 2013


I'm nervous about this movie. I want it to be awesome, but I don't wanna see some new Superman who abandons what's at the heart of this character and alienates the fans for the sake of newer, younger viewers. I will lose a lot of respect for both Chris Nolan and Zack Snder if I have to put up with some moody Superman who doesn't wear glasses at his 9 to 5.

Buttass on Apr 11, 2013


Dude, did you see the leaked Comic-Con trailer? He puts his glasses on in the end of it. Stop being a baby.

eddie on Apr 11, 2013


So they're going to go for lens flare like Star Trek are they... HA HA HA Zack Snyder is such a hack director. His Guardians of Gahoole and Sucker Punch were terrible.

Word on Apr 11, 2013


But Watchmen, Dawn of the Dead, and 300 were pretty good.

Xerxexx on Apr 11, 2013


These costumes are atrocious. Too ornate. Reminds me of WB's Green Lantern debacle.

James Park on Apr 11, 2013


I'm not the biggest fan myself, but the Green Lantern one was CG (and honestly quite horrible). Also at least it's not generic looking and I'm sure it will look better "in action".

DavideCoppola on Apr 11, 2013



Xerxexx on Apr 11, 2013


No matter how good this is, Christopher Reeve will always be the one who gave us the perfect film depiction of the Man of Steel.

Guest on Apr 11, 2013


Jesus, Albert Mondego (Dantes) really grew up!

Morvidus on Apr 11, 2013



Xerxexx on Apr 11, 2013


I wish we could see how big his package is.

frank on Apr 11, 2013


i'm not a comic fan; but, damn...this superman movie is looking awesome.

tellytime on Apr 11, 2013


i can't wait to see MS as general zod.

ogre on Apr 11, 2013


Neither Nolan, Goyer, nor Snyder get these characters based on their body of work. They should NOT be allowed to decide on the fate of these films. I heard that Nolan killed a World's Finest cartoon developed by Batman Brave and the Bold creator because he said Batman and Superman should never exist in the same world. Ridiculous. His Batman films are severely flawed. In addition, Nolan has no respect for the CG artists he refers to as "VFX monkeys". No respect. I will refrain from watching Man Of Steel. And I did not forget the debacle that is Green Lantern.

Monkey on Apr 12, 2013

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