Michael Shannon who played General Zod in Man of Steel, recently had an actor on actor sit-down with Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Adam Driver, in which in the interview Shannon spoke on Man of Steel and how he looks at it as a very socially relevant movie, not necessarily a comic-book movie.
“I looked at ‘Man of Steel’ as a very socially relevant movie, not necessarily a comic-book movie,” Shannon said, before Driver added that he feels the same way about “Star Wars.”
“Here’s a story about some people, a civilization. They lived on a planet and used up all the resources and destroyed the planet, and they thought the way to solve the problem was just to go get another planet. You hear people bandying that idea around these parts from time to time,” Shannon added, offering a different perspective on the destructive actions of his villainous character.