Michael Shannon who played Zod in Man of Steel, who’s also seen the latest Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer, spoke on a moment he had on the set of the film, in an interview with Vulture, pretty much confirming his role is more than just a corpse.
Shannon got himself into a tight spot on the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. “I was in my costume, and I couldn’t use my fingers because in the sequel I have flippers instead of hands,” Shannon told Vulture at a screening for 99 Homes hosted by Peggy Siegal. “So I had these wax flippers on my fingers, and I couldn’t open the door, and I could hear Zack [Snyder, the director] being like, ‘Where’s Shannon? Where the fuck is he?’ and the whole crew was standing around. I was like, knocking on the door with my flippers, ‘Let me out of here!’” Fortunately, Shannon had his personal superhero in the “craft-service guy, who doesn’t have the best craft service,” Shannon said. “He was actually paying attention to what was going on. He came over and he opened the door for me. Otherwise I would have gotten fired.”
Shannon spoke on the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer:
“Well, I haven’t seen the trailer either, so I don’t know what I am in the trailer,” he said. “I could be a toaster, or a Porsche, I don’t know.”