would be played by Viggo Mortensen. That rumor was proven false, by director Zack Snyder. So today comes the official casting of the character. It goes to Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon! Shannon was nominated for his role in Revolutionary Road in 2008.
General Zod. He can play a 'creepy', possessed characters, which again, will be perfect for the role. His role in Revolutionary Road was terrific (one of the few things I enjoyed about the film). He played Kate Winslet's brother, a mentally disturbed man that challenged Leonardo DiCaprio in every scene they shared together. It was a great role for Shannon.