While Zod has been rumored to be the villain in the new Superman movie since before Zack Snyder was named director, Warner Brothers has now officially confirmed that Zod would appear in the movie. He’ll be played by Michael Shannon of Boardwalk Empire fame, and the inclusion of Zod certainly lends from strength to the rumors that Ursa has already been cast.
In the press release Zack Snyder said, “Zod is not only one of Superman’s most formidable enemies, but one of the most significant because he has insights into Superman that others don’t. Michael is a powerful actor who can project both the intelligence and the malice of the character, making him perfect for the role.”
Also of news is that the press release officially names the movie “Man of Steel”.