Superman villain General Zod, played by the great Michael Shannon in Zack Snyder's superhero reboot Man of Steel
, wears a wicked set of battle armor. We already know that the Kryptonian military leader's suit was rendered as CGI in order to provide the actor freedom of movement during his stunt sequences with the heroic Superman (Henry Cavill). Of course, Shannon wasn't exactly thrilled about wearing a stand-in unitard during filming. "It's really not what you want to be wearing when you're playing General Zod. It's not your ally, really. You kinda have to forget you're wearing it," he told USA Today
. "It's better than being naked, I guess."
The alien armor in the completed movie complements the ruthless character, but Comic Book Movie
has unveiled a set of concept art that shows what Zod's armor might have looked like. The early illustrations push the extraterrestrial envelope, with several of the suits resembling something out of the Predator
series. Shannon is such a skilled and intimidating actor. These designs seem like a lot of unnecessary fanfare. Did Snyder and his team make the right choice for the General's armor?