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“Man of Steel” star Michael Shannon talks about his respect for General Zod

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This might be the year of superhero films, but there’s one who’s waiting until 2013 to make his return to the big screen. Superman will fly back into theaters in Zack Snyder‘s “Man of Steel” with Henry Cavill wearing the big red “S” and blue spandex. But despite our enthusiasm for seeing what he has to bring to the role, we’re honestly more excited to see how Michael Shannon pulls off his portrayal of General Zod.

IFC caught up with the “Take Shelter” star on the red carpet at the Film Independent Spirit Awards and asked him how terrified we’d end up being of his take on Zod. Turns out he won’t be as chill-inducing as some of Shannon’s other roles.

“He’s actually a not very scary guy,” Shannon said. “He’s just trying to do his job, just like anybody.”

That almost makes Zod seem like he’d be a little relatable. And apparently he is, at least to Shannon. He just isn’t sure if other people will be able to make the same connection with Zod that he did.

“I don’t know, you know? I don’t want to say,” Shannon hedged. “Some people might hate him, some people might love him. But I’m fond of him. I respect him.”

Are you looking forward to seeing Shannon’s portrayal of General Zod in “Man of Steel”? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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15 That ’70s Show Quotes to Help You Unleash Your Inner Jackie

Catch That '70s Show Mondays and Tuesdays from 6-10P on IFC.

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When life gets you down, just ask yourself: what would Jackie do? (But don’t ask her, because she doesn’t care about your stupid problems.) Before you catch That ’70s Show on IFC, take a look at some quotes that will help you be the best Jackie you can be.


15. She knows her strengths.

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14. She doesn’t let a little thing like emotions get in the way.

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13. She’s her own best friend.

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12. She has big plans for her future.

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11. She keeps her ego in check.

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10. She can really put things in perspective.

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9. She’s a lover…

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8. But she knows not to just throw her love around.

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7. She’s proud of her accomplishments.

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6. She knows her place in the world.

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5. She asks herself the hard questions.

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4. She takes care of herself.

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3. She’s deep.

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2. She’s a problem solver.

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1. And she’s always modest.

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Robert Downey Jr. was cast as Lex Luthor in McG’s “Superman: Flyby”

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With “Man of Steel” still more than a year away, now seems like the perfect time to talk about other “Superman” projects that could have been. At least that’s what director McG though while promoting his new romantic action comedy “This Means War.”

McG recently sat down with The Playlist and talked about his canceled project “Superman: Flyby.” Back in the early aughts, McG was tapped to direct the bold new take on the classic superhero from screenwriter J.J. Abrams, but ultimately passed because Warner Bros wanted to film the project in Australia and McG was afraid of flying.

He certainly had interesting ideas for the casting of the film, though. The Playlist said that “Flyby” would have made some major changes to the Superman’s origins, the planet Krypton and bad boy Lex Luthor, but one thing would have remained the same: Henry Cavill.

“Ironically, we liked Henry Cavill a lot, but we hadn’t cast him yet,” McG said.

But there would have been a bit of a surprise choice for the actor to play Lex. Turns out that a pre-“Iron Man” Robert Downey Jr. was the only actor locked in for the film, and he would have played Superman’s main nemesis.

“We had Robert Downey Jr. locked up to be Lex Luthor, which I think would have been extraordinary,” McG enthused.

In addition to those two, it had previously been revealed that Shia LaBeouf was on board to play Jimmy Olsen, but not officially signed. Similarly, Selma Blair and Scarlett Johansson were in talks to play Lois Lane (courtesy of /Film), but neither was cast.

Are you intrigued by “Flyby,” even though it will never happen? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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Spirit Award Nominee Brie Larson Nabs Golden Globe for Best Dramatic Actress

Will Brie Larson win big at the 2016 Spirit Awards? Find out Feb. 27th starting at 5P ET/2P PT on IFC.

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Not to be confused with Tommy Wiseau’s laughably bad The Room, Lenny Abrahamson’s similarly named film, Room, has fast become the talk of this awards season. And at last night’s Golden Globes ceremony, Room star and Comedy Bang! Bang! guest Brie Larson brought home her first Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) for her breathtaking role in the acclaimed film.

Room tells the story of a woman and her son experiencing the outside world after being held captive for years. Of course, a role of that magnitude requires the acting chops to pull off something so unbelievably heart-wrenching. And given the universal praise and accolades the film has already received, there are sure to be more in Larson’s near future.

In fact, Larson is also nominated for Best Female Lead in the 2016 Spirit Awards. The actress is now the talk of social media, with even Scott Aukerman chiming in with kudos.

Tune in to IFC on Saturday, Feb. 27th at 5P ET/2P PT to see if Brie lands another acting award. In the meantime, here’s the full list of the 2016 nominees to see who the frontrunners are in other categories.

Best Feature
Anomalisa
Beasts of No Nation
Carol
Spotlight
Tangerine

Best Director
Sean Baker, Tangerine
Cary Joji Fukunaga, Beasts of No Nation
Todd Haynes, Carol
Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson, Anomalisa
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
David Robert Mitchell, It Follows

Best Screenplay
Charlie Kaufman, Anomalisa
Donald Margulies, The End of the Tour
Phyllis Nagy, Carol
Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer, Spotlight
S. Craig Zahler, Bone Tomahawk

Best First Feature
The Diary of a Teenage Girl
James White
Manos Sucias
Mediterranea
Songs My Brothers Taught Me

Best First Screenplay
Jesse Andrews, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Jonas Carpignano, Mediterranea
Emma Donoghue, Room
Marielle Heller, The Diary of a Teenage Girl
John Magary, Russell Harbaugh, Myna Joseph, The Mend

Best Male Lead
Christopher Abbott, James White
Abraham Attah, Beasts of No Nation
Ben Mendelsohn, Mississippi Grind
Jason Segel, The End of the Tour
Koudous Seihon, Mediterranea

Best Female Lead
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Bel Powley, The Diary of A Teenage Girl
Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Tangerine

Best Supporting Male
Kevin Corrigan, Results
Paul Dano, Love & Mercy
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Richard Jenkins, Bone Tomahawk
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes

Best Supporting Female
Robin Bartlett, H.
Marin Ireland, Glass Chin
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Anomalisa
Cynthia Nixon, James White
Mya Taylor, Tangerine

Best Documentary
(T)error
Best of Enemies
Heart of a Dog
The Look of Silence
Meru
The Russian Woodpecker

Best International Film
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
Embrace of the Serpent
Girlhood
Mustang
Son of Saul

Best Cinematography
Beasts of No Nation
Carol
It Follows
Meadlowland
Songs My Brothers Taught Me

Best Editing
Heaven Knows What
It Follows
Manos Sucias
Room
Spotlight

John Cassavetes Award (Best Feature Under $500,000)
Advantageous
Christmas, Again
Heaven Knows What
Krisha
Out of My Hand

Robert Altman Award (Best Ensemble)
Spotlight
Kiehl’s Someone to Watch Award
Chloe Zhao
Felix Thompson
Robert Machoian & Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck

Piaget Producers Award
Darren Dean
Mel Eslyn
Rebecca Green and Laura D. Smith

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