VENICE, Italy (AP) - U.S. actor Michael Shannon's streak of playing bad guys continues in upcoming Superman film `'Man of Steel," in which he plays the superhero's nemesis `'General Zod."
Shannon said he nearly `'had a seizure" when director Zac Snyder tapped him for the role.
`'I would've never seen that coming in a million years," Shannon told The Associated Press at the Venice Film Festival, where he attended the world premiere Thursday of `'The Iceman," in which he plays a real-life Mafia hit man.
Shannon wouldn't say more about the upcoming film _ except to say `'we all know what happens in Superman."
`'Man of Steel" is in post-production and due for release the middle of next year.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
'Star Trek' falls short of studio hopes; 'Iron Man 3' tops $1B worldwide.
Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber are the key nominees.
An NFL player relieves himself of his feelings toward the IRS.
An 800-pound alligator? That's not bad for a first hunting trip.