Henry Cavill and Michael Shannon are on opposite sides of the good-evil equation in "Man of Steel," but that doesn't mean there can't be mutual admiration between the two. In fact, to hear him tell it, Shannon has a great amount of respect for the work Cavill put into director Zack Snyder's upcoming Superman reboot.
"I always felt like I was in a scene with Superman," Shannon told MTV News of Cavill's work, speaking to us at the "Boardwalk Empire" premiere in New York this week. "I never looked at him and thought that's just somebody trying to be Superman — he felt like the real deal."
"I really admire Henry's work ethic. I really haven't seen anybody in this business work quite that hard," continued Shannon. "Obviously it's a tremendous responsibility, and an intimidating one, to wear that suit. But he had the confidence and the work ethic to accomplish it."
Shannon has also had the privilege of seeing some footage from "Man of Steel" during a recent ADR session. "It's a very long process. Zack puts a lot of time in post-production, like all his films, because he's such a visual stylist, and there's a lot of computer-generated effects. But the little snippet I saw was pretty mind-blowing," he said. "And it wasn't even finished."
"Man of Steel" flies into theaters on June 14, 2013.
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