WATCH: 'Man of Steel' Teaser − General Zod Does Not Look Like Michael Shannon In This Clip

Man of Steel General Zod

The latest teaser for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel is an effective one. The clip introduces General Zod via a grainy video transmission that makes Superman's arch enemy look a lot creepier than he does in production stills.

The voice clearly belongs to actor Michael Shannon, who plays Zod in this latest reboot of Warner's Superman franchise, but the staticky image leaves the impression that the Kryptonian wack-job is wearing some sort of mask with weird eyes and an exceptionally elongated chin.  Either that or Zod trimmed his goatee and got some sleep after sending this transmission. (See the photo above.)

The calm way in which the baddie warns that the planet Earth will "suffer the consequences" if Kal-El (Superman's Kryptonian name) doesn't surrender is also a nice chilling touch.

There may be more to look at in a couple of days or so. reports that another site is counting down from 48 hours, possibly for a trailer.  Since I can't read Kryptonian, or whatever language that is on the screen, I'll take their word for it.

I, Zod

[ComingSoon, I Will Find Him]

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  • Steven Robinson says:

    That's because he wears a mask in the film, check out the fancy dress costume for him.