Michael Shannon talks about the Superman casting process

A few days ago it was announced that Henry Cavill would be facing off against Oscar nominated actor Michael Shannon in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. Today a video has emerged of Shannon talking about the casting process at the 2011 RiverRun International Film Festival. He talks about auditioning alongside Henry Cavill and his first meeting with Snyder, which he compares to an acid trip.

As well as Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent and Michael Shannon as General Zod, Man of Steel will also star Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as Martha and Jonathan Kent. Filming is set to begin later this year for a December 2012 release.