Confirmed: Man of Steel's Zod to get a Green Lantern mo-cap suit

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Dec 15, 2012

Man of Steel is taking a page out of Green Lantern's book. Michael Shannon, who plays General Zod in the Superman reboot, has just confirmed what we all suspected—Zod's suit will be motion-capture.

A couple weeks ago, paparazzi photos from the Man of Steel set showed Shannon wearing a body suit with black and white dots on it. Does that description remind you of anything? How about the Green Lantern suit? After fans started speculating about the possibility of motion-capture, Shannon decided to clear the air.

In a recent interview, Shannon opened up about the suit and how nervous he felt wearing it. He said, "It's funny, because when I met with Zack we were talking about it before it started, and he mentioned that there was going to be a lot of CGI, or whatever. I said, 'Just don't make me wear one of those silly suits.'"

Apparently, director Zack Snyder didn't take his reservations seriously, because Shannon's stuck wearing what he calls "one of the most humiliating garments that exists in the known universe. " He also described it as "very tight" and said, "It has a variety of different colors and shapes on it, and it makes you feel like you're the court jester."

Check out the interview below:

What will set Zod's suit apart from Superman's? And why does he need an added CGI element? They've already taken away Supes' red briefs—shouldn't that be enough to distinguish the two?

The mo-cap suit could be a blessing or a curse. In Green Lantern, we saw the different striations and layers the CGI added to Hal Jordan's costume, but overall, it looked cartoonish. We can only assume that Warner Bros. will fork over enough money to make sure that Zod doesn't suffer the same fate. This is a top-tier character that deserves top-notch special effects.

What do you think of Zod's CGI suit? Is it a good or a bad move on Snyder's part?

(via Coming Soon)