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Yes, Michael Shannon was wearing a mo-cap suit on the Superman set

09.07.2011

Okay, so it didn't take a genius to figure out that Michael Shannon has been wearing a motion capture suit on the set of MAN OF STEEL.

But for those of you who need a confirmation, Shannon told the story of the mo-cap suit and how he was told he wouldn't have to wear one...and now does.

"Yeah, it's one of the most humiliating garments that exists in the known universe, yes. It's very tight. It has a variety of different colors and shapes on it and it makes you feel like you're the court jester. And 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.'"

"He said, 'Oh, yeah, don't worry, I know exactly what you're talking about.'"

"I was like, 'It's going to be really hard for me to be intimidating if I have to wear one of those silly suits.' He said, 'I totally understand.'"

"Then I showed up and he's like, 'Dude, I swear to God, it's going to be so bad ass when we done. Trust me, it's going to be wicked.' And, you know, people understand and you get used to it. The first day, you feel like you're getting rushed by a fraternity... and then it wears off the next day. Because I'm not the only one wearing one there are other people wearing them, too."

Moviefone, who did the interview with Shannon, said that Zod's costume will at least partially CGI. I guess that's better than putting a costume together from the $1 bits and pieces bin at Hobby Lobby.

Source: Moviefone

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10:19AM on 09/08/2011
Hope his suit ends up looking better than Green Lantern.
But I find it really odd that they are going cgi for a costume...something smells fishy...
Hope his suit ends up looking better than Green Lantern.
But I find it really odd that they are going cgi for a costume...something smells fishy...
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7:27AM on 09/08/2011
It's always a bit irritating to hear actors complaining about how "humiliating" it is to wear a Mo-cap suit. You are paid to play make believe, complaining about how you look shows a disheartening lack of imagination on their part.
It's always a bit irritating to hear actors complaining about how "humiliating" it is to wear a Mo-cap suit. You are paid to play make believe, complaining about how you look shows a disheartening lack of imagination on their part.
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10:55PM on 09/07/2011
Watchmen is the most amazing comic movie I've ever seen and Snyder did a fantastic job...
That is all.
Watchmen is the most amazing comic movie I've ever seen and Snyder did a fantastic job...
That is all.
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6:40AM on 09/08/2011
1) Snyder didn't do a good job.

2) See more comic book movies. There's actually amazing ones out there.
1) Snyder didn't do a good job.

2) See more comic book movies. There's actually amazing ones out there.
7:10PM on 09/07/2011

UGH

Why oh WHY does some of his suit have to be CGI? Why oh why can't Snyder make a movie without an overload of CGI? Why oh why is Snyder still even a director?!
Why oh WHY does some of his suit have to be CGI? Why oh why can't Snyder make a movie without an overload of CGI? Why oh why is Snyder still even a director?!
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10:33PM on 09/07/2011
Because if Snyder wasn't a director, his mediocreness would be spread out through many directors. This way, mediocrity is gathered up in one big pile that we call Zack Snyder so we can have more amazing filmmakers.
Because if Snyder wasn't a director, his mediocreness would be spread out through many directors. This way, mediocrity is gathered up in one big pile that we call Zack Snyder so we can have more amazing filmmakers.
7:09PM on 09/07/2011
Zod's a military man, so there might be some Kryptonian weaponry involved with his outfit.

Personally, I'm hip to the fact that Zod's appearance will be more than just an 'evil Superman.'
Zod's a military man, so there might be some Kryptonian weaponry involved with his outfit.

Personally, I'm hip to the fact that Zod's appearance will be more than just an 'evil Superman.'
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7:06PM on 09/07/2011
I'm very excited for this film, but something still seems off or "beneath the surface".

Doesn't matter though, there is no other movie I am anticipating more than 'The Avengers'....even though I like DC more than Marvel.
I'm very excited for this film, but something still seems off or "beneath the surface".

Doesn't matter though, there is no other movie I am anticipating more than 'The Avengers'....even though I like DC more than Marvel.
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6:32PM on 09/07/2011

Meh.

As long as they don't use Sony Imageworks this time around to do the fx with like a $50 million sfx budget. *cough* GL *cough*
As long as they don't use Sony Imageworks this time around to do the fx with like a $50 million sfx budget. *cough* GL *cough*
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6:30PM on 09/07/2011
"he mentioned that there was going to be a lot of CGI"
Not a surprise, obviously. But still an unpleasant thing to read.
"he mentioned that there was going to be a lot of CGI"
Not a surprise, obviously. But still an unpleasant thing to read.
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6:00PM on 09/07/2011

suit confusal

i think zack thought he meant the tights, lol like as shannon was speaking snyder was like don't worry you won't have to wear tights we'll make sure to use a mo-cap suit. either way both this and tdkr need to step it up there's been nothing that has really excited me about either so far, and i love zod, bane, and catwoman. come on nolan you're dropping the ball. (by that i mean being a great film, as well as great fun)
i think zack thought he meant the tights, lol like as shannon was speaking snyder was like don't worry you won't have to wear tights we'll make sure to use a mo-cap suit. either way both this and tdkr need to step it up there's been nothing that has really excited me about either so far, and i love zod, bane, and catwoman. come on nolan you're dropping the ball. (by that i mean being a great film, as well as great fun)
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5:41PM on 09/07/2011
Does anyone else love how nonchalant, honest and natural Michael Shannon is. He really is an actors actor.
Does anyone else love how nonchalant, honest and natural Michael Shannon is. He really is an actors actor.
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11:13PM on 09/07/2011
seems like a cool guy, but man can he play a creep in a lot of his roles
seems like a cool guy, but man can he play a creep in a lot of his roles
7:29AM on 09/08/2011
I don't think he is much of an actors actor if he has hang up's about wearing a Mo-Cap suit. If anything, shows me that he takes what he does too damn serious if he cares how silly he looks.
I don't think he is much of an actors actor if he has hang up's about wearing a Mo-Cap suit. If anything, shows me that he takes what he does too damn serious if he cares how silly he looks.
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5:22PM on 09/07/2011

im unfamiliar with the character

what does he wear that requires mocap?
what does he wear that requires mocap?
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6:39PM on 09/07/2011
I think what requires mocap for him is that he's in a Zack Snyder movie..... and it must be VISIONARY!
I think what requires mocap for him is that he's in a Zack Snyder movie..... and it must be VISIONARY!
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