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Watch: Michael Shannon's General Zod Wants Superman Back in 'Man of Steel' Viral Video

Photo of Bill Desowitz By Bill Desowitz | Thompson on Hollywood April 15, 2013 at 11:52AM

A clever "Man of Steel" (June 14) viral campaign this weekend (which included the use of L.A. billboards) has culminated on the movie’s site with a static video message from General Zod (Michael Shannon) that begins: “You Are Not Alone.”
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Michael Shannon as General Zod in "Man of Steel"
Michael Shannon as General Zod in "Man of Steel"

A clever "Man of Steel" (June 14) viral campaign this weekend (which included the use of L.A. billboards) has culminated on the movie’s site with a static video message from General Zod (Michael Shannon) that begins: “You Are Not Alone.”

Zod requests that we return Kal-El (Henry Cavill) to his custody and warns Kal-El  to surrender within 24 hours or Earth will suffer the consequences.

More info here, including a new site with a Kryptonian countdown.

This article is related to: Video, Video, Michael Shannon, Warner Bros. , Man Of Steel


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.