Michael Shannon 'grows up' with role

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A 2013 reboot of the classic superhero film series, Man of Steel will star British heartthrob Henry Cavill as Clark Kent while Amy Adams portrays Lois Lane. Kevin Costner and Diane Lane are also on board to star as Clark's parents, Jonathan and Martha Kent, respectively.

March 11th, 2012

Michael Shannon believes appearing in a forthcoming Superman movie proves he has ''grown up''.

The 37-year-old actor is playing the role of evil General Zod in 'Man of Steel' and he admits although he is nervous about taking on such a responsibility, he thinks it proves he can deal with the pressure and act like an adult about it.

He said: ''It's good to do something like this. It's good to take on that kind of responsibility - be a grown up, be able to feel that pressure and be OK with it.

''And let's face it, it's not neuroscience!''

Despite the importance of the part, 'Take Shelter' star Michael confesses he is not a fan of comic books - the medium by which Superman was originally portrayed.

He said: ''I can't read comic books. They don't make any sense to me. I find they're very hard to follow. I'm never sure which panel to look at, and then I get confused.''