Many people have been to the cinema, got comfy in their seat and sat back to enjoy the film only to drop off for some sleep. A-list actors have such “normal” problems too, even Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals) has admitted to doing so recently on a plane trip. Guess which film caused him to doze? Something he was actually in. Kind of.
Yep, it was Zack Snyder’s disappointing summer blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that caused General Zod to turn into General Nod on a recent international flight.
Speaking to Fandango, who asked him about his thoughts on the recent superhero match-up, Shannon was rather candid, saying:
“People ask me about this all the time. Okay, I’ll tell you the god’s honest truth. Zack [Snyder] is gonna kill me for this – he’s gonna kill me. I watched it once and I fell asleep,” he admitted. “I know, I know… I was on an international flight and I was tired… I shouldn’t have been watching it on a plane!”
While it doesn’t seem that Shannon nodded off due to the quality of the film, such a story will do little to clear the air of negativity surrounding the film and by extension the air of hesitancy surrounding Snyder’s Justice League.
Whether Shannon will ever see the whole film remains to be seen but the actor did speak of his fondness for 2013’s Man of Steel and why he signed on for it. He added: “When I did Man of Steel I thought the story was interesting; I thought it was relevant. It was about a civilization that destroys the planet they live on and goes looking for another one. Ring any bells? That’s why I did it. I didn’t do it because I felt I needed a big comic book franchise – I honestly thought it was a beautiful story,”