Michael Shannon, who beforehand was “a little confused” to return as Common Zod in The Flash, says he “wasn’t satisfied” together with his character’s arc within the upcoming film.

“Yeah. I’m not gonna lie, it wasn’t quite satisfying for me, as an actor,” Shannon informed Collider in a brand new interview.

“These multiverse movies are like somebody playing with action figures,” Shannon added. “It’s like, ‘Here’s this person. Here’s that person. And they’re fighting!’ It’s not quite the in-depth character study situation that I honestly felt Man of Steel was. Whether people think that’s crazy or not, I don’t even care. I really felt like Man of Steel was actually a pretty sophisticated story. I feel like The Flash is too, but it’s not Zod’s story. I’m basically there to present a challenge.

In the same interview, Shannon also talked about getting his own action figure.

It’s pretty crazy,” Shannon mentioned. I didn’t ever assume I’d be an motion determine. I by no means imagined that for myself. I can’t take all of the credit score as a result of the motion determine isn’t me. It’s Common Zod. That will be bizarre, if I truly had my very own Michael Shannon motion determine.

Shannon was additionally very complimentary concerning the efficiency of his co-star Ezra Miller.

“Honestly, to me, it’s all about Ezra [Miller],” Shannon mentioned. “I just think Ezra is a fascinating performer and actor. I can’t wait to see this performance. It’s a huge challenge. I don’t wanna give anything away, but what Ezra has to do in this movie is pretty crazy, and I think [they’re] up for the task. I know a lot of times, with movies like this, people are excited about the big set pieces or the effects, but for me, it’s always about performance. I don’t care whether it’s an Ingmar Bergman film or the Avengers. It’s always about performance.”

The Flash is a highly-anticipated superhero film primarily based on the DC Comics character of the identical identify, starring Ezra Miller because the titular character. The film marks Miller’s fifth outing as The Flash on the massive display screen, following the actor’s appearances in Batman v Superman: Daybreak of JusticeSuicide SquadJustice League and the Peacemaker collection on HBO Max.

Warner Bros. Discovery already has a script for a possible sequel to The Flash, written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, the person behind the 2 Aquaman motion pictures starring Jason Momoa. Nonetheless, James Gunn and Peter Safran didn’t focus on the Flash sequel throughout their DC Universe presentation.

Who else is connected to the Flash film?

Directed by Andy Muschietti from a script written by Birds of Prey scribe Christina Hodson, The Flash is impressed by the Flashpoint comedian e book storyline, which adopted Barry Allen as he navigated an altered DC Universe. Written by Geoff Johns and penciled by Andy Kuber, Flashpoint radically altered the standing of the DC Comics universe and led to the launch of the New 52 titles.

Along with Ezra Miller, The Flash additionally options Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck as two separate variations of Batman, Ron Livingston as Henry Allen, Maribel Verdú as Nora Allen, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Michael Shannon as Common Zod, Antje Traue as Faora-Ul and Sasha Calle as Supergirl. Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Rudy Mancuso and Luke Brandon Discipline are additionally on board in undisclosed roles.

The Flash hits theaters this Friday on June 16.