According to Shannon's tale, he wore "wax flippers" on his fingers to play "Batman v Superman's" altered version of General Zod, his "Man of Steel" character that died in that film's climax. But, as Shannon recently told the Daily Beast, all that was a lie!
"Somebody was asking me about this in New York and I made up some ridiculous bullshit answer about how my character Zod has flippers, and this went viral on the Internet or something and people have been asking me about that," said Shannon. "That is so obviously a complete bullshit story, right? But people took it seriously."
Shannon also clarified his role in "Batman v Superman," saying that he was surprised to learn that his character's corpse can be seen in the new movie's trailer. "I wasn't there," said Shannon. "It's a really awkward situation-I'm in the trailer for a movie that I didn't work on."
But Shannon does have a role in "BvS," he revealed, somewhat similar to Russell Crowe's Jor-El continued to make posthumous appearances in "Man of Steel" despite dying in the first act. "The thing about the whole Krypton universe, apparently, is that even when you destroy them, there are ghosts," Shannon said. "The first [film], Jor-El is there even though he's been dead for lord knows how long... I went over and did some voice-over stuff because it's like that ghost thing. But I don't know if I'm supposed to say that. I get very nervous."
There have been rumors that Shannon's Zod would evolve into the Superman villain Doomsday in "Batman v Superman." For the conspiracy theorists out there that think Shannon could be lying about lying and Doomsday will show up in "BvS," here's this quote, where Shannon actually calls out the rumored villain by name: "Maybe they should add it, I don't know! Maybe in Part 3, Doomsday will have flipper hands. I mean, look -- nothing would make me happier than to work with [director] Zack [Snyder] again, he's hysterical and he's a lot of fun to work with."
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" opens on March 25, 2016.