Michael Shannon As Zod In The 'Superman' Reboot: What Do The Experts Think?

Earlier this week, we brought you the news that actor Michael Shannon will play Zod in Zack Snyder's upcoming reboot of the "Superman" movie franchise. Warner Bros.' casting choice for the Kryptonian villain is big news for several reasons — not only did it reveal the chief antagonist for the film, but it also put a relatively unknown actor in a well-known role for comics fans.

While there's general agreement that Shannon was a good choice for the role, the decision to feature Zod in the film has divided the larger fan community (much like it did MTV Splash Page readers). In order to get a bit more perspective on the issue, I chatted up a few experts around the industry to get their opinions on Shannon's casting, Zod's presence in the film, and all things "Superman" reboot, and find out how they compare to my own.

And there you have it!

It looks like we're also a bit divided over the decision to use Zod in the film, but one thing we all seem to agree on is that the "Man Of Steel" studio's casting process is headed in the right direction.

Many thanks to Newsarama.com editor Lucas Siegel and Erik Davis of Movies.com and Fandango for sharing their thoughts on all things "Superman" reboot.

Let us know what you think about the "Superman" casting so far in the comment section or on Twitter! You can also follow me, Splash Page editor Rick Marshall, on Twitter!