Actor Michael Shannon, currently starring in the superhero film “The Flash”, recently explained why he turned down a role in the “Star Wars” saga. And he’s not tender…
Michael Shannon is not a big Star Wars fan, and that’s an understatement! Currently starring in the superheroic feature film The Flash, which sees him reprising his General Zod character, the American actor saidhaving refused a role in the famous intergalactic saga. For what ? The answer is cash!
“I’m always a little wary of these gigantic films”says Michael Shannon in. “I’m a little wary of them because they take a long time to make and because I don’t find it very stimulating to work on this kind of project.” An astonishing speech when the 48-year-old actor is therefore at this very moment in the credits of one of these big productions that he criticizes.
“I don’t want to get stuck in a franchise”continues Shannon. “I don’t find them interesting and I don’t want to be part of their growth. If I do something, I want there to be a purpose, I don’t want to do stupid entertainment. The world doesn’t need stupid entertainment. This kind of entertainment that floods us.” Disney Studios will appreciate the tackle.
Not a fan of big XXL productions, as he had already said in March, Michael Shannon is however well in the credits of The Flash since this Wednesday. A return to the superhero genre that he owes to Zack Snyder, who directed him in Man of Steel in 2013.
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