Michael Shannon Fell Asleep Watching ‘Batman V Superman’

batman-v-superman-zodOne of the biggest superhero films of 2016 was the Warner Bros/DC Comics film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which featured the Man of Steel and Caped Crusader going up against each other for the first time on the big screen. It also featured them along with Wonder Woman teaming up against the hell that was Doomsday, who was the result out of a mutated General Zod (Michael Shannon) who had passed away in Man of Steel.

Shannon recently did an interview with Fandango where he shared some quite surprising details on how he viewed the film. When asked, Shannon revealed that he actually fell asleep watching the film, but not because of the quality of the movie.

“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. I know, I know… I was on an international flight and I was tired….I shouldn’t have been watching it on a plane. But I never go to the movies anymore! I don’t have time to see anything. I used to go to the movies all the time when I was 20 years old and wasn’t working 10 days a week.”

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is out on Blu-Ray/DVD and purchasable through Digital Download

Source: Fandango (via The Playlist)

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.

  • trigger mike
    • Axxell

      LMAO!

      • trigger mike

        To bad he blocked me. Would you mind doing me the honor of reposting so he can see. Lmao

        • Axxell

          Oh trust me, he sees it…He’s just too arrogant to acknowledge that blocking everyone who disagrees with you is a meaningless gesture.

          • trigger mike

            Lol. I’ve still yet to watch the entire film straight through once. With out falling alseep.

      • Napi

        I get it, the Marvel Netflix stuff has the same effect on me. Their movies typically don’t lose me, which a good thing since members of Marvel’s target audience are likely to get up and start making airplane noises or begin an impromptu game of hide and go seek in the theater… or playing Minecraft in your case Allexxa HAHAHAHA

        • Axxell

          If you say so, Sammy…LOL! Must be all that overtime work you’re putting into managing multiple accounts so as to avoid looking pathetic while defending Yawn of Boredom…LMAO!

          • Napi

            Sammy? Multiple accounts? Sounds like you have A plan Marrrrquis xDxD Silly War

          • Axxell

            Sorry…It takes some effort to keep a conversation with 2 accounts at a time…

          • Napi

            I think it is, how do you do managing Marquis de Sade, Allexx, Carl, Rob and the many to come? Now it’s clear… thats why you LEAVE xDxD

          • Axxell

            ROFL! Is that the best comeback you have; pointing the finger back at me without any evidence at all (which is less than what I can say about your multiple accounts, Sammy)?

          • Napi

            And where is your evidence, cutie? You Minecraft players are the same, real “bad, cool and hip” hackers HAHAHAHAHA

          • Axxell

            It doesn’t take a “hacker” to know a troll with multiple accounts:
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bb4cbe4e161158e676a2806a37579f43d22bd7f5e9de7cee176d036b01c83cf8.png

          • Axxell

            It doesn’t take a “hacker” to know a troll with multiple accounts: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e37ae411f0ff1205a9b6424dd9df5e2b4775572f12a67fd2e64b8d9444ee397e.png

          • Napi

            “It doesn’t take a “hacker” to know a troll with multiple accounts:”

            Oh no! You hacked me! Or… you have multiple accounts?
            No. Simple as Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V, you dumb xDxD

            HEEEEY! You left again, your always at my command :)

          • Axxell

            On the contrary…You’re the one following me on this thread…Again.

            Why aren’t you refreshing the page every second, waiting for my comments?

            😉

          • Napi

            HAHAHAHA Sure Allexxa, refresing every second, you mean every 5 hours or everyday. I got stuff to do, you already know. I’m not for your games like Minecraft or Call of Duty (Call of Duty succs btw hahahaha)

          • Axxell

            Sure thing, Nopeen… LOL! I love how you mock me because I don’t answer within 10 minutes, but you leave for 6 hours and wanna pretend you have a life… Ha-ha!

          • Napi

            So do I, you by the other hand…. I’m glad you are showing your true colors, Marrrquis! The M of Marquis from M-ultiaccount? Or M-inecraft! xDxD

          • Axxell

            ROFLMAO! Riiight….Sorry, you don’t have the deductive mental dexterity to tell when someone is using multiple accounts.

            Swing and a miss! Hahahahahaaa!!!

          • Napi

            Take it easy George Zimmerman

          • Axxell

            LOL! Already ran out of comebacks? You need to take some writing classes so when you do talk out of your @ss, at least your insults are in context…

          • Napi
          • Axxell

            Let’s see how long it takes you to get tired of posting pictures in an effort to appear creative….

          • Napi

            Let’s see how long you can take before you start a school shooting, you psycho

          • Axxell

            Wow…I seriously messed up your brain…LOL!

          • Napi

            Nope, you are the one who has the brain damage that’s why im telling you to do not start a school shooting only because some kid tells you the truth that DC is better than Marvel or that Minecraft, Call of Duty and the exoskeletons succs xDxD

          • Axxell

            You mean the fantasy about the DCCU having a higher rating average than MCU movies?

            Why would I be upset at that? LOL!

          • Napi

            It’s amazing how much spare time you got to constantly answering my comments and writing nonsense in this site. I’ll tell you parents to sign you on an extracurricular activity, or at least ground you for playing Call of Duty all night long and don’t let your family rest with your shouts and cries xDxD

          • Axxell

            Says the guy who spent a month on a useless effort to stalk me out…

          • SAMURAI36

            WTF are they on about now?

          • Marquis DC Sade

            I’m not Napi or Sammy, try harder.

          • Axxell

            When did I ever say YOU were?

            😉

  • SAMURAI36

    So, because he was on a plane, and fell asleep to the film, means…. What, exactly?

    I’ve fallen asleep on planes watching some of my fave films before.

    • Axxell

      LOL! Sure, Sammy…The first time he watches his own movie and it puts him to sleep.

      Great job, Snyder…

      • Napi

        HAHAHAHAHA Own movie riiiight, you mean the dolls movie… Get the info right before you start to boo Allexxa! Or before you start to LEAVE? xDxD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTuEufj25Gg

        • Axxell

          Yeah…it’s not like he gets any credits or anything for being there, right?

          Oh Sammy…Hahahahaaa! Your poor brain is melting now that Jeremy Irons admitted the movie sucked, and Shannon himself had to come clean about being put to sleep by it, like the rest of the audience did…LMAO!

          • Marquis DC Sade

            Then why is it one of the top selling Blu-rays of 2016 so far? It was number one on the charts all summer and was still in the top twenty as of last week. Why would all of these people want to own a terrible film on home video?

          • Axxell

            Because it has Batman and Superman on the title.

          • Marquis DC Sade

            You mean DC characters are iconic? I had no idea. It helps, but doesn’t guarantee huge success, just look at Superman Returns and Batman & Robin. It’s a lame, cop out excuse.

          • Axxell

            Except BvS was not a “huge success” either; BvS hasn’t been in the top 20 of home video sales since Oct 2nd. It hung in the top 5 for 8 weeks and then it dropped all 20 spots in half that time.

          • Marquis DC Sade

            That’s still impressive especially when you factor in the reviews, obviously fans of the genre who already own the film were going to move on to Civil War which was released in September and now CW is quickly dropping with Suicide Squad pre-orders and Star Trek Beyond entering the charts. The film made almost 900 million worldwide, there are studio execs who would give their left testicle for those numbers. If WB didn’t manage to make money on that deal then they spent way too much and that was stupid of them.

          • Axxell

            Impressive? Yes. The billions of dollars Transformers has made is also impressive; considering how bad the movies are. When the very same actors in the movie are criticizing it, you know there’s something wrong with it; shame that it takes so long for hardcore fans to see it. At least with Batman & Robin it took the cast at least a decade to come out and admit they made a turd….

          • Marquis DC Sade

            Are we talking money or did we shift to talking about quality? Or is just whatever you think will win you an “argument”? You’re just determined to sh*t on the film like you can’t accept the fact that not everyone shares your opinion. Not every comic book film will be a masterpiece and we’re not entitled to love every movie we see. I’ve sat through several mediocre, forgettable Marvel films and I moved on. Why can’t you do the same Axxell?

          • Axxell

            Not while “certain people” on this site have the nerve to pretend all WB/DC do is a masterpiece, and that somehow it’s gonna put Marvel out of business with the DCCU…Once we can all acknowledge where DC and Marvel stand, THEN we can talk about the merits of each.

          • Marquis DC Sade

            The “certain people” you are referring to are trolls, you behaving just like them doesn’t help, it just leads to endless bickering that goes nowhere. Reasonable DC fans like myself don’t view this as a competition, I want to see DC and Marvel succeed. It just so happens that there are more Marvel trolls out there, MCU bandwagon jumpers pretending to be comic fans. You can’t blame DC fans for being defensive when they are constantly under attack, we as fans of DC or Marvel are all passionate and we are all a little biased.

          • Axxell

            The reason DC hardcores think they’re constantly under attack is because WB/DC has made several missteps…way more than Marvel has made (and they HAVE made mistakes). That doesn’t mean they’re “under attack”. If you can’t acknowledge that, it’s because you think too high of DC. A reasonable fan would acknowledge any company’s mistakes, no matter how much of a fan they are.

          • Marquis DC Sade

            Not liking a DC film is not the same as actively trolling DC related articles across the net which is what many Marvel fan boys do out of arrogance because when all else fails they can throw a Rotten Tomatoes score is someone’s face. I acknowledge the issues with DC’s films, and WB has as well. I also have the right to enjoy a film even if it isn’t perfect. The issue is ‘”certain people” rooting for DC to fail and taking pleasure in it.

          • Axxell

            As a Marvel fan (because I’m not gonna pretend to be a DC fan just to appear neutral) I honestly don’t care how they do. If they do well, I’ll enjoy their movies; if not, it’s no water off my back, as long as I can enjoy Marvel movies.

            All I know is that even before Marvel started making their own movies, DC fans have always used the previous century’s worth of movies to throw it on Marvel fans’ face about DC being superior because Marvel couldn’t finance their own films. And as soon as Marvel announced their cinematic universe, it was branded as a failure by those same fanboys. And when Marvel succeeded, and DC followed suit with their own cinematic universe, they spent all of 3 years talking about how BvS was going to demolish the Avengers franchise because it featured “the most popular characters in comic book history”…

            So forgive me if I indulge in a little trash talking when they STILL come after all that and try to spin reality in denial, acting like DC has never done wrong…I’ll gladly discuss the problems DC has without rubbing it on anyone’s face, UNLESS you’re a known troll, in which case I WILL.

          • Marquis DC Sade

            I think there are real fans and people who jump on the bandwagon of the winning team, and I know that there’s DC fans who would be just as bad if the situation were reversed. I just don’t like the Marvel fans who act like it’s “tough love” when they really don’t care about DC at all and just want to post “sad Ben Affleck” memes. At the end of the day it’s all trivial and pointless, just enjoy what you enjoy and let other people do the same. I guess that’s too much to ask for on the internet though lol.

          • Axxell

            Agreed.

        • SAMURAI36

          LMAO, what are these idiots talking about now???

    • Matias Gagliardone

      Well in my opinion it’s not a big deal since airplanes have that effect at least on me. But I hate to think that if the same circunstances were applied to a Marvel actor watching a Marvel film you would be saying similar things to every DCEU hater here

      • SAMURAI36

        Eh, probably not. But Marvel isn’t the center of negativity like DC is. That is the point of articles like this, after all. Matter of fact, I’d like to think that if this was a Marvel actor & Marvel movie, it probably wouldn’t have been reported.

        • Matias Gagliardone

          I do agree that DC receives too much negativity I really hope the Marvel vs DC fanboy war ends sometime soon but I just don’t see that happening

          • SAMURAI36

            I agree, especially when the “media” (aka, biased fanboy bloggers) write articles like this one, to continue fanning the flames.

          • Matias Gagliardone

            Yep and sadly most don’t realize what a great time we live in for comic book fans they just hate on everything

  • Rob

    I hear BvS is better than Ambien for international flights.

    • Axxell

      Pure Nyquil. LOL!

  • trigger mike

    Funny thing is he has had multiple flights since to finish it and I’m sure he’s had chances to do so outside of being on a plane. But has chosen not to. Lmao

  • Marquis DC Sade

    I get it, the Marvel Netflix stuff has the same effect on me. Their movies typically don’t lose me, which a good thing since members of their target audience are likely to get up and start making airplane noises or begin an impromptu game of hide and go seek in the theater.

  • Carl

    It is a dull movie. Great for a lullaby.

  • trigger mike
  • Brownstones19

    to be fair, while i like bvs it’s a movie that kind makes you work to pay attention