‘Man of Steel’ Hurt General Zod Feelings

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bill-swift - June 20, 2013

Did you ever wonder what it feels like for an actor when studio bigwigs decide to do a reboot that involves re-imagining their iconic roles?

Yeah, I bet it stings. Actually, I know for a fact it stings, because the actors themselves have said so. When Christopher Nolan remade the Joker, Jack Nicholson let it be known that he was annoyed that they didn't ask his advice. And now Terrance Stamp, the original General Zod in the Superman of Richard Donner, has voiced his unhappiness with that character's reboot in Man of Steel.

Oh, he wasn't really mad about the whole thing per se. He was just sad that his own work wasn't considered timeless and untouchable.

Here's what he had to say to Entertainment Weekly Radio:

When I heard they were remaking it...I was kind of sad in a way, because it was the benchmark for all of these comic book movies. There's never been anything quite as good as those Dick Donner movies. And since then, big movies have become computer generated. They've become unemotional, and so I was sad. I thought it would be diluted, in other words. And that it would be a personal dilution because it was such an incredible moment for come back and play my first comic book villain.

Awe, Terry, I feel for you, buddy. But don't take it personally. Hollywood studio execs would (and probably do) sell out their own families to make a buck. It doesn't reflect poorly on you.

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