Newswire: Michael Shannon shocked everyone fell for his “General Zod has flippers” story

We recently reported that not only would Michael Shannon would be appearing in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, but that his character would have flippers for hands. It was part of a funny anecdote the actor told Vulture about getting stuck in a Porta-Potty, and being rescued by the craft services guy. Classic Shannon. Along with the rest of the known universe, we reported this totally straight-faced, because this is a Zack Snyder superhero movie, and God only knows what kind of madness might actually happen. Only it turns out Michael Shannon was fucking with us. In a new interview with The Daily Beast, the actor confesses to having made the whole thing up.

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 …

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