Stamp played the Superman villain in two installments in 1978 and 1980
Michael Shannon brought new depths to General Zod in Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” but, as The Hollywood Reporter puts it, the original Zod, Terence Stamp, may have just earned a new degree in coolness.The actor, who played the evil Kryptonian in “Superman” (1978) and “Superman II” (1980), was getting ready for a press call when he decided he had to visit the restroom first.
As he was washing his hands, about 10 or 12 men started talking about “Man of Steel,” which is now out in theaters.
While one claimed the movie pushed the limit of credibility with the action scenes, another argued that it was perhaps a bit too “loud.”
“Then the guy down at the other end, who was only a little guy, said, ‘Yeah, yeah!’ And he said, ‘It really wasn't as good as the first one, was it?’ And I just couldn't resist, and I said, ‘You're a very discerning man.’ And as soon as they heard the voice they said, [screaming in shock] ‘Oh my God! It's General Zod!’ I swear to God, it just happened!” Stamp tells THR.
Above is the classic “Make Way for General Zod” scene. Enjoy.