Michael Shannon really doesn't care about who would win in a fight between Batman and Superman.
*Spoilers for the end of Man of Steel ahead*
While thousands of fans have debated whether Batman or Superman would win in a fight over the years, Shannon is one person who couldn't care less. The actor, who plays General Zod in Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, had a humorously blunt response when asked the big question by Vulture recently.
"I'm so utterly unconcerned with the outcome of that fight. So profoundly, utterly unconcerned. I can't even come up with a fake answer," he admitted. "I guess I have to root for Superman because he killed me, so I would hope that he would continue his killing spree and become like a serial killer Superman. That's a new take on Superman. We'd all be in a heap of trouble if Superman was a serial killer. He could just wipe us all out. But then he'd be lonely."
When Vulture proposed that Superman is already lonely, Shannon responded, "Well, we're all lonely."
Beyond Shannon's quippy response is some kernel of truth regarding director Zack Snyder's take on Superman and the whole DC Cinematic Universe. When presented in Man of Steel, Superman (played by Henry Cavill) is shown to be a conflicted superhero, whose rage is not able to be contained by the end of the movie.
In an ending that's been talked about since the movie came out in 2013, Superman winds up killing General Zod and destroys the entire city of Metropolis in the process. It's a controversial decision that flies in the face of Superman's unwritten policy of not killing people. Similarly, Batman (played by Ben Affleck) is shown killing people in Batman v Superman and while Batman has a more lenient comic book history when it comes to killing people, it's definitely a unique take to have both superheroes play fast and loose with various human lives.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is currently available to watch in theaters.