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Terence Stamp has mixed feelings about Superman reboot

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Jun 18, 2013 | 5:26am EDT

Original Superman villain Terence Stamp has mixed feelings about new blockbuster Man Of Steel, branding the recent spate of superhero remakes "sad" but also "a great compliment". The British acting icon, who played the evil General Zod in the 1978 and 1980 Superman films, believes the movies he shot with director Richard Donner set the standard for Hollywood's big screen superheroes. He tells the New York Post's gossip column Page Six, "I'm kind of ambivalent about it (Man of Steel), that it's being made at all really. I think the movies that Donner shot... they were the benchmark for every one of those comic-book movies that were made afterwards. "So, in a way, it's sad, although it's a great compliment they're being made... I have my doubts that this new one... I'm sure it's bigger and better and louder, but I'll be amazed if it has the same kind of ironic humour." However, Stamp insists he fully supports the new Zod, Michael Shannon, adding, "I wish that guy the best of luck."

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