Star Wars: The Flash Actor Michael Shannon Says Luke Skywalker is 'Boring'

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Michael Shannon has already proven that he is one actor who doesn't mince words during interviews. So it's no surprise that The Flash actor got real when talking about his favorite Star Wars characters. Interestingly, Shannon says that the most famous Jedi, Luke Skywalker, is actually "boring."

Michael Shannon Discusses Star Wars Characters and Mildly Shades Luke Skywalker

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The Bullet Train star is currently promoting The Flash. In an interview with Collider, Michael Shannon revealed he didn't view the General Zod action figure as himself before discussing the action figures he collected as a child.

"For me, I had the Star Wars action figures," Shannon said. "I was also into Greedo. I thought Greedo was really cool looking. My favorite color is green. Greedo, that’s where it was at."

"Hammerhead was cool, too," he added. "That one was weird. That looked like a candy bar that melted a little bit. They were like modern art."

Shannon then shared his thoughts on Luke Skywalker.

"Luke Skywalker is kind of boring," he said. "No offense, Mark Hamill. He’s handsome and gallant."

"What’s Greedo’s deal? What’s he thinking? I wanna know what he’s thinking about," Shannon concluded.

Shannon also got honest about his true feelings about the new version of General Zod who will be introduced in The Flash, comparing him to action figures.

"I'm not gonna lie, it wasn't quite satisfying for me, as an actor," Shannon said. "These multiverse movies are like somebody playing with action figures."

"It's like, 'Here's this person. Here's that person. And they're fighting!' It's not quite the in-depth character study situation that I honestly felt Man of Steel was," he added.

"Whether people think that's crazy or not, I don't even care," Shannon concluded.

The Flash is directed by Andy Muschietti and stars Ezra Miller as Barry Allen. The movie also features Sasha Calle, Ron Livingston, Maribel Verdú, Kiersey Clemons, Antje Traue, and Michael Keaton.

The film finally hit theaters on June 16, 2023.

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