Rumor of the Day: Get ready for a Kryptonian war in Man of Steel

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Dec 17, 2012

We're still waiting for a substantial glimpse at the plot of Zack Snyder's super-reboot Man of Steel, so in the meantime we've got plenty of room for rumors and speculation on just what the flick's about. We know it will revisit Superman's origins on planet Krypton, but will it go further and take us into the midst of a Kryptonian war?

This rumor comes courtesy of Comic Book Movie, which claims it has sources who say a "good portion" of the flick will be set on a "war torn Krypton."

We don't know what a "good portion" means exactly, nor do we know where scenes from Superman's birthplace will fit exactly in the final plot, but we do know Snyder has set up a pair of heavyweights to play major Kryptonian roles. He's got Russell Crowe as Superman's father Jor-El, and Michael Shannon as the legendary Kryptonian criminal General Zod. Shannon confirmed a while ago that he'll be facing off with Superman's dad, but could it be more than just a one-on-one brawl? Could the Jor-El vs. Zod face-off consume the whole planet?

That seems like a fair extension of this rumor, but it still leaves the question of where it all fits in the final film. Will Zod's Kryptonian rampage take place before Superman's birth, or during it? Will he still be ravaging the planet when little Kal-El is placed in his lifeboat and sent to the people of Earth, Moses-style? We don't know, but the alien portion of this superhero epic is definitely shaping up to be something interesting.

What do you think? Should Snyder take his time with the Kryptonian chapters of Man of Steel, or does Superman need to get his cape on faster?

(Via Comic Book Movie)

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