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Viral 'Man of Steel' Video From General Zod

The villain issues a stern warning to Kal-El and the citizens of Earth.

Well, it looks like we potentially know why Superman goes willingly in handcuffs. The viral campaign for Man of Steel has begun and the official Facebook page released a video message from General Zod the other day. Titled "You Are Not Alone," Zod demands for Earth to hand over the Kryptonian... or face severe consequences.

As for the handcuffs, it seems fair to assume Kal resists at first, but then Zod lives up to his threat and Superman feels like he has no other choice but to be handed over. What do you think, Viners? Personally, this film is soaking most of my hype when it comes to comic book movies.

Man of Steel will fly into theaters June 14th.

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Edited by AjO16

Holy Moly, That was cool.

Posted by Z3RO180

Ok now that was pretty cool

Edited by saoakden

That looks like it could be in a horror film or something. Still excited to see the movie.

Posted by BlueLantern1995

@ajo16 said:

Holy Moly, That was cool.

@z3ro180 said:

Ok now that was pretty cool

Agreed. The other stuff didn't get me hooked...this has. Can't wait to see it now.

Edited by Press Oblivion

On the contrary, I thought that was pretty lame.

My name is General Zod?

I would have preferred more alien rhetoric in regards to the 24 hour time period demanded of Superman's surrender.

Edited by The Stegman

Looks legit to me.

Posted by phillywonka

That was cold as hell!!!!!

Posted by FlashDamn

MAN OF STEEL WILL Stomp,Squash,Smash,Bash,Slam,Destroy,Pummel,Defeat, Annihilate,End,Erase,Wipe Out Of Existence,Impair,Kill,Vaporize,Ruin,Shatter,Slay, Suppress,Wreck,Devastate,Break,Mash,Squeeze,Beat,K.O,Overpower,Conquer,Wash Out,Extinguish,Demolish,Eliminate,Eradicate,Vanquish,Ravage,Exterminate,and Finish Off

IRON MAN 3.

Agree or not

Posted by StMichalofWilson

Oh. My. Zod!

Posted by Bokkie
Edited by Kal'smahboi

So not only did Zod give a 24 hour deadline for his ultimatum in the video, but there's a website here that show's a Kryptonese countdown ending at about 8:15pm EDT. There's lots more coming folks!

@z3ro180, thought you'd be particularly interested :)

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

MAN OF STEEL WILL Stomp,Squash,Smash,Bash,Slam,Destroy,Pummel,Defeat, Annihilate,End,Erase,Wipe Out Of Existence,Impair,Kill,Vaporize,Ruin,Shatter,Slay, Suppress,Wreck,Devastate,Break,Mash,Squeeze,Beat,K.O,Overpower,Conquer,Wash Out,Extinguish,Demolish,Eliminate,Eradicate,Vanquish,Ravage,Exterminate,and Finish Off

IRON MAN 3.

Agree or not

Why you gotta compare? Just enjoy both!

Posted by fartvader

I think I would have preffered if Zod used Kryptonian time instead of Earth time. It's not like there are 24 hours a day in Krypton too, right?

Edited by Mbecks14

That preview image of Superman for this article looks awesome! Where's that from? I'm glad they're building up buzz around this film! But I'm not sure if I'm more nervous or more excited.

MAN OF STEEL WILL Stomp,Squash,Smash,Bash,Slam,Destroy,Pummel,Defeat, Annihilate,End,Erase,Wipe Out Of Existence,Impair,Kill,Vaporize,Ruin,Shatter,Slay, Suppress,Wreck,Devastate,Break,Mash,Squeeze,Beat,K.O,Overpower,Conquer,Wash Out,Extinguish,Demolish,Eliminate,Eradicate,Vanquish,Ravage,Exterminate,and Finish Off

IRON MAN 3.

Agree or not

Hard to say. While Superman is one of my favorite characters and I'll probably go to see it multiple times in theaters, Iron Man 3 is part of a trilogy plus the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so a lot of people are probably planning on seeing it. But then again Superman is THE superhero and one of if not the most widely recognized symbol on the planet. Personally I do hope he beats Iron Man 3, but it's hard to predict. And as someone else said, I'll just enjoy both.

Posted by kriminal

@flashdamn: somebody is a dc fan. the fact that superman is an origin story hurts its chances of being better. not impossible but the first movie can be slow which is good for the 2nd and 3rd movies as long as the character isnt ruined

Posted by Jonny_Rogers

Did this trailer make anyone want to re-watch Superman II, or is it just me?

Edited by Jonny_Rogers

I know that a lot of people are annoyed that they are using Zod, but if this teaser's not evidence that they are trying to move past the stigma created by the original Superman series, I don't know what is.

We will KNEEL BEFORE NOLAN and GOYER and SNYDER.

Edited by jamesisaacs

Zod should have had the same accent as smallville Zod!!

Edited by Lvenger

A tad crackly but still very teaser worthy. I'm looking forward to any more content they release.

So not only did Zod give a 24 hour deadline for his ultimatum in the video, but there's a website here that show's a Kryptonese countdown ending at about 8:15pm EDT. There's lots more coming folks!

A Kryptonian countdown? If only I knew how to read Kryptonian :P

Posted by Kal'smahboi
@lvenger said:

A tad crackly but still very teaser worthy. I'm looking forward to any more content they release.

@kal_smahboi said:

So not only did Zod give a 24 hour deadline for his ultimatum in the video, but there's a website here that show's a Kryptonese countdown ending at about 8:15pm EDT. There's lots more coming folks!

A Kryptonian countdown? If only I knew how to read Kryptonian :P

Sorry, good point. Here's the site to decode the countdown! www.dsrwproject.com It should end Tuesday around 8:15pm EDT :)

Posted by Lvenger

@lvenger said:

A tad crackly but still very teaser worthy. I'm looking forward to any more content they release.

@kal_smahboi said:

So not only did Zod give a 24 hour deadline for his ultimatum in the video, but there's a website here that show's a Kryptonese countdown ending at about 8:15pm EDT. There's lots more coming folks!

A Kryptonian countdown? If only I knew how to read Kryptonian :P

Sorry, good point. Here's the site to decode the countdown! www.dsrwproject.com It should end Tuesday around 8:15pm EDT :)

Hey it's not your fault. If anything the onus is on me not knowing Kryptonian. And I call myself a Superman fan :P

Posted by Kal'smahboi

@lvenger: Yes! How dare you not be fluent in the fictional language that they made up for a movie! How DARE you, sir!

Posted by Lvenger

@lvenger: Yes! How dare you not be fluent in the fictional language that they made up for a movie! How DARE you, sir!

It's a crime many others will commit it would seem :P

Edited by Mucklefluga

Comic Book film of the year? I trust Snyder to make Superman awesome again!

Posted by GodDamnIronMan

MAN OF STEEL WILL Stomp,Squash,Smash,Bash,Slam,Destroy,Pummel,Defeat, Annihilate,End,Erase,Wipe Out Of Existence,Impair,Kill,Vaporize,Ruin,Shatter,Slay, Suppress,Wreck,Devastate,Break,Mash,Squeeze,Beat,K.O,Overpower,Conquer,Wash Out,Extinguish,Demolish,Eliminate,Eradicate,Vanquish,Ravage,Exterminate,and Finish Off

IRON MAN 3.

Agree or not

Absolutely Not...

I like both film, and can't wait to watch them on Cinema. I think Iron Man 3 will be EPIC, and MOS will be the best Superman Origin Movie ever...But if you're to start a fight, I recommend you not to do so, cuz we are more mature than that Bro...

No Hard feelings, be Nice :)

Posted by mcbean

Pretty cool....NOW KNEEL BEFORE ZOD

Posted by mcbean
Edited by Oscars94

Finally a Modern Superman movie where he fights someone on his level. Zod vs Superman will be epic!

Posted by Black_Claw

A new generation had better prepare to Kneel.

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Posted by AllStarSuperman

@kriminal said:

@flashdamn: somebody is a dc fan. the fact that superman is an origin story hurts its chances of being better. not impossible but the first movie can be slow which is good for the 2nd and 3rd movies as long as the character isnt ruined

I don't think what he said automatically makes him a DC fanboy. But he likes superman more than Ironman. Actually Superman's Origin is one of his best stories so I say the movie will be great. I don't even mind if its slow. I just want an awesome ending fightscene. backwards to most people though, I like batman begins the best out of that trilogy.

Zod should have had the same accent as smallville Zod!!

I am a huge smallville fan and I disagree with this. I hated how zod was such a little man to clark. clark was so much bigger than Zod.

Posted by Shadowmyst

now this is a teaser video

Edited by ThatGuyWithHeadPhones

...I can dig it

Posted by ccraft

MAN OF STEEL WILL Stomp,Squash,Smash,Bash,Slam,Destroy,Pummel,Defeat, Annihilate,End,Erase,Wipe Out Of Existence,Impair,Kill,Vaporize,Ruin,Shatter,Slay, Suppress,Wreck,Devastate,Break,Mash,Squeeze,Beat,K.O,Overpower,Conquer,Wash Out,Extinguish,Demolish,Eliminate,Eradicate,Vanquish,Ravage,Exterminate,and Finish Off

IRON MAN 3.

Agree or not

Agreed!

Edited by Barkley

@fartvader: how would earth people know kryptonian time?....you don't go to mexico and threaten a man in English he wont understand you

Posted by TeamUnitedNerds

Are we sure this is Zod? His voice reminds me more of Brainiac

Posted by flazam

That was cool

Posted by Jonny_Rogers

@teamunitednerds: I love your thinking, but he does say, "my name is General Zod". I wouldn't be surprised if they do tease the idea of other intergalactic villains, and Brainiac seems to be the next natural step in the franchise.

Posted by The_Vein

What's the writing on the bottom? Is it Kryptonian?

Edited by Smart_Dork_Dude

OH YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KNEEL!!!!!!!!

Posted by dondave

He needs a better camera

Still, Cool Video

Posted by theTimeStreamer

man that was lame. it screams: 'i want to be like heath ledger's cool joker video in the dark knight. please think of me as cool.' man of steel is trying too hard. i'm edgy, i'm dark, i'm using promotional material that 8 year old would laugh his a$$ off at. just be a good superman movie.

Posted by KZR

This is the film I'm the most excited to see. No doubt Iron Man 3 will be good but it's been promoted so much that I'm not as excited as I was last year. Mystery= Curiosity = Excitement

Edited by theTimeStreamer

@flashdamn: myeah..... good luck with that. you are way too hyped bro. tone it down or will be severely disappointed.

Posted by The Average Bear

THE EXCITEMENT IS REAL

Edited by Perfect 10

cool idea awful execution. his tone and the voice itself is too "soft", not zod at all. it wasnt menacing at all. you are demanding a nation to give someone up but you talk like you ordering a milkshake. doesnt work

Posted by yo_yo_fun

Okay...that was awesome!

This movie is "soaking most of my hype" as well:)

Posted by Press Oblivion

cool idea awful execution. his tone and the voice itself is too "soft", not zod at all. it wasnt menacing at all. you are demanding a nation to give someone up but you talk like you ordering a milkshake. doesnt work

agreed.

Generals don't introduce themselves in the fashion of "My name is (First Name) General, (Last Name) Zod" what is that? You say "I am General Zod!" or "I am Zod, General of the Blah blah blah." . . . This feels like an after thought not something well planned to heighten the experience.

Posted by Nightwing4

Comic Book film of the year? I trust Snyder to make Superman awesome again!

Hopefully both Zack and Scott Snyder can make Superman awesome again. On the screen and on the pages.

Posted by sagejonathan

This will be the best movie of 2013.

Posted by cameron83

This looks unimpressive.

And for that other guy,absolutely not.Man of Steel will not be as successful as you think,you're getting FAR too hyped for it and think that it will be that popular,it will not be.

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