#1 Posted by Onemoreposter (4047 posts) - - Show Bio

Snyder has made a big point to distance this Superman movie from previous incarnations foregoing things like the iconic Superman theme music. However, I feel like it would be a mistake to leave out Zod telling Superman to kneel at some point in the film. I feel like it would be a serious stand up and cheer moment. What does everything think? Will we get a little fan service from Snyder or will he leave it out in order to distance his film from previous versions.

#2 Edited by noj (1084 posts) - - Show Bio

We HAVE to get a Kneel before Zod moment! Its pretty much Zod's defining moment in the movie and has been seen throughout every medium hes been in since. It would also be crazy awesome hearing Michael Shannon deliver the line since hes an awesome actor.

#3 Edited by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio

Michael Shannon said no to this. BUT remember TDKR with Talia? So...yeah...who knows.

And Michael Shannon's Zod got his line in ''I WILL FIND HIM''

#4 Posted by The Stegman (24333 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope so, that way he can show Loki how to PROPERLY get someone to kneel before him.

#5 Edited by DH69 (4258 posts) - - Show Bio

Why bother its one of the most overblown overused cliches when it comes to the character, if they want this movie to be successful they gotta throw all that chessy garbage away, it may alienate the fans but it'd help to be taken more seriously, and if people actually want the DC to pull off the impossible and make a Justive league movie thats just want they need to do, have people take it seriously.

#6 Edited by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

I really hope so, in all honesty.

#7 Posted by Press Oblivion (1643 posts) - - Show Bio

@veshark said:

I really hope so, in all honesty.

Yeah . . . me too! :D

#8 Posted by Ms. Omega (4469 posts) - - Show Bio

He had better say it.

#9 Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg (2243 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought they confirmed he doesn't say it the movie?

#10 Posted by LaserLambert (636 posts) - - Show Bio

He doesn't say it, and he doesn't need to.

#11 Posted by PCN24454 (454 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe he won't say "Kneel before Zod."

He'll probably just say "Kneel" or "Kneel before me". Maybe even "Bow down before me."

Unless Snyder is changing the focus of his character.

#12 Posted by Press Oblivion (1643 posts) - - Show Bio
#13 Posted by w0nd (3387 posts) - - Show Bio

i wouldnt mind if they dont...i mean i have seen him say it over and over in the comics...and fail time and time again. i respect this movie being it's own thing

#14 Posted by UltimateSMfan (1416 posts) - - Show Bio

No,he won't tell Kal to kneel before him.....He'll Make him.

#15 Edited by Yung ANcient One (4799 posts) - - Show Bio

No,he won't tell Kal to kneel before him.....He'll Make him.

ahahahahahahaha

but seriously

He better say that $#!%

either way I'll be waiting for him to say it.

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#16 Posted by UltimateSMfan (1416 posts) - - Show Bio

@yung_ancient_one: i don't think he'll say it. If he does that'll be awesome but see, the mainstream audience are oblivious and if he says it they'll think its ripped off from avengers. when in reality loki stole that line from Zod.

#17 Posted by Yung ANcient One (4799 posts) - - Show Bio

@ultimatesmfan:

I only want him to say it because my friend showed me this song where the artists sings

"kneel before Zod"

and I laughed. My friend asked what was so funny and I explained who he was. Now because of that song, I want Zod to say it again in this movie. I'm weird like that.

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#18 Posted by guttridgeb (4832 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope so. Not necessarily "kneel before Zod" but at least a variant on it.

#19 Posted by Aiden Cross (15569 posts) - - Show Bio

It would be awesome if he did. Like Star Trek did with their lines, it worked well even for non fans :)

#20 Posted by Z3RO180 (6533 posts) - - Show Bio

He will...won't he :'I

#21 Edited by Press Oblivion (1643 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh the sadness . . . At least we'll always have . . . I WILL FIND HIM! . . . . it's not as compelling and not as powerful . . . . but we'll always have it.

#22 Posted by Dernman (15074 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think the actor playing Zod can pull it off with good enough impact. They might have one of his people say it for him and avoid it.

#23 Posted by Press Oblivion (1643 posts) - - Show Bio

That's a good point, he does have a softer less regal voice than the original Zod.

#24 Edited by EnigmaLantern (763 posts) - - Show Bio

It would almost be expected to happen, one way or another.

#25 Edited by SmashBrawler (5731 posts) - - Show Bio

Man, I hope so. If he doesn't say it the movie can still be great, but if he does... then the film goes to a whole other level. That's the difference between "great" and "awesome".

#26 Posted by Saren (25671 posts) - - Show Bio

Probable.

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#27 Edited by THEOCITYLEGEND (1208 posts) - - Show Bio

I really hope he does. Zod is one of my favorite villains and it would really suck if he did not say his classic line!

#28 Posted by Onemoreposter (4047 posts) - - Show Bio

@sandman_ said:

Michael Shannon said no to this. BUT remember TDKR with Talia? So...yeah...who knows.

And Michael Shannon's Zod got his line in ''I WILL FIND HIM''

"I WILL FIND HIM" is no "KNEEL"

#29 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (7828 posts) - - Show Bio

In the original trailer there's a part where Supes is kneeling. Dunno to what though.

#30 Posted by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio

@sandman_ said:

Michael Shannon said no to this. BUT remember TDKR with Talia? So...yeah...who knows.

And Michael Shannon's Zod got his line in ''I WILL FIND HIM''

"I WILL FIND HIM" is no "KNEEL"

Maybe not, but it'll probably set Michael Shannon's Zod apart from Terrence Stamp's Zod. We'll probably get ''KNEEL'' or something like that.

#31 Posted by TDK_1997 (14891 posts) - - Show Bio

Probably.

#32 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4728 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope not. On that note, people who cheer and clap in theaters are just forcing a reaction. It's a social sickness.

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#33 Posted by Press Oblivion (1643 posts) - - Show Bio

More importantly, will he call Superman a bitch?

#34 Posted by TeamUnitedNerds (402 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope not. It'll take away from the movie itself just to cash in on nostalgia. Michael Shannon will certainly have some meme-worthy line in the movie though, I'm sure of it