Spoiler Alert!!!! Batman v Superman Script?

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#1 Posted by IAmTheCrowning (241 posts) - - Show Bio

This was posted in the Batman v Superman thread on another forum I frequent.

"Someone on SHH forum posted this from another site, but didn't give the original link. The poster is often reliable. But take this with a huge grain of salt:

Three years after the Battle of Metropolis, Clark Kent is protecting the world as Superman and working as a reporter for the Daily Planet newspaper. Superman has become a controversial figure, with some blaming him for the destruction caused by General Zod and others believing him to be a hero. Lois Lane is covering the civil war on Khandaq in the Middle East, while Clark is forced to cover minor stories. He befriends Jim Olsen, a photographer who lost his legs in Zod's invasion, but doesn't blame Superman, and applied for the Daily Planet because they defend Superman, and they cover a football game between Metropolis and Gotham City in which Clark meets Victor Stone, a quarterback for the Metropolis team whose father, Dr. Silas Stone, is an robotic engineer at S.T.A.R. Labs who spearheaded a new high-tech prosthesis program which includes Jim's legs.

Bruce Wayne was in Metropolis during Zod's invasion and believes Superman to be a threat, elaborating counter-measures to disable him if necessary. He's also funding an effort to rebuild a vacant area of Gotham with new housing projects for low-income families. As Batman, he's been active for 15 years, but remains a fugitive of justice that many believe to be an urban legend. Clark has been studying the Batman's sightings despite his editor, Perry White, not seeing any potential in that story.

Lex Luthor funded Metropolis' rebuilding after Zod's invasion and has been contracted by the United States government to reverse-engineer leftover Kryptonian technology for them. Luthor believes Superman to be a threat and runs a smear campaign against him through the media vehicles he owns, and is funding the development of anti-Superman weapons, including Kryptonite, which is created through exposure to energy from the World Engine. Luthor also has collected Zod's body and harvested his DNA, using technology based on the Genesis Chamber to craft a biotechnological weapon that could fight Superman.

Senator Veronica Cale is supervising Luthor's experiments, but believes the biotechnological weapon shouldn't be deployed due to potential backlash given many still regard Superman as a hero, something Luthor seeks to rectify.

Luthor has also been monitoring other individuals with super-humans powers umbeknowst to the government, and has captured and experimented on several of them through Cadmus, a LexCorp subsidiary dedicated on genetic research. A paramilitary team under LexCorp's employ, led by his head of security Anatoly Kniazev ambushes Aquaman after luring him into a trap in a LexCorp oil rig and captures him, bringing him to Cadmus for experimentation. Luthor's activities have attracted the attention of Diana, princess of Themyscira, who is on Men's World masquerading as a wealthy humanitarian. She connects Luthor to the string of disappearances she's been been investigating and decides to pursue that lead to Metropolis.

Clark calls Lois in Khandaq, which doesn't allow Superman in their airspace. The camp is attacked by rebels and Superman springs to action to help Lois and the soldiers, in the process causing an international incident. Lois returns to Metropolis, while Cale uses the incident to convince the American Congress that Superman represents a potential political liability if they continue to harbor him. Superman is later informed by General Swanwick, one of his fiercest supporters within the government, that the Congress has ordered him to attend a summit in Washington, D.C. to discuss his place in the world. The aftermath of Superman's actions in the Middle East are observed by Bruce, Diana and Luthor.

Bruce finds out about Luthor's research on anti-Superman weapons and travels to Metropolis with Alfred Pennyworth under the pretext of meeting Luthor to discuss a partnership to rebrand Gotham's impoverished neighborhoods in order to learn more. Bruce doesn't trust Luthor with alien technology as much as he doesn't trust Superman.

Luthor promotes a fundraiser for the Metropolis Museum, the building where Zod was murdered, something which he makes sure to point out. Clark, Lois and Jim are covering the event, with Bruce, Alfred, Diana, Kniazev and Luthor's private assistant Mercy Graves in attendance. Clark interviews Bruce and questions him about the Batman, Bruce dances and flirts with Diana, who also scans Kniazev. Bruce and Luthor have a brief argument in which Bruce plants a device in Luthor's phone, so he can steal the access passwords to LexCorp Tower and infiltrate it, using a signal jammer to evade security.

Batman steals data about Luthor's projects, but an algorithm projected by Luthor adapts to the jammer and alerts security. Batman evades Kniazev and his men, but is then confronted by Superman, who believes him to a criminal. Batman refuses to surrender and, after a brief confrontation, escapes from Superman in the Batmobile. Batman sightings in Metropolis are enough for Lois and Clark to convince Perry to let them go to Gotham for a more extensive investigation. Luthor later reviews footage of Superman and Batman's encounter acquired by the government's satellites and retrieves the signal jammer Batman left behind, which gives Luthor an idea.

Superman arrives at the summit, with the entire world watching. Senator Cale accuses him of being dangerous, and Superman defends himself and explains his ideals. The Congress pushes for Superman to swear allegiance to them, including disclosing secrets of his identity and upbringing, but Superman refuses, claiming he will not become a tool of the government.

Superman hears Batman's signal jammer and feels weak. He loses control of his powers and the building is evacuated just as it explodes, injuring several people and killing General Swanwick. Senator Cale accuses Superman of being the culprint, and he is forced to escape when the military intervene. Superman is declared a public enemy, while Luthor is informed that the Kryptonite has been a success.

Clark returns to the damaged building and locates Batman's signal jammer, and becomes convinced that Batman framed him and is indirectly responsible for General Swanwick's death. Superman returns to Metropolis in search of Batman, but Bruce manages to evade him. He learns about Kryptonite from Luthor's files and steals samples from it from a LexCorp outpost stationed in the Indian Ocean where the World Engine has first activated.

Meanwhile, Diana lures Kniazev and his men into a trap and confronts them. Kniazev escapes, but Diana manages to interrogate one of his soldiers, using the Lasse of Truth to force him into revealing where the super-humans are being taken.

Batman attracts Superman to the abandoned neighborhood being rebuilt by Wayne Enterprises and fights him with an armored suit, Kryptonite-based weapons and several buildings and vehicles that have been booby-trapped with Batman's arsenal of anti-Superman weapons. The fight is vicious and ends with Superman victorious. Batman urges Superman to kill him, but Superman refuses. Batman then reveals that the fight was designed to test Superman.

When pressed for the signal jammer, Batman declares innocence, and they join forces to locate the true mastermind behind the conspiracy. Simultaneously, Diana locates the Cadmus facility in the outskirts of Metropolis and observers the experiments being conducted therein, particularly on Aquaman, and the ongoing development of the biotechnological weapon, Doomsday.

Wonder Woman infiltrates the facility and rescues Aquaman, but he leaves her behind and returns to the ocean. Luthor's men, armed with advanced weaponry, spring to action, forcing Wonder Woman to flee. Luthor later informs Cale that the Cadmus facility has been compromised, and that they only have no resort to protect their careers.

Batman leads Superman to the Batcave, where they deduce Luthor is behind everything. Diana arrives and reveals that she knows their secret and exposes Luthor's experiments at Cadmus. Superman is infuriated that Luthor has been weaponizing the technology stolen from Zod, as he still blames himself for all the damage it caused.

Superman introduces Lois to Batman and Wonder Woman and they join forces to expose Luthor. Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman attack the Cadmus facility to rescue the remaining prisoners, but are then attacked by Doomsday, who has been deployed by Luthor and Cale. Superman fights Doomsday while Wonder Woman helps the remaining prisoners to flee and Batman retrieves data from the Cadmus' servers and fights Kniazev. Meanwhile, Lois infiltrates LexCorp Tower using the signal jammer while Jimmy creates a distraction to find a way to disable Doomsday.

Doomsday marches to Metropolis, and Cale learns that Luthor has sub-programming in Doomsday to maximime collateral damage to further damage Superman's reputation. Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman battle Doomsday in Metropolis, and are joined by Aquaman, who wants to repay his debt to Wonder Woman and get revenge against Luthor. Together, the heroes manage to minimize collateral damage and avoid innocent casualties, but Doomsday is still able to adapt to their abilities and overpower them in combat.

Mercy catches Lois and they have a fight, but Lois manages to locate Doomsday's systems and insert a sub-routine that allows Alfred to disable the servers. Cale attempts to terminate Doomsday, but Luthor reveals that she can't. When she attempts to expose Luthor, he kills them and makes it appear to be suicide.

Without LexCorp satellites uploading battle tactics directly into his mind, Doomsday becomes more vulnerable to attacks, but continues wreaking havoc and causing wanton destruction. Victor is caught in the crossfire while helping innocents and severely injured. With Batman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman all struggling to protect the innocent, Superman realizes what he must do and soars into Space with Doomsday. He flies into the Sun, with Doomsday still trying to kill him, and they disappear in an explosion.

Superman is believed to have sacrificed himself, but emerges from the Sun and returns to Earth as the planet celebrates his victory.

A few days later, Superman speaks to the Congress once again and speaks in favor of his new allies, as Batman is embraced by the public as reality and the police charges against him called into question, Wonder Woman continues helping people in impoverished countries, Aquaman continues fighting for the environment, Victor is transferred to S.T.A.R. Labs' C.Y.B.O.R.G. Program, Senator Cale is framed of having authorized Doomsday's deployment, and, although Luthor covers up his involvement, his role in creating Doomsday and other Kryptonite-based weapons is exposed and his company loses its military contracts as a result. Superman concludes his statement by revealing that "a new age is dawning."

Luthor is drinking in his office when Superman arrives and they discuss recent events separated by a glass window. Luthor accuses Superman of being the end of human achievements, Superman claims that Luthor takes himself as superior to other humans, and is terrified that for all its wealth and power he is still beneath all the heroes that fought in Metropolis and fight everyday for an ideal grander than themselves. The ideal of justice. Luthor vows to destroy Superman. Superman claims he'll be waiting.

The script concludes with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman meeting at Kent Farm to discuss Luthor's actions. Superman points out Luthor won't stop, and there'll be others like him. Aquaman claims to have affairs in his "home", but is willing to assist if necessary, as the heroes have earned his respect. After he departs, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman decide to find others like them of this new emerging race of meta-humans to form a line of defense against Earth and those who seek to bring it harm. Batman points out to reports of a red blur in Central City stopping bank robbers.

Superman asks what happens next. Wonder Woman says "recruitment"."

Thoughts?

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#2 Edited by Rpgesus (5380 posts) - - Show Bio

i stopped reading in the middle for a second because god damn why tf did they have aquaman get punked by some human damn soldiers in the middle of the freaking ocean. its honestly inexplicable and pisses me off why do they need to start a new generation of aquaman off by making everyone think hes a p*ssy again by losing to a bunch of humans in the.....OCEAN

and then superman loses control of his powers due to a.... radio signal? and just causes more destruction. this better not be real

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#3 Posted by lettsplay10 (20589 posts) - - Show Bio

@rpgesus said:

i stopped reading in the middle for a second because god damn why tf did they have aquaman get punked by some human damn soldiers in the middle of the freaking ocean. its honestly inexplicable and pisses me off why do they need to start a new generation of aquaman off by making everyone think hes a p*ssy again by losing to a bunch of humans in the.....OCEAN

and then superman loses control of his powers due to a.... radio signal? and just causes more destruction. this better not be real

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#4 Posted by storm-is-life (854 posts) - - Show Bio

This is cool but I feel like it is a fan-fic

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#5 Posted by StormShadow_X (16815 posts) - - Show Bio

Scripts can sound good with bad results and vice versa. Tbh if this is the movie I wouldn't mind but Aquaman and WW have too much involvement for my taste. I also hope doomsday wouldn't be used so early even if he returns

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#6 Posted by MAZAHS117 (12947 posts) - - Show Bio

Idk, seems like fan-fic

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#7 Posted by JuzaCloud (3689 posts) - - Show Bio

@rpgesus: just as bad as Silver Surfer being subdued by the military in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Bitch

Also, this script sounds like its making fun of all the people complaining about the collateral damage in MOS lol

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#8 Posted by kfabz-23 (6135 posts) - - Show Bio

This got debunked so long ago

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#9 Posted by ULTRAstarkiller (9130 posts) - - Show Bio

Seems legit.

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#10 Posted by KritikalMassX (1510 posts) - - Show Bio

OK...So Doomsday will be in the movie (I assume). I just wanna know what he might look like.

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#11 Posted by GoryuHammer (24 posts) - - Show Bio

@kfabz-23: when

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#12 Edited by kfabz-23 (6135 posts) - - Show Bio

@goryuhammer: when the writer actually came out on twitter and proved it. This all happen like a year ago.

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#13 Posted by GoryuHammer (24 posts) - - Show Bio

@kfabz-23: the heck. Y is y is this new then?

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#14 Posted by those_eyes (17291 posts) - - Show Bio

ewww.

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#15 Posted by kfabz-23 (6135 posts) - - Show Bio

@goryuhammer: someone probably just found out about this fake script now. Think about this, not every actor gets to see the full script. The only people who have the full script is most likely Zack Snyder, Chris Terrio, Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck & Amy Adams.

There is no way in hell a script for a movie like Batman v Superman is getting leaked and WB are not making a big deal out of it. It's fake as hell.

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#16 Posted by Leatherface003 (1604 posts) - - Show Bio

First of all the first page of this script is missing which says"Made purely for Fun"

Secondly Kudos to the fan/fans who wrote this, I won't lie for a moment a got little goosebumps(may be because I am a fanboy and dying to see a JL team up)

this is fake as hell, last week AMC's John Campea posted a photo of BVS script mentioned one of the fakes.WB has made several decoy script to protect the original.even then this is not one of those. any regular might believe it's real but people here isn CV can instantly recognize it as a fan written script nothing more...same sorta thing happen with CIVIL War script somebody posted a fake..

2 things as mentioned several times by WB people that Lion Share of the movie is dedicated to Bats and Supes

Aquaman has a Cameo nothing more(confirmed by Momoa also)even WW doesn't have that much screen time.So I am glad nothing is ruined.

Madly waiting for a proper trailer for this movie maybe coming out Sept/Oct

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#17 Posted by safefruitcake (636 posts) - - Show Bio

I really, really, hope this isn't fake. It sounds great, though it may need to be trimmed down a bit.

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#18 Posted by Cream_God (15519 posts) - - Show Bio

I can spoil the movie for you and tell you what will really happen......

There will be over used dark filter, a slow motion fight scene, dramatic close face cam yelling, some form of rape or sexual harassment, stuff blows up, some message from realization that is complete nonsense at the end, & cheesy dialogue. There just spoiled every Zack Snyder movie ever.

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#19 Posted by GoryuHammer (24 posts) - - Show Bio

@cgoodness: who was raped in mos? Zod's neck?!!!!!

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#20 Posted by kfabz-23 (6135 posts) - - Show Bio

@cgoodness: chris Terrio and cheesy dialogue don't match

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#21 Posted by Cream_God (15519 posts) - - Show Bio
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#22 Posted by GoryuHammer (24 posts) - - Show Bio

@cgoodness: her butt? Tony stark was with some tramp in his first movie

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#23 Posted by Cream_God (15519 posts) - - Show Bio
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#24 Posted by Guardiandevil83 (9360 posts) - - Show Bio

@cgoodness: Well if you were talking Watchmen, that was in the comic.

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#25 Posted by Ozomax (144 posts) - - Show Bio

Nooooooooooo...This is not good...!!!

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#26 Edited by roadbuster (1159 posts) - - Show Bio

Easy to spot this as a fake.

All you have to do is consider the photos we've seen and note that almost none of them are accounted for in this.

The fake is trying too hard to tap into secret and mysterious knowledge by addressing unknown roles and casting, while completely failing to account for known roles, casting, and scenes. Even stuff from the teaser is missing!

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#27 Posted by Leatherface003 (1604 posts) - - Show Bio

After seeing the trailer... I think this one has some validity...If parts of it are true then would be nice to see..

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#28 Posted by entropy_aegis (20909 posts) - - Show Bio

After seeing the trailer... I think this one has some validity...If parts of it are true then would be nice to see..

Indeed,people are taking this far too lightly, some of the events in the script can be correlated with the trailer.

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#29 Posted by Black_Arrow (10286 posts) - - Show Bio

@leatherface003 said:

After seeing the trailer... I think this one has some validity...If parts of it are true then would be nice to see..

Indeed,people are taking this far too lightly, some of the events in the script can be correlated with the trailer.

Yeah but some of the details are wrong.

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#30 Posted by aragorn6292 (3 posts) - - Show Bio

After seeing the movie twice, I believe this is an original script until some crazy editors said no and decided to cut all the key events. So here you have it, a weak confusing plot with poor characters development when our Batman and Superman were acting like some idiots pissed off teenagers, jumping on each other for ridiculous reasons and then shaking hands, becoming BFF because... well... Martha and the........CAPE?????? Oh Jesus Christ! I hope they some how fix it in the director's cut though I highly doubt it.

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#31 Posted by iknowwhoyouare (1631 posts) - - Show Bio

Stupid spoilers

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#32 Posted by Caydy (8 posts) - - Show Bio

The biggest movie of the year has certainly proven stature on the box office· . As each day passes ,Batman v Superman box office· collections are going through the roof , making it a possible· top-grossing movie· of 2016 .Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has made an incredible opening by bringing in over $ 420.0 million worldwide·

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#34 Posted by Avatar_of_Green (3214 posts) - - Show Bio

@caydy: wtf? Are you a robot?

Anyways, this sounded exactly like the final script in many parts. Wow...

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#35 Edited by UltimateSMfan (2377 posts) - - Show Bio

I remember reading this plot description last year before even the first trailer was out i think. Also remember thinking, "damn with some refinement, this would be the greatest Superhero movie ever" And smugly looked past all the negativity leading upto the movie (which inspite of the movie was unfounded as this was long before it came out and people were hating just to hate) with the preconceived notion of just wait and watch everyones' jaw is gonna drop when this movie comes out.

Anyway, we got something very different, with merits of it's own but with obvious detractions. (personally would've preferred the above story to what we ultimately got)

It can't be denied that some major plot points are eerily close to what we saw in the movie which makes me wonder if this was ever outright fake or just an early early draft of the plot. I'm inclined to think the latter because if this was a product of someone who maybe read the script proper and decided to embellish and post it online. That is one crazed super fan right there (who's also a genius)

So if it was in fact an early version of the script, i'm wondering what the F#$%&!@ HELL happened to give us what we got?!

Did the studio come in and demand the Darkseid setup? A rush job to set him up for justice league which we really didn't need that much of cause the above would make an amazing story and the fact that the general audience didn't understand it, on the other hand was this actually fabricated because of Zack Snyder's recent stupid comments about Jimmy Olsen and how he doesn't fit in the world so to have fun with the character we made him a secret CIA agent(pretty cool) but then shot him in the head( Rage inducing-ly F'ed up) or did he just say that because things changed so drastically and were out of his control?

But then i think about when BvS first started shooting and a football game was shot as mentioned in this plot description.

It even has so many easter eggs or subtle world building elements, Khandaq, Cadmus Labs....SMH

It makes me so mad to think that this was maybe the original version of the story and we got what we got, God Damnit!!!!! I'm gonna go eat ice cream.

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#36 Posted by aragorn6292 (3 posts) - - Show Bio

This is the script we deserved but not the one we got. Damn those editors and the guy who made the trailers too@@ But heck, in Ben we trust!!!!!

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#37 Edited by SaintWildcard (21888 posts) - - Show Bio

@ultimatesmfan: Honestly, at times I think that Goyer probably had a better script in mind. I'm obviously mad with what we got, and I'm trying to place the blame on Terrio and Affleck, since the movie's Batman storyline was the most concrete part of the film, but it honestly was probably a case of the studio wanting them to make a giant advertisement for future DC movies (and keep their popular character golden) , instead of actually making a good movie. Wouldn't be the first time that the studio meddling f**ked up a possibly good DC movie. Same thing apparently happened with the Green Lantern movie

PS- I still blame him for Luthor

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#38 Posted by SaintWildcard (21888 posts) - - Show Bio

This reminded me of a giant plot hole in this movie.

A- Why didn't Clark bury Zod? Seems like a logical thing for him to do.

B- What happened to the plot line of Clark taking Kryptonian technology away from humans? It was part of one of the prequel comics.

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#39 Posted by mfr55 (140 posts) - - Show Bio

This reminded me of a giant plot hole in this movie.

A- Why didn't Clark bury Zod? Seems like a logical thing for him to do.

B- What happened to the plot line of Clark taking Kryptonian technology away from humans? It was part of one of the prequel comics.

A-the goverment probably wanted Zod body

B-havent read the prequel comics,but the only one who made use of kryptonian technology there was Luthor,i dont think they had away to move the kryptonian ship out of the city,but no one there was using it

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#40 Posted by SaintWildcard (21888 posts) - - Show Bio

@mfr55 said:

A-the goverment probably wanted Zod body

B-havent read the prequel comics,but the only one who made use of kryptonian technology there was Luthor,i dont think they had away to move the kryptonian ship out of the city,but no one there was using it

Superman at the end of MoS, didn't really seem like the kind of guy to bend over for them. And they really have no right to the body.

In the prequel comics, it was a big storyline in a lot of them. It seemed like even other businesses were selling it on the black market. And certain criminals had their guns. I get that he couldn't move it, but maybe he could have atleast destroyed it, or maybe the government took over it before Clark could full destroy everything. But he atleast tried.

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#41 Posted by mfr55 (140 posts) - - Show Bio

@mfr55 said:

A-the goverment probably wanted Zod body

B-havent read the prequel comics,but the only one who made use of kryptonian technology there was Luthor,i dont think they had away to move the kryptonian ship out of the city,but no one there was using it

Superman at the end of MoS, didn't really seem like the kind of guy to bend over for them. And they really have no right to the body.

In the prequel comics, it was a big storyline in a lot of them. It seemed like even other businesses were selling it on the black market. And certain criminals had their guns. I get that he couldn't move it, but maybe he could have atleast destroyed it, or maybe the government took over it before Clark could full destroy everything. But he atleast tried.

If they take Zod body there would only so much he could do to stop them,he wouldnt start a fight with the army for it he could also want distance from Zod since he did kill him and its not a pleasent memory

When Luthor got in the ship,there was statement about it operating on limited capacity,34% if im not mistaken,but im not sure if it was clark doing or the fact it crashed

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