Despite rumors to the contrary, director Zack Snyder has made it official. There will be no Zod in his upcoming reboot of Superman. Snyder recently spoke with Empire Magazine, where he claimed that his upcoming adaptation of DC Comics' number one superhero would be completely different from anything we've ever seen before. Yet, he also plans to stay true to the traditional aspects of the character. After all, that is why they are rushing to get this project off the ground faster than a speeding bullet. In 2012, certain iconic attributes of the franchise will no longer be available to Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures.
"It's a different story. I won't say there's a break from the canon or anything like that, but there is definitely an approach that makes you go, 'Okay, that's a way to get at it.' (David S. Goyer) is very respectful of the canon and stuff like that. It has its roots in the canon and again, like I say, it has a point of view about who he is. I'm being cryptic, I know, but it's the best I can do."
"I think it's early to say. I don't know."
Which seems wrong. If the script is complete, and he knows what the story is, wouldn't he also know the age of Superman in that story? Snyder went onto say that rumors of Zod appearing in the reboot are:
"Just wrong! The internet has no idea what's going on."