General Zod gives earthlings an ultimatum in the latest promotional clip for Man of Steel.
Since the movie’s release date is essentially right around the corner, the executives at Warner Bros. have started pushing more Superman-related material online. However, the latest promo for Zack Snyder’s flick provides fans with something a little different.
Instead of piecing together another trailer featuring footage you’ve probably already seen before, the studio has released a video which finds General Zod demanding Superman’s capture. After describing the superhero as his prisoner, Zod instructs earthlings to turn him over.
The Man of Steel clip comes with with the following ultimatum: If the people of earth do not turn Superman over to General Zod within 24 hours, then everyone will suffer the consequences.
Warner Bros. has also set up a handful of websites that appear to be centered around the messages sent from General Zod. The Deep Space Radio Wave Project showcases a number of transmissions the organization has received from the far reaches of space.
The website entitled I Will Find Him appears to be a countdown sequence of some sort. It’s unclear if another transmission from General Zod will appear once his 24-hour deadline has passed. Chances are the studio isn’t finished with this particular viral campaign just yet.
Unfortunately, the embedded clip doesn’t give you a good look at Michael Shannon in character as General Zod. Although his voice comes through loud and clear, Zod is distorted by what can only be described as space pixelation.
Here’s Warner Bros. official description of the flick:
“A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.”
Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Russell Crowe, Michael Kelly, Harry Lennix, and Richard Schiff. The film will arrive in theaters on June 14.