Originally Posted by Hunter Rider
Well my reasons are multiple.
Firstly I think visually he has the potential to be amazing, and his probes can be used for some great action sequences.
I feel Superman's connection to him and Krypton will provide interesting story material as he can play with Kal El's emotions, teasing him with knowledge of a home world he barely remembers.
The fact he is emotionless and calculating with a singular motive to gather intelligence and destroy makes him an unusual threat.
Lastly there's the fact he's tech based, so much of our life these days revolves around technology, from the every day to the battlefield. I think both the social and national security themes as relates to Superman would be very interesting.
Point 1, I understand. I'm sure it would look visually fantastic.
Point 2... well isnt that what Zod is going to be doing in movie number 1... but you know, WITH a personality and emotions.
As for the other two points, that's really just a matter of taste.
Personally I find a villain who's aim is to 'gather intelligence' kind of lifeless and dull. And technology and how dependant we are on it, as a main focus of the movie, wouldn't interest me TBH.
I dunno, if they decide to go with him for a sequel, i'll keep an open mind. But i've never found him a particularly interesting villain myself.
Just accept that this is the direction they have taken.
Then, you can either decide this version isn't for you and stop watching. OR you can decide to enjoy it for what it is - an elseworlds tale.
'In Elseworlds, super-heroes are taken from their usual settings and put into strange times and places - some that have existed, and others that can't, couldn't or shouldn't exist. The result is stories that make characters who are as familiar as yesterday seem as fresh as tomorrow.'