Originally Posted by The Guard
You obviously don't understand what I'm talking about.
Yes. He could have. Potentially. Temporarily. Zod...wasn't going to stop trying to kill people, regardless of what Superman did.
Oh I understand, but the movie's seqences don't support your thesis.
Zod "verbally" said he will kill the humans .... it's simply a threat, as clearly his true focus is on battling Supes. We didn't see Zod at any point attempt to break away from the fight or incapacitate Supes in such a way that he could get to killing people. He just kept fighting.
So again, why wouldn't Supes canonball him away from the city?