Originally Posted by Rock Sexton
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?
A 'threat'? Zod was actually firing his beams towards the family. Zod had nothing to lose, Krypton gone, the codec in Superman so it was kill or be killed (Death by Cop).
Cannonball Zod away? Supes did that earlier when he flung Zod into the Wayne Satellite in space, but the fight came back to Metropolis anyway.