Originally Posted by FreeRadical
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.
That was in the end. Supes could've canonballed him long before that.
I am arguing that Zod was fully engaged in the fight. If he had won he would've pursued his threat to annihilate the human race, but he had to go thru Supes first. So cannonballing him would've worked. The fact that he tried to laser beam a handful of randomly displaced humans was out of coincidence. He did not purposely seek those people out, he randomly found himself upon them as he was battling Supes.