Originally Posted by smallville fan
I foresee plenty of flashbacks to the events of Man of Steel in the sequel which will become important plot devices. The force wasn't even used that much in A New Hope either.
Would be more than happy to watch the two movies back to back if the sequel pans out as you described!
I honestly don't see why acknowledgement of the death and destruction isn't essential to MoS, central even. When the death and destruction is staged for the reason that Superman has to take Zod's life, for Superman to kill in order to establish his no-kill code. In Snyder's words, the death and destruction is the staging of this Superman's mythology.