Originally Posted by DA_Champion
By "creative" you mean plot devices.
Why couldn't he be creative when fighting Zod? Answer: he couldn't, he was in a no-win situation.
What they;ve effectively done is that they can no longer write no-win situations for Superman, there's always going to be some plot device to save the day.
That's not terrible I guess... but it means they lose the ability to kill a villain in the future. For nothing really. Of all the stories they could tell... killing Zod as the origin of the no-kill rule is hardly the most interesting.
But what CAN be interesting is how he heals emotionally. That would probably mean a film with Batman/Bruce not taking up a chunk of screentime.
But that being said, if he kills again (barring something extreme like Darksied/Doomsday), it would make Superman seem like he slaughters his way out of conflicts. Likewise, if he doesn't, it will expose the bloodlust the director/writer had for Superman. It shows how easy it would have been for the franchise for Superman to not have BLOOD on his hands.