Man of Steel, this summer's big screen Superman smash has released a static-soaked sneak peak giving fans the debut of Michael Shannon's villainous General Zod...well, his voice, anyway.
The video seems to be in theme with a recently-launched viral campaign that was supported by billboards sporting similar static-laden visuals which carried ambiguous messages like "I will find him," directing fans to a similarly-named (and similarly-ambiguous) site. While the video might not bring much to the table as far as visual aesthetics, it does give us an introduction to the escaped Kryptonian war criminal and even manages to convey his maniacal motivations, which are clear: He wants Henry Cavill's Kal-El, aka Clark Kent, aka Superman to surrender to him, or he and his killer Kryptonian cohorts destroy our good Earth. (And if precedence counts for anything, a good "kneel" probably wouldn't hurt either.)
As we await the impending arrival of a substantive new trailer (the first since December,) this viral full of Zod vitriol may not exactly be as dramatic as a raid of the White House and subjugation of the U.S. made by the last big screen incarnation of Zod played by Terence Stamp in 1981's Superman II. However, it certainly leaves us more in the know about where the villain is heading. (Although, the static is, by default, more fashionably sensible than Stamp's black disco jumpsuit.)
Man of Steel threatens the world with the specter of horrible bandwidth at theaters on June 14.