Kal-El: 'Surrender Within 24 Hours' - General Zod Threatens Earth!
Holy sh*t! Message received. After all that debunking with the static, it was indeed General Zod sending a message to Earth meant for Superman. But it's a threat, and one we should (not) take lightly. A 30-second video has ended up online showing Zod, in static, speaking to both Earth and specifically to Kal-El (aka Superman): "Surrender within 24 hours or watch this world suffer the consequences." Uh oh, that doesn't sound good. However, this is frickin' awesome. The message was found on the Man of Steel Facebook and the official site meaning they're pushing this thing full-on with the trailer online by Monday morning, too.
The message can be watched below. "My name is General Zod - for some time your world has sheltered one of my citizens. I request that you return this individual to my custody." He also addresses Kal-El, Superman specifically, which is where that chilling threat comes from. This is everything I was hoping to see from the incoming deep space radio wave transmissions this weekend. So cool. Here is Zod's message from Krypton:
This update also came once a code from a billboard was deciphered. The message was caught by the official Superman Facebook Fan page (via Movie Viral) where they found a billboard in Los Angeles that showed a brief Kryptonian message. Using the new alphabet/decipher from the Deep Space Radio Wave Project discovered yesterday, they discovered an IP address which linked to a new URL for a viral website yet to be utilized: IWillFindHim.com. Right now it auto-forwards to Warner Bros, but we expect to see that URL fire up with this viral in the coming weeks/months before release this June. Here is the billboard message:
Update! The newly discovered viral site (thanks to this billboard above) located at IWillFindHim.com has now updated with a page that doesn't forward. At first it shows mostly static, which fades into a countdown clock made out of Kryptonian symbols. Decipher those and it counts down to somewhere around late Tuesday evening, in 48 hours. Which will likely be the online debut of the trailer, though that is also the day after, so it could be something else. I love the link between Zod's message and the site "I Will Find Him":
That's the latest on this General Zod update at the moment. The new trailer will be debuting very soon, so we expect Kal-El/Superman to "respond" in the form of that trailer/footage and potentially some other kind of publicity stunt. In addition, that radio wave transmission DSRW Project website now contains a cipher for the Kryptonian symbols, so we can expect more messages to be hidden written in that language. Look for them in the trailer or other websites linked to this movie, including the official website at ManofSteel.com.
Man of Steel, the new DC Comics Superman reboot, is being directed by Zack Snyder, of Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen & Sucker Punch previously. Christopher Nolan is producing, and co-wrote the story with David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Unborn, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), who wrote the script. Warner Bros is bringing Man of Steel to theaters everywhere on June 14th this summer. See the full trailer.