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SUPERMAN REBORN

By
Robert Garlen

Based on Characters Created by: Jerry Siegal and Joel


Shuster
Published in DC COMICS

I Do NOT Own or Claim to Own


any appreaing Characters this
is a Fan Script written for
fun and Enjoyment for myself
and others.
EXT. SPACE
OVER BLACK EST. ICONIC "S" SHIELD
OVER "S" SHIELD TITLE: SUPERMAN REBORN
BEGIN TITLES (JUST LIKE THE RICHARD DONNER SUPERMAN MOVIES)
-QUE-THEME(JOHN WILLIAMS’)-
END CREDITS AS...

EST. KRYPTON
CAMERA FALLS ON THE PLANET KRYPTON...
CAMERA DRAWS IN FOR A CLOSER LOOK AT THE PLANET’S SURFACE!
WE GET A MUCH BETTER VIEW OF THE SURFACE - BEAUTIFUL, JUST
AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL, CRYSTAL ARCHITECTURE DOES NOTHING BUT
COMPLIMENT THE PLANET!
SUPER: 25 YEARS AGO...

EXT. KRYPTONIAN BATTLEFIELD - UNSPECIFIED


CAMERA TRAVELS OVER THE VAST COLD KRYPTONIAN DESERT, COVERED
IN DEAD PARA-DEMONS(NOTE: More descriptive details to come
soon)and fallen Kryptonians.
SUPER: DAYS EARLIER...
WE HEAR THE BITTER COLD AIR, BITING DOWN HARD ON THE BODY OF
THE FALLEN.
FOOTSTEPS APPROACH!
LOUDER, AND LOUDER!
WE REALIZE THIS ISN’T A SINGLE PERSON’S FEET, BUT THAT OF AN
ARMY!!!
CAMERA MOVES OVER TO SHOW...
An army the foot steps pound on top of the ground, gigantic
force, dressed in Kryptonian military gear, obviously this
is the KRYPTON MILITARY! A force to make your hair stand up!
CAMERA ZOOMS IN TO SHOW : "In the front a man, Handsome
Early to mid 30’s, Bearded, Dark hair, this is the Tyrannous
GENERAL ZOD!

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 2.

To his right, a Man of equal age, ZOD’S trusted Allie and


second in command, non other than LIEUTENANT JAX-UR, and to
his left, young handsome, a resemblance of a young ZOD,
TY-ZAR. They lead the Army with a tremendous force!
THEY STOP!
Another rumbling is heard, CAMERA pans over to show
PARA-DEMONS! Odd ALIEN like beings, Green pale skin, red
eyes, and sharp menacing teeth.
A voice speaks, a voice of something UN-GODLY possible, the
voice of the ruler of the planet APOKOLIPS...
DARKSEID!(NOTE: HE HASN’T DISCOVERED OMEGA FORCE YET, WILL
IN SUPERMAN: LIVES)
DARKSEID
(O.S.)
DRU-ZOD! the ONLY Krypton Warrior
worthy of MY RESPECT.
DARKSEID’S FOOT SLAMS INTO THE GROUND OF THE SHIP!
CAMERA TRAVELS UP AND AROUND MOVING IN FOR A CLOSE UP, HIS
SKIN IS A ROCK SHAPED CHALKY GREY, WEARING A GOD LIKE
UNIFORM, FINALLY HIS HEAD HEAD SHIELDED BY AN ALIEN HELMET,
AND HIS EYE’S A GLOWING RED, HIS FACE EMOTIONLESS, YET WITH
FIERCE INTENSITY! KALIBAK stands next to him
KALIBAK
FATHER! The PARA-DEMONS Are Ready
DARKSEID
Hold on, Wait for ZOD to rush, when
he hits the right moment, fire the
OMEGA CANNON!
KALIBAK
Yes Father!
DARKSEID turns away from Zod.
CAMERA TRAVELS FROM DARKSEID’S SHIP OVER THE BATTERED
KRYPTON BATTLEFIELD!
CAMERA MOVES OVER ZOD’S REGIMENT! PANNING IN FOR A CLOSE UP
ON THE GENERAL. HIS BACK TO THE ENEMIES, FACING HIS TROOPS.
GENERAL ZOD
PEOPLE OF KRYPTON! YOU ARE NO
LONGER SOLDIERS, WE ARE ALL
SOLDIERS OF WAR! YOU’RE ON MY
BATTLEFIELD, I WILL REWARD THOSE
(MORE)
(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 3.

GENERAL ZOD (cont’d)


WHO FIGHT BRAVELY AND I WILL PUNISH
YOU FOR TREASON! THIS IS A WAR FOR
OUR FREEDOM, FOR OUR HOME, WE WILL
FIGHT TILL WE DIE AND WE WILL WIN!
THE SOLDIERS CHEER!, ZOD TURNS TO DARKSEID’S FORCES! THEY
RUSH AT THEM.

INT. DARKSEID’S SHIP -


DARKSEID sits on a thrown. Awaiting ZOD.
DARKSEID
Come, Good General, Meet your End
and the End of this war.

EXT. KRYPTONIAN BATTLEFIELD -


ZOD and HIS army rush the attack!
CUT-IN: CLOSE UP OF DARKSEID, HIS FACE EMOTIONLESS, HIS EYES
GLOWING RED, STEAM EXERTING FROM THEM.
DARKSEID
FIRE THE OMEGA CANNON!
CUTAWAY: THE OMEGA CANNON CHARGES! FIRES!!!
CUT-IN:
Zod and his troops are hit by the omega cannon!
KA-BOOM!!! THE FORCE SPREADS THROUGH THEM LIKE BUTTER,
SENDING THEM OFF THEIR FEET!
Zod spits up a bit of blood, Looking vastly over his
shoulder at the wreckage Darkseid has befell on his troops.
SLOWLY FADE OUT

INT. KRYPTON MILITARY WAR ROOM - DAY


SLAM!!! ZOD’S HANDS CRASH DOWN ONTO THE WAR TABLE!

Jax-Ur and Ty-Zar watch, ZOD Flips the Table over!


JAX-UR
The war is coming to an end. Not in
Our favor Either.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 4.

TY-ZAR
Shut Up! We can still win this war,
all we have to do is shut down the
Omega Cannon and stall Darkseid.
Zod paces back and forth inside the room.
GENERAL ZOD
If i lose another battle, the
Counsel will try to disbar me, in
favor of someone else.
ZOD stops in the middle of the room, caressing his beard.
GENERAL ZOD (cont’d)
However, If i had a Bio-Engineered
Soldier, it would be enough to hold
Darkseid, Long enough for someone
to destroy the Omega Cannon. But we
Need a Super Computer, based on a
certain Brain Wave, some sort of
Brain-INTER-ACTIVE-CONSTRUCT.
JAX-UR
There is only one Scientist Smart
enough to build a
Brain-Inter-Active-Construct. Vril
Dox.
TY-ZAR
And Bertron Vril Dox’s Colleague
would be skilled enough to create
some sort of Bio Engineered
Kryptonian soldier.
Zod Smiles.
GENERAL ZOD
Yes, But Jor-El could not know. If
he finds out before we win the war,
he will place us under arrest. The
Counsel is already looking to put
my head on a pike.
TY-ZAR
So we will have the TWO sleaziest
scientist in all of Krypton build
the greatest weapon against
Darkseid, and you friend Jor-El
won’t even know.
CUT TO:
5.

INT. KRYPTONIAN SCIENCE ACADEMY - DAY


A MAN, slightly handsome, Bearded, Graying Black hair, very
intelligent looking, a look of stern Fact on his face, he
comes off with a certain Vanity over his Intelligence, with
the ICONIC "S" SHIELD the CREST of the HOUSE of EL, this is
JOR-EL of KRYPTON, MID to LATE 40’S!
Next to him as Brilliant and Twice as vain over his
knowledge a Pale green Kryptonian, bald, Mid 30’s, VRIL DOX
and finally, a More stern less upright Scientist the last of
"ORIGINAL" Kryptonians, this is BERTRON, 60’S,
ZOD Enters, Jor-El is the first to notice.
JOR-EL
General. How is Krypton Fairing in
the war Against Apokilips?
GENERAL ZOD
Poorly. How is Young KAL-EL and the
beautiful LARA?
JOR-EL
Good. I’ve taken Precautions, in
the stake of panic, in case of the
possibility DARKSEID Destroys the
RED SUN, Machines are designed to
shrink Kandor, and transport them
to the same are I’ll send Kal-El.
GENERAL ZOD
You expect Kal-El to be able to
Save the Bottled City?
JOR-EL
In case of emergency our Species
cannot die! This is something i am
truly afraid of.
GENERAL ZOD
It must be bad if it has you scared
my friend.
Jor-El keeps an emotionless face.
JOR-EL
I hate never being wrong.
GENERAL ZOD
I hate you always being right. But
at this moment i need to see Vril
Dox and Bertron.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 6.

JOR-EL
What for?
GENERAL ZOD
Private matters.
Jor-El nods them to ZOD, EXITING
GENERAL ZOD (cont’d)
In time of war, It shows us
Necessity is the mother of
Invention. I need two, One a
Bio-Engineered Soldier, and a Super
Computer powerful enough to shut
down any technology it interacts
with.
VRIL DOX
Explains why you ask about me A
technology smart enough to shut
down Darkseid’s computer construct,
it would take one based on my own
brainwaves, a
BRAIN-INTER-ACTIVE-CONSTRUCT.
BERTRON
and Me. What sort of Bio-Engineered
Soldier do you need?
GENERAL ZOD
Something Destructive.
Bertron Smiles.
CUT TO:

INT. VRIL DOX’S LABRATORY


Vril takes a headband machined together with three orbs one
in the center, the other to closer to the temples. He places
it on Zod.
VRIL DOX
This Computer will be based on Our
Brainwaves General, this
Brain-Inter-Active-Construct will
be known as BRAINIAC. It will have
accumulated all the Knowledge from
Krypton as well as the Knowledge
from Darkseids ship and The Omega
Cannon.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 7.

GENERAL ZOD
GOOD.

INT. EXPEREMENTAL CHAMBERS


Zod sits in a Chair his arms bound, Bertron holds a
hypothermic needle.
He sticks it in Zod’s arm, Zod doesn’t flinch, waiting,
Bertron takes the Needle out of Zod’s arm, the Red blood is
pooled into a small dish, placed under a microscope.
BERTRON
This Machine will be specifically
bound to you, and BRAINIAC. Only
the Two of you can control it.
CUT TO:

INT. DARKSEID’S SHIP -


Darkseid sits upon his thrown.
DARKSEID
This is exhausting, waiting for the
Coward ZOD to make his next attack.
A SERVANT of DARKSEID approaches Darkseid.
SERVANT
Your Orders MY LORD?
DARKSEID
IF ZOD does not approach in half an
hour, Point the Omega Cannon at
KANDOR.
SERVANT
Yes My Lord.
A STRANGE RUMBLE ERUPTS! Everyone looks around, Remaining
still Darkseid’s eyes begin glowing.
Rising from his thrown he looks out to see
8.

EXT. KRYPTONIAN BATTLEFIELD -


DOOMSDAY, A GIGANTIC MONSTER, DEAD GREY SKINNED, SHARP BONES
SPIKING OUT, STRINGY WHITE HAIR, INSTANT FEAR AND PANIC
STRIKES US AS IT SLOWLY MARCHES FORWARD, BEHIND ZOD holding
a Crystal with the marks of BRAINIAC(NOTE: The Three head
Dots on the Crystal) AND HIS TWO SOLDIERS JAX-UR AND
TY-ZAR!!!

INT. DARKSEID’S SHIP -


Darkseid smiles.
DARKSEID
How Pleasant, Zod has a last plan,
something he feels will stop my
oncoming slaughter of his people.
How Wrong.
His Servant approaches.
SERVANT
Shall I Set the Omega Cannon?
DARKSEID
NO! Send the PARA-DEMONS!
The Servant nods.

EXT. KRYPTONIAN BATTLEFIELD -


PARA-DEMONS, DRESSED IN BLACK UNIFORMS, DEFORMED BASTARD
CREATURES, RUSH THE FOUR.
GENERAL ZOD
DOOMSDAY! TAKE CARE OF THEM!!!
DOOMSDAY begins running, the ground underneath trembles,
ROARING as HE KNOCKS INTO THE PARA-DEMONS, SLAMMING them
INTO the ground!
The Para-Demons fire smaller Omega Lasers at Doomsday, he
crushes through the force with no effort, crushing their
heads by a eased grab, ripping them apart.
HE SLAMS A PARA-DEMON INTO THE GROUND, ROARING WHILE.
AN OBJECT SLAMS INTO THE GROUND, FEET AWAY FROM DOOMSDAY OR
ZOD...
DARKSEID, Stands on the desolated battlefield, next to him
KALIBAK, Zod approaches Darkseid, Stern and Ready.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 9.

DARKSEID
Well Zod, you seem like your gonna
try to stare the Devil in the eyes.
GENERAL ZOD
Just Try not to blink, I wouldn’t
want you to miss watching your
entire Armada of Para-Demons die.
Out of the Massive BEAST DOOMSDAY comes forth, standing next
to ZOD, Dwarfing him, A large Looming figure.
Darkseid gives the Creature mixed Looks, Zod turns his back
to him. KALIBAK LUNGES at DOOMSDAY with a fierce backhand
DOOMSDAY SENDS KALIBAK TO THE GROUND LIKE A RAG DOLL!
GENERAL ZOD (cont’d)
(Whispers)
End it.
KALIBAK LUNGES at DOOMSDAY with a fierce backhand DOOMSDAY
SENDS KALIBAK TO THE GROUND LIKE A RAG DOLL! Doomsday rises
his Right fist, Darkseid Punches the Hulking creature. IT
flies back and lands on its feet barely catching himself.
Doomsday looks back at Darkseid, he slams into him punching
him into pulp. Roaring like a loud Beast. Darkseid slams
back at him, Doomsday Slams down on his Back.
CAMERA pans over to the Back of DOOMSDAY’S NECK, A Piece of
Crystal is stuck into his neck. It Pulls from Doomsday and
zips into Darkseid’s Ship! They Continue fighting, Smashing
against each other in a CLASH of TITANS! SLAM! SLAM!
DOOMSDAY HAS THE UPPER HAND!
CAMERA follows the crystal!

INT. DARKSEID’S SHIP -


THE CRYSTAL SHOOTS AROUND THE SHIP. MOVING FROM AREA TO
AREA. It shifts it self into the conceal, we see the vague
image of a metallic skull in beaded in the crystal.

EXT. SHIP
AS DOOMSDAY and DARKSEID continue, the ship explodes!!!
Darkseid Slams into Doomsday and grabs a remote detonator,
he clicks it.
DARKSEID
This is the only time this Boom
Tube will work, Inferior Technology
(MORE)
(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 10.

DARKSEID (cont’d)
such a waste, but even a god must
admit when he is defeated!
BOOM! THE BOOM TUBE OPENS UP! Darkseid Uppercuts Doomsday
and grabs Kalibak, he Lunges them into the BOOM TUBE!
A LOUD THUNDERCLAP IS HEARD!!! EVERYTHING GOES WHITE!!!
FADE TO:

INT. KRYPTONIAN SCIENCE ACADEMY - DAY


KRYPTONIANS CHEER! CONTINUOUSLY CHEERING ZOD’S NAME!

INT. THE KRYPTON COUNSEL - DAY -


ZOD, BERTRON, VRIL DOX, JAX-UR, AND TY-ZAR each stand
imprisoned and chained in front of a council of their peers.
JOR-EL in front.
JOR-EL
General Zod, Once a man Greatly
Respected by Every living soul on
Krypton, and My dearest of friends,
you stand with the accused under
trial, facts have already been
given to the Elders of the Counsel.
GENERAL ZOD
What accusations are we being
charged under JOR-EL?
JOR-EL
WAR CRIMES, Use of Two Illegal
Experiments. Artificial
Intelligence of that Nature is
strictly forbidden by Kryptonian
LAW. The ABOMINATION YOU CALL
DOOMSDAY, a mindless Bio-Mechanical
aberration to all ideals of
Krypton! And the EMOTIONLESS PROBE
KNOWN AS
BRAIN-INTER-ACTIVE-CONSTRUCT,
BRAINIAC, AS YOU BOLDLY NAMED IT.
GENERAL ZOD
WAR CRIMES, what war crimes, I
SAVED KRYPTON! I SAVED IT JOR-EL,
NOT YOU!

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 11.

JOR-EL
(To Elders)
This is no fantasy - no careless
product of wild imagination. No, my
friends. These indictments that I
have brought to you today, specific
charges herein against the
individuals. Their acts of treason,
their ultimate aim of sedition.
These... are matters of undeniable
fact. I ask you now to pronounce
judgment on those accused.
Each member announced their verdict, GUILTY! Finally it
comes full circle to Jor-EL.
GENERAL ZOD
This vote must be unanimous,Jor-El,
My Friend, if you condemn us, You
alone will be singled from the rest
as you will be held responsible. BY
ME!
JOR-EL
I Am Sorry my Friend, But
Kryptonian Law is strict, and even
in my discretion i must abide by
it. Your Punishment Infinity in the
PHANTOM ZONE!
VRIL DOX
WAIT! What of the Illegal A.I. What
of the BEAST!
JOR-EL
The Bio-Engineered Machine known as
DOOMSDAY will be sent to a remote
planet for an eternity as crime for
existing, and BRAINIAC Will be
destroyed.
VRIL DOX
You can not destroy Brainiac, it
will be self aware, then it will be
too late.
GENERAL ZOD
Jor-El I caution you, Before my
time is over Jor-El you Will KNEEL
before ZOD!
Jor-El leaves the Counsel Floor, Everything aside from the
prisoners fade into blackness.
12.

A LARGE CYLINDRICAL WALL BUILDS AROUND THEM, THE ENTIRE


COUNSEL LEAVES.

INT. KRYPTONIAN CHAMBER OF THE ELDERS -


Jor-EL stands before the elders.
FIRST ELDER
An unpleasant duty has been
masterly performed, Jor-El. They
have received the fate they
deserve: isolation in the Phantom
Zone, an eternal living death.
JOR-EL
A chance for life, nonetheless...
as opposed to us. It’s suicide! No,
it’s worse. It’s GENOCIDE!
FIRST ELDER
Be warned, Jor-El. The Council has
already evaluated this outlandish
theory of yours.
JOR-EL
My friends, you know me to be
neither rash nor impulsive. I’m not
given to wild, unsupported
statements. And I tell you that we
must evacuate this planet
immediately! Darkseid WILL
retaliate to this Loss.
SECOND ELDER
Jor-El, be REASONABLE.
JOR-EL
My Friend I’ve never been
otherwise. this MADNESS is yours.
FIRST ELDER
If you attempt to create a panic
through Krypton with your theory,
you will be arrested, Neither your
wife or you are to leave Krypton.
Understood?
JOR-EL
YES, I understand.
13.

EXT. SPACE
WE SEE AN APPROACHING SHIP, DARKSEID’S SHIP!

INT. DARKSEID’S SHIP - THROWN ROOM -


He sits in the dark, shadows hiding facial features. Only
his voice appears, echoing throughout.
DARKSEID
Humiliation, all you brought to me
ZOD, and for that Humiliation, I
shall blanket Krypton in the
endless death of the radiation of
RED KRYPTON SON! Enjoy your
Oblivion!

INT. OMEGA CHAMBER -


KALIBAK, A BEASTLY MAN, wild main of HAIR, dressed in
similar attire as DARKSEID.
KALIBAK
FIRE THE OMEGA CANNON AT THE SUN!!!
WE HEAR THE CLOGS AND GEARS OF THE OMEGA CANNON POWERING UP!

INT. HOUSE OF EL -
JOR-EL RUNS INSIDE GRABBING VARIOUS INVENTIONS, FURIOUS
LARA, beautiful stunning, undeniable, Follows him.
JOR-EL
They want genocide! I WILL NOT LET
THAT HAPPEN!
LARA
(FRANTIC)
Jor-EL whats wrong?
JOR-EL
I was right Lara, about everything.
RIGHT NOW DARKSEID IS SENDING AN
OMEGA PULSE AT SUN! IT’S GOING TO
SUPERNOVA THEY STILL DENIED IT! Our
only hope is the ship. But we can’t
try to leave Krypton!
Lara is in complete shock!

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 14.

LARA
Then how are you going to prevent
genocide?
She eyes Jor-El, his face is stone with disappointment.
LARA (cont’d)
NO! No one will be able to protect
him he’ll be alone!
A RED ALERT GOES OFF!!!
JOR-EL
NO! NO!!! HE WILL NEVER BE ALONE,
LARA WE MUST SEND THE BOY NOW!
LARA
KAL-EL WILL BE TOO VULNERABLE!
JOR-EL
HE’LL BE SAFE ON EARTH, THE YELLOW
RADIATION WILL ENHANCE HIM, ADAPT
HIM TO THE ATMOSPHERE, HAND ME THAT
CRYSTAL!
She hands him a glowing Green Crystal!
JOR-EL (cont’d)
Get HIM I will finish the ship!
Jor-El runs over to his computer, he types frantically,
everything blacks out, CAMERA pans over to the ship, we
notice the BRAINIAC program downloading via the digital
vaguely appearing on the interior, and slowly fading.
JOR-EL (cont’d)
Brainiac is trying to download into
the Ship, it’s trying to save it
self, I’m going to have to download
this EMP shot into the ships
control system! Once it hits an
Orbital Magneto Sphere, Brainiac
will be SHUT DOWN!
The lights kick back on!!!
LARA appears with Baby KAL-EL! She lays him inside the ship,
She grabs large blankets colored in Blue, Red, and Yellow
and cover over him. Jor-El places a final crystal next to
Kal-El!

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 15.

JOR-EL (cont’d)
Even though you may feel it, you
will never be alone.
He flicks switches on the computer, the ship starts up!
Jor-EL holds LARA. They both watch as Kal-El’s ship takes
off, and both show tears as they close their eyes, accepting
fate!

EXT. KRYPTON
THE RED SUN SUCKS INTO IT SELF LIKE A VACUUM.
Seconds go by.
Anticipation Builds UP.

KA-BOOOOM!
Without a sound the RED SUN explodes! the Radiation off it
ripping Krypton apart! The SHIP Safely speeding out of the
Field of Radiation.

INT. SHIP
The BRAINIAC Virus begins taking shape! moving to Kal-El
like a viper for the first strike! WHAM! They hit a temporal
magnetic field hitting Brainiac like a brick! it recedes
into the ship, the ship restarts it self!

EXT. SHIP
CAMERA follows ship as we hear...
JOR-EL
(VOICE OVER)
Even though you were raised by
human beings, you’re not one of
them,You will travel far, my little
Kal-El. But we will never leave
you... even in the face of our
death. The richness of our lives
shall be yours. All that I have,
all that I’ve learned, everything I
feel... all this, and more, I... I
bequeath you, my son. You will
carry me inside you, all the days
of your life. You will make my
strength your own, and see my life
through your eyes, as your life
(MORE)
(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 16.

JOR-EL (cont’d)
will be seen through mine. The son
becomes the father, and the
father...
(Voice Breaking)
the son. Live as one of them,
Kal-El, to discover where your
strength and your power are needed.
Always hold in your heart the pride
of your special heritage. They can
be a great people, Kal-El, they
wish to be. They only lack the
light to show the way. For this
reason above all, their capacity
for good, I have sent them you...
MY SON... MY ONLY SON.
FADE INTO WHITE:
SUPER: NOW!

INT. FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE -


FADE INTO THE SYMBOL FOR THE HOUSE OF EL!
CAMERA Pulls out to reveal CLARK KENT, 25, HANDSOME BROWN
EYES!
JOR-EL
(V.O.)
Is Everything Alright my son?
THE IMAGE OF JOR-EL(A KRYPTON HOLOGRAPH) APPEARS IN FRONT OF
CLARK.
CLARK
Why are you Showing me these
images? this war, these creations,
what are they in my destiny?
JOR-EL
Road Blocks, these creatures,
Brainiac, Doomsday, ZOD, they are
all people who you will have to
face sooner or later.
CLARK
What about Darkseid?
JOR-EL
I Would hope not Kal-El, it took an
army and two experiments that are
(MORE)
(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 17.

JOR-EL (cont’d)
illegal to take down darkseid, i
caution you could not do the same.
CLARK
FATHER!
JOR-EL
YES my son?
CLARK
IT’S TIME... Time for me to finish
my training and rejoin Society.
JOR-EL
There are still lessons to be
learned.
CLARK
The world needs me, NOW more than
EVER.
JOR-EL
Going back will be a threat at this
time, there is still more you need
to learn.
CLARK
Then Help me Finish My training.
JOR-EL
If it must be done. But certain
lessons you must learn over time
and you must finally learn to
embrace your Kryptonian Side!
CLARK
The Crest of El is worn on my
chest, it is my symbol.
JOR-EL
IT may be YOUR symbol, but what
symbol are you? What would this
Symbol mean to human beings?
CLARK
HOPE. FREEDOM. TRUTH. JUSTICE.
JOR-EL
Be warned Kal-El you are not a god.
And for you to do such you would
have to completely reveal yourself
to the world, one cannot stand for
all these and keep to the shadows.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 18.

CLARK
Then Maybe it’s time for me to
reveal my self!
JOR-EL
You cannot give out your real name,
you would need a call sign, and a
symbol.
CLARK
Why, Why can no one know?
JOR-EL
The reasons are two. ONE: You
cannot be on call twenty four hours
a day you would be called on
endlessly even for matters which
can easily be solved themselves. It
is human nature to exhaust their
resources.
CLARK
And Second?
JOR-EL
SECOND: It will be no doubt that
you will have enemies, those who
hate you and oppose everything you
stand for, they will discover the
only way to destroy you, would be
to harm or even destroy the ones
you loved most.
CLARK
Understood father. I Understand.
Jor-El approaches Kal-El. A Crystal Chamber moves up from
the ground in front of Kal-El, a folded object lays inside,
made of some sort of Krypton cloth.
Clark reaches into the chamber and retrieves it.
CLARK (cont’d)
What?.. What is this?
JOR-EL
I knew a time would come when you
would want to... Reveal yourself to
the world, so I used the computer
to analyze a Krypton cloth call
TABRILIK. The blankets you were
wrapped in as a baby was ligned
with this, it is the Strongest and
(MORE)
(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 19.

JOR-EL (cont’d)
most flexible cloth known around
the twenty eight known galaxies,
even stronger under the yellow son.
(NOTE: TABRILIK CLOTH Looks like Leather, but It’s A LOT
More Flexible)
CLARK
Does this mean you approve of me
revealing my self to the world?
JOR-EL
Whether or not i approve of it, it
is clear you will continue to
reveal yourself, as this symbol of
peace and justice you will need to
have a symbol for that to stand
for.
Clark unfolds the blue clothing, to reveal the ICONIC SUIT!
CLARK’S Eyes are nothing short of hypnotized by the stunning
power of the Suit, the "S" Shield, gleaming, a CRIMSON RED,
over a GOLD Background. Clark’s eyes water, he looks to
Jor-El.
CLARK
Thank you father...
JOR-EL
I Must go now my son, and it’s time
for you to say good buy to those
you love, so that you may begin you
true destiny...
CLARK
I Know... I Know...

EXT. FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE


CAMERA MOVES FROM GROUND LEVEL UP MOVING OVER THIS
SPECTACULAR MONUMENT TO KRYPTON!
IT Crystal structure shines like a bright light, the sun
gleams off it, not even the bite of the arctic wind can take
our eyes off it.
CAMERA MOVES IN ON Clark.
FADE TO:
20.

INT. KENT HOUSE - DAY


EXTREME CLOSE UP: A TEA KETTLE PORING OUT HOT WATER INTO A
SMALL TEA CUP.
Clark sits in the living room, dressed in his casual jeans
and plaid shirt, and his fathers old glasses, an older man,
mid 40’s Graying hair, thick Glasses, this is Clark’s
adoptive Father, JOHNATHAN KENT.
The WOMAN poring tea moves into frame, revealing her to be
around the same age as Johnathan, this is MARTHA KENT.
JOHNATHAN
Clark this is a little awkward, not
that we’re not happy your home, but
we thought your training would be
longer.
CLARK
Mom, Dad, Jor-El has told me my
training is almost done, the only
thing left is for me to cut certain
ties, he told me to come here to
say goodbye.
JOHNATHAN
WHY?
CLARK
It’s not going to be indefinite,
it’s so I can get settled in
Metropolis.
JOHNATHAN
To be What? a Superhero?
CLARK
Kinda.
JOHNATHAN
You even have a suit? a Name?
Clark stands up and slowly unbuttoning his shirt to reveal
this "S" SHIELD!
JOHNATHAN (cont’d)
WOW! You’re wearing the symbol of
the house of EL.
Johnathan moves his hand over the raised "S" SHIELD.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 21.

CLARK
I Was thinking of the name KAY-EL.
Or KAL-EL, it is my birth name
JOHNATHAN
WHAT? That’s terrible
They Chuckle.
CLARK
Well what would you suggest.
JOHNATHAN
Well you’re not an average MAN.
CLARK
Nothing SUPER about the average
MAN.
Martha moves in with a smile.
MARTHA
SUPERMAN.
She puts her hand over the "S"
MARTHA (cont’d)
It fits, the Symbol, the Name the
Look.
CLARK
SUPERMAN? Hmm... Has a nice Ring to
it.
Martha embraces her son.
MARTHA
Clark, this test, this calling
Jor-El is setting you for, it’s
your destiny. But we can’t go
forever without seeing you.
Clark grabs his mother’s hands.
CLARK
I won’t MOM I Promise.
Martha and Johnathan Move in for a hug.
JOHNATHAN
Be careful son.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 22.

CLARK
I Will DAD.
MARTHA
Can you stay for dinner?
Clark smiles.

INT. KENT HOUSE - DINNING ROOM -


The Kent’s sit around the dinner table, Clark sets eating,
laughing.
CLARK
Remember when Dad took me to
Shuster’s Field to play Football?
JOHNATHAN
It was when we found out you had
powers who could forget?
Martha laughs.
MARTHA
Oh dear Yes, your father and I were
so freaked out.
Clark checks his watch.
CLARK
Oh Jeez! I better go, it’s getting
late!
Martha gives Clark a peck on the cheek. Johnathan jumps up
first!
JOHNATHAN
Actually son, I Need to talk to you
about something first, you wouldn’t
mind staying for a root beer would
you?
Clark smiles.
CLARK
Wouldn’t miss it.
23.

EXT. KENT HOUSE -


Clark and Johnathan set out by the Fence, Root Beers in
hand.
JOHNATHAN
You know your mother is worried,
heck we both are Clark, this path
Jor-El Set for you, it might be the
reason you’re here, but, I... I
Don’t Know. It’s Dangerous, you’re
mother and I couldn’t be prouder.
CLARK
Dad, I can deflect steel
bullets, I’m stronger than a
locomotive, I can leap a skyscraper
in a single jump, and I can outrun
a speeding bullet.
JOHNATHAN
And FLY!
CLARK
And Fly...
JOHNATHAN
For your mother’s sake please be
careful.
CLARK
I Will Dad.
Johnathan pats him on the back.
JOHNATHAN
You’re a good Son Clark, I could
never ask for anyone better.
CLARK
It’s time DAD.
JOHNATHAN
I Know son. Remember where you come
from and always, ALWAYS remember,
"The Measure of a man Lies NOT in
what he SAYS, but what he DOES."
CLARK
I will dad.
Clark rises into the air, waving back at his parents, and
his past. He flies North.
24.

CUT TO:

EST. METROPOLIS - DAY


CAMERA TRAVELS OVER THE BEAUTIFUL METROPOLIS, WE TAKE NOTICE
OF THE TWO MOST NOTABLE BUILDINGS, ONE BEAUTIFUL
ARCHITECTURE WITH A GIANT GOLDEN GLOBE ON TOP A SIGN
SPINNING READING "DAILY PLANET"
THE OTHER NOT AS MAGNIFICENT, BUT LARGER, MORE INDUSTRIAL
AND WITH A LARGE SIGN ON IT, A STYLIZED "L" UNDER IT THE
TITLE "LUTHOR CORP."

INT. LUTHOR CORP - LEX LUTHOR’S OFFICE -


CAMERA STAYS FOCUSED ON A MONITOR, viewing the METROPOLIS
STOCK EXCHANGE. We hear a cigar stained voice off screen,
the voice of LEX LUTHOR.
LEX
(O.S.)
Excellent. Numbers are up FORTY!
Fantastic. FANTASTIC!
CAMERA MOVES OVER we see a large Black Office Chair pointed
away from us. We hear the Beeping of a Cell Phone hanging
up. An arm reaches from the chair, hitting a button on the
desk.
LEX
(O.S.)
MISS TESCHMACHER! Send in OTIS.
MISS TESCHMACHER
(O.S.)
Yes Mister Luthor.
He takes his hand off the Button.
CAMERA angles on the door! a man Young, early 20’s, full
head of dark hair, this is Mister OTIS BURGSTIEN.
HE stands in front of the chair, hands in front, a Newspaper
in his hands.
OTIS
You called Mister Luthor?
LEX
(O.S.)
Did you get me my paper?

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 25.

OTIS
Yes Mister Luthor.
CAMERA on LEX’S CHAIR, it slowly turns, revealing the
handsome, yet bald, powerful, LEX LUTHOR, 40’s.
LEX
Be a pal and Bring it here.
Otis approaches setting the paper on Luthor’s desk.
OTIS
anything else MISTER LUTHOR?
LEX
No, Not now. Thank You Otis.
Otis turns to leave then stops.
OTIS
Umm... Mister Luthor, the Prime
Minister of Addis Abbaba will be
arriving at Metropolis MET Tomorrow
evening.
LEX
Yes thank you Otis.
Lex grabs the paper, Otis leaves.
CAMERA pans to show the Headline of the paper, "LUTHOR SAVES
ECONOMY, GETS KEY TO CITY!"
Luthor lets off a cocky smile.
CUT TO:

INT. DAILY PLANET - PERRY WHITE’S OFFICE


Clark sets behind a desk, in front of him, PERRY WHITE, LATE
40’s, graying hair, cigar in his mouth, sleeves rolled up,
an old fashioned reporter.
PERRY
Well Kid you’re resume’ is good.
And there is just something about
you that says "OLD FASHIONED"
CLARK
Thank you Mister White.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 26.

PERRY
The only trouble is, well... Kid
you need an interesting story to
Cover, something that shows me your
potential, and the extent of your
talent. If it’s good, You get the
job.
CLARK
GREAT! But what would my assignment
be?
A LOUD KNOCKING HITS THE OFFICE DOOR.
PERRY
Hold on a sec. COME IN!
The door opens and reveals the BEAUTIFUL, TENACIOUS,
IMPOSSIBLE, LOIS LANE, Late 20’s.
LOIS
Chief, the show is starting in ten,
I’m taking Jimmy with me.
PERRY
Wait, Hold on a sec, sit down and
meet Mister? Uh Kelt? Clint?
Clark rises shaking Lois’ hand. He pushes his glasses back
on.
CLARK
Kent, Clark Kent.
LOIS
Oh Nice to meet you, Lois, Lois
Lane.
CLARK
Oh I’ve read your work, i like it,
i like it a lot.
LOIS
Thanks Clark.
PERRY
Lois, i want you to take Clark with
you, his Job Depends on it!
CLARK
Oh no Chief you don’t have t--

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 27.

LOIS
Sure Chief. But why does his Job
depend on it.
PERRY
Not only does his name have a
certain ring to it, Not only does
he have a snappy mild mannered act
with an ideology of a fierce
reporting machine! but he’s the
fastest typist I’ve seen in my
Forty years of service, and He
deserves a chance to watch a pro in
the field.
Lois is flattered, although she never shows it.
LOIS
Alright! Come on Kent, on our way
there you can tell me about your
self.
CUT TO:

INT. LUTHOR CORP - BOARD ROOM -


Lex stands in front of the board of directors, a rather
large monitor behind him, Pitching the H-K1 LEXBOT.
LEX
This new H-1K LexBot, personally
designed is efficient, and cost
friendly, being the fact i own this
corporate monopoly of LexCorp Steel
and Industrial, and My division of
Research and Development at LEX
LUTHOR INC. have devised and
discovered a new Raw material
called K-METAL. Very powerful
stuff.
Lex Picks up a remote off the table and clicks it, raw
footage of the LEXBOT appears on screen, nothing short of
impressive.
LEX (cont’d)
Cost friendly, Economically safe,
and best of all, easy to sell for a
HUNDRED MILLION to the United
States Army.
A BOARD MEMBER looks at him questioning this.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 28.

BOARD MEMBER #1
Mister Luthor what would cause you
to think the Government would buy
such and expensive and dangerous
machine?
LEX
Well Mister Armin, Not only would
this be good for PRESIDENT
MARSHALL’s P.R. but the beauty is,
we only need at best, Two. We could
make Miniatures, sell them for
fifty less, making them for a
Hundred less.
BOARD MEMBER #1
Lex, this is at best a Publicity
stunt!
LEX
Richard, you’re aware you only own
Twenty Five Percent, I Own
Fifty-One, Case Closed.
BOARD MEMBER #1
Why do we ever have these board
meetings Luthor?
LEX
Because Mister Armin, I Enjoy
showing off to all of you the Fecal
attempts you have at over ruling
me.
BOARD MEMBER #1
BU--
Lex turns to the window, looking out, looking beyond them.
LEX
Nothing. But Nothing. Today the
H-1K will be presented to the press
and the army will be shown the
exclusive, small coverage by a
small paper I own.
BOARD MEMBER #2
What Paper Mister Luthor?
LEX
The DAILY PLANET Mister Ridge, the
Daily Planet.
CUT TO:
29.

EXT. LUTHOR CORP TESTING FACILITY - METROPOLIS -


CROWDS and CROWDS of REPORTERS stand in front the main doors
to the LUTHOR CORP TESTING FACILITY. Clark, Lois and a young
RED HAIRED BOY, around 16 to 18, Jimmy Olsen. Camera in hand
Jimmy waits for the appearance of the New Luthor Corp
Invention, Clark and Lois stand waiting.
CLARK
How... How long have you worked at
the Daily Planet?
LOIS
For about THREE Years, What about
you? Where do you Hail from?
CLARK
Well I Come from a Small town in
Kansas, Smallville Ironically.
LOIS
Farmer?
CLARK
Yeah. the Last few years have
really been more or less Soul
Searching looking at different
cities, i was in KEYSTONE, COAST,
CENTRAL, GOTHAM, and BLÜDHAVEN.
only a couple of them were really
nice places but i Enjoy Metropolis.
LOIS
That’s nice.
THE LARGE LUTHOR CORP DOORS OPEN, REVEALING THE LARGE H-1K
LEXBOT! A Large Menacing Machine, Standing on Eight Legs,
Eight reconizable red lenses, and a long thin spine, giving
it a very ’SPIDER-ESQ’ shape.
CLARK
WHOA!
LEX
(O.S.)
Ladies and Gentlemen, Allow me to
Introduce A NEW BREED of SOLDIER,
The H-1K LEXBOT, Magnificent,
POWERFUL, BOLD!
Lex Luthor APPEARS, walking out of the DARKNESS into the
OPEN CROWD.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 30.

The Crowd Claps their hands, Clark looks uneasy at the


hulking machine, Lois next to him Clapping, Jimmy Snapping
off as many pics as he can get his hands on!
CLARK
(Whispers)
What is so special about a few nuts
and bolts?
LOIS
It will save Millions of Lives, and
will improve the President’s P.R.
CLARK
So it’s just a publicity stunt?
LOIS
Isn’t everything?

INT. LUTHOR CORP TESTING FACILITY -


WE SEE GROUPED TECHNICIANS SCRUNCHED TOGETHER TO A TERMINAL,
OPERATING THE H-1K.
ONE OPERATING TECHNICIAN(NOTE: we’ll call him JERVIS)Stands
over the consul, red lights beeping.
JERVIS
SOMEBODY GET MISTER LUTHOR! THE
H-1K’S PROGRAMMING ISN’T STABLE!
IT’S GOING TO SHORT OUT ANY SECOND!

EXT. LUTHOR CORP TESTING FACILITY -


Luthor stands proudly in front of the Hulking Machine.
LEX
Let me assure you, give any reason
to unleash these on the enemies,
they won’t EVER bother us AGAIN!
The Press cheers.
CAMERA ZOOMS IN ON CLARK’S EAR!
NO AUDIO.
Faintly we hear the sound of clogging Rotters, a sequential
beeping, everything stops!
THE BEEPING INCREASE!

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 31.

Clarks turns to Lois in a panic.


CLARK
Lois, I think something is about to
happen to that machine!
LOIS
Like what? Huh Smallville?
CLARK
Something BAD!
Clark turns away from Lois, moving through the Crowd.
THE MACHINE KNOCKS LUTHOR OFF THE STAGE, MOVING LIKE A
CRAZED LUNATIC!!!
THE CAMERA FOLLOWS CLARK RUNNING, PEOPLE IN PANIC ALL
AROUND! HE RIPS HIS SHIRT OPEN REVEALING THE ICONIC "S"
SHIELD!
HE MOVES OUT OF VIEW!
CAMERA FOCUSES ON THE H-1K!
IT SLASHES AND THROWS DEBRIS EVERY WHERE! PEOPLE SCREAM AND
RUN, JIMMY hides behind a car, snapping of shots as fast as
they come! Lois next to him
LOIS
Are you getting this?
JIMMY
YES! YES!
The H-1K GRABS LOIS! SHE SCREAMS, JIMMY SNAPS A LAST SHOT
BEFORE JUMPING TO LOIS!
JIMMY
LOIS! LOIS!
LOIS
HELP! SOMEBODY HELP!
A BLUR ZIPS THROUGH KNOCKING INTO THE HULKING MACHINE AND
OUT OF VIEW WITHOUT A TRACE!
Everyone looks up to the nearest building(out of view)
CAMERA PANS OVER TO REVEAL SUPERMAN! His SHIELD gleaming in
the sunlight!
CLOSE-UP: HIS BLUE EYES MELT HEARTS, HIS FACE HANDSOME, YET
HUMAN.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 32.

SUPERMAN
This is a lot of damage for a few
nuts and bolts to cause!
ZOOM! HE SMASHES INTO THE HULKING MACHINE! BOUNCING HIMSELF
OFF TO SMASH INTO IT!
HE SHOOTS IN FOR ANOTHER HIT!
POV(H-1K): SUPERMAN DRAWS IN AND SLAM!!! WE HIT HIM STRAIGHT
INTO THE GROUND! WE TURN AND LOOK UP NUMBERS, CALCULATIONS
APPEAR!
The H-1K Leaps Into the Sky!,Superman rises from the Ruble,
Jimmy snaps a Picture.
SUPERMAN (cont’d)
Excuse me!
Superman pushes himself into the air flying like a SPEEDING
BULLET!
JIMMY
Nice Suit.

INT. METROPOLIS
THE HULKING MACHINE SLAMS DOWN! LANDING ON A BRAND NEW CAR!
PEOPLE AROUND RUN IN TERROR SCREAMING!
Lois looks up in the sky to see SUPERMAN!
SLAM!!! STRAIGHT INTO THE MACHINE, LETTING GO OF ITS GRIP ON
LOIS!
She falls onto the ground, looking into the giant whole left
by the machine.
WE HEAR THE SMASHING BETWEEN THE TWO, THE GROUND SHAKES!
ZOOM! THE MACHINE SHOOTS OUT OF THE GROUND ON TO THE ROOF OF
THE DAILY PLANET! SUPERMAN FOLLOWS BEHIND HIM!
He floats in the air, The H-1K opens a compartment on its
chest, Loaded with Missiles, IT FIRES!
SUPERMAN FIRES HIS HEAT VISION EVAPORATING THE MISSILES! HE
FORCES IT ONTO THE MACHINE! MELTING IT!
IT LOSES IT, GOING HAYWIRE! IT STARTS SPINNING AND SASHES
INTO THE GLOBE!

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 33.

SUPERMAN’S EYES WIDEN! He rushes into the MACHINE going


straight through it!
THE GLOBE cracks and rolls off in the air, smashing down!
SUPERMAN RUSHES UNDER IT CATCHING THE GLOBE USING ALL HIS
STRENGTH TO HOLD IT BACK!
Everyone crowds around, Superman Lowers the globe and starts
to fly upwards!

INT. DAILY PLANET - PERRY WHITE’S OFFICE


Perry looks outside to see the Globe traveling UP the
building, Superman attached to it!
PERRY
Great Cesare’s Ghost.

EXT. DAILY PLANET


Superman sets the Globe back onto the roof, his eyes light
up He welds the Globe on with his Heat vision!
Finally he drops down onto the street leaving no marks from
impact. He approaches Lois.
SUPERMAN
Are you all right?
Lois nods.
LOIS
Yes.
SUPERMAN
Good, Now Miss?
LOIS
LANE, umm... Lois Lane.
SUPERMAN
Well Miss Lane, in spite of this
Terrible Beginning I Hope you’re
still able to have a Nice Peaceful
day.
He Smiles.
LOIS
Yeah, Right...
He turns his back to her, She puts her hand on his shoulder.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 34.

LOIS (cont’d)
Who are you?
SUPERMAN
A Friend.
HE ZOOMS OFF!

EXT. METROPOLIS
SUPERMAN FLIES IN THE AIR! SHOOTING THROUGH FAST AS WE CAN
SEE!

EXT. METROPOLIS NATIONAL BANK -


Squad Cars, Crowds of Reporters and Spectators watch the
bank with trusting eyes.

INT. METROPOLIS NATIONAL BANK


HOSTAGES sit at every corner, SIX ARMED MEN stand holding
Shotguns, unloading money, everything seems to be going
according to plan! One of the Robbers grab a hostage and put
them at the Door on their knees.

EXT. METROPOLIS NATIONAL BANK -


Police watch as an ARMED ROBBER cocks his shot gun and aims
it at the HOSTAGE

INT. METROPOLIS NATIONAL BANK


CAMERA stays focused on the ROBBER, He keeps the gun Pointed
at the HOSTAGE.
ROBBER #1
I WANT YOU TO KEEP YOUR GODDAMN
COPS OUT OF HERE, OR THIS GAL’S
HEAD WILL PAINT THE DAMN WINDOWS!
OFFICER
(OVER MEGA PHONE)
ALRIGHT, NOW OFFICIAL OF THE M.P.D.
WILL ENTER THE BANK, BUT YOU HAVE
TO LET THE HOSTAGES GO!

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 35.

ROBBER #1
I DON’T HAVE TO DO SHIT MAN! I
DON’T HAVE TO DO SHIT!
SUPERMAN
(O.S.)
Although Giving Up couldn’t Hurt
your chances for Parole.
Everyone turns to see SUPERMAN floating in the air, He
softly lands onto the ground. The ROBBERS TURN AROUND AND
UNLEASH THEIR AMMO ON SUPERMAN!
The Bullets Ricochet off him, not even denting the "S"
Shield.
He approaches the Robber, picking him up by his belt, and
lightly tossing him through the doors.
He turns and every robber points their GUNS at a hostage.
Superman smiles.

EXT. METROPOLIS NATIONAL BANK -


Officers rush to arrest the Robber, They look inside to see
the Robbers and SUPERMAN gone.
a DETECTIVE, Old Fashioned, Wearing a Long Coat and a
Fedora, DETECTIVE DANIEL TURPIN, 30’S.
Dan runs to the back the Robbers are tied together, dropped
into the trashcan. Superman. GONE!
TURPIN
What could’ve happened hear?
CUT TO:

INT. PHANTOM ZONE -


CAMERA Shows the Bizarre and desolate landscape of the
treacherous PHANTOM ZONE!
VRIL DOX’S LIFELESS BODY FALLS INTO FRAME.
Over him stands, GENERAL ZOD, He looks off screen.
GENERAL ZOD
TY-ZAR! KILL BERTRON!
TY-ZAR follows Bertron into the caves!

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 36.

TY-ZAR enters, calm ready, eyes cunning, exploating his


senses, tracking Bertron.
BERTRON hides behind a bolder, We watch TY-ZAR walk past,
Bertron looks to see TY-ZAR out of site, he lays his head
back on the rock giving a relieving sigh.
SHOOK! A KNIFE IS PLUNGED BERTRON’S HEAD, IT’S PULLED OUT.
TY-ZAR wipes the blood of on his sleeve. He exits the cave.
ZOD, JAX-UR, Await him, sitting near a Large Ship.
TY-ZAR
General.
GENERAL ZOD
Yes, Ty-Zar?
TY-ZAR
Is this the machine that will break
us free of this living hell?
GENERAL ZOD
In a way, yes. We still need a
Temporal Quake through the Fabric
of the Phantom Zone.
TY-ZAR
Like what?
JAX-UR
A BIG EXPLOSION! Something in the
outer most region of space, near a
YELLOW SUN.
ZOD enters the mysterious Machine.
GENERAL ZOD
This ship will open up a Portal,
and then, we will be FREE!
CUT TO:

INT. DAILY PLANET - PERRY WHITE’S OFFICE


Every reporter in the planet, from big time coverage to
small time sports and gossip articles stand in Perry Whites
Office. Perry at His Desk.
CAMERA CLOSE on PERRY’S desk where lies an edition of The
Daily Planet with the screaming headline: SUPERMAN SAVES
THOUSANDS.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 37.

WIDER ANGLE A dozen REPORTERS, including LOIS and CLARK,


stand at attention as PERRY paces back and forth behind his
desk, ranting.
PERRY
Now look! We’ re sitting on top of
the story of the century here! Our
only problem is how to get it -
exclusively!
(waves paper)
I want this guy and the Daily
Planet to go together like bacon
and eggs!
CLARK
(pause)
Well, I shouldn’t think he’d lend
himself to any cheap promotion
schemes...
PERRY
Who’s talking cheap? I’ll make him
a goddamn partner if I have to! I
want the inside dope on the real
Superman! Who is he? Where’s he
from? What’s his favorite ball
team?
(leans in)
And I’ll tell you one thing, boys
and girls - who ever Gets the
interview will have the single most
important interview of our
Generation.

INT. DAILY PLANET CITY ROOM - DAY


The REPORTERS file out. LOIS has a look of grim
determination on her face. CLARK notices, comes up.
CLARK
How do you feel about this hoax
Lois?
LOIS
Not a Hoax. He’s real and I’ll if
anybody finds out who he is it will
be ME!
CLARK
Oh really?

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 38.

LOIS
Yes. Yes I WILL.
CLARK
Oh great. Well good Luck with that.
Clark moves over to Lois’ Desk. He picks up a card.
CLARK (cont’d)
Hey Lois, You have a Secert
Admirerer!
LOIS
Let Me see that!
She snatches the card from his hand, she looks at it The
card reads: "Top of the Planet Tonight at EIGHT, A FRIEND!"
LOIS (cont’d)
(To Herself)
It’s HIM!
CLARK
Umm... Excuse me?
LOIS
What?
CLARK
You said it’s Him?
LOIS
Just rambling Smallville, nothing
Important.
CLARK
Oh Sorry.
Clark walks away from her, SMILING.
CUT TO:

EXT. STAR LABS - DAY


STOCK SHOT OF The STAR LAB FACILITY.
39.

INT. STAR LABS -


Clark walks next to a scientist, Bearded has a graceful old
man look to him, DOCTOR EMIL HAMILTON.
CLARK
So Doctor Hamilton, as a
representative of Star Labs, A
Division of LEX CORP, I have to
questions concerning the Incident.
HAMILTON
Well Mister... Uhh Mister?
CLARK
Kent, Clark Kent.
HAMILTON
Well Mister Kent the less said
about the Incident the Better.
CLARK
But how was the H-1K’s Programming
Disrupted? Is it Going to be
Repaired? And how is Lex Luthor?
HAMILTON
To answer your first question, the
Machine draws it’s power from
Ultraviolet rays created via Solar
radiation, there might’ve been a
solar flair that occurred to fry
the programming of the machine
turning it hostel. And NO as far as
I know the machine will be left in
a scrape Field. And Mister Luthor
is fine.
Clark puts his pen and pad away.
CLARK
Thank Emil, I’ll go type this and
let you get back to work.
HAMILTON
Hey Anytime Clark. Anytime.
Clark Leaves, Hamilton walks over to a row of Computer an
alarm goes off, Hamilton waves for TWO SCIENTIST, they join
him.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 40.

HAMILTON (cont’d)
Look at this, The Same Kind of
Solar Flair that happened during
the Event is happening right now!

EXT. SPACE.
CLOSE-UP: THE SUN!
It cracks, heat radiates off it, part of it dies down... it
seems as everything pauses...
BOOOM!!! AN ERUPTING SOLAR FLAIR SHAKES EVERYTHING OUT OF
PROPORTION!

INT. PHANTOM ZONE -


Zod turns to the Eruption, shaking the Fabric of the Phantom
Zone,
GENERAL ZOD
JAX-UR ACTIVATE THE SHIP!

INT. ZOD’S SHIP


Jax-Ur hits a sequence of buttons, activating the machine.

EXT. SHIP
A BEAM FIRES CAUSING A QUANTAM WHOLE.

EXT. SPACE
Zod’s Ship tears through a Black whole!

INT. ZOD’S SHIP


CLOSE-UP ON ZOD, A FEIRCE HATRED AND YEARNING IN HIS EYES IS
VERY APPARENT.
GENERAL ZOD
FREEDOM!
ZOD LAUGHS The sound sends Goosebumps up our spines!
CUT TO:
41.

INT. FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE -


SUPERMAN lowers down onto the Consel. He activates a
Crystal. Jor-El appears before him.
SUPERMAN
Father?
JOR-EL
Welcome Kal-El, I See you’ve made
use of the Suit I’ve given you.
SUPERMAN
Yes. Father.
JOR-EL
So the deed is done, you’re
presented to them now, Lead them
well My Son.
SUPERMAN
Father, I have to wonder something?
JOR-EL
Thoughts of Vanity My Son?
He shakes his head.
JOR-EL (cont’d)
These thought’s aren’t wrong
Kal-El, you know this, ever since
you were a child you have.
SUPERMAN
Well, I’m in an Interview, To in
form people more about myself.
JOR-EL
You’re not Coming to me for
Guidence, You’re coming here for
permession.
SUPERMAN
Yes, I can back out of it.
JOR-EL
No this is a good chance to in form
the people their more about
yourself, but you can’t give away
your identity or your weakness.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 42.

SUPERMAN
Weakness?
JOR-EL
When Krypton was destroyed the
Omega Rays enhanced the Radiation
of the Red Krypton Sun, the
radiation on pieces of the Planet
have No Doubt landed on earth, they
could be fatal.
SUPERMAN
Oh, so without divaldging those to
important facts, you agree i should
do the interview?
JOR-EL
Yes, but be careful, at first many
might not be on your side, and this
feeling of Vanity, don’t feel guilt
for it, just learn to control it.
SUPERMAN
Thank you Father.
JOR-EL
You’re welcome my son.
Superman removes the crystal, Jor-El fades like a phantom
from the past. He flies into the air, heading for the Daily
Planet.
CUT TO:

EXT. DAILY PLANET TOP OF THE BUILDING - NIGHT


Lois sits outside, She looks into the air, Waiting,
Wondering.
LOIS
This Better be worth it.
She continues waiting.
She gives up, and begins moving to the elevator, Behind her
SUPERMAN lowers onto the building.
SUPERMAN
Sorry I’m late Miss Lane.
She is stunned and shocked by the sound of her voice, she
slowly turns.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 43.

LOIS
HI.
SUPERMAN
Hello.
She approaches him.
SUPERMAN (cont’d)
I’ve wondered if they’re any
questions people have asked about
me and I presented my self to the
world, so these questions might be
answered.
LOIS
Oh Really?
SUPERMAN
Yes. Shall we start?
She gets her pen and paper out, jotting down every word he
says.
LOIS
Umm... Sure. What’s your name?
SUPERMAN
SUPERMAN!
LOIS
And where are you from?
SUPERMAN
Krypton.
LOIS
Cripton with a "C-R-I"
SUPERMAN
Actually K-R-Y.
LOIS
How tall are you?
SUPERMAN
I’m Six foot Four.
LOIS
Six Foot four, black hair and Blue
eyes, you sound like a women’s
dream.
He chuckles.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 44.

SUPERMAN
Thank you.
LOIS
How much do you weigh?
SUPERMAN
About Two- Two-Twent-Five.
LOIS
Age?
SUPERMAN
Over Twenty-One.
Lois Chuckles.
LOIS
I’ve noticed you can Fly, and Your
INCREDIBLE STRONG, do you have any
other gifts?
SUPERMAN
Well I have something i’ve dubbed
"HEAT VISION" Which means i can
Fire to Beams of Energy which heat
up in a matter of Mili-seconds, and
i can freeze matter with my own
breath.
LOIS
Anything Else?
SUPERMAN
Well i sorta have "X-RAY VISION"
LOIS
Really? How does that work?
SUPERMAN
Any matter without lead in it, i
can see straight through.
LOIS
Oh really? Whats in My purse?
Superman studies her purse hard.
SUPERMAN
Two Credit Cards, A Pack of Chewing
Gum, a Hair brush and Ten Dollars.
She stares at him, she can’t even believe it, He’s right.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 45.

LOIS
Yes, That’s Exactly it. Your
Unbelievable!
Superman turns looking over the city. The Faint signs of a
man screaming for help is loud and clear.
SUPERMAN
I Have to go! Someone is getting
hurt!
LOIS
Wait ONE MORE QUESTION! Why are you
here?
SUPERMAN
To Fight for Truth and Justice.
LOIS
Thank you.
Superman Smiles.
SUPERMAN
No Miss Lane Thank you. Good Night.
He takes off, leaving her in sheer wonder.
LOIS
He really is a SUPERMAN...
CUT TO:

INT. LUTHOR CORP - LEX LUTHOR’S OFFICE - DAY


OTIS peering over her shoulder. The banner headline is
clearly visible: " ’NEW AGE HERO?’ - an exclusive of the
Attack of the H-1K LexBot and Interview of Metropolis
SUPERMAN by Lois Lane."
CAMERA PANS to the desk. LUTHOR sits behind a massive pile
of books, notations, calculators, etc. He works feverishly
with a slide rule, his face aglow with demonic inspiration.
LEX
This Imbalanced Moron! He’s cost me
a Half a Billion Dollars!
MISS TESCHMACHER
Well Mister Luthor, are you
seriously going after a ’Super
Hero’ over petty revenge?

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 46.

LEX
Miss Teschmacher is it petty to get
revenge on a person who costs you
half a fortune?
OTIS
I wouldn’t think that Mistor
Luthor. Actually being the fact
that he’s from Krypton, if we look
back to the rosewell fiasco, the
technology, to Superman might be
Primitive, but advanced, especially
since it could’ve been From
Krypton.
LEX
Beautiful Otis, Simply Beautiful,
couldn’t have said it better my
self, and givin that perimeter and
Logic, the LEXCORP Factory in
Rosewell was Built over this.
MISS TESCHMACHER
So what?
LEX
Radiated pieces of Krypton would be
fatal to him, and we can use this
small LEAD DISADVANTAGE against him
in order to Kill him.
MISS TESCHMACHER
How are you going to cover that up?
OTIS
Claim he could be in a secret
mission to Rule the earth?
LEX
No, He’s showboating for some
reason he feels the nead to Flant
this, Why, Whats his Purpose?
OTIS
I Don’t Know sir.
Lex shows his demonic smile.
LEX
Of Course, what is the best way to
rule a Government?
(beat)
TRUST.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 47.

OTIS
Umm Sir?
LEX
He gets the Government to trust
him, he is pretty much a GOD,no one
would see the difference, Maybe
it’s a alien take over, over time
or maybe he just feels the need to
be some overhead God.
MISS TESCHMACHER
And You, a MORTAL, to stop a god?
Or is that what you want Lex?
Godhood, in a modern sense.
LEX
Obviously Gods are Selfish beings
who fly around in little red capes
and don’t share their secrets, All
of them, With mankind. No Miss
Teschmacher, I don’t want to be a
god, or even worshiped, I just want
to be a savior to the people.
MISS TESCHMACHER
What’s the difference?
LEX
(Grudgingly)
A LOT!
CUT TO:

EXT. SPACE
ZOD’S SHIP HANGS INTO ORBIT, SMOKE RISING FROM IT! BUT HOW?

INT. ZOD’S SHIP


Electricity cracks! sparks fly all around the unconcious
body of General Zod.
CAMERA PUSHES IN FOR A CLOSE UP.
His eyes slowly roll.
FLASH: ZOD LOOKS OUT THE WINDOW TO SEE EARTH!
His head is a Haze.
FLASH: ZOD SPEAKS THE WORD "FREEDOM"

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 48.

His eyes are open.


FLASH: THE SHIPS BEGINS CRACKLING AND SPARKING AROUND HIM!
He stands. Small cuts on his face, He Turns, Jax-Ur and
Ty-Zar are out cold. Zod shakes his head again, He
approaches the Window, Looking out, the Beautiful Yellow Sun
of Earth shines like a bright light in his face! HIS WOUNDS
HEAL! Right before Our EYES!
CUT TO:

INT. STAR LABS - DAY


HAMILTON and his crew(THREE OTHER SCIENTIST) Surround the
Computer.
HAMILTON
Oh My! The Scanners are reporting
Life on the vessel!
SCIENTIST
It seems to faint, they might not
ever make it!
The beacon representing the ship jumps close to earth!
It begins beeping rapidly!
IT STOPS! The Scanners pick up no life.
HAMILTON
Oh God! It’s Gone...
Hamilton’s head hangs down.
CUT TO:

INT. DAILY PLANET CITY ROOM - DAY


Clark sets at his desk, typing at his computer, steeling a
glance here and there at Lois, sitting at her Computer
hammering away. She looks over to Clark, staring at the
screen.
LOIS
Hey, Smallville!
Clark turns to her unhinged.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 49.

CLARK
Yeah?
LOIS
Can you look at this Article?
Clark moves over to her desk, leaning over her shoulder
reading through it.
CLARK
Seems good. How did you get the
interview with SUPERMAN?
LOIS
I Don’t know how to explain, More
like he asked me.
CLARK
Ah.
Clark checks his watch, smiles.
CLARK (cont’d)
Hey Lois, you want to catch a bite
to eat, my treat?
Lois turns to him and smiles.
LOIS
Sure.

INT. METROPOLIS BISTRO -


Clark and Lois sit on the side walk of the Bistro, Clark
playfully eying Lois, the Waitress sets down Two plates, one
a Hamburger to Clark, and a Cesare Salad to Lois.
CLARK
You eat very light.
LOIS
Yes I Know, a good reporter keeps
good health, you on the other hand,
a hamburger?
CLARK
It does technically have vegetables
on it.
LOIS
How are you going to burn off all
that fat?

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 50.

CLARK
Working out.
Clark bites into his Hamburger, Lois smiles, taking small
bites of her Salad. Clark breaths in the calm moment.
CLARK (cont’d)
Can I ask you something?
LOIS
Umm... Sure?
CLARK
What was he Like, y’know Superman?
LOIS
He’s probably the most pefect man
i’ve ever met, it’s like a woman’s
heart becomes butter. Why you ask?
CLARK
Well you seem to be the only
reporter to ever get an exclusive
with him, I was just curious.
Really.
LOIS
Yeah.
Lois’ cell phone rings, she answers.
LOIS (cont’d)
Perry? Yeah, the what?! Alright.
Yes. Alright. Right away.
She hangs up the phone, grabbing her stuff.
LOIS (cont’d)
Let’s hit the road, Perry wants us
in his office ASAP!
CLARK
Alright.

EXT. SPACE
Zod Floats above earth, like a god among men, Jax-Ur and
Ty-Zar appear behind him.
TY-ZAR
General. This is unusual.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 51.

GENERAL ZOD
These Powers. I Know Ty-Zar.
JAX-UR
The Sun, It’s not Red anymore.
GENERAL ZOD
I Have a feeling we’re not on
Krypton Jax-Ur, Jor-El once spoke
of a galaxy that had a Yellow sun,
and a Planet that is significantly
close to Krypton Known to them as
Earth.
JAX-UR
Intruiging, this Earth, Could be a
new home.
GENERAL ZOD
A New Home world, To RULE.
ZOD Lowers heading towards the planet, Ty-Zar and Jax-Ur
follow shortly behind.

EXT. ADDIS ABABA - DAY


Luthor walks next to the Prime Minister of Addis Ababa,
Aruka Naki a Well intellegent man, Mid 40’s.
ARUKA
Well Mister Luthor, the People of
Addis Ababa thank you.
LEX
That’s nice Aruka, so I’m guessing
if i asked for something...
ARUKA
Without a moments delay Sir.
LEX
Well, I’ve been doing some
calculations, there’s something
hear i seek, a Radiated Mineral.
ARUKA
We’ve seen strange rocks along the
shore line of our oceans. Your
welcome to them my friend.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 52.

LEX
Thank you Aruka.
Lex Shakes his hands, we notice a shinning object on Lex’s
finger, a Green, Emerald Green Ring, with an odd glow to it.
CAMERA Pushes in on the Ring.
The Jem changes shape to represent a more Rock-esq look.
CAMERA pulls out, a baseball sized Chunk of Kryptonite
glowing in Luthor’s hands, he holds it up as the God
Promethuis held up Fire.
LEX (cont’d)
Beautiful.
His Demonic smile pushes through his Philanthropic Facade.

INT. LEX CORP JET


Lex sits staring at the Kryptonite, eyes in deep transition,
Hypnotized by it’s power, he Flips open his Cell phone.
LEX
Otis, have Miss Teschmacher send an
article to the Planet, I’d like to
meet Superman.
CUT TO:

INT. DAILY PLANET - PERRY WHITE’S OFFICE


Clark, Lois and Jimmy surround Perry’s office.
PERRY
Now, we all understand that the Big
Buzz of recent is Superman, but i
need my best Reporter, and Kent, to
attend the annual Luthor Corp.
Galla. I know a guy who knows a guy
and I have Two Tickets, both with a
plus one.
LOIS
Chief there’s three of us.
Perry sighs,

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 53.

PERRY
I know Lane. You and Clark are one,
and Olsen can bring some girl.
JIMMY
Thanks chief.
PERRY
Be quite i’m talking.
JIMMY
Yes Chief.
PERRY
Olsen, Coffee, Lots of Cream Lot’s
of Sugar.
Jimmy heads to the door.
PERRY (cont’d)
Get Kent a--
CLARK
Herbal tea.
His hand on the handle
PERRY
And Lane a--
LOIS
Coffee black.
JIMMY
Ok Chief.
PERRY
And don’t call me Sugar!
JIMMY
OK Sugar...Chief!
He exits.
PERRY
Hey Lane, Need to speak with Kent
for a Minute, Check out thee, ugh
(Snaps fingers)
Cover the fire at Eight and Norman.
Lois is gone in a heart beat. Clark remains.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 54.

PERRY (cont’d)
You know Kent, there’s something
i’ve noticed about you, your great
reporter, you remind me of Lois
Young, Eager, Willful. But you’re
missing something.
CLARK
Humility?
PERRY
No you got bags of Humility, your
missing that Survival Instinct,
that edge, they Eye of the tiger.
Perry turns gazing out of the city at Metropolis.
CUT TO:

EXT. CALIFORNIA - DAY


ZOD and his Discples land into an Urbanized Part of Los
Angeles.
They gaze around looking at the beaten and tarnished Ghetto
Nieghborhood.
GENERAL ZOD
What an Odd community. Ty-Zar.
TY-ZAR
Yes General?
GENERAL ZOD
Search the premises. We don’t want
any surprises.
Ty-Zar begins walking looking around the area, seeing all
the wasteful hidous sides of California.
An approaching car is heard, It drives into frame, Zod
notices it. A group of 3 kids from the "Streets", 18 years
old each, pull up and stop in front of zod.
STREET KID #1
Yo! ASSHOE! What the Hell you doin’
in the middle of da’ road.
Zod looks at them as concerned with them as he would an ant.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 55.

GENERAL ZOD
Leave now, and you might survive.
STREET KID #2
Oh NO you didn’t Cracka!
The Street Kids exit the vehicle approaching Zod, Jax-Ur
steps in Front of them.
JAX-UR
I Wouldn’t if I were you.
Zod’s back to them, Jax-Ur steps aside Ty-Zar watches, a
smile on his face.
STREET KID #1
Turn around FOOL!
Zod doesn’t move. The Kid pulls a knife, he stabs it at Zod,
the Blade bends like paper, his eyes are wide.
Zod Turns, his eyes glowing red!
WOOSH! ZOD EVAPERATES THE KID!
The other two start running Zod fires a second beam, one
going straight through the second kid’s heart!
Zod rushes in front of the last one. Ty-Zar and Jax-Ur
surround him.
GENERAL ZOD
Do you wish to Live?
The kids is too scared to speak, he nods.
GENERAL ZOD (cont’d)
Kneel.
The Kid can’t help but shake as he gets on his knees.
GENERAL ZOD (cont’d)
Hmmm... I Doubt you’re worthy of
Life!
STREET KID #3
DON’T!
Zod grabs the top of the kid’s head, he twists it with a
hard force, SNAP! The boy’s neck is broke, Zod drops it to
the ground like a rock.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 56.

GENERAL ZOD
Such feble creatures.
TY-ZAR
Indeed.
Ty-Zar gives his attention to an old apartment building.
TY-ZAR (cont’d)
General, how did you fire the Heat
from your eyes?
GENERAL ZOD
Very easily, Try it.
Ty-Zar fires a Small stream through his heat vision,
catching the building on fire, watching it burn.
Jax-Ur approaches Zod.
JAX-UR
Wonderous. The Yellow Sun is
fueling our cells at such a high
molecular rate, we’re generating
enourmous power.
Zod smiles.
GENERAL ZOD
We shall leave, We must find the
high powered, and take authority
from them.
They rise into the air, flying East!
CUT TO:

INT. LUTHOR CORP - LEX LUTHOR’S OFFICE -


Lex sits his face to his desk, relaxing. He Smiles, we
notice his ring. GLOWING.
Knock!Knock!Knock!
Lex turns his chair to the window, Superman floats before
him.
LEX
You must Superman.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 57.

SUPERMAN
I heard a rumor you wanted to talk,
I figured I’d apologize for the
destruction of your machine.
LEX
Yes, that seemed to have Cost Half
a Billion Dollars.
SUPERMAN
Sorry to cost so much, But it was
hurting innocent people.
LEX
I’m aware. But since you’re here, I
think we can work out a business
proposition.
SUPERMAN
I don’t do this as a Business
Luthor.
LEX
Apparantly you fail to see that I
Controll everything in this city, I
rebuilt it from the ground up, My
work, My city. I own Ninty Percent
of everything, I keep Mom and Pop
business going with cheap shipping
companies, Hell I practically rule
the city.
SUPERMAN
This is a Dictatorship Luthor, This
is a Democracy, I won’t work for
you. Now or Ever.
LEX
Just be careful about saying the
word ’Ever’ Superman, It could Bite
you!
Superman’s face is disgruntled, he hears a crime, he’s
sweating.
LEX (cont’d)
Go save, waste more tax payer money
while your at it.
Faster than a speeding Bullet, Superman is gone. Lex spins
to face his office doors.
He looks down at his ring, smiling, the glowing fades.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 58.

LEX (cont’d)
This little game of ours has just
started.

EXT. LAS VEGAS - NIGHT


Zod stands in the middle of the Lighten City, Ty-Zar and
Jax-Ur look disgusted at it.
GENERAL ZOD
What an Ugly city.
Zod Looks over to see a high dollar styled Night Club, He
approaches.
The Bouncer big, very big, intimidating, stands letting in a
Group of Sexy Girls. Zod stands in front of him.
BOUNCER
Whoa! Ain’t no way you’re comin’ in
here with that idiotic Fashion
Statement!
GENERAL ZOD
You dare speak to me?
BOUNCER
What you say? Who the hell you
think you are? The President?
GENERAL ZOD
I Am General ZOD!
The Bouncer Laughs, Jax-Ur Leans into Ty-Zar.
JAX-UR
(Whispering)
You think People would be smarter,
than to laugh.
Zod sighs.
GENERAL ZOD
You think you can stop me you’re
welcome to try
The Bouncer laughs.
BOUNCER
I’m gonna enjoy sending your old
ass to the hospital.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 59.

The Bouncer Punches Zod in the Face, his hand breaks, he


grips it in pain. Zod Grabs him by his belt and tosses him
into the nightclub!
Ty-Zar looks to the people in Line. They’re too frieghtend
to move. Ty-Zar Smiles, approaching the club,
GENERAL ZOD
Wait! This is a waste of time.
TY-ZAR
What would you suggest we do
General?
GENERAL ZOD
We find the President, the Weakling
spoke off. Not to hard I Trust, a
Man with So much power wouldn’t be
able to hold a Gluttonous attitude
without Flaunting his Power.
The Three Villains take off! Zod stops in mid air, He burns
the mark of ZOD into the street, leaving after finishing it.
CUT TO:

INT. DAILY PLANET CITY ROOM - DAY


Clark sits at his Computer, Hammering at a story. The Phone
Rings, He answers putting it in between his shoulder and
ear, continues typing.
CLARK
Clark Kent, Daily Planet.
HAMILTON
(O.S.)
Clark, I’ve got a story for you,
but be quick.
CLARK
Right away!
Clark’s fingers become a blur, smashing out the story, the
computer can’t even keep up!
He stops grabbing his coat, he turns to see the last word
finally appearing on the computer. He smiles. Moving over to
the printer.
He grabs his story and zips straight into Perry’s office.
60.

INT. DAILY PLANET - PERRY WHITE’S OFFICE


Clark enters handing him the story.
CLARK
Mister White, the Scene in
California story, I’m head over to
S.T.A.R. Labs I;ve got a contact
who’s got a story.
CAMERA pans to Perry, we hear a loud WHOOSH! Perry ignores.
PERRY
Alrigh--
Perry Looks up, Clark is gone.
PERRY (cont’d)
Kids got spirit!
CUT TO:

INT. STAR LABS - DAY


Clark enters the door, Hamilton just hangs up the phone.
HAMILTON
What Taxi did you take to get here?
CLARK
A regular one, Why you ask?
HAMILTON
’Cause if i knew any taxi in this
city went so fast, i wouldn’t have
bought a car.
Clark smiles, He follows Hamilton to the computers, looking
at the screen.
HAMILTON (cont’d)
After our Last Interview My team
and I spotted this, a U.F.O. Bogey,
we don’t have any idea what it is.
We want to get it down as soon as
possible. We’re planning a co-op
mission with NASA to try to
retrieve it!
CLARK
What if Superman gets it?

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 61.

HAMILTON
You have his Cell Number?
CLARK
I might. Listen Emil, If I can get
Superman to get that down, I want
the Exclusive, No one else.
HAMILTON
Clark I--
CLARK
Emil!
HAMILTON
I’ll give you Twenty-Four hours,
Have the story wrote and in Print,
then i’ll call other reporters.
CLARK
Fine, But i’m the only one who goes
in it! Deal?
HAMILTON
Deal.
CLARK
Where’s the Restroom?
HAMILTON
Geez. Main hall Last door to the
right.

INT. BATHROOM
Clark rips his shirt open, he pulls it off revealing the top
of his uniform, he spins around in a blur, revealing his
Superman uniform, he opens the stall.

INT. STAR LABS -


Superman walks to Hamilton.
SUPERMAN
Professor.
HAMILTON
Kent really did have your cell.
Look at this!
Hamilton points it out to Superman.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 62.

HAMILTON (cont’d)
Something I forgot to mention is
that a few hours ago life was seen
aboard the ship, then the scans
lost the signal, Can you get it.
SUPERMAN
It’s oddly close to the sun, but
yeah I can get it!
HAMILTON
Thank--
Superman is gone!
CUT TO:

EXT. SPACE
Superman zooms out into the airless Space Vacuum. He moves
to Zod’s ship, unaware.
Superman struggles to catch it, his hands leaving dents into
the sides. He looks through the Window of the Ship, No one
in there. He pulls it down gritting teeth, using a lot of
energy.
Superman let’s go moving out of the way, he zips to the
back, grabbing the tail of the ship and pushing it!

EXT. STAR LABS -


Hamilton stands outside, watching the oncoming ship.
HAMILTON
OH GOD, It’s like nothing I’ve ever
seen.
He watches as Superman sets the Alien Craft onto the ground.
HAMILTON (cont’d)
Oh Lord, look at this thing, It’s
beautiful. Th--
Superman again is gone.
HAMILTON (cont’d)
Apparently he doesn’t like thank
You’s.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 63.

CLARK
(O.S.)
Who doesn’t!
Hamilton Jumps! He turns to Clark.
HAMILTON
How did you get out here so fast?
CLARK
I Ran.
HAMILTON
Alright, Come with me, we’ll have a
look inside.

INT. ZOD’S SHIP


Hamilton and Clark search the the ship.
HAMILTON
Magnificent. This Technology is
unlike anything i’ve ever seen
before.
CLARK
That’s what Farmers would say about
Cell Phones.
Clark looks into the back wall of the ship and sees
something that haunts him.
CAMERA PANS OVER revealing THE MARK OF ZOD!
POV(CLARK): EVERYTHING SWITCHES TO X-RAY VISION LAYER ONE!
WE SEE THROUGH THE WALLS OF THE SHIP, NOTHING, NO CLUES OR
ANYTHING ELSE INDICATING ZOD, SWITCH TO LAYER 2, WE SEE
INSIDE THE FLOOR AND PANELS IN THE OTHER ROOMS, NOTHING,
EVEYRTHING SWITCHES TO LEVEL THREE, X-RAY VIEW, STILL
NOTHING.
Clark pushes his glasses back in place.
CLARK (cont’d)
(To Himself)
Damn.
HAMILTON
Huh?

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 64.

CLARK
Oh I said this will be a damn good
headline!
CUT TO:

EXT. WHITE HOUSE - DAY


CAMERA stays steady on a beautiful shot of the White House.

INT. OVAL OFFICE


Lex sits across from President Marshall, fixing tea.
LEX
Well Mister President, I assure
you, My companies are doing the
best we can to secure the budget.
PRESIDENT MARSHALL
You’re a good Patriot Lex, Never
let anyone tell you otherwise.
The President sits, handing Lex the tea, They both take
small sips in between the conversation.
LEX
Thank you sir.
PRESIDENT MARSHALL
I have so much thanking to do, you
pulled one of my biggest cities out
of economic depression, you caused
stocks to rise.
LEX
Well sir, it’s like my father said
"Son, stocks may rise and fall,
Utilities and transportation
systems may collapse. You can print
money, manufacture diamonds, and
people are a dime a dozen, but
they’ll always need land. It’s the
one thing they’re not making any
more of, but they will always
need land and they’ll pay through
the nose to get it!" Which is why
my little Lex Luthor Incorporated
only deals with land, and why
others control the rest.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 65.

PRESIDENT MARSHALL
Land.
Lex with a devilish smile nods.
LEX
Land.
The Phone rings, without dealy he answers it.
PRESIDENT MARSHALL
Hello, Margret, What? Oh Lord. Send
General Reeve, have him hold of the
area. Yes, No Air Force One won’t
be neccessary.
LEX
Whats wrong?
PRESIDENT MARSHALL
There’s a group of three anarchyst
head through this country like mad
men.
LEX
What has happened around them?
PRESIDENT MARSHALL
Fires, explosions, Murder. This is
Nuts.
Luthor rises, He pats the President on the back.
LEX
Listen, I’ll put my best guys on
it, you stay here and I’ll get
everything on earth on them.
PRESIDENT MARSHALL
Alright Lex. Good Luck.
Lex moves to the door and turns.
LEX
I don’t need luck, I’m LEX LUTHOR!
Lex exits.
66.

INT. HALLWAY
Lex walks through, Nodding to the Guards.
LEX
Fellas.
CUT TO:

INT. FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE -


Superman stands before the Crystal Consul Jor-El in front of
him.
JOR-EL
What troubles you Kal-El?
SUPERMAN
Have you ever worried your sins
would be cast down to me?
JOR-EL
Yes, As I know it’s a part of your
destiney you won’t want, How long?
SUPERMAN
I don’t know.
JOR-EL
Zod must think I’m either alive, or
knows your here.
SUPERMAN
How did you know I was talking
about Zod?
JOR-EL
I anticipated this Kal-El, He was
once a good friend, a Genious,
While he put his mind to the safty
of Krypton, I put mine to the
Memory of it, now some how, he’s
escaped, no doubtly killing Bertron
and Vril Dox.
SUPERMAN
Then wouldn’t that mean that the
Brain-Inter-Active-Construct is
destroyed?

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 67.

JOR-EL
It’s a machine Kal-El, there’s only
on trace of it, but it is layed
dorment, Zod is a problem, and for
this reason is why in the Fortress
Crystals one has blueprints for a
PHANTOM ZONE PROJECTOR, it Will
Send Zod and The others who’re
working for him back to the Phantom
Zone to complete their time.
SUPERMAN
How can I build it?
JOR-EL
You won’t be able to, I’ve already
programmed it, it will take
Twenty-Four hours.
SUPERMAN
Alright, What should I Do?
JOR-EL
Try to Stop Zod and his Soldiers,
It will be nearly impossible,
they’re three, they have the same
abilities.
SUPERMAN
How do I now where they’ll be?
JOR-EL
Zod is one to Crave Power, World
Leaders, or maybe The President of
the United States.
SUPERMAN
I Need to find him now!
Superman turns, Jor-El stops.
JOR-EL
KAL-EL! Stop!
He does.
JOR-EL (cont’d)
You Won’t find him Unless he wants
to be found!
SUPERMAN
(YELLS)
WHAT SHOULD I DO!?

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 68.

JOR-EL
Wait. He’ll let him self recognized
when he wants.
SUPERMAN
Are you saying we need to bate him?
JOR-EL
In a sense, Yes.
Superman rubs his eyes.
SUPERMAN
Lord, I need to find him. If I see
him in Metropolis, He’s Mine.
JOR-EL
Then you will need luck My SON.
CUT TO:

INT. LUTHOR CORP TESTING FACILITY -


Lex stands in front of a computer, watching a video feed, of
Zod, Jax-Ur, and Ty-Zar, destroying property in california.
TY-ZAR
You dare Questiong General Zod?
GENERAL ZOD
Ty-Zar! This peasent should have
the Chance to Kneel Before me.
TY-ZAR
Yes General.
GENERAL ZOD
Jax-Ur, Bring him here.
Jax-Ur moves over to a man, the Video feed cuts out.
SCIENTIST
(O.S.)
That was seven hours ago, they’ve
slowly made their way east since
then. Six hours ago they hit a
Nightclub outside of Colorado.
Since then they’ve been moving like
phantoms.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 69.

LEX
Estimating, they’re searching for
something, the president, they want
his power, they won’t stop until
they’re ruling every part of this
planet. Right Now I would say
they’re in... METROPOLIS! Get me
there, Call KAVENAUGH Tell him to
have the Exosuit plans ready, I
need to stop him.
CUT TO:

EXT. HELICOPTER PAD


Lex rushes out of the Building the scientist behind him.
SCIENTIST
Kavenaugh said the suit won’t be
working for Twelve Hours!
LEX
Tell him to start assembling it!
NOW!
CUT TO:

EXT. METROPOLIS
Zod and company stand in front of Metropolis city limits
line. Staring beyond the city.
GENERAL ZOD
This city seems more famed and
acclaimed then the others, perhaps
there is something special about
it.
CUT-IN: INTERIOR OF THE PLANET, CLARK SITS AT HIS DESK,
LISTENING TO THIS.

INT. DAILY PLANET CITY ROOM -


Clark’s eyes widen as Zod speaks each word
GENERAL ZOD
(O.S.)
Perhaps Jor-El is here. If so, we
should pay him a visit
He rises, Moving into the Elevator, Lois halts him.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 70.

LOIS
Hey Smallville what are you doing?
CLARK
Going to get Some fresh air.
LOIS
Mind if I Join you? Thanks.
Clark leads Lois into the Elevator, He smacks the close
button, quickly hitting the button for the First Floor.
LOIS (cont’d)
HEY!
The DOORS SLAM SHUT! Clark bales to another Elevator, it
opens with no one inside it, he enters, the doors close.

INT. ELEVATOR
Clark pulls the shirt office, the ’S’Shield stands out, he
transforms into SUPERMAN! Flying through the Roof of the
elevator, breaking through the roof of the Planet.

EXT. DAILY PLANET TOP OF THE BUILDING -


Superman floats above the city, searching, listening.
SUPERMAN
Where are you!?
He turns to a nose, Inaudible.
SUPERMAN (cont’d)
THERE!
He shoots off in a Powerful Furry!
CUT TO:

INT. LUTHOR CORP - EXPERIMENTAL LAB -


Lex stands in the Lab, in front of a giant table, on it a
large object, covered by drapes. Lex sits back into his
chair. Thinking.
LEX
What would be a Substantial power
source, that’s all were lacking!

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 71.

He slams his fist into the table, a small buit of His ring
cracks off, it starts glowing.
He turns his head over the Large Piece of Kryptonite, He
walks over the close he gets to it, his ring glows, he
smiles.
CUT TO:

EXT. METROPOLIS
Zod and Company search through the City, Flying low through
the streets.
SLAM!!! SUPERMAN SLAMS ZOD STRAIGHT THROUGH THE ASSFAULT!
WOOSH!!! SUPERMAN IS SENT OUT OF THE WHOLE, HITTING THE
BUILDING BEHIND THEM!
Superman adjusts, Staring at Zod.
GENERAL ZOD
You! You were the symbol of the
House of EL, You even look like
Jor-El from his youth, This can
only mean Jor-El died with the Rest
of Krypton. Pitty to be one of the
last Sons.
SUPERMAN
I AM KAL-EL, SON OF JOR-EL! You
will be sent back to the Phantom
Zone!
GENERAL ZOD
Doubtful.
WOOSH! THE TWO FLY AT EACH OTHER IN GREAT SPEED!
They Slam into each other, throwing Punches, Zod grabs his
arm and twists it, Superman Hits him in the face with heat
Vision!
ZOD IS SLAMMED INTO THE GROUND! JAX-UR AND TY-ZAR SHOOT
TOWARDS SUPERMAN!
SUPERMAN SLAMS INTO TY-ZAR, FOLLOWING HIM INTO THE GROUND!
JAX-UR SHOOTS RIGHT TO SUPERMAN, GRABBING CAPE YANKING HIM
BACK!
He HOLDS Superman in a Nelson, TY-ZAR SLAMS INTO SUPERMAN!

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 72.

Hitting him in the Stomach! Again! and AGAIN!


GENERAL ZOD (cont’d)
(O.S.)
STOP!
Zod rises into frame, over to the Captive Superman.
GENERAL ZOD (cont’d)
Your Mine.
Superman spits in Zod’s face! ZOD BACKHANDS SUPERMAN! BLOOD
SHOOTS FROM SUPERMANS MOUTH!
GENERAL ZOD (cont’d)
Scum! You will KNEEL before me.
SUPERMAN
Never!
WHAM! Zod Punches Superman!
GENERAL ZOD
Where is Jor-El?
Superman stays Silent.
GENERAL ZOD
Where is Jor-El?
Superman doesn’t respond, Zod Grabs his neck!
GENERAL ZOD (cont’d)
You can’t take orders very well
can’t you? Just like Jor-El. Pity
that’s the one trait he’s carried
on into this life.
CLOSE UP: SUPERMAN, HIS FACE IS BRUISED, NOSE BLEEDING,
CAMERA GOES TO SUPERMAN’S EYES, THEY GLOW RED!
BOOM! ZOD IS HIT BY SUPERMAN’S HEAT VISION!
He SLAMS his Head into JAX-UR’S JAW! TY-ZAR SLAMS HIS FIST
AT SUPERMAN, Missing and Hitting JAX-UR!
SUPERMAN SHOOTS OFF!
The Two Kryptonian Villains land next to Zod.
GENERAL ZOD (cont’d)
So the Son of Jor-El is a Coward.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 73.

TY-ZAR
Do we follow him?
GENERAL ZOD
No! Not yet, we find the President
and Take over!
JAX-UR
we need to figure out where he is.
Zod Stands.
GENERAL ZOD
We’ll Find him, the same way we
find anyone else.
Ty-Zar smiles.

INT. METROPOLIS NEWS STATION -


A Woman beautiful, Blonde, Fiesty in a Bad Way, She’s the
Kind of trouble that sleeps around, this is CAT GRANT.
CAT
Well in other News, the President
is staging the Annual Policemen’s
Ball at the White House as he’s
ann--
KROOM!!! Zod smashes through the walls, everything is turned
over! Zod lands on to the platform. Ty-Zar and Jax-Ur
Follow.
Zod looks down and Cat. She’s in shock, she can’t move.
Guards run up pulling out guns, they aim them at Zod and
fire.
GENERAL ZOD
Such useless weapons.
Zod Shoots out a breeze of cold air, freezing the guards.
GENERAL ZOD (cont’d)
That’s better.
He grabs Cat by her Blouse. Raising her up in the air.
GENERAL ZOD (cont’d)
Even the Women on Krypton are much
more suited for us. Pity.
He grabs her Microphone, holding it to his lips.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 74.

GENERAL ZOD (cont’d)


People of Earth, I Am General Zod,
Former Ruler of the Krypton Army, I
Am going to the President of the
United States, if he does not
answer to me I WILL Kill One
Million Humans.
CUT TO:

INT. OVAL OFFICE -


The president’s eyes are glued to the chair.
GUARD
Sir, We need to evacuate you to Air
Force One.
PRESIDENT MARSHALL
NO! If we do that he’ll Kill a
Million of MY PEOPLE! We stay.
GUARD
Sir, We DON’T have a CHOICE!
PRESIDENT MARSHALL
And I’m saying NO, you never tell
that to the President!
The President looks down.
PRESIDENT MARSHALL (cont’d)
Get me a Scotch. Tell Zod Where to
find me.
CUT TO:

INT. FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE -


Superman walks up to the Crystal Chamber, he flips over a
row of crystals.
SUPERMAN
(SHOUTS)
JOR-EL!
He activates the Consel.
SUPERMAN (cont’d)
I Need that Machine Ready! NOW!

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 75.

JOR-EL
It still needs hours of work
Kal-El, at this rate you would only
get one shot, you would need a
force to push the three of them
into it.
SUPERMAN
I can do it alone!
JOR-EL
NO YOU CAN’T!
LEX
(O.S.)
He’s right... Superman.
Superman turns to see LEX LUTHOR.
Superman walks to him grabbing him by the shirt raising him
up in the air!
SUPERMAN
How did you find me!
Lex smiles.
LEX
I’m about the best their is. My
satalites could follow you all the
way out here.
Superman Draws his fist back.
LEX (cont’d)
If you kill me you won’t be able to
stop Zod.
Superman struggles.
SUPERMAN
It will do some good!
LEX
And it will destroy the Earth you
mindless dope!
Superman drops him.
LEX (cont’d)
Glad to see you use all your
muscles, not just the ones that
can’t think.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 76.

Superman doesn’t even look at him.


SUPERMAN
How can you help stop Zod? Why
would you want to?
LEX
This is my planet, if aliens are
here and I CAN’T keep watch on THEM
I don’t want them here. This
Phantom Zone projector is
interesting but like the old man
said, you need an equal force to
push them in as they’re getting
pulled. I’ve invented Something
that might help.
Lex removes his gloves, his Kryptonite ring glows, Superman
Backs away, his body hunched over, looking sick.
SUPERMAN
What is... IS that?
LEX
It’s Kryptonite Superman, A little
Piece of the old home town, Trust
me I Spared No Expense to make you
feel at home. This is Mind Over
Muscle.
Superman backs away slowly.
SUPERMAN
Cover it!
Lex puts his glove back on.
LEX
The gloves have a synthetic Lead
Biweave, the lead molecules absorb
the radiation.
SUPERMAN
So, we need a bigger power source.
Lex smiles.
SUPERMAN (cont’d)
What did you do?
LEX
Oh, Call me irresponsible call me
foolish, but I Have a piece the
(MORE)
(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 77.

LEX (cont’d)
size of a baseball, powering an
EXOSUIT. A little Private
invention.
SUPERMAN
What are you asking in Return for
help.
LEX
That SUPER-BABY, is something
you’ll have to see later. but Right
now Zod is our Problem, I need to
draw them to you, I need to draw
them to this Ice Rink.
SUPERMAN
I’m not letting you use someone
close to me.
LEX
Then play for the other team, if
you want to win, you play by my
rules.
SUPERMAN
So whats the Plan?
CUT TO:

INT. OVAL OFFICE -


President Marshell sits at his desk, Scotch in hands.
ZOD BURSTS THROUGH! Accompinied by Ty-Zar and Jax-ur.
GENERAL ZOD
Hello Mister President, I must say
thank you for informing us of the
location.
(Looks at Eagal on the floor)
I see your race is practiced in
worshipping things that Fly. Good.
PRESIDENT MARSHALL
(Bitterly)
I can’t stop you or I Would.
GENERAL ZOD
Pity, first the Son of Jor-El is a
coward, and you, Helpless.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 78.

PRESIDENT MARSHALL
What do you want Zod.
GENERAL ZOD
Your planet.
PRESIDENT MARSHALL
And if I refuse you kill a million
innocent people.
GENERAL ZOD
Yes.
PRESIDENT MARSHALL
And if I bow down and kneel, will
it save those lives?
GENERAL ZOD
All of them, and More.
The President rises. Slowly moving to Zod.
GENERAL ZOD (cont’d)
Kneel before ZOD!
PRESIDENT MARSHALL
What I Do now, I DO for the
Countless lives it will save.
GENERAL ZOD
Kneel.
The President KNEELS!
PRESIDENT MARSHALL
(Crying)
OH GOD!
GENERAL ZOD
ZOD!
CUT TO:

EXT. DAILY PLANET TOP OF THE BUILDING - NIGHT


Lois stands on top, her arms covering his body, freezing,
Superman lands onto the roof.
SUPERMAN
Lois.
She runs to Superman.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 79.

LOIS
(Crying)
Thank God you’re here. It’s
terrible you have to stop them!
SUPERMAN
I know Lois, I know, but I can’t do
it alone, or I would.
LOIS
Whatever the plan is, Whatever I
have to do, I Will For YOU.
Superman turns away, Crying.
SUPERMAN
Thank you, Lois.
LOIS
What’s the Plan?
CUT TO:
CUT-IN: A TELEVISION REPORTER STANDS IN FRONT OF US. THE
NEWS IN HER HAND, TEARS IN HER EYES.
REPORTER
Today the President William
Marshall met with The U.N. and both
the United States and the United
Nations have agreed, to Turn over
All and any Power to--
(She Completely Breaks down)
General Zod of Krypton!

INT. OVAL OFFICE -


Zod stands looking out of the window, Ty-Zar unfazed,
Sitting With Jax-Ur playing Chess.
A Knock slams against the door, Zod turns to it.
GENERAL ZOD
Who are you?
CAMERA Pans to Reveal LEX LUTHOR.
LEX
Your Guardian Angel, But you can
call me Lex Luthor.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 80.

GENERAL ZOD
Oh really, Guardian Angel, what are
you guarding us from?
LEX
Well not so much as Guarding as
Showing you something, I am aware
you’ve been trapped by Jor-El of
Krypton, well I can give you Kal-El
of Krypton.
GENERAL ZOD
Oh really.
LEX
This time in a No Holds barred
match. You Three and HIM.
GENERAL ZOD
And for this information What do
you want?
LEX
My needs are conciderable Small,
just a little Incentive.
Zod Stands, Luthor sits on the Couch, His Demonic Smile
apparant.
LEX (cont’d)
Australia.
CUT TO:

INT. DAILY PLANET CITY ROOM -


Lois Sits at her desk Worried, waiting, Hoping.
SLAM! The Kryptonians smash through, Lois gets up and runs
for Perry’s office!

INT. DAILY PLANET - PERRY WHITE’S OFFICE


She puts her back to the wall, Perry and Jimmy give her the
strangest look, they look outside to see TY-ZAR SLAMMING
THROUGH!
TY-ZAR
Where is Lois Lane!?
He turns to her and Grabs her by the throat!

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 81.

GENERAL ZOD
(O.S.)
Hold It!
Zod enters, Jax-Ur behind him.
GENERAL ZOD (cont’d)
She lives. She Will be needed. Kill
the rest Jax-Ur Starting with
Luthor.
LEX
WAIT! WAIT A DAMN MINUTE! What
this is... Is collateral. Kal-El
will come for her, just wait!
GENERAL ZOD
Why act like this, I could kill you
and Keep her. Then the Son of
Jor-El would still be here.
LEX
We had a DEAL!
Zod rolls his eyes.
GENERAL ZOD
He Lives for now.
TY-ZAR
What an Odd being this Lane is.
LOIS
Haven’t you unfashioned whimps ever
hear of a Woman’s touch!?
Zod Moves to Lois.
GENERAL ZOD
So you’re the one he Loves?
LOIS
L--
SUPERMAN
(O.S.)
GENERAL!
Everyone Turns.
LOIS
Superman.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 82.

LEX
(Under his breath)
Superman Thank God!
Zod Turns to luthor.
LEX (cont’d)
I MEAN GET HIM!
SUPERMAN
General Would you care to step
outside?
GENERAL ZOD
GLADLY!
Superman zips out of Zod’s way, Ty-Zar and Jax-Ur follow!
They all stand in a face off!
The VILLAINS move as one, smashing through both the wall and
windows after him, completely demolishing the street side of
the room.

EXT. SKY -
The VILLAINS and SUPERMAN manoeuver in the night sky like
wary fighter planes looking for an opening.
ZOD
(yelling)
Now, son of Jor-El! Submit, and
swear loyalty to Zod!
SUPERMAN
(yelling back)
Never!
The furious ZOD gestures TY-ZAR forward with a sweep of his
arm. ANGLE ON TY-ZAR AND SUPERMAN NON zooms through the air
at SUPERMAN, cocks his fist. SUPERMAN ducks, spins TY-ZAR
around, smashes him in the face, sending him shooting
backwards.

EXT. METROPOLIS SKYRISE BUILDING -


TY-ZAR hits the Building like a cannonball, knocks off the
top section, sending showers of electrical sparks spiralling
up into the air. The section falls down toward the street as
the PEOPLE below scream, start to flee in panic.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 83.

ANGLE ON SUPERMAN SUPERMAN pauses in mid-air looks -


horrified at what is about to happen.
He zooms down under the falling section of the building,
holds it up, giving the PEOPLE a chance to scatter.
TY-ZAR comes up from behind, yanks SUPERMAN off: the section
falls to the street smashing into bits as the first sounds
of police cars and fire engines are heard.
TY-ZAR whacks SUPERMAN mightily, sends him streaking
backwards, down and out of frame.

EXT. 42ND STREET BRIDGE -


SUPERMAN whizzes down backward from the impact of the blow,
smashes through the 42nd Street Bridge as cars plunge off it
into the street.
SUPERMAN hits the pavement.
CAMERA ZOOMS IN: He has cracked it, causing a deep cavity.
SUPERMAN lies there, stunned, tries to clear his head. More
sirens are heard.
ANGLE ON TY-ZAR, HE streaks down for the kill, is suddenly
battered by a withering barrage of bullets from the POLICE
which buzz by and bounce off him like a swarm of irritating
flies.
TY-ZAR turns to look, angry: A SWAT truck wheels around the
corner, headed in his direction. WIDER ANGLE TY-ZAR roars,
uproots a lamppost, swings it like a baseball bat, "swats"
the S.W.A.T. truck, totally demolishing it. He wheels in
mid-air, turning his attention to SUPERMAN.

EXT. STREET -
ANGLE ON SUPERMAN, still dazed, lies in the pit he created
in the sidewalk, actually utters a barely audible moan.
TY-ZAR hovers over him, smiling cruelly,
as ZOD’S VOICE is heard ringing through the air.
GENERAL ZOD
(O.S.)
Yield, son of Jor-El! I command you
to yield!

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 84.

TY-ZAR starts down. SUPERMAN suddenly springs to life,


surprising him, ramming him in the stomach with his head, at
super-speed.
ANGLE ON TY-ZAR AND BUILDING TY-ZAR shoots up and backwards
from the force of the butt, crashing through a glass
building on the 14th floor, and emerging from the other side
on the 30th floor as huge pieces of plate glass rain down
into the street.
ANGLE ON SUPERMAN SUPERMAN looks down, deeply concerned
about the havoc and destruction he is helping to cause.
SUPERMAN
(still half-dazed)
Too many innocent people ... have
to get him away ...
TY-ZAR starts for him again. This time SUPERMAN flies away
from him.
TY-ZAR pursues the apparantly fleeing SUPERMAN to an area
over East River. SUPERMAN suddenly pivots mid-air, heads
straight back at TY-ZAR at tremendous speed. The original
irresistible force VS. the original immovable object.
They crash head-on with a sickening impact, both of them
knocked half-senseless, trying desperately to keep their
equilibrium in the air.
SUPERMAN is the first to recover. He flies behind the
stunned TY-ZAR, rams him in the behind with his legs, sends
him rocketing head-first, out of frame.
ANGLE ON BILLBOARD TY-ZAR streaks forward like a missile,
rams the BILLBOARD head-first, knocking off the illuminated
torch-arm so that electrical sparks explode into the sky,
and the metal staircase inside is exposed. The shattered arm
sails down harmlessly into the sea.
CUT TO:

INT. PERRY WHITE’S OFFICE -


PERRY, JIMMY, and LOIS stand near the edge of the floor
which used to connect to the missing wall, peer out into the
night sky trying to get a glimpse of what’s going on. Fire
and police sirens wail loudly below. From the distance we
can hear the sound of "thumps" and "whacks" echoing
sonorously across the city, signifying that the super-fight
is still continuing. LUTHOR lies back calmly, propped up
against the wall. He checks his watch, mumbles.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 85.

LEX
(to himself)
Who would have thought this thing
would go the distance ...

EXT. METROPOLIS -
HIGH ANGLE METROPOLIS is a scene of incredible destruction.
Numerous fires have broken out. The lights of emergency
vehicles race through the streets as CAMERA PUSHES IN on
METROPOLIS SQUARE.

EXT. METROPOLIS SQUARE -


Havoc in the streets below. POLICE and FIREMEN work
frantically. PEOPLE run looking up, terrified.
CAMERA PANS to ZOD in the sky above, yelling defiantly.
GENERAL ZOD
Admit defeat, you obstinate fool!
Bow and proclaim Zod your master!
Suddenly: SUPERMAN appears next to him.
SUPERMAN
Come on, General. Isn’t it time you
joined your troops?
With a mighty whack, SUPERMAN sends ZOD flying back. ANGLE
ON SIGN ZOD whistels through the air, smahses into a huge
sign, demolishes it, large chunks falling down amid the
screaming POPULACE in the streets.
ANGLE ON SUPERMAN SUPERMAN winces, watching the destruction.
He is suddenly poleaxed by JAX-UR’S fist, shoots out of
frame. ANGLE ON SIGN SUPERMAN is driven back into the
enormous illuminated sign. Hundreds of neon lights pop like
soap bubbles - rainbows of electrical sparks fall into the
streets below:
SUPERMAN bounces off the sign, dazed, falls down to the
pavement.
86.

EXT. METROPOLIS SQUARE STREET -


SUPERMAN hits the sidewalk, stunned. He looks at the
destruction around him, agonised, stops short as he sees:
ANGLE on JAX-UR - SUPERMAN’S POV PASSENGERS scramble away as
JAX-UR lifts a city bus.
The DRIVER tumbles out the door as she sets herself to throw
it at SUPERMAN.
BACK TO SUPERMAN, HE tries to rise, calls out to URSA
desperately.
SUPERMAN
Don’t! The people! ...
JAX-UR lets fly with the bus - it smashes into SUPERMAN,
driving him back into a building wall, obliterating him from
view.

EXT. SKY -
ANGLE ON ZOD, TY-ZAR has joined ZOD. They look down. The bus
remains imbedded in the building. JAX-UR shrugs from below,
ZOD gestures TY-ZAR to investigate.

EXT. STREET -
ANGLE ON BUS TY-ZAR and JAX-UR begin to remove the implanted
bus as the PEOPLE watch in terror. They pull it away from
the building - look : SUPERMAN has disappeared - a narrow
hole leads off backward through the structure.

EXT. ANOTHER STREET CORNER -


The PEOPLE are hushed, wait, unbelieving. TY-ZAR and JAX-UR
scan the area with their X-Ray vision, find nothing.
CAMERA ZOOMS IN on TWO TEENAGERS standing on the sidewalk,
their eyes glassing over.
TEENAGER #1
(can’t believe it)
They ... beat him ... they beat
Superman ...
TEENAGER #2
They didn’t beat him ... he just
... quit. He ran away.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 87.

ANGLE ON ZOD, JAX-UR and TY-ZAR fly up to join ZOD, who


roars victoriously down at the PEOPLE below.
GENERAL ZOD
So Superman! A coward - like his
father! A Pity indeed.
The VILLAINS fly off, their gales of cruel laughter echoing
through the city.

INT. DAILY PLANET - PERRY WHITE’S OFFICE


Lois stands above the wreckage, the Kryptonians appear,
TY-ZAR Grabs Lois by her throat.
TY-ZAR
WHERE IS HE!?
LOIS
(Loosing Air)
I... I DON’T KNOW!
LEX
I Know where he is!
Ty-Zar let’s go of Lois, moving towards Lex.
LEX (cont’d)
AH! You kill me you’ll never know.
TY-ZAR GRUNTS!
LEX (cont’d)
Let’s go.
GENERAL ZOD
Bring her! We leave with LUTHOR.
CUT TO:

INT. FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE -


Superman slams hard onto the ground.
SUPERMAN
FATHER! IS IT READY!?
JOR-EL
YES MY SON! GOOD LUCK!
SUPERMAN activates a crystal, a small crystal chamber rises,
he moves into grab the Phantom Zone Projector.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 88.

GENERAL ZOD
(O.S.)
KAL-EL!
He stops. Slowly turning to Zod.
SUPERMAN
ZOD!
LOIS
SUPERMAN!
SUPERMAN
LOIS! Don’t hut her!
Zod smiles. Lex Stands in front of Ty-Zar.
GENERAL ZOD
Luthor!
Luthor moves to Zod.
LEX
Yes General?
ZOD PUNCHES LUTHOR! HE HITS THE GROUND!
SUPERMAN
Is it that hard to be nice to my
guest Zod.
GENERAL ZOD
NO.
Superman smiles.
SUPERMAN
ONE ON ONE, ME AND YOU ZOD! For her
Safty!
Zod smiles.
GENERAL ZOD
You think you could take me.
SUPERMAN
Let’s try it!
SUPERMAN FLIES INTO ZOD, Luthor crawls away. SUPERMAN
PUNCHES ZOD IN THE HEAD, THE THUNDEROUS IMPACT ECHOES
THROUGHOUT THE FORTRESS!
CAMERA follows Luthor Moving into the Shadows.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 89.

Zod Knee’s Superman in the stomach Elbowing him in the neck,


He grabs his hair.
GENERAL ZOD
You’re a terrible soldier.
Zod mockingly kicks Superman slamming him into the crystal
structure.
Superman gets up firing a gust of Freezing Cold Air at ZOD!
Fighting it off with Heat vision Zod Approaches Superman
with no effort, Slamming his fist straight into his face.
GENERAL ZOD (cont’d)
I thought the son of Jor-El had a
Lot more to Offer.
Superman responds with a devastating Blow to the JAW!
TY-ZAR zooms out to help ZOD, stopped by a METALLIC OBEJCT!
Slamming him into the Ground.
CAMERA Moves to show LEX LUTHOR in the EXOSUIT!
LEX
How does it feel!
Lex slams Ty-Zar into the Ground, He opens his hand up and
FIRES A KRYPTONITE BEAM AT TY-ZAR! Jax-Ur RUSHES to LUTHOR,
Ducking Luthor Uppercuts Jax-Ur Grabbing his foot spinning
him around throwing him into ZOD!
LEX (cont’d)
GRAB THE PROJECTOR!
Superman shoots off grabbing the Phantom Zone Projector, ZOD
GRABS LOIS!
GENERAL ZOD
YES KAL-EL SEND US BACK TO THE
PHANTOM ZONE! I’LL BRING HER WITH
ME!
SUPERMAN
NOOOOOO!
GENERAL ZOD
EITHER SHE COMES WITH US OR I KILL
HER NOW!

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 90.

SUPERMAN
WAIT!
GENERAL ZOD
You have something to say to ZOD?
SUPERMAN
You win.
Superman moves to Zod.
SUPERMAN (cont’d)
I’ll kneel.
GENERAL ZOD
Good! Kneel, Take my hand and swear
eternal Loyalty to ZOD!
Superman Kneels, taking Zod’s hand.
GENERAL ZOD (cont’d)
SWEAR!
LOIS
SUPERMAN DON’T!
Superman looks up at Zod, straight in the eyes.
WHAM!!! HE BLASTS ZOD IN THE EYES WITH HEAT VISION!
SUPERMAN
Luthor the Machine!
GENERAL ZOD
MY EYES!
Lex tosses Superman the Phantom Zone Projector! HE FIRES!
CAPTURING THE THREE OF THEM! LEX GRABS LOIS PULLING HER FROM
THE PHANTOM ZONE STREAM!
HE MOVES IN FRONT OF THEM.
LEX
A GIFT GENERAL! FROM ME TO YOU!
WHAM!!! LEX FIRES THE KRYPTONITE BEAM IN A MASSIVE DOSE
PUSHING THEM INTO THE PHANTOM ZONE! THE MACHINE SHATTERS IN
SUPERMAN’S HANDS!
HE fall to his knees, Lois catches him. Luthor approaches.

(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 91.

LEX (cont’d)
Good Work Boyscout. Miss Lane.
SUPERMAN
Thank you.
LEX
I Never Did it for you, I Did it
for my People. Just make sure the
Exclusive is right Miss Lane.
LOIS
Don’t worry Lex.
SUPERMAN
How are you going to get out?
LEX
I’m a Genious Superman, You’re not
the only one who can fly.
LEX BURST INTO THE AIR, HIS ROCKET BOOTS KEEPING HIM ABOVE
GROUND.
SUPERMAN
NICE.
LEX
I’m going back, You two can stay
here.
Superman holds his hand out.
LEX (cont’d)
Only in Public!
Superman smiles, Luthor takes off.
SUPERMAN
Come with me, You never did get
your Interview with the President!
LOIS
You’re right I didn’t
CUT TO:
92.

INT. OVAL OFFICE -


SUPERMAN Appears outside standing the American Flag! He
helps Lois Down to the Oval Office.
SUPERMAN
Mister President!
PRESIDENT MARSHALL
God Bless you Superman, I And the
Leaders of the world owe you a debt
of Gratitude.
SUPERMAN
NO! we’re all part of the same
team, but Miss Lane could use and
interview!
The President smiles.
PRESIDENT MARSHALL
For you Superman Gladly!
SUPERMAN
Bye now!
Superman rises off waving them goodbye!

EXT. SPACE
SUPERMAN flies majestically home, the setting sun behind
him, soaring toward the blue horizon, magnificent in his
power. Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a
locomotive, able toleap tall buildings at a single bound.
Look - up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’s
SUPERMAN!
FADE TO BLACK:
Roll Credits!