Thanks to ComicBookMovie.com and a user from SuperHeroHype, we may have our first description of one of the ultra-powered smackdowns in next summer’s Man of Steel between Superman himself and General Zod’s right hand (wo)man Faora (Antje Traue).
The source describes the vicious duel as having Faora “doomsday” Superman (referring to the combination of Kryptonian monsters that succeeds in killing the Man of Steel) and “gives Superman one of the worst beatings a hero has faced on camera.”
Read the full statement below:
“In line with what I’ve heard, Superman barely scrapes by in the movie against Zod and Faora and other supposed less powerful enemies, the person who literally beats the bloody hell out of him the most is not Zod (he actually apparently fares much better against the General) is Faora. You know the ass kicking Spider-Man receives from Green Goblin in spider-man 1 what with Tobey screaming in major pain with each punch and knee that Goblin gives him… multiply that by 3 and that’s what Faora does to Superman. Or of Omni-Man’s beat down of Invincible.
At first they’re not as powerful but later on as she applies her fight training and adapts them to her powers, she gives Superman one of the worst beatings a hero has faced on camera… She “Doomsdays” him… literally pulverizing him with precision and lethal strength with hitting pressure-points, nerves and even just outclasses Supes in bare knuckle and gives Supes a severe beat down…he’s total agony this entire time, bloody and broken and barely gets away. My buddy doesn’t know at all how Superman defeats these guys eventually but he did say that Superman in this film gets hurt a lot more easily than Routh’s pre-crisis Superman…the military can hurt him too but Faora pretty much nearly kills him in hand to hand.”
Now, this source is supposedly “reliably informed” and of course, anyone would have expected Superman to be given a run for his money at some point during the film before a righteous victory – that’s just how these films normally work. We’ll probably never know if this claim is valid until the film is actually released or perhaps when a full-length trailer debuts, but it’s still something to ponder.
It’s certainly interesting that it would be Faora and not General Zod (Michael Shannon) that pummels the crap out of Superman (Henry Cavill), but with director Zack Snyder, Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer looking to take this hero in a different direction, it is certainly not an impossibility.
Fact or fiction, such a battle is certainly fun to imagine for the time being.