DC Comics has published an interview with actor Colin Salmon in which he talks about playing Zod in Season 2 of “Krypton”, his thoughts on both Terrence Stamp and Michael Shannon, the motivations for his character’s actions, and what his plans are for Doomsday. Here’s part of the interview…
The end of last year’s season finale gave me chills. What’s it like this season now that General Zod has won?
He’s building a Krypton in his image. Kandor is totally affected by my design, my wants, my needs and my orders. You have this scenario with the rankless, which on paper looks like he liberated them, but I suspect he’s turned them into builders, slaves and soldiers, and he will build it on their bones. He feels driven and justified because of his passion for saving Krypton.
But it’s not just about Krypton. It’s about his family and his life. His love for his mother. He wants to fill in the gaps. He’s just driven on so many levels. He’s an overlord in overdrive, and he’d better get over himself because he’s a bad boy.
This season you need to share the villain’s chair with not only Brainiac, but Doomsday. How does Doomsday fit into Zod’s plans for Krypton?
In episode one, you hear him talking with Lyta about why Dru-Zod’s so committed to finding Doomsday. He’s realized that Doomsday is Krypton’s atomic weapon. He knows that if he can get hold of him and get him under his control, he can just drop Doomsday in to Wegthor to cause absolute carnage without having to sacrifice any of his army. So, he’s desperately trying to find him.
I think it’s a very dangerous thing that Zod’s toying with because Doomsday is Doomsday. I just watched Chernobyl and you see the core and you have to think, Doomsday is the core. Do you think you could control the core? I think Zod does.
But I also think people forget that Dru-Zod has a scientific base. He’s an intellectual. He has knowledge of science, and he did run around in Metropolis, which we alluded to in the first season. I’m really interested in what he discovered over that period.
But does he get his hands on Doomsday? I’ll let you watch it unfold, but it’s pretty operatic.