Open Pod in “Man of Steel” Was Not Supergirl Says Snyder

Director Zack Snyder has debunked the fan theory that the open pod in the “Man of Steel” movie was Supergirl/Kara Zor-El.

As you’ll recall, Clark Kent explores the Kryptonian scout ship found in the arctic, where he comes upon a number of pods. One of the pods contains a deceased Kryptonian, but another is seen open and empty.

With the recent announcement that Warner Bros. are looking to produce a live-action Supergirl movie, there’s been quite a bit of speculation as to how this might fit in to the established continuity of recent Superman films.

Interacting with fans via his Vero social media account, Snyder hinted that the open pod was not intended to indicate that Supergirl had made it to Earth, but was in fact for something else he had planned.

When a fan questioned him about whether the open pod was his way of leading to a Supergirl revelation or something else, he answer: “The open pod was something more.”

What that “something more” was supposed to be, we don’t yet know. Maybe Snyder will reveal more some time in the future.

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Justin Suarez
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Justin Suarez

It was Krypto yay.

sundevil82
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sundevil82

No offense, but does it still matter? He’s not involved anymore. Let’s move forward instead of backwards.

andramus
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andramus

It might not “matter” in the grand scheme of things. Still I’m curious at least to know what could have been. I liked Man of Steel and BvS and would have liked to see Zack’s original vision for Justice League back when it was supposed to be two parts in particular. People complain about Joss Whedon butchering Zack’s original vision but I think that vision had already been significantly trampled on when Zack was forced to reduce a two part story to one part by the studio execs. People were talking for years about what could have been with Superman… Read more »

redcape
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redcape

andramus I’m with you all the way on this. Especially Zack’s original version being trampled on. It was reducing the JL to a one and done that probably caused all the extensive re-shoots. We essentially got a watered down version of the JL. People have talked and complained about the dark tone of ZS’ers direction. I liked that aspect.

After recently seeing Infinity War there was plenty of “darkness” in there was well but little was made of it. The bitching had all been there for Snyder. Pathetic at best. And yes, the footage apparently IS there!

sundevil82
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sundevil82

What they should have done was take the time to iron out all the issues with the movie and not rushing it. The final product feels almost like Suicide Squad in the sense that it was just a mish mash of tones and voices. WB bringing on Whedon to finish the film was a mistake in my opinion. I didn’t mind when it was supposedly just to improve the dialogue (even though I hate whedons writing), but when he took over completely, I knew WB was just trying to copy a marvel movie as quickly as possible and it just… Read more »

Kal L
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Kal L

Its funny that y’all mention all this, because a recent “leak” claimed that Geoff Johns who wasn’t a big fan of Snyder’s vision, as it wasn’t true to the DCU or how he wanted DC to be represented on the big screen, helped sabotage a lot of Snyder’s plans. I like Geoff Johns writing a lot, I think he has a love for these characters like no other, and rumors should always be taken with a grain of salt, but I feel there may be some truth to the matter. https://www.reddit.com/r/DCEUleaks/comments/8ohj5c/bts_of_dceu_what_actually_happened_during_bvs_ss/ But it seems that the future of the DCEU… Read more »

sundevil82
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sundevil82

I love Geoff Johns as a writer as well, but that doesn’t necessarily translate to him being a quality producer. I think his was among many of the hands that were in the kitchen, he was supposedly in charge for awhile until he wasn’t anymore. I’d like to see him continue more as a creative consultant rather than a film writer or director. I don’t understand why they didn’t change directors after Man of Steel if they had such a problem with Snyder. Or even after BvS. He was never my first choice to spearhead the universe, but gave it… Read more »

sundevil82
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sundevil82

I still believe that Snyder was forced to put Batman in a sequel and then further forced to make him the headliner. I would have been more curious to see where Snyder or any other writer/director took superman in a proper sequel. It was clear to me by the end of MOS that they were leaning towards a more traditional version of Superman. My evidence being the joking around with general Swanwick, him starting at the daily planet and basically accepting his role as hero in the cemetery with Martha. What we got instead was a Superman who was even… Read more »

Randall
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Randall

I hate this coy stuff. The chances of them revisiting Snyder’s version of all this is almost zero now, so why not reveal what it was supposed to be? Especially if, in fact, there WAS an actual plan (which I really doubt at this point).

sundevil82
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sundevil82

Completely agree. Between this and the possible ‘Snyder cut’, it’s bordering on annoyance. As I stated above, I don’t believe that BvS or JL was part of the original plan anyway and the prequel comic made it pretty clear it was either Supergirl or the engineered killer. Him and Jay Oliva are getting on my nerves with all this and makes it seem like they still have sour grapes. I feel for Snyder being let go unceremoniously, but he’ll be fine he’s still getting work and he had two chances with MOS and BVS to tell whatever story he wanted… Read more »

afriend
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afriend

All the change in my cupholder says it was just an effort to make the set look interesting… Or Mon-El.

Marnoman
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Marnoman

The ship was in ice for over 20,000 years. I think there was a survivor from the ship who was meant to be seen as some sort of God around primitive human history or something like that. Maybe got out later after being frozen for 1000s of years and eventually became a well known God or God-like man like Hercules, Jesus, Zeus, Odin, Jesus or something or other. Just a thought.

Marnoman
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Marnoman

Jesus twice aye?

RalphTurano
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RalphTurano

Oh, you don’t want to mess with SECOND Jesus!

Jeremiahboor
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Jeremiah Boor

For what it’s worth, the official comic prequel (written by Synder and Goyer) said that it was Kara Zor-El.

When it was convenient for him to say it was Supergirl, it was Supergirl, and now that it’s convenient for him to say otherwise, suddenly it wasn’t her.

Maybe this is slightly off my point, but Synder never put the care into character, plot and backstory the way Fiege and Marvel studios have–and it shows.

sundevil82
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sundevil82

From what I remember it was Kara and Krypton’s first engineered killer that were in the pods, correct? I always assumed the engineered killer was going to evolve into their version of Doomsday. I would agree that snyder is not very articulate when it comes to character. Visually he is unmatched, but character matters more then people posing and looking cool. It still irks me that he majorly dumbed down both Batman and Superman in order for the fight to occur. It became essentially a couple of meatheads slugging it out over a misunderstanding and neither side were willing to… Read more »

Superman2878
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Superman2878

Could it be that originally the girl who came out of the pod was Supergirl, but since Snyder is no longer part of the franchise he had to say she wasn’t because they have different plans for Supergirl’s origin rather than the one Zack had for her movie?

sundevil82
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sundevil82

Who knows at this point. Snyder appears to have gone to the JJ Abrams school of providing more questions than answers.

Superman2878
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Superman2878

It does leave some unanswered questions.

superhero
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superhero

most of the time when i see a thumbs down, i try to rectify and thumbs up. but i was thinking that if i also thumbed down, you could see it as a double negative, therefore as two thumbs up…whatdoyathink?

Superman2878
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Superman2878

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sundevil82
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sundevil82

That’s not me down voting you guys

Superman2878
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Superman2878

I didn’t think it was you giving me those negative votes sundevil82. Whoever keeps giving me the negative votes, I believe doesn’t believe in reasonable conversation. If this person did, he/she would’ve explained why he/she keeps giving out unexplained negative votes a long time ago. He/she is doing it just to be mean. I try not to let it bother me at this point.

Superman2878
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Superman2878

You just proved my point Mr. Negative 1
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