One of the biggest criticisms about Zack Snyder\u2019s Man of Steel was the end where Superman was forced to take Zod\u2019s life. With everyone saying that it\u2019s not what Superman does, writer David S. Goyer has revealed that there was an ending where Zod actually lived.\r\n\r\nTalking to Collider, he delves into the writing on Man of Steel and how they wanted to give this version of Superman an impossible choice. Goyer explains:\r\n\r\n\u201cWe were trying to come up with a stalemate where [Superman] couldn\u2019t \u2013 there\u2019d been a [comics] editorial decision in which Superman doesn\u2019t kill, it was a rule, but that\u2019s a rule that\u2019s imposed on a fictional world and we just thought but sometimes, whether it\u2019s a soldier or people in law enforcement, and again an immature Superman. This is the first time he\u2019s ever flown in that story. He\u2019d just flown for the first time days before that. He\u2019s not aware of the extent of his powers at all. He\u2019s finding somebody who\u2019s said, \u2018I won\u2019t stop,\u2019 who\u2019s said, \u2018You can\u2019t put me in a prison I won\u2019t ever stop\u2019. We wanted to put him in a stalemate.\u201d\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=lpod4qQzO7Q\r\n\r\nGoyer then goes on to explain an alternate route where Superman would instead trap Zod in a Kryptonian capsule and fling him into space, just like what happened in Superman II. Goyer continues:\r\n\r\n\u201cThe idea was that Superman would \u2013 there was one of those sort of cryopods on the ship that ends up becoming the Fortress of Solitude that he\u2019s able to put Zod back into and then throw out into space. We did talk about it and maybe some people would\u2019ve been happier with that, but it felt like a cop out for the story that we were telling.\u201d\r\n\r\nWhile I thought Man of Steel wasn\u2019t perfect, I really admire the ambition to try and add a little more depth to Superman. Reading the alternate ending, it\u2019s definitely a Deus Ex Machina for Clark to get rid of Zod without killing him; it\u2019s ultimately more interesting to see Superman forced into a corner like he was. I guess the real gripe is that it\u2019s never addressed moving forward; not near the end, and not even in Batman v Superman.\r\n\r\nEither way, I\u2019m excited to see Zack Snyder\u2019s original version of Justice League finally come to light. It\u2019s been a rough couple of years for Snyder fans, but we\u2019re finally getting the cut this coming 2021.