Bruce Timm while promoting his latest project with Justice League: Gods & Monsters and Justice League: Gods & Monsters Chronicles that launched today on Machinima spoke about the scene of Superman snapping Zod’s neck in Man of Steel and explained how he wanted to do that in one of his DC Comics films.
“A couple years back, when ‘Man of Steel’ came out, I remember the frenzy of the fans when they said, “Oh, I can’t believe Superman killed General Zod! Superman would never do that.” When I was watching the movie, my first thought was, “Well, dang, I wanted to do that in the Doomsday movie, when we had Superman versus Doomsday,'” Timm told CBR. “I was going to have Superman do exactly the same deed. Doomsday was going to be getting ready to kill some innocent bystanders, and Superman was already mortally wounded, and he was going to use his last bit of strength to break Doomsday’s neck. DC wouldn’t let me do it,” he added. “I said, ‘OK, well this version of Superman can do that.’ Nobody could ever say Superman can’t do that. This version of Superman, we don’t know what he’s going to do.”