The Borgified Corpse wrote:
If this first chapter of a new Superman on-screen mythology is going to tie into Superman's origins or history at all, it makes sense for the first film to feature General Zod, who has connections to Krypton and Superman's past.
So does Brainiac (at least in certain interpretations).
Which is why I think Brainiac is going to be featured in some capacity
, possibly similar to Scarecrow or probably Zsaz in Batman Begins
, but unlike those villains will get a much larger role in sequel(s).