Frankly, Superman II was very vague about what happened to the Phantom Zone villains at the end. A deleted scene had them being hauled away by the law, but the theatrical version left you wondering.
Are the headlines already having fun with it?
Man of Steel kicks Iron Man's ass.
Steel harder than Iron.
Kent Irons Stark.
How so? It looks like IM3 did a $174 million opening weekend domestically. People are projecting around $130 million for this one, aren't they?
The Pa Kent thing...I totally get what they were trying to do, but it just didn't work well the way that they did it. There must have been a better way to realize the concept. Ultimately, it comes down to Pa expecting his son to show the restraint not to save him, when he was only in that situation because he didn't have the restraint not to save a dog....