Re: MAN OF STEEL - Grading & Discussion
The full cut shows Superman turning over all three phantom zone criminals to police custody after the events in the fortress. This was even broadcast on the ABC television version in the '80's.
TV cuts are padded to fit timeslots. The official release of the movie does not show the Kryptonian Criminals getting arrested. (IIRC, doesn't this scene also show the FoS being destroyed which is still present in the other Superman movies?)
Just because it's futuristic doesn't mean it's practical.