The Hunger Games: Catching Fire wasn’t the only highly-anticipated film to debut new promotional material during the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. Warner Bros. released a teaser putting Superman’s main nemesis, General Zod played by Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire) front and center. The supervillain delivers a menacing message to the citizens of Earth in the static-y clip.

“For some time, your world has sheltered one of my citizens. I request that you return this individual to my custody. To Kal-El, I say this: Surrender within 24 hours or watch this world suffer the consequences,” – General Zod

Superman II was my favorite film from the original franchise. Mostly due to General Zod and his minions terrorizing Superman. I expect a lot from this film and I hope Michael Shannon delivers with his portrayal. What separates a great comic book film from an exceptional one is how deliciously evil the main villain is. Check out the General Zod teaser below.

Man of Steel ‘General Zod’ Teaser

Excited for Man of Steel to hit theaters on July 14? Did you watch the original franchise? Which one was your favorite? I’m not even referring to Superman Returns with Brandon Routh in the mix. That was just plain awful. Even worse than Superman IV and that’s saying a lot. Sound off below.