When he first appeared, Superman was all but invincible – that meant that no matter what was thrown at him he would’ve certainly won. So, gradually, his powers were diminished a little, with two major vulnerabilities added since 1933, when he first appeared: kryptonite and magic. This way the world (and the readers) knew that he can be defeated, knew that an enemy could rise and bring him down. Because, after all, what gives the measure of a hero if not the foes he faces?
It is a very refreshing take on its villains that DC has taken, making them more realistic than ever, letting the viewers understand the reasons behind their actions. They are not flat and with a generic “evil” plan in mind, but they have a back story with which the viewer can empathize. We can hardly wait to see what Zack Snyder and Co. are going to do with Lex Luthor in the Man of Steel sequel.
And we cannot wait for the future movies, and see some other Superman foes coming to the big screen. These are our top choices of characters from the Man of Steel gallery which could be brought to life in the universe created by Zack Snyder.