Superman Returns 2: Zod Returns?

Superman star Brandon Routh is promising fans a lot more action in the announced sequel, but could General Zod make an appearance?

"I just know that in the next film there will be a lot of action and I'm gonna get to fight something, or someone. An enemy with real physical power might be worked in there, definitely."

When asked if the infamous Superman 2 super-villian Zod would make an appearance, Routh laughed.

"I don't know. I don't know how much we want to reprise characters that have appeared in the series before, since we've reset and used the first film to pay homage to all that's come before. Now I think Bryan (Singer) might want to go somewhere new with it, which I think will be exciting."

Dru-Zod, or simply Zod, a megalomaniac Kryptonian villain who was imprisoned in the Phantom Zone. In the comics he regularly escapes and attempts to concur earth using the powers gained from the yellow sun. The character first appeared in Adventure Comics #283 in April 1961. Actor Terence Stamp played the character in Superman: The Movie and Superman II.

The actor claims they've yet to come up with a title for the sequel (Superman: The Man of Steel has been circulating the web for a while now). Production will probably start in early 2008. The film is set to hit theater in June 2009.