The Fate of Faora
Man of Steel director Zack Snyder took to Vero and confirmed the fate of Faora-Ul. She met her demise at the hands of Christopher Meloni’s Colonel Nathan Hardy.
Snyder Verifies Villain On Vero
When audiences last saw Faora-Ul, her own words were used against her. As the terraforming machine whaled away at Earth, Colonel Nathan Hardy heroically sacrificed himself by running his plane into the machine. The machine exploded, and Faora and her minions disappeared into the Phantom Zone. If you’re familiar with Superman lore, the Phantom Zone is Krypton’s prison dimension. However, every iteration of a character is open to interpretation. So, Zack Snyder did not provide a primer on his version of the Phantom Zone. As far as we knew, Faora could have died, been tortured forever, or met any number of fates worse than death for eternity, never to be seen from again.
But, the polarizing director confirmed the villain is still alive. On his official Vero account, he answered a fan question regarding Zod’s right-hand woman. The fan wrote:
“Hey @ZackSnyder I got a question from Man of Steel. Is Faora still alive? If yes, then will she come back to avenge her commander’s death? I’d very much like to see her go toe to toe with WW!”
Snyder replied with one word: “Yes.” Of course, that’s a multi-tiered question. But, it seems Faora is still in the Phantom Zone waiting for her revenge. The fate of the DCEU’s Superman is up in the air, but this provides a wonderful launchpad for any number of stories. She could team with Steppenwolf and Lex Luthor in a Justice League sequel. Perhaps she’ll resurrect her fallen commander in the form of Doomsday (again). Regardless, leaving the door open for Faora’s return is a smart idea that can provide a good connecting point to the larger DCEU.