The marketing for Man of Steel is gearing up, and kicking things off is a friendly message from Kryptonian warlord, General Zod.

Despite the distortion, Michael Shannon, who portrays Zod, somehow still has a commanding presence. And really, it’s exciting to have such an antagonist in a Superman movie.

The video of General Zod demanding Kal-El from earth was merely hours ago, and marketing is already moving forward with a foreboding countdown on the site

Man of Steel hits theaters June 14. It’s not far off — and I’ll admit that I’m getting pretty excited.