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The planet Krypton

The fictional planet Krypton has captured the imaginations of Superman fans since it first appeared in the pages of Action Comics over 80 years ago. Many variations of the planet have been generated throughout history. Here’s the one created by Zack Snyder.

Krypton of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) is a very complex and extraordinarily detailed specimen of a planet. Its history is long lasting and full of tragedy.

In the DCEU Krypton was formed 8.7 billion years ago. According to a feature included in the “Man of Steel” Blu-ray, the development of both unicellular and multi-cellular life lead to the creation and subsequent evolution of mammalian-like sapient beings known as Kryptonians.

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The planet Krypton of the DCEU. Photo via Warner Bros.

As time passed, civilization flourished and technology became more advanced thus resulting in an age of expansion. In an attempt to spread themselves across space, Kryptonians used scout ships to establish colonial outposts and World Engines to terraform the environments of other planets to their needs.

At some point the Kryptonians suddenly abandoned the colonial outposts and brought an end to their space exploration program. In its later days, Krypton artificially engineered all children giving them predetermined roles in society. Eventually, the planet’s natural resources were exhausted and the core became unstable.

As a result, Krypton’s core imploded.


Discover all you need to know about Krypton in this short documentary.

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For more about Krypton, go here.

Zack Benz

Zack Benz has been a fan of the Daily Planet since he was eight years old. The Daily Planet has always been a beacon of hope for him and it’s his life’s mission to make it shine in a similar light to so many around the world. Zack graduated with a degree in journalism and art from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2019.

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