What is the nod? In case you haven’t heard this one before, there is a sleeping pod on the Kryptonian scout ship that is unearthed in Man of Steel. When Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) first enters the ship, he walks past an open pod, and sweeps the dust off of a second pod, revealing a shriveled-up Kryptonian body. These scout ships came from Krypton eons ago, when the powerful race was exploring the galaxies at the height of their power. But… who was in the open pod?