I get what you're saying Uptempo. The battle/invasion with Zod was a few days but to me once he hijacked the airwaves every hero could've and should've zeroed in on the Kryptonians. The main guys that will be in the JL are fast enough to make it to Metropolis or Kansas or that other part of the world where the other engines were.
I took this movie as no other super powered beings existed or none of them took up crime fighting on a consistent costumed basis. Also guessing all magic users just turned a blind eye or were occupied.
As for Batman, he was probably having a tough time with the Penguin or Poison Ivy.
The Avengers didn't help Stark cuz they don't really like him
Thor is home drinking mead, you don't really want the Hulk to "help", Cap probably isn't fairing much better than Rhodey in that final battle, so you got BW and Hawkeye that could help but who are S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. It's really up to Tony to ask for help in that situation and say it's an Avengers worthy threat. These guys aint coming cross country for Stark.
Originally Posted by RFX45
I wouldn't say it's limited, for a big name hero (arguably the biggest), his villains isn't as big or interesting as Batman or Spideys.
I guess limited in interesting villains then
Even the cartoon couldn't sell me on Toy Man being a Superman villain. At the very least you'd expect this crazy guy to be real perverse and constantly have children as hostages as something but most times in the comics it's random mayhem at first and the same gimmick with the toys. That's just an example of one of the guys Supes usually goes against.
I'd almost Supes has the same problem Hulk has with a rogues gallery. Even worse for Supes since he's not just the strongest but supposedly the smartest. Should be way more and better villains challenging Superman's ideals to really push him.