Since the teaser trailer that bowed in front of The Dark Knight Rises earlier this year, there has been really no updates onMan of Steel for the time being. Though the teaser trailer with some depressing music impressed plenty with a much larger look at San Diego Comic-Con, most of the talk has shifted to what the future holds for Justice League and the other properties Warner Brothers seems to be really pushing for. Now it seems Mattel is ready to get their marketing roots early as a rough cut of an ad set to air next year has just hit with what may be our first look at Michael Shannon’s Zod.
Via Bleeding Cool:
The “Zod” displayed in toy form could either be a very crude kid-friendly version of a brief look into what may be on-screen next summer. Honestly, I just think it looks like unmasked Darth Vader from the end of Return of the Jedi. Still, you have to wonder with both Kryptonian figures flying at each other and crashing in the air in toy form whether or not we may get the same scene between the Kryptonians with a high octane action blockbuster format.
As for the use of a robot army, the Black Zero Spaceship, a gravity beam and more, that may be really a hint as to what could happen in the major climax of the film. Mattel has been known for spoiling major story moments and set pieces ahead of time along with first looks at characters, as last year’s very early marketing for The Amazing Spider-Man suggested. Perhaps here they’re taking the same approach and we’ll be seeing much more glimpses into the rebooted Superman as we enter Winter.
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone’s imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question – Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha and Jonathan Kent, Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions.
But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as “Superman,” not only to shine as the world’s last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.
Starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne and more, Man of Steel hits theaters on June 14th, 2013.