Superman Apparently Likes Cheeseburgers in MAN OF STEEL Hardee’s Commercial

     May 24, 2013


The age-old question of “Does Superman like cheesburgers?” may or may not have finally been answered.  Hardee’s/Carl’s Jr. has released a new commercial tied to Warner Bros.’ upcoming film Man of Steel, and Superman himself Henry Cavill makes an appearance in the ad. I would’ve given the spot top marks if it had showed Superman actually taking a giant bite out of one of Hardee’s unreasonably ginormous burgers, but alas Supes only shows up to do more city damage with his power thrusting.  Hit the jump to watch the commercial.  Man of Steel opens in 3D on June 14th.

Here’s the official synopsis for Man of Steel:

In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Cavill) 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 (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), 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.

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  • commentor

    *shock* The Man of Steel allies himself with the forces of obesity?!

    • croc

      i know you’re joking, but what people don’t get is that fast food is perfectly ok once in a while. it can force the body to deal with unprecedented amounts of fat and sugar which could be beneficial from the norm of a healthy diet (with exercise) to keep the body in a dynamic state. its only when you overload on fast food, like eating it a few times a week that the body can’t deal with the constant stress of processing it that you become obese, and diseases such as diabetes (insulin production because of sugar) kicking in. its just like if you drink overwhelming amount of milk (which i know some people of doing), you can get lactose intolerant. don’t hate fast food, just hate on people not having self-discipline and schools not educating children enough.

      • Unicron


      • Gadzookys

        Did you have this speech queued-up or something?

      • croc

        in a way i always have this speech queued-up. i’ve gotta say something when i see a friend eating pizza for the fourth time in a week, or another taking dessert after every meal. i know this is a movie review/news site but i think its good once in a while not to troll or slag off one another but to have helpful conversations.

      • commentor

        Yeah, but you gotta imagine their core audience is made up of repeat offenders.

        And the kind of person this overkill sandwich looks appealing to is not the kind of person with a well-structured diet and lifestyle.

      • ikkf

        Or just wait for Michael Bloomberg to outlaw it!

      • Michael P. Shipley

        You are correct sir thank you for keeping it real. Fast food is ok once a week, just like ice cream, but not every day.

      • commentor

        There are some things, like hydrogenated oil, that should never cycle through body, because they never completely leave it.

        And other things, like saturated fat (arterial damage), high sugar concentrations and antibiotics (both of which weaken/damage your immune system, albeit temporarily), which should not be consumed even “once a week.”

        If you’re interested, here’s a relevant link:

      • Logic

        As someone who’s actually had training in the life sciences, I have to point out there’s a big difference between the scientifically valid article you posted a link to, and the unscientific claims you made in your post.

        In fact, I’m on safe ground when I say that you’re essentially scientifically illiterate. It’s clear you’re operating off a meme that says “natural = good, man-made = bad,” which is not scientific at all. You probably think vaccinations are a bad idea too, don’t you?

        Folks like you, the global warming deniers… it’s all rather depressing when I think of how our society is being held back by what some people “think” they know.

      • Joseph M

        True, but naive. The giant heart-clogging cheeseburger industry and Coca – so what if our sugar laden acid is actually repulsive to the human body? – Cola don’t make their billions from the once a month customers. They happily make it from the poor bastards that eat and drink this shit daily. Obesity, diabetes, cancers, coronaries…shut up and eat!

    • pinkincide

      The only “force of obesity” is your own f@#king hand shoving food down your throat.

      • commentor

        I suppose that exonerates the greed and myopia of corporations who
        knowingly sell to the grossly unhealthy impulses of the masses–who will
        do everything they are able leagally to do to weaken self-discipline
        through high-fat meals (which we’re biologically conditioned to splurge on; a holdover from when man wasn’t so prosperous), addictive additives (sugar!!!), convenience and price (economical in the short run, though that money, time and attention is shunted on to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer etc. later on), promotions and adverstising, and prey on the results?

  • Chris Nolan Hack Fraud Die

    Damn, it ain’t easy being right all the time. See Nolanites? See how your messiah has become a total money-whore sell-out? You can apologize at any time.

    • Hunter


      • Chris Nolan Hack Fraud Die

        Make me beotch

      • Random Bystander

        Just tell all the Nolanites where you live and wait a couple minutes.

      • Chris Nolan Hack Fraud Die

        Yes, because a bunch of 130 pound teenage virgins in skinny jeans showing up at my place would scare the hell out of me. Guaranteed if they saw me on the street they’d start dissing Nolan along with me for fear of what would happen to em. Ya see, I’m a real man.

      • Collin K.

        You must have a small penis or not loved enough as a child.

      • ahahaahahahah

        My dick managed to split you mama pretty wide open, lulz.

      • Grayden

        If you have to say it, you aren’t….

      • Lolatgayden

        If you’re names grayden you’re obviously a pussy, lulz.

      • Chris Nolan Hack Fraud Die

        Also, does anybody know if there is a Chris Nolan impersonator that i can hire to come to my house, gather my family in the living room, drop his pants and start pissing in my open mouth while yelling “ACTION”? I’d really like that, in fact, i’m pretty sure that it’ll be the best birthday ever! I’m willing to pay $300 cash. $350 if he can make it taste like asparagus.

      • Chris Nolan Hack Fraud Die

        Actually, never mind. Nolan’s such a whore I’m sure I wouldn’t need an impersonator. And it wouldn’t cost no $300 either.

      • Chris Nolan Hack Fraud Die

        . . . . Now if we were talking about him taking a HUGE shit in my mouth, THAT i would gladly drop $300 for! ;-)

      • Chris Nolan Hack Fraud Die

        But I guess I’d have to get in line behind all the nolanites with their mouths wide open ready for Nolan to shat Man of Steel into it.

      • goldbergisafgt

        you’re such a fgt. lol

        i hope the next time youre in the alley blowing some guy, i hope u get aids. haahaha

      • lulz@goldbergisfgt

        @goldbergisafgt, I can’t believe you hope your daddy has aids, lulz.

      • Random Bystander

        Wouldn’t be hard to find out, just ask your mum.

      • Chris Nolan Die Hack Fraud

        Mum? You must be some kind of limey dickhead. No wonder you support Nolan, lulz.

      • Random Bystander

        I’m an Aussie so…

      • Lol@aussies

        So you’re still a slave of the queen and thus sympatico with Nolan.

      • Random Bystander

        Like all Aussies, I don’t give a fuck about the queen. No simpatico. I don’t like or dislike people based on nationality. Saying I like Nolan because he’s a Brit and I’m Aussie is like assuming two random black guys know each other.

      • Guest

        I’m sure he’d do it for free. Most people would jump on the chance when invited to piss in the mouth of an insecure fuckhead.

      • Guest

        I’m sure he’d do it for free. Most people would jump on the chance when invited to piss in the mouth of an insecure fuckhead.

      • Chris Nolan Die Hack Fraud

        At least I’m secure enough to only post a comment once, lulz.

      • Guest

        I’m insecure because I posted twice…. when my browser fucked up and I spammed enter? Yeah… okay. Is that more or less security than pointing it out because you don’t have an actual comeback? And btw lulz is to lol as lol is to haha, you are an idiot’s idiot.

      • Die Nolan Whore Prosty

        You sound gotten to. You’re insecure because you weren’t sure your lame insult was posted the first time so you hit ‘enter’ repeatedly until you were confident your hackneyed “you don’t drop Nolan’s salty ballsack into your mouth so you must be insecure” insult was shat out into the web. You crave the validation of others too much. Learn to be your own man.

      • Random Bystander

        Seriously? You are trying way too hard. Like I care what a bunch of randoms think, though you clearly do. You’re so self-indulgent that you replied to yourself 3 times and you’ve used at least 5 different names in one comment thread.

      • Die Nolan Whore Prosty

        Also, does anybody know if there is a Chris Nolan impersonator that i can hire to come to my house, gather my family in the living room, drop his pants and start pissing in my open mouth while yelling “ACTION”? I’d really like that, in fact, i’m pretty sure that it’ll be the best birthday ever! I’m willing to pay $300 cash. $350 if he can make it taste like asparagus.

      • Lolatgrizhiding

        The person who posts this comment is exhibiting the classic signs of a reaction formation. For those who don’t study psychology: “The tendency of a repressed wish or feeling to be expressed at a conscious level in a contrasting form.”

      • Random Bystander

        If I am understanding you correctly, you’re saying that his extreme sarcasm is covering up the fact that he would actually very much enjoy such intimacy with Nolan – in the same vein as repressed homosexuals being homophobic. Is that what you’re saying?

  • thewriteguy

    This is extra footage that was shot for the Chinese market, right?

    • E. Lee Zimmerman

      Were that the case, this would then be the Hardee’s Catburger.

  • Jack Inthebox

    Burgers and a beard. What’s next, little blue pill?

    • Random Bystander

      He’s already the man of steel.

  • Arthur Rickard

    Remember that they also did a Mountain Dew cross-promotion with The Dark Knight Rises .

    I don’t approve of this sort of thing, but remember that it’s Warner Bros making these marketing decisions, not Nolan or Snyder.

  • jackjakc

    That’s way he is invincible. Flying propagator of healthy diet!

  • OK

    Instead of buying a burger, help save Young Justice and GL:TAS

  • MumbleKing

    I’m surprised they didn’t go with Mcdonald, BK. Even Long John Silver’s, would have been a better match, since they are going withthe whole Seamen angle.

    Here are a few other options:

    A&W Restaurants, Arby’s, Bojangles’, Brioche Dorée, Carl’s Jr., CEEJIOS, Charley’s, Checkers / Rally’s, Chester’s International, Chicken Cottage, Chicken Delight, Chicken Licken, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Dairy Queen, Dominos, Dunkin’ Donuts, El Pollo Loco, Five Guys, Jack in the Box, Jamba Juice, Kenny Rogers Roasters, KFC, Moe’s Southwest GrillMOS Burger, Nando’s, Nathan’s Famous, New York Fries, Panda Express, Panera Bread, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Pollo Tropical, Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits, Quiznos, Roy Rogers Restaurants, Subway, Taco Bell, Tim Hortons, Wendy’s, White Castle.

  • kont

    Henry Cavill free Hardee’s burgers for life!

  • poppincherry

    That’s a goddamn shame!
    YOu know already that this movie is going to suck ass. Zack will be doing syfy channel movies cause hollywood has spent way too much money on that hack wit no appreciable returns.

    • Joe

      You sound angry.
      Eat a thickburger.
      It’ll make you feel better…at least for a couple of hours.

  • Joe

    The one superpower that men hitting 40 really want:

    eat burgers all day and not get fat!

  • Jay-B
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