Rough Cut MAN OF STEEL Toy Commercials Confirm Zod Is the Villain; Possibly Reveal New Details

     October 16, 2012

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At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, in one of the most needless attempt at being coy, director Zack Snyder wouldn’t confirm if Zod was the villain Man of Steel.  An audience member during the Q&A assumed Michael Shannon was playing Zod, and Snyder danced around whether or not Zod was Shannon’s character.  Today, rough cut toy commercials apparently confirm that Zod is the villain.  The commercials also possibly reveal new details about the film.  Not that Superman has Stretch Armstrong powers and will fling himself at his enemies in order to defeat them (although that would be pretty terrific), but as is usually the case, the toys probably reveal some plot element that the studio wanted to keep under wraps.

Hit the jump to check out the commercials, but be warned that they might contain spoilers.  Man of Steel opens June 14, 2013.

Via Bleeding Cool.

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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