Has LEGO Revealed the Man of Steel’s Secret Villain? **SPOILERS**



Once again- this is a potential spoiler, so if you come to this website just for reviews, avert your eyes!

Still with me? Good.

It appears that director Zack Snyder may have been hiding an ace up his sleeve, in the form of a secret villain. While Michael Shannon as Zod has been out for a while now, it appears the staff at Screen Crush may be forcing Snyder’s hand.

Via CinemaBlend:

Screen Crush spotted a curious hint about Man of Steel within LEGO’s latest release of upcoming play sets, and among many kits for Superman and Iron Man enthusiasts noticed a toy called “Superman Black Zero Escape.” For those unfamiliar with the complex world of Superman comics, Black Zero is an extraterrestrial saboteur whose crime of choice is annihilating planets, like Superman’s home planet Krypton and also maybe Earth.

Things just got a little more interesting. A team-up? A 3-way brawl? Perhaps the final reason for Supes to don his definitive duds?  It may be even deeper than that.  Here’s a little background info on the villain of the hour, courtesy of dc.wikia.com:

Black Zero is the name of several entities in the Superman mythos.  The original was a super-villain directly responsible for the destruction of the planet Krypton.

You know, a certain General Zod may not be too pleased with Black Zero either, come to think of it…  How do you think it will play out?

When it comes to Black Zero punching out Krypto the Super Dog, I hope Zack Snyder is as faithful to this particular comic panel as he was to the source material for “Watchmen.”



Via : DC Wikia

Author: Daniel Brennan

Daniel Brennan is a free-lance writer and full-time nerd. He enjoys bad action movies, bad horror movies, and comic book movies done right. He lives in Scottsdale with his wife, son, and 2 unnecessary cats.
  • http://www.facebook.com/curtis.a.hedrick Curtis Andrew Hedrick

    Alot of times toylines flesh out the line with characters from the comics just to add more merchandise.

  • Juggernaut

    I could see that. However, I don’t think he’ll be a villain for Superman. I see it going down like this:
    Jor-El and Zod are both soldiers in the Kryptonian Army and lifelong friends. They are torn apart by their different views on how to safeguard Krypton similar to Charles Xavier and Erik Lensher.
    Once the Black Zero tries to destroy the planet Zod eliminates him with extreme prejudice landing him in trouble with Jor-El and the Kryptonion Tribunal. That would make a lot of sense.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Didn’t know where else to put this but a friend and I were discussing Lex Luthor candidates and I said Timothy Olyphant, he suggested Julian McMahon, and while I liked him, I think he';d look strange bald. And then it hit me, CHRISTOPHER MELONI!! If you really want to be persuaded check him out on True Blood!!

    • Juggernaut

      I could see all three of those as Luthor. Meloni is already cast as another character in this film though. My pick would have been Terry O’Quinn for an older cast and I really like Patrick Wilson or Billy Cruddupp for a younger take.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        Yeah i forgot about that. When I relaized it I was so mad! What a waste! And Terry O’Quin is my pick for an Older Lex as well. Patrick Wilson I could see after A-Team, and Billy Crudup possibly.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          Also Jason Patrick could work after The Losers.

          • Juggernaut

            I could see that! There are a lot of names brought up but none scream to me “That is Lex!”

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            Well if he weren’t already in it Meloni screams it for me after seeing him in True Blood. But Jason Patrick right now is a close second to me. Olyphant is always a favorite for me as well.

          • Juggernaut

            What about Arnold Vosloo (The Mummy, G. I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra)?! He has the look and demeanor and on top of that is already an established genre villain go-to-guy.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            Ooooh good one!

          • Juggernaut

            He even looks like the cartoon version of Lex from Superman The Animated Series! So who is your pick for Braniac?

          • wolfdaddy21

            I heard a few discussions about Daniel Day Lewis as Lex, but lex is hard to cast. For braniac i’d use Micheal Fassbender

          • Juggernaut

            Both very good picks! I always liked either Guy Pearce or Jude Law for Braniac myself but Fassbender is a solid choice. Good call.

          • Juggernaut

            What about Jason Isaacs for Lex?! He went bald for his role in Black Hawk Down and looked really menacing! He was always my first pick for a grizzled, realistic Captain Cold for a Flash film. Check it out.