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Will Superman Face Black Zero in ‘Man of Steel’?

'Man of Steel' Black Zero
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Other than the footage of ‘Man of Steel‘ we saw at Comic-Con, and the two teaser trailers we saw featuring the voices of both Clark Kent’s human father (Kevin Costner) and his Kryptonian father (Russell Crowe), we’ve still yet to learn the details about what major trials Superman will be facing in Zack Synder’s movie reboot. Thankfully new information has seemingly been revealed from a source we all love so much — LEGO!

As with ‘The Avengers‘ and ‘The Hobbit‘ promotions, LEGO leaked the names of their primary sets that will be sold as accompaniments to its corresponding films. This year, they revealed what can be expected from their ‘Man of Steel’ sets and may have, perhaps unknowingly, hinted at the possibility of another villain for Superman to face other than Zod.

Check out the full list of LEGO sets below, courtesy of Brick Set, which includes some from ‘Iron Man‘ and ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ and see for yourself which villain might be showing up in ‘Man of Steel’:

76000 Arctic Batman vs. Mr.Freeze – Aquaman on Ice
76001 Batman vs. Bane – Chase with Tumbler
76002 Superman Metropolis Showdown
76003 Superman Battle of Smallville
76004 Spider-Man – Hunting with Spider-Cycle
76005 Spider-Man – Mission at Daily Bugle
76006 Iron Man Extremis
76007 Iron Man Malibu Mansion
76008 Iron Man vs Mandarin
76009 Superman Black Zero Escape

Yup, Black Zero, the Destroyer of Krypton, looks like he’ll be wreaking some havoc in the Superman universe. In the comics, Black Zero came to Earth, threatening to destroy the planet as he did Clark Kent’s home planet. The villain met his demise when Superman released an alien criminal Jax-Ur, who sought to avenge his slaughtered people. However, as Snyder pointed out at Comic-Con, ‘Man of Steel’ is a reinvention of the Superman saga and won’t necessarily follow the same story lines.

Also teased with these LEGO sets are upcoming showdowns in Metropolis and Smallville, which were alluded to in the official plot synopsis for the movie:

Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin 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.

Are you pumped to hear Black Zero might be showing his face in ‘Man of Steel’? Who do you think should portray him, if the news does get confirmed? Let us know what you think in the comments while we all wait for the film to hit theaters on June 14, 2013.

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