The toy company allegedly suggests that a secret villain may appear in the upcoming Superman reboot by unveiling its list of superhero movie-themed toys to be released in 2013.
Except for its Comic-Con footage and first two teasers, Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" doesn't reveal any other materials that give hints at the plot details of the Superman movie. However, it is now rumored that LEGO has let slip a tidbit about the movie's possible secret villain when unveiling its list of 2013 toy release.
LEGO, which has a licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment for "Man of Steel", suggests that [SPOILER ALERT!] Black Zero may appear in the upcoming reboot movie. Courtesy of Brick Set, the toy company reveals its list of movie-themed toys (including "Man of Steel", "The Dark Knight Rises", "Iron Man" and "Spider-Man") that include a playset called "Superman Black Zero Escape".
Though LEGO is the authorized company to release the "Man of Steel" toys, it is still possible that Black Zero will not appear in the film after all. There has been no casting news about the actor who will play the supervillain. The confirmed bad guy for the Henry Cavill-starring superhero movie is none other than General Zod, who will be portrayed by Michael Shannon.
For those who are unfamiliar with Black Zero, the supervillain is described as a space saboteur who is hired to destroy Krypton. He has the ability to create "psycho-molecules" with his mind, which he can shape into any form of matter he chooses. His brain is fitted with a plastic coating, preventing him from being hypnotized.
"Man of Steel" is slated for a June 14, 2013 release in theaters across the United States.