There are going to be some new Superman toys released in 2013 to coincide with "Man of Steel," and new rough cuts of the commercials for the action figures have revealed potential plot points from the upcoming movie.
Bleeding Cool has the videos, which aren't in their finished forms. Though it's not confirmed that the plot in the toy ads parallel the one in "Man of Steel," there's enough here for Superman fans to chew on.
Beyond the fact that these commercials look like they could have been made in the '90s, the ads seem to confirm that Michael Shannon is playing Zod in the upcoming movie (we only have doubts because director Zack Snyder played coy about the character at San Diego Comic-Con). They also tease the potential plot arc of Zod's character in a very vague way. Check out the two commercials after the jump, but be warned, potential spoilers lie ahead.
"Zod's robot army prepares for attack," the voiceover in the ad says. "Oh no, Zod has landed the Black Zero spaceship. Watch out, Zod is activating the gravity beam!"
Of course, there's no guarantee that these ads have anything to do with the plot of "Man of Steel." The Superman and Zod action figures don't especially look like Henry Cavill or Shannon, so these new toys could just be capitalizing on the release of the upcoming movie without actually having anything to do with it. We are intrigued to see Snyder's take on the Black Zero if it is a part of "Man of Steel," though. Hopefully it looks a little more intimidating than its action figure version.
When MTV News recently caught up with leading lady Amy Adams, she said that Shannon is a great General Zod.
"He's fantastic. He's terrifying," she said. "I only had a couple scenes with him."
"Man of Steel" is due in theaters on June 14.
Do you think the plot of "Man of Steel" will be similar to the one teased in these toy commercials? Is that a movie you would want to see? Tell us in the comments section below or on Twitter!