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5 Possibilities For The New Man of Steel Villain (Mo-Cap Man)

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A Smallville scene for the Man of Steel filmed in Plano, Illinois last year revealed not only a look at Faora — but some guy with a big plunger on his head?

While not actually a plunger, it’s used to give the cast a sense of just what they are looking at. He’s come to be known among the super fans at the Man of Steel Fan Facebook as the “Mo-Cap Man,” and when all is said and done, will look completely different through the use of CGI.

A similar example would be regarding The Avengers movie with the Chitauri aliens. Actors wearing similar outfits were spotted on the Cleveland set, and they went on to become the aliens that the Avengers battled in the movie. 

As we see, the Mo-Cap Man has a big stick on his head meaning he’s going to be pretty darn big. Judging from the image below, he towers over Superman. By 3 or 4 feet maybe? So that’s a 9-10 foot tall bad boy.

With that, here are five possibilities for the new Man of Steel villain, which I am going to rank based on my own personal opinion.

5. Non: As the Man of Steel somewhat – shall we say – resembles Superman II, it could be Non, who was one of the imprisoned Kryptonians along with Zod and Ursa, portrayed by actor Jack O’Halloran. I’m doubting this to be the case as Non is not a Superman original villain, but was created for the movie by Richard Donner, and later entered the comic book world when Donner wrote Superman with Geoff Johns.

4. Black Zero: Black Zero recently became known, and while in the comics it can either be a terrorist group or related to Superboy, it’s since come out through a Man of Steel toy, that Black Zero seems to be a prison spaceship. And Superboy just ain’t that big. 

3. Metallo: Back in April of 2011, Metallo was actually rumored for the movie. Now this would be pretty darn cool on the big screen. Maybe Zod transforms John Corben into Metallo. However, that doesn’t make sense as he is powered by Kryponite. Nah, it ain’t him, either. But maybe Richard Schiff’s Emil Hamilton, of Star Labs, does it somewhere in the movie. We can hope.

2. Doomsday: Guess who is also rumored for the movie? Yeah, Doomsday. Henry Cavill also said he was reading the “Death of Superman” story. Doomsday was a result of an experiment that saw an early pre-historic Kryptonian cloned over and over until he became “The Ultimate” being; however, it became the ultimate killing machine. Long story short, Doomsday could be on the prison ship (phantom zone?) with Zod. It’s possible.

1. Bizarro: This is my best guess and it’s mostly based on previous comments from Zack Snyder. He said you might see someone that resembles Superman in the movie. Gotta be Bizarro! My best guess is that Snyder is taking a page out of Mark Millar’s Superman: Red Son (Cavill read that, too), where Lex Luthor created a Superman-like being to battle Superman; however, as it’s part Superman, it’s part good, and Bizarro sacrifices his life to save millions from a nuke. I’m thinking Bizarro in the Man of Steel is a Kryptonian-Human hybrid created by Zod or Faora, as they are trying to take over the Earth to become a New Krypton.

Bonus: Superman Prime? Naah, too tall, right?!

Stay tuned to Cosmic Book News as more on the Man Of Steel develops.

Man Of Steel flies into theaters June 14th, 2013 directed by Zack Snyder starring, Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, Diane Lane as Martha “Ma” Kent, Kevin Costner as Jonathan “Pa” Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as Zod, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White and Russel Crowe as Jor-El.

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Superman Will Not Kneel Before Zod In The Man of Steel (2013)

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Terence Stamp uttered those famous words that will go down in super hero history when he told Superman to “kneel before Zod” in the 1980 classic, Superman II.

So with General Zod returning in the Man of Steel, but this time from Michael Shannon, how much of the original will be repeated?

As we have previously heard from just about everybody attached to the Man of Steel, really not much.

For those super fans that were wondering if Michael Shannon was going to tell Henry Cavill to kneel before him, you can count that out.

Speaking to VH1 (below), Michael Shannon lets it be known that he is not going to utter those famous words.

(via Man of Steel Fan Facebook)

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Man Of Steel flies into theaters June 14th, 2013 directed by Zack Snyder starring, Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, Diane Lane as Martha “Ma” Kent, Kevin Costner as Jonathan “Pa” Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as Zod, and Russel Crowe as Jor-El.

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Superman Man of Steel 2013: Amy Adams Talks Margot Kidder & Lois Lane

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While attending the recent Toronto Film Festival promoting her latest movie, The Master, Amy Adams spoke on portraying Lois Lane in the upcoming new Superman movie, Man of Steel.

Similar to her super counterpart in the movie, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams is being compared to Margot Kidder just as Cavill is with Christopher Reeve.

Yahoo Movies questioned Amy Adams on the similarity between her character in The Master and Lois Lane, as they are both strong female characters, with Adams responding with mention of Margot Kidder, Superman The Movie, and Superman II.

“It was intimidating because it was played before by Margot Kidder, whom I love,” Amy Adams said. “One of my favorite movies growing up was ‘Superman’ — and ‘Superman 2.’ I was kind of a nerd; I loved them so much. It was important to create a character that was new because I thought she was perfect. It’s hard to step into a role where you thought someone had already achieved what could be achieved. But coming from theater, you’re always stepping into a role that’s been done before, so you’re always excited about it.”

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:3106:]]Now as director Zack Snyder has stated, his version of Superman is going to be a different take than the Richard Donner classics – which we are already getting a taste of if the rumors are true – and Amy Adams reveals that Snyder gave her the go ahead to go with a different Lois Lane as well.

“It’s a totally different realization of the Superman lore, so I felt free in that way because I wasn’t trying to emulate any sort of banter that had been established by Christopher Reeve and Kidder. I was given a lot of permission to create a new character,” she said.

While we don’t have much in regards to just how different Amy Adams’ Lois Lane will be, Adams previously said her Lois Lane is a “pistol” that gets into “trouble,” but at the same time is not “competitive with Clark.”

Stay tuned to Cosmic Book News as more on the Man Of Steel develops.

Man Of Steel flies into theaters June 14th, 2013 directed by Zack Snyder starring, Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, Diane Lane as Martha “Ma” Kent, Kevin Costner as Jonat han “Pa” Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as Zod, and Russel Crowe as Jor-El.

Be sure to check out the Cosmic Book News Superman Movie Hub for even more news and information.

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