Nerd Talk of the Day:
THANKS FOR FUCKIN’ UP LEGO.
Half the appeal of Zach Synder’s new Man of Steel Superman film is that we really didn’t have a clue what it was going to be like. We knew that General Zod was the villian and that Amy Adams is Lois Lane, but that’s really about it. There has been rumored, yet to be released Comic-Con footage descriptions all over film and fan sites, and that awesome trailer attached to The Dark Knight Rises, but nothing set in stone. Until now.
BrickSet, an online Lego Set guide, decided to post up the upcoming superhero lineup for Lego sets. While some are from Dark Knight Rises as well as laying out the obvious plot of Iron Man 3. A couple of sets jump out:
- 76002 Superman Metropolis Showdown
- 76003 Superman Battle of Smallville
- 76009 Superman Black Zero Escape
the last one is in bold for a reason. While in terms of plot, a Metropolis showdown and a battle over Clark Kent’s hometown isn’t far from a foregone conclusion for any fan. However, the idea of Black Zero being in the latest Superman film throws us a total clusterfuck curve-ball. Black Zero
, in his first appearance in Superman #205
(1968), was revealed to be the man who destroyed Krypton and got Superman sent to Earth in the first place. He’s a pretty major villian. His powers rival Superman’s and frankly could be the man pulling the strings behind General Zod in the upcoming film. His original storyline is a major slow burn lasting over several issues, so will his influence over the new Superman last over several movies? It also give a potential retcon of Superman’s beloved origin, introducing a Big Bad that, if executed correctly, could give Lex Luthor a run for his money in terms of fucking up Superman’s day. If Black Zero really is included, is there even a need for Lex Luthor in the long run? If there’s no Lex Luthor, then how the hell is a Superman movie going to be called a Superman
Even though practically all of this is pure speculation off of an inventory list from a Lego fan site, we still want to throw up a big middle finger and say ‘Fuck You Lego.’ We’ve got too many questions now, and not enough answers. We used to love making Millennium Falcons and R2D2’s as a kid, now, you guys just suck for ruining our adult version of escapism.