'Man of Steel' Action Figure Photos Reveal New Zod and Jor-El Costumes

We also get a better look at Henry Cavill's Superman in these latest merchandising photos from the Zack Snyder DC Comics reboot.
Man of Steel is a true reboot in every sense of the word, offering a new take on the iconic DC Comics hero Superman and the characters that inhabit his word. With this revisionist take on the material comes new costumes for all of the key players. While we've gotten quite a few peeks at Henry Cavill's classic red and blue tights, we have yet to get a really good look at Superman's biological father Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and the main villain of this adventure, Zod (Michael Shannon). Leave it to the movie's toys to ruin some of the surprise. Here, we have the three main characters seen as action figures from Mattel's Movie Masters series, as well as Funko's Pop! Vinyl Superman and Zod, and a Lego playset that teases the epic showdown between these two Kryptonian warriors. Interesting to note, watch the progression of Zod's facial hair throughout these three sets of toys, as he goes from clean-shaven action figure, to goateed Pop! Vinyl, to full beard and mustache Lego figurine. What sort of strange spoiler are we to cull from this? (And don't even get us started on Jor-El's obscene codpiece.)

Man of Steel Superman Mattel Action Figure
Man of Steel Zod Mattel action figure
Man of Steel Jor-El Mattel action figure
Man of Steel Superman Pop Vinyl
Man of Steel Zod Pop Vinyl
Man of Steel Lego set Photo

Man of Steel was released June 14th, 2013 and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Antje Traue, Harry Lennix, Richard Schiff. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.


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  1. Sean

    @therealGoku Oh, well i don't see why they wouldn't put a bit of both in the movie, mean the talking and action in the movie that i am sure will be in it.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  2. skywise

    @incmob When telling an origin story as intruiging as Superman's, good story is inherent. The source material is prrof enough of that. Supes is dealing with a lot of emotional issues and that is why he is such an interesting character. I think you can do that deep story and still show that this is an extremly powerful person. By immediatly throwing in Zod they are matching Supes with a man as powerful as he is but without out the moral restrictions that supes' human upbringing has afforded him. I think we are going to see a good and tight story with plenty of action.

    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag

  3. incmob

    @skywise I am hopeful for this film. aside from the cast, nolans production and david goyer's ability to take something from the pages of comics and giving it substance on the big screen (blade and batman), along with snyder directing (which has been a hit or miss), i feel this film will certainly give us a film with depth, and action... however, i think the pressure is on. fans are worried. Not only is there pressure from fans, and the studio, but there is pressure for property of "superman" to make this actually work on screen. Personally what gives me some hope is that WB knows where they have messed up. Although i loved the homage of SR to the donner films, it wasnt done right for what the fans wanted to see, as proof from the new films trailer showing action (almost to appease the fanbase), and not supes flying around and lifting up cars, and romanticizing lois lane, unlike superman returns. but... like you said @skywise not just the action the fans want to see... BUT A GOOD STORY as well. if not, i think fans will be breaking out the pitch forks, and torches, and their faith will lessen of everyone involved in this film.

    1 year agoby @incmobFlag

  4. skywise

    @therealGoku I think that this is going to be much more action oriented than you might think. Everything I have read has led me to believe this is the supes movie we've been waiting...which would indicate good story and background and lots of action.

    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag

  5. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Least Crowe looks like Crowe in his action figure

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Those Pop hero dollas are becoming popular

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  7. The Real Goku

    @themoviefanatic it's a superman origins movie. That's why

    1 year agoby @therealGokuFlag

  8. Sean

    @therealGoku What makes you think that?

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  9. The Real Goku

    Should be cool! 2 hours of talking and the last 20 minutes get to see them in action!! Lol

    1 year agoby @therealGokuFlag

  10. ROFLitschristian

    The toys don't do anything justice, but I'm positive they'll look better on film.

    1 year agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag