Another Kryptonian Villain Revealed In MAN OF STEEL?

Early models and product info for toy merchandise have revealed spoilers in the past and the latest from Lego could very well be a spoiler for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel.

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By Mark Julian - 1/22/2013


Tor-An in Man of Steel
At the London Toy Fair, one of the movie tie-in kits included a mini Lego figure for:
"General Zod, Colonel Hardy,Superman, Faora and Spoiler: [Tor-An]"


If this rumor proves to be true then that means Kal-El may not be the first Kryptonian on Earth. In comic book lore, the character in question is a sleeper agent placed on Earth by General Zod. This potential development would also raise larger questions like how long has Krypton known about Earth, where is Zod coming from in his spaceship and which one of the seemingly mundane characters in Man of Steel could be a sleeper agent in disguise? More on this development as we have it.


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Running Time: Unknown
Release Date: 14 June 2013 (USA)
MPAA Rating: Unknown
Starring: Henry Cavill, Michael Shannon, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner,Russell Crowe, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Meloni, Richard Schiff, Harry Lennix
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Written by: Christopher Nolan (story), David S. Goyer screenplay)

Man of Steel follows the Last Son of Krypton on his epic journey to become mankind's shinning beacon of hope for a brighter future. With the beliefs and values instilled by his adoptive parents Jonathan (Kevin Costner) and Martha (Diane Lane) Kent, a young Clark (Henry Cavill) sets out to find his place in the world. But when the nefarious General Zodd (Michael Shannon) arrives on Earth, Clark will have to choose between being a normal human or Kal-el,son of Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and humanity's greatest protector and champion. Filmed in IMAX and shot in Vancouver, Chicago and Plano, Illinois, Man of Steel will be released on June 14, 2013 by Warner Bros. Directed by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) with a screenplay by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight) the Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception) produced feature film will surely be the summer blockbuster of 2013.

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Luminus - 1/22/2013, 5:11 PM
Uhm... who?
allanihall - 1/22/2013, 5:15 PM
@Luminus . . . use your mouse to highlight the space between the [ ] to see the name.
MiVigilante - 1/22/2013, 5:20 PM
Dont know who that character is...
soberchimera - 1/22/2013, 5:23 PM
I thought it would be Jax-Ur and now I'm disappointed.
RedNTheHood - 1/22/2013, 5:24 PM
...would've been better if people actually knew who he was
ManofSteel23 - 1/22/2013, 5:31 PM
who
bs77 - 1/22/2013, 5:42 PM
Weird. I was hoping they wouldn't go this route. I'd rather see some non-kryptonian villains develop... Plus, this is shaping up like Superman 2, 3 Kryptonians versus Superman; two male and 1 female.

Tor-An was a Kryptonian sleeper agent earth. If his role is the same in the movie, I assume Zod sent him ahead, as a scout, possibly to locate Kal-El...

I hope they release a new trailer and show some Superman vs Zod footage... distract us from whatever twist or villain they're still hiding from us... it's a win-win really...
AsianVersionOfET - 1/22/2013, 5:43 PM
Ah, I was hoping it would be The Riddler!
docgl - 1/22/2013, 5:43 PM
The more I hear about this movie the less I want to see it. Jimmy is Jenny now earth is a plac eKryptonians spy on. Didn't see Superman Returns,Green Lantern, or Jonah Hex until they were on DVD for rental. I plan to do the same for this.
chujong - 1/22/2013, 5:44 PM
Well this is interesting...

I can't wait for this movie! It's going to be EPIC!!

MisterMagurlypse - 1/22/2013, 5:45 PM
Damn! I can't reveal it on my iPod!
Luminus - 1/22/2013, 5:47 PM
@allanihall: I saw the name. My question was rhetorical.
FirstAvenger - 1/22/2013, 5:48 PM
Can't see on phone. Help please!
continuezero - 1/22/2013, 5:50 PM
What if Tor-An shows up as a scout for Zod and Supes' roasts em being full power and all with Zod to follow similar to Raditz gettin blasted before Vegeta shows up.
LP4 - 1/22/2013, 5:52 PM
Would you just put the [frick]ing name here? I can't see it using my phone. Not all of us are in front of a computer right now
AmazingFantasy - 1/22/2013, 5:53 PM
" Oh shit, it's on a toy. Let's jump to conclusions, it's a new movie villain"
marvel72 - 1/22/2013, 5:55 PM
i've never heard of him,so i can't really get excited for someone i don't know.
Funsize - 1/22/2013, 5:55 PM
Tor-An? Haven't heard of him.
Jhuntdaprodigy - 1/22/2013, 6:00 PM
I thought it might be Brainiac or someone like that, but I don't even know who "Tar-On" is, so my excitement for the movie is neither heightened nor lowered
Bread - 1/22/2013, 6:06 PM
I have no idea who that is. But I really don't know too many Superman villains.
MrReese - 1/22/2013, 6:07 PM
I call b.s
TheFascinatingMan - 1/22/2013, 6:07 PM
Remember, Lego sets aren't always 100% for instance, the set that went along with Loki's arrival and escape in The Avengers.
Optimus83 - 1/22/2013, 6:08 PM
I want to see Luthor. ...
gambgel - 1/22/2013, 6:12 PM
not a DC fan or Superman fan for the matter, but Im really anticipating this movie.

I have the feeling it will become one of my faves comicbook movies of all time
xXkryptoniteXx - 1/22/2013, 6:17 PM
More fight scene for Superman to show off his skills. I cant wait for Man of Steel.
ButthurtKurvos - 1/22/2013, 6:37 PM
I was hoping it would be Nuclear Man. I liked their fight in Superman IV and I was thinking that maybe he was created by Zod and planted on Earth to wait for the time is right to attack Kal El. But whoever the hell Tor An is.
wearethewalkingdead9 - 1/22/2013, 6:38 PM
http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Tor-An_(New_Earth)
Hexagram - 1/22/2013, 6:46 PM
Everything I hear sounds good! I'm keeping it real low for this film. The imagery looks insane and after watching Open Range with my folks this weekend.., Costner as Pa' Kent is F^ckin' gold!
Hexagram - 1/22/2013, 6:50 PM
Wha-wha? You watched a western with your parents?

Yes I did. I love cinema. Eat a D(ck!
Hexagram - 1/22/2013, 6:52 PM
*eat a spotty rotted, recently deceased cow schlong.., not a man-dick. :-D I'm not trying to promote anti-oral activity by no means. Ugh, egg-schells we deal with these days. :-P
ClarkFarley2012 - 1/22/2013, 7:00 PM
He's a Zod sleeper agent.. hmmm..
BlakeUsmcVet - 1/22/2013, 7:03 PM
found a page with info for people who don't know this character.

http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Tor-An_(New_Earth)

CrimsonReign - 1/22/2013, 7:05 PM
Awesome if true...Supes will def be facing more than he can possibly handle. Is this not what everyone wants?
Dioscuri - 1/22/2013, 7:18 PM
Hi guys. Do you they ever mention in the comic books why Kyptonians look like humans?
UltimateTypeface - 1/22/2013, 7:22 PM
I think that is Torie Spelling.

She kinda looks alien
CavEl - 1/22/2013, 7:23 PM
Tor-An? Is he a Jewish Kryptonian? =D
Hexagram - 1/22/2013, 7:24 PM
*he's a Zod sleeper agent. :-P

@CrimsonReign

2013 is surprisingly shaping up to blow 2012 out of the water! Not trying to start shite, but it is and I am very excited! Iron Man 3 is 3 months away! 3 months.



3 months. Shane Black.








Predator.., that guy was funny in that film about Arnold and Mr Duke fighting off the porn industry. I thought that was one of the best portraits ever!


Stark is in hiding after the events of Avengers.., cynically perfecting his armor. I'm getting tickles. Sorry this just sounds awesome and I love RDJ. Watched Due Date again recently. I don;t even care if Foxx ends up tossing her to her death.



CavEl - 1/22/2013, 7:25 PM
@ Dioscuri - Did they ever explain why Luke Skywalker looked human?
Tevii - 1/22/2013, 7:26 PM
I really hope thbis is a great movie. but damn, with Nolan involved its going to be boring crap. Ande the more I hear it sounds ridiculous. Fishburne as Perry white, No jimmy, an old Lois, and Zod of all characters.
Hexagram - 1/22/2013, 7:29 PM
Byrne/Mignola.
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