Watch A Clip From The Animation That Inspired Man of Steel

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Over the last few years, Man of Steel has received quite a bit of hate regarding the final Zod scene. Many argued that it just wasn’t Superman-like and totally out of his character. Well, this new Justice League Unlimited clip might show you where Snyder got a few of his ideas from.

It clearly inspired him with the fight sequences – note the bank vault, the punches, the flying and the crashing through buildings. Also, note how Lex is the one manipulating Superman here.

But hang on, before you go saying I told you so, you’ll notice that most of these buildings have no people in them. Secondly, Superman is not himself – they are portraying him as a bad guy in a way. In fact, the story goes to show that Shazam quits The Justice League due to Superman’s actions. Superman realizes the fault in his ways and apologizes to the world. Will that happen in the upcoming Justice League films? Is this DC’s plan?

Original Theatrical Date: June 14, 2013

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes Man of Steel starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, under the direction of Zack Snyder.

With the imminent destruction of Krypton, their home planet, Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and his wife seek to preserve their race by sending their infant son to Earth. The child’s spacecraft lands at the farm of Jonathan (Kevin Costner) and Martha (Diane Lane) Kent, who name him Clark and raise him as their own son. Though his extraordinary abilities have led to the adult Clark (Henry Cavill) living on the fringe of society, he finds he must become a hero to save those he loves from a dire threat.

With an all-star cast that includes Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as Clark’s earthbound parents; Oscar winner Russell Crowe as Superman’s Kryptonian father; Amy Adams as Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane; Laurence Fishburne as editor Perry White; and Michael Shannon as Superman’s otherworldly archenemy General Zod, populations from Smallville to Metropolis are psyched for Superman.

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