See that bad-ass image above? That’s our first look at what General Zod’s helmet will look like in the upcoming film Man of Steel. The more we learn about the character of Zod, who will be played by Michael Shannon, the more it sounds like he could steal the movie (which would be a pretty impressive feat considering the guy he’s up against is literally Superman).
Take another look at that helmet, though. Does it look kind of familiar to you? It turns out that a lot of people are saying it does.
Now, this doesn’t mean the producers of Man of Steel stole any design ideas. On the contrary, it seems like Hollywood as a whole has pretty much one good idea for what metal helmets should look like in an action/sci-fi franchise — and it’s based roughly on what gas masks looked like in World War II.
Seriously. Take a look at how similar all these other helmets are:
Stormtrooper helmet from Star Wars
Brotherhood of Steel helmet from Fallout
Space Jockey (Engineer) helmet from Prometheus
Helghast helmet from Killzone
Helmet from Black Sabbath’s “Never Say Die” album/tour
Got any more lookalike helmets? Post them in the comments.