Doom Patrol star Matt Bomer once appeared as Superman in a series of Japanese car commercials.
Matt Bomer has only spoken openly about his experience of playing (and almost playing) Superman. The Fate Patrol the star took on the role in the animated film Superman freed and almost played the role of Clark Kent in the movie directed by Zack Snyder Steel man. However, it turns out that these weren’t the only times Bomer donned the Red Cloak.
A series of Japanese advertisements for the 2009 Toyota Prius CW Actually presents Bomer as both Superman and his alter ego, the mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent. In the first advertisement, Bomer’s Kent attends a press conference for the car. In the second, he actually spends most of the advertising in costume, following and inspecting the automobile for a story he is writing for the Daily Planet.
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Many classic Superman tropes appear in the commercials, including Kent’s overt awkwardness and a cameo appearance by Daily Planet editor-in-chief Perry White. Bomer even flies in full costume like the classic John Williams theme from the first one. Superman the cinema is playing. While Bomer might not have been able to play Superman in a full-fledged live-action movie, these commercials give curious fans an idea of what it might have been like.
Check out the two ads below:
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