A new trailer for Man of Steel has hit faster than a speeding bullet. Next summer’s big screen return of the baddie-beating blue bomber who can’t help being mistaken for either a bird or plane appears even more intense and drama-packed than we thought, which is always a good thing.
Director, Zack Snyder seemed to have no other choice than to take us through the motions of the many-times-told origin story of the super-powered space orphan who grew up on Earth in the sparsely-populated Smallville. However, the conflict and pure pathos that’s being exuded by Henry Cavill as the new Clark Kent/Superman is quite in line with the tone of superhero films one would expect to find in a post-Nolan-Batman kind of world.
While the set of teaser trailers we got back at Comic-Con in July seemed to hint a film more centered around the struggles of young Kent coming to terms with his powers and what place he has in the world, this trailer sets that into the broader context. — The broader context of becoming a world class yellow-sun-soaked ass beater!
Check it out below and see if the world is ready!
In many ways, this is the film’s first “real” trailer, as we finally get a look at the mortal struggles that Superman will be facing in the film, including, most importantly, Michael Shannon as the villainous General Zod.
While lacking Terence Stamp’s black baggy disco jumpsuit seemingly stolen from the dressing room of an ABBA concert in 1978, Shannon’s version sports some cool battle armor, a telling goatee, and the right kind of arrogant smirk that makes us look forward to hating him and his band of Kryptonian fugitives.
We’re also given a look at Amy Adams as Lois Lane, who, unlike Margot Kidder’s version, appears to be smart enough to see through the sophisticated nuanced disguise that is a pair of horn-rimmed glasses.
Besides, if this trailer is any indication, the world is about to go up in a spectacular explosion of emerald, so why lallygag on the romance?
Man of Steel busts through theater walls and won’t hastily duck when an emptied gun is thrown at it on June 14, 2013.