New ‘Man of Steel’ Trailer: General Zod Threatens Earth

Published 1 year ago by , Updated May 22nd, 2013 at 9:39 am,

Ever since Terence Stamp made Christopher Reeve kneel before him in 1980′s Superman II, the character of General Zod has become an iconic part of the Superman mythos. Seeing multiple incarnations in comics and cartoons, Zod (plus others with the power of Superman who are corrupted by it) definitely ranks as one of Superman’s great villains. It’s genuinely exciting that we’ll soon see Michael Shannon give his interpretation of the mad Kryptonian dictator in Man of Steel.

Narrated by Zod himself, the new Man of Steel trailer builds from the previously released unnerving viral video to deliver a striking overview of Man of Steel‘s central conflict. Though it comes in hyper-quick bits and pieces, this is easily the most action-packed Man of Steel preview yet.

At last, audiences get an idea of what happens when the militaries of humanity take on a group of ticked-off Kryptonian warriors – and just how easily said warriors can swat humans and their toys like flies.

Man of Steel Zod and Friends New Man of Steel Trailer: General Zod Threatens Earth

If anything, this trailer puts to rest any doubts that Man of Steel will be anything other than epic. Unlike some previous Superman movies, it looks as if the world’s greatest superhero will be taking on a threat that’s on a scale commensurate with his powers. Zod’s right-hand, Faora (Antje Traue), drives home the film’s true stakes as she declares, “For every one of them you save, we will kill a million more.”

Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Immortals), Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire), Amy Adams (Trouble With the Curve), Kevin Costner (Hatfields & McCoys), and Lawrence Fishburne (Hannibal). The reboot of the Superman film franchise is directed by Zach Snyder (Watchmen) and produced by Dark Knight maestro Christopher Nolan.

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Man of Steel will soar into cinemas on June 14, 2013.

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  1. Can’t wait to watch MOS. Bought advanced tickets for June 12 in the Philippines. So excited!

  2. Those skulls? Could Zod actually make good on his threat and kill thousands to make a point mid-film?
    Now that would raise the stakes and make him a legimate dangerous fos

  3. Those skulls? Could Zod actually make good on his threat and kill thousands to make a point mid-film?
    Now that would raise the stakes and make him a legimate dangerous foe

  4. Hold on…was that Louis Lane donning a Krypton battle suit?!

    • Yes, Yes it is. Easiest way to protect her, stick her in sh1thot battle armour, she may even kick some ass with it??

      • You mean like “Pepper Potts.”

        I see what you did there.

    • It wasn’t the entire suit. Just the mask they seem to be wearing (outerspace beathing?). But anyway, upon closer inspection you can see its just a neckpiece and mask.

      • Maybe to protect her from the speeds of flying? Lets be honest here if he wants to get lois far away quickly a mask could help her withstand the flying speed idk

      • If it’s only a helmet she would die a horrible death without the protection of a full suit.

  5. This movie does seem grittier and more realistic than past Superman movies. Maybe the creators are telling the truth for a change. This looks like it might be good, and I usually only watch Marvel stuff, when it’s tolerable.

  6. All i want to see in a Superman movie is lots of ass kicking, i dont care too much if MOS has taken other ideas from other movies as long as its done right. Only time will tell if this delivers. I {S} so.

  7. Question.

    We know from previous reports the Kal-El was a “natural” coneption, illegal on Krypton, and even on his home planet he was “special”

    Are Zod and the gang getting there strength from their battle suits which they’re never out of or from their Kryptonian physiology or is it only Kal-El who is superpowered by a yellow sun?

    What powers would he of exhibited on Krypton? Would he of been even more powerful?

    • All Kryptonians are hard as s*** and Superman is hard as f##k!! :)

      • and we all know F##K is waaaay harder than S*** !!!

  8. Those skulls? Could Zod actually make good on his threat and kill hundreds to make a point mid-film?

    Now that would raise the stakes and make him a truly dangerous foe

    • That would be epic if we see Zod just level 1000′s of people!

    • And then the skulls suddenly age several hundred years to get the right look, and then fall on Superman. (Who, by the way, is drowned instead of flying off…) No, this is more like a nightmare (or vision) thing, reminiscent of the one from Smallville (S01E04) when he sees a future where he’s the last one alive on Earth. Just saying.

    • And then the skulls suddenly age several hundred years to get the right look, and then fall on Superman? (Who, by the way, is drowned instead of flying off…) No, this is more like a nightmare (or vision) thing, reminiscent of the one from Smallville (S01E04) when he sees a future where he’s the last one alive on Earth. Just saying.

  9. This trailer shows us that even if the story fails to deliver (I’m not saying it would but in the tiniest possible occurrence that it may), we can still have some epic action/battle scenes between Superman and General Zod and his minions which was never done in film before.

    Also, I’d like to point out, General Zod’s message/threat seems like it is heard/delivered from three angles: The first is when the movie shows the message is broadcasted to a TV screen/radio/receiver device all over the world (you can hear a bit of static); the second is at 0:41 where his voice became clearer like when the movie shows General Zod actually making the speech; and the third is at 0:54 where we hear a distorted version of the message in which I suspect that this is from the reception of Superman via super hearing during his interrogation with Lois Lane, hence the “excuse me” clip.

  10. To be honest this looks ok, but Pacific Rim looks better, IMO.

    • Pacific Rim looks like it has better action and effects, but this looks like it has a better story and better characters. I still want to see Pacific Rim, I just prefer substance over style :)

      • @ Robert W.

        Good point. Good observation.

        • LOL

          Yeah, Pacific Rim. Movie of the year.

          • @ Kryptonic

            I’m not sure if you’re trying to be funny or just dumb but……

            I wouldn’t really say either of them are movie of the year, I just am looking forward to Pacific Rim more that’s all.

            • But you were probably looking forward to Ironman 3 more than Pacific Rim so that says a lot lol

              • @ Gnarly

                Actually no. I’ve been waiting for a movie like Pacific Rim every since I was little and watched Johnny Sakko and his flying robot re-runs after school. Besides, I’ve been burned by Superman trailers before. It looks good, but I’m taking a wait and see approach with this one.

            • @ Stark

              LOL. I get it. They don’t.

              Giant Sized Mega Iron Man on Steriods vs. Giant Monsters from a doomed dimension.

              If I was Tony Stark, Pacific Rim does look a lot better… vs the movie about a guy that makes me look like the Tin Man. Lol.

              • @ Dr. M

                LOL!

                No, no, no Dr., I think both look good, I just think PR looks a little better,

                BTW………that’s the 1.1 Billion dollar tin man to you! ;)

                • Here we go again with the money haha, Typical! from what I’ve seen MOS looks like its gonna be a great movie but we don’t know yet. I mean Nolan was involved! He wouldn’t let Zack make a horrible movie! Pacific Rim will no doubt be a good movie since del Toro directed it and co-wrote it. You got bad taste! You were all excited over Iron Man 3 trailers but not MOS! -.- Its obvious MOS trailers are way better than Iron Man 3 trailers yet you looked forward more Iron Man 3, movie was barely mediocre by the way.

                  • *facepalm*

                    “you looked more forward to IM 3″

                    *looks at screen name*

                    YOU DON’T SAY

    • Pacific Rim looks sweet! I’m still looking forward to MOS more but Pacific Rim is a close second! I think MOS & PR will be the big hits of the year!

      • They are 2 different movies based around action. Pacific Rim looks amazing, I’ve waited a while for that one.. But MOS looks like a game changer. Can’t wait.

    • Pacific Rim does look good. At least it’s something original/different.

    • Pacific rim better be good. It would make me angry knowing Del toro left mountains of madness for a crappy mech movie.

  11. 0:55 mark superman is going to save batman ;-)

  12. Looks pretty awesome… I just hope this movie successfully sets up DC’s movie universe and they continue to progress the story with other characters.

  13. Maybe it’s because I watched this on low-quality on my phone, but I didn’t really like this trailer that much.

    The third trailer is unbelievable (maybe even the best trailer I’ve ever seen :o), but this new one didn’t have the gravitas and emotional resonance that the other one had.

    … Sorry for going on about a trailer lol, but at this stage of the game, they need to pull out all the stops – and this trailer made the movie seem like any other summer blockbuster (and I very much doubt it will be).

    • I also watched it on my phone and it didnt look good, then i watched it on my
      Computer and it was wonderful

      • Second that… watch it on your ‘puta or better yet you got a internet device connected to a telly (i.e. PS3???) Boot up YouTube and watch it on ya telly and crap your pants at the AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!

        Even if Supes aint your thang there’s no (reasonable) denighing this looks awesome, the action has a nice Dragonball Z feel. i.e. you feel that these boys could destroy the world if they choose too, that serious amounts of power is being unleashed.

        lol, so stoked for this, then Pacific Rim which is frankly my geek love child and Wolvie looks like it’s not going to be a total peice of cr@p and be half decent, all in all June and July are pretty decent months to be at the flicks.

    • I think this trailer was suppose to be a “blockbuster” trailer.. It seems the first half of marketing was to show how deep this movie will go and with this one it’s like ok.. The gloves are off, which I liked. Plus the score was eerily amazing.

      • @Sb

        Also don’t forget when the promotions for this started, the Marvel IM3 machine was at full speed.

        Regardless owhat you personal thoughts are regarding IM3 now it’s been released, at the time the hype and excitement regarding IM3 was staggering to behold.

        Any, i do mean ANY, film trying to go head to head with IM3 on the publicity front would of been steamrollered.

        So displaying uncharacteristic intelligence WB didn’t bother, they playied it quiet, keep the cards covered, did all that mood/world setting that had a lot of people worrying about emo-Superman.

        IM3 is out the way (and quickly forgotten by some) so they’re bringing out the big guns and they’re not loaded for bear, they’re frickin’ loaded for dinosaur.

        BOOOM!!!!! Try that one on for size……

  14. I’m… I’m a little wet right now… I’m not gonna lie… I.. I just… I’m gonna, go now…

    • *sploosh*

    • Don’t know why but…that sound goods to me.

    • @ Skyler

      If you need any assistance, I’m sure there’s a few peoples on here who’d be happy to help lol

      • Sorry Gentlemen, but I need a REAL man, a man of STEEL ;)

  15. Trailer is awesome! I kind of prefer the other trailers for more of the emotion though. I this the last trailer for the film, or will there be another one right before the movie comes out?

  16. I got the perfect script for a justice league movie
    Who wants to hear it ?????
    Somebody just reply yes

    • yes

    • What about the other members of the league?

      • Here we go
        Pre-title : we see an alien running away from something then he takes out his ring and he calls out all green lantern and announce that Starro took over his planet. Then we see mini starro on every alien face then we see starro eating the planet. Green lantern meeting: Starro is back!!!! What should they do ? Then they say Starro might go to Earth next (plot hole how do they know, later I will reveal that starro went to Earth once and destroyed it )… But there is no green lantern to protect earth
        so they send Abin Sur to go meet with Superman
        then cut to a scene on Earth with scientists working in a lab. zooms into a security camera that shows a hooded man just disappear in a split second . A scientist goes to a basement or something the hooded man is there:
        -What are you doing here. You’re fired, you’re not supposed to be here
        -… I’ve been feeling weird since that lighting hit me and…
        - Why are you still going with the same to excuse for the precious chemicals you spilled…
        - I think I have super speed and…
        The friend laugh and told him to get out or he’ll have to call security.
        Then he and the friend walk out and then the other scientists see him and they all laugh at him
        HERE’S THE LIGHTING MAN !!!!!!!! What are you doing here Barry ?
        Barry laughed everybody off. Security comes. Barry peacefully exits the premise
        Cut to a professor telling his class how the Nazis came up with a tank, not a submarine, that could go underwater and how they hoped to use that tank to cross oceans.. The class laughs at the Nazis absurdity.
        One student says: it’s as ridiculous as us getting a history degree
        The whole class laughs again. The professor laughs then he said with a serious face:
        But it worked and the professor reads aloud.. something.. that says the tank worked perfectly but when they tried it to invade Great Britain, the tanks just disappear under the sea. Last radio transmissions say they were attacked but by what or who ?
        Bell rings, the professor see Barry at the door
        Cut to Barry showing him his reflexes and super speed. The professor is astonished at his abilities… The professor suggests that he could fight crime like his comic book superhero Jay Garrick. He said he might need a costume. He said he got the perfect costume to him and he draws in a piece of paper what his costume might look like then the professor tells Barry Allen that he might be the first superman, not like the alien up there in Metropolis…
        They both smile to each other then the professor caresses Barry’s face and says:
        -Why did you break up with my daughter ? You’d make a great son to me
        - She said I needed to grow up
        then cuts to a late 19th century ish household
        A lady and her baby are sleeping in a bathtub. She wakes up and finds her husband starring at her.
        He said he’d been thinking and think that it’d be better if she goes back to where she comes from with the baby so the baby could live a normal life… blah blah
        She’s swimming back to Atlantis with the baby… They both get arrested and brought before the king of Atlantis who says that they have no right for coming back because she ventured into the man’s world and for that she and her baby are not welcome and they’ve been exiled
        -DAD!!!!!!! This is your grandson
        The king looks at the baby and says
        -NO HE’S NOT
        CUT to Melanesian people living carefree in South Pacific. A mother doesn’t see her child. They say that the kid was last seen at the beach…
        She runs toward the beach to look for her child. The child is seen on the beach, wet, and coughing up water. The mom takes the child and goes back to the village.
        Zooms in to the ocean and we see Aquaman face barely peeping out of the water, then he goes back under water but he’s arrested by “Atlantis police” and brought in front of the kind who orders him to be put in jail, this time indefinitely for venturing in the man’s world once again…
        Cut to Abin Sur’s ship crashing to Earth because it’s being hit by yellow radiation. Cuts to Hal Jordan….
        He meets Abin Sur who tells him about the ring
        … s***
        I gotta go
        (to be continued)

        • please… make it stop :/

          • @Drool monster

          • You’re referring to the Drool Monster? ;)

            • Yep… start a blog or something DM. Nobody wants to read your hacky treatment here. Even if it was the best thing ever, this is not the place for it. Thread derailed…

              • + 1

              • lol “hacky treatment.” I read about 2 lines and said “wtf is this another one of those ‘lets write what I want to happen for no reason’ things?” I didn’t read through it.

                • LOL you read 2 lines?

                  I saw that it was from the Drool Monster, and stopped!

          • Heh, somebody requested his story ideas on this very thread (unfortunately).

        • Wow
          I guess there is no need for me to continue with my treatment
          y’all hate it
          :(
          I was getting to the good part: WW and MM

          • I’d like to hear it.

        • WTF !…is this A JL idea ?

  17. Is it just me or did the soundtrack somewhat remind you of Williams’ score? There was a familiar tune there.

    • Actually, Skylar, what I heard was more of a synthesized beat going on.

      It’s Zod’s theme.

      You can check out a sample of Zimmer’s music from the soundtrack on Amazon.

      Check it out!

      • @Kryptonic – Hear the very first part of the theme, as soon as it starts off. I honestly thought it’s a modified Williams score, until the whole thing plays out and you realize it isn’t.

        But I will check it out.

        @chetc – I know right? I think it might just have been intentional.

    • YES! I heard it, but ever so faintly.

  18. Yeah this is going to be good.

  19. The score behind it is so awespiring and epic.

    (I have imagined this statement as spoken by Leonidas in 300)
    This… is…AWESOME!!!

  20. *removes shaded* Mother of God

  21. this trailer has zack snyder written all over it and i love it!

  22. Having a hard time waiting for this movie to come out. Superman II was always my favorite of the franchise so I’m practically giddy over the thought of getting to see Gen. Zod again.

  23. I didn’t want to jump on the hype train, but after watching this trailer I am confident this movie will deliver on epic proportions.

  24. I didn’t want to jump on the hype train, but after watching this trailer I am confident that this movie will deliver on epic proportions.

  25. omg omg omg omg omg omg omg….. It moved.

  26. Funny how when the first Man of Steel trailer came out all the haters talked about how bad the film looked. Not really seeing alot of those right now huh!?

    This movie is gonna be awesome and hopefully the first brick for a Justice League movie in the near future

  27. 1:09 and 1:12 look f..kin amazing

  28. Here we go
    Pre-title : we see an alien running away from something then he takes out his ring and he calls out all green lantern and announce that Starro took over his planet. Then we see mini starro on every alien face then we see starro eating the planet. Green lantern meeting: Starro is back!!!! What should they do ? Then they say Starro might go to Earth next (plot hole how do they know, later I will reveal that starro went to Earth once and destroyed it )… But there is no green lantern to protect earth
    so they send Abin Sur to go meet with Superman
    then cut to a scene on Earth with scientists working in a lab. zooms into a security camera that shows a hooded man just disappear in a split second . A scientist goes to a basement or something the hooded man is there:
    -What are you doing here. You’re fired, you’re not supposed to be here
    -… I’ve been feeling weird since that lighting hit me and…
    - Why are you still going with the same to excuse for the precious chemicals you spilled…
    - I think I have super speed and…
    The friend laugh and told him to get out or he’ll have to call security.
    Then he and the friend walk out and then the other scientists see him and they all laugh at him
    HERE’S THE LIGHTING MAN !!!!!!!! What are you doing here Barry ?
    Barry laughed everybody off. Security comes. Barry peacefully exits the premise
    Cut to a professor telling his class how the Nazis came up with a tank, not a submarine, that could go underwater and how they hoped to use that tank to cross oceans.. The class laughs at the Nazis absurdity.
    One student says: it’s as ridiculous as us getting a history degree
    The whole class laughs again. The professor laughs then he said with a serious face:
    But it worked and the professor reads aloud.. something.. that says the tank worked perfectly but when they tried it to invade Great Britain, the tanks just disappear under the sea. Last radio transmissions say they were attacked but by what or who ?
    Bell rings, the professor see Barry at the door
    Cut to Barry showing him his reflexes and super speed. The professor is astonished at his abilities… The professor suggests that he could fight crime like his comic book superhero Jay Garrick. He said he might need a costume. He said he got the perfect costume to him and he draws in a piece of paper what his costume might look like then the professor tells Barry Allen that he might be the first superman, not like the alien up there in Metropolis…
    They both smile to each other then the professor caresses Barry’s face and says:
    -Why did you break up with my daughter ? You’d make a great son to me
    - She said I needed to grow up
    then cuts to a late 19th century ish household
    A lady and her baby are sleeping in a bathtub. She wakes up and finds her husband starring at her.
    He said he’d been thinking and think that it’d be better if she goes back to where she comes from with the baby so the baby could live a normal life… blah blah
    She’s swimming back to Atlantis with the baby… They both get arrested and brought before the king of Atlantis who says that they have no right for coming back because she ventured into the man’s world and for that she and her baby are not welcome and they’ve been exiled
    -DAD!!!!!!! This is your grandson
    The king looks at the baby and says
    -NO HE’S NOT
    CUT to Melanesian people living carefree in South Pacific. A mother doesn’t see her child. They say that the kid was last seen at the beach…
    She runs toward the beach to look for her child. The child is seen on the beach, wet, and coughing up water. The mom takes the child and goes back to the village.
    Zooms in to the ocean and we see Aquaman face barely peeping out of the water, then he goes back under water but he’s arrested by “Atlantis police” and brought in front of the kind who orders him to be put in jail, this time indefinitely for venturing in the man’s world once again…
    Cut to Abin Sur’s ship crashing to Earth because it’s being hit by yellow radiation. Cuts to Hal Jordan….
    He meets Abin Sur who tells him about the ring
    … sh*t
    I gotta go
    (to be continued)

  29. If you weren’t sold on this film before. You Are Now. Awesome trailer. MAN OF STEEL will be the movie of the summer. Domestic boxoffice at least 400 million+

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