[UPDATE: Scroll Below for a Message From General Zod!]

Man of Steel has been quietly gathering steam in the shadow of Marvel’s Iron Man 3 promotional blitz – but that doesn’t mean that Superman won’t be taking over summer in a big way, once IM3 has had its (sure to be lucrative) run.

Despite releasing a full-length trailer, there is still quite a bit of mystery surrounding Zack Snyder’s modern take on the Superman origin story. We know what Dark Knight Trilogy writers Chris and Jonathan Nolan and David S. Goyer have planned on the character side of things (Clark Kent’s struggle with identity and purpose before becoming Superman), but the super-powered action has only been hinted at so far.

EW is going to be featuring Man of Steel in its upcoming issue, which means that there are some pretty sweet new photos being released by Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures – including shots of new Superman Henry Cavill (Immortals) in high-speed flight (above), and the long-teased armor that will be worn by the new General Zod, Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire).

UPDATE: Check out the image of Zod’s Armor and a Message from the General himself!

VIEW THE REST OF THE NEW IMAGES HERE

The costumes in the film are definitely elaborate (and the earring that Laurence Fishburne’s Perry White is rocking is certainly perplexing), but recent revelations from Snyder and Co. about the altered elements of Superman’s story and powers are definitely making hardcore fans wary. Until a new, action-driven trailer closes the deal, Man of Steel mania will remain lukewarm.

Be sure to check out the full gallery of new Man of Steel pictures over at /Film.

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Man of Steel will be in theaters on June 14, 2013.

Source: EW via /Film