New ‘Man of Steel’ Trailer Showcases Superman Action

Published 1 year ago by , Updated April 24th, 2013 at 6:28 pm,

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It’s been a long wait, to get a peek under Man of Steel‘s cape. Born from a tightly-guarded storyline crafted by Dark Knight Trilogy architects Christopher and Jonathan Nolan and David S. Goyer - and crafted by the hand of visionary director Zack Snyder (300), the Superman reboot has been considered to either be the best of both worlds (in terms of filmmaking), or an experiment that could blow up in DC Comics and Warner Bros.’ faces.

Teaser trailers have revealed that this modernized interpretation of the Superman origin and mythos will include some deep, probing questions about what it is to live as a god-like orphan on an alien world; however, we’ve seen little to no action from this Superhero blockbuster. Today’s Man of Steel trailer is here to put that complaint to rest, for good.

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Henry Cavill as Superman in ‘Man of Steel’

It’s hard to see the footage here and not give Snyder props; more so than his predecessors – like Richard Donner and Bryan Singer – Snyder has captured the aesthetic and concept of super powers in action, according to “realistic” standards. That is to say: the actual physics of Superman’s powers is something we can definitely feel – which is going to make for an awesome experience in the theater. Blockbuster superhero flick, indeed.

Man of Steel is directed by Zack Snyder, from a script by David S. Goyer and screen story by Goyer and Christopher Nolan. It stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne, Russell Crowe, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Harry Lennix and Michael Kelly.

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Man of Steel will be in 2D and select 3D/IMAX theaters on June 14th, 2013.

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  1. the action and story look good but i seriously get a video game vibe from color (i agree with al no that) and the effects but Im still excited

  2. Wow, 6 pages of comments!

    • Exactly! 6 pages of comments yet according to FANDANGO this movie is not in the top 5 anticipated movies for the summer! Shows how wrong that poll is & secondly I proved via FANDANGO’s ‘I’m in’ feature that MOS was the second most anticipated movie behind IM3 and that is only because IM3 tickets are already on sale. To me MOS is the most anticipated movie of the summer / year. I’ll see all the superhero movies this year plus many others but MOS is by far at the top of my list.

      • It is possible/plausible that a lot of people are not that much interested in man of steel simply because we already had 5 superman movies, which were all mundane. With the exception of superman 3, every superman movie had lex luthor as the main villain. To me that is very boring, along with the character (lex luthor). Superman has multiple villains in his gallery, yet luthor (a regular human being with no powers) is always used as the main villain.

        Another turn off for some or many would be the fact that Zod was already used, despite the fact that that was 35 years ago. With that said, the question is asked (as I too asked the question)…with all the different supervillains that superman has fought against from the time of his introduction in 1938 to 2013, and in the span of 35 years, why does hollywood give movie goers another superman movie, using the same villain (zod)? Also, some of the movies continued to make the film mostly or somewhat about where superman came from. We already know where he came from. For a superhero, superman is too dramatic (movie-wise anyway), and I think that is what turns alot of fans off, which is why superman returns was a bland movie for me and for others. I am hoping that this superman movie has very less drama and more action, (which would be far different from the other 5 superman movies which came before it).

        In addition, I don’t think fandango is hating on the character of superman, but probably is putting out there what a lot of people have said and feel. To me Iron Man and superman are characters whose movies should be a fun-ride type of movie, but with superman being the more serious character. Iron Man is really not a sarcastic, wise cracking character as RDJ has portrayed him to be. If you read the iron man comic books you would see that iron man (NOT tony stark) acts more like a sargeant. Nevertheless, downey’s take on the character is alright and has caused the movie to be seen as a fun-ride type of movie. Again, superman can also be a fun-ride type of movie as well, but he should be a more serious character than RDJ’s portrayal of iron man.

        • Well, Fandango is a ticket selling site, so I wouldn’t put much stock in their poll. It would be interesting to see how the poll changes, once advance ticket sales are available.

          The funny thing is, while Zod is being used in this first film, I see Lex being used in the second film (assuming the first film does well enough). So, the same villains are being used again and again!

          Now, there’s nothing wrong with reusing characters/ideas, as long as the writers/directors keep things interesting. Yes, if “real estate” Lex shows up, then shoot me now. However, what if they move forward with “President Lex”, or incorporate a “power armoured” Lex into the next film? That’s something we haven’t seen before. Michael Shannon has also hinted that his Zod is “different” than his 1978 counterpart, so we shall see. And, if MOS is successful, it could lead to JLA, in which case we’ll have even more villains to deal with.

          Relating to the Superman character has always been key, and that’s where the disconnect may lie. RDJ’s Stark character is that fun loving guy you see at a party, and people naturally gravitate to someone with a sense of humor. You throw in a little action, and boom, you get a successful franchise. Superman is obviously not like that; he’s an inspirational hero, requiring some dramatic event to stir our emotions. He’s an almost puritanical character. The challenge for Goyer/Nolan is to make Superman relatable to us in some way, and not as an “overgrown boy scout”.

          I think it’s been proven that people don’t want to see a continuation of the 1978 film. Hence, Superman Returns failed to live up to expectations at the box office. How “different” this film is from past Superman films, and how well it will resonate with modern audiences remains to be seen.

          • @ chetc

            “However, what if they move forward with “President Lex”, or incorporate a “power armoured” Lex into the next film?”

            The thing is I really don’t care to see lex luthor in any more superman movies simply because he has been in every single one except for S3. He is an overly used character and is therefore a particularly boring character. Imagine there being 5 spiderman movies over several years and the same villain for spiderman to fight in each movie is doctor octopus. Even if the villain actually has powers and can do incredible things, it gets boring and dull because well…it is the same villain. No matter how many times they try to change up the character to make the character different or appear somewhat more threatening, the movie will be seen as something that will end up being dull and boring, and then you will have folks just not interested in seeing it. It’s worst, I think, when it is lex luthor because he has no powers at all.

            Luthor is a part of superman’s gallery, but he is not the main villain that superman fights in every cartoon rendition of superman or in the comics, so why in the movies? The fact that superman has other interesting antagonists to fight, such as metallo, bizarro, and many others causes the question to arise…WHY LEX LUTHOR AGAIN? or in this case…WHY ZOD AGAIN? The way I feel about luthor is the same way i feel about kryptonite being used in superman movies: overly used, and very dull and boring. I know this is a reboot, but that does not negate the negative feelings that some or many folks feel about this upcoming movie.

            “He’s an almost puritanical character. The challenge for Goyer/Nolan is to make Superman relatable to us in some way, and not as an “overgrown boy scout”.”

            Hence the real fight for superman (in the movies anyway) tends to be a fight with his inner self (either on an emotional or personal level), and not so much with the villain. This is explains why superman movies are usually portrayed moreso on the dramatic side, and why a lot of folks tend to dislike said movies, in my opinion (with the exception of S1 and 2 because these movies were the first movies about superman), and might see superman as a boring character.

        • Superman 2′s villains were the same villains that are in this one, not Luthor. The 4th one (The most craptacular) did have Lex in it but it was more focused on the… friggin sun guy being the villain. Ugh… I am excited for this one though. The trailer is giving me chills.

        • Dude…drama is the key component to making a solid movie. If you want “very less drama and more action” green lantern or daredevil might be suitable choices.

          The dark knight trilogy, Iron Man, and the Avengers all did exceptionally well because they incorporate a good story to it. The Dark Knight worked so well because he wasn’t superhuman which made him relatable along with internal struggles from his family being killed etc. Iron Man works in similar fashion with some hot shot know-it-all who has a life changing traumatic experience that shows WHY he became iron man.

          Superman has immense potential to tell a great story. EVERYONE knows superman can kick ass and shoot lasers out of his eyes. But NOONE will care about the movie if that’s all he does.

          I hope they tread similar grounds with dark knight and show supermans struggle with being an orphan, not knowing his father, being isolated due to his powers, and conflicted on how to use them (alluded to in the trailer when he saves the kids in the bus)…that right there is what makes a good movie for me. Granted you NEED action in the movie for it to be successful, I feel it is far more important to set the stage for the action than to just dive right in. Perhaps the biggest problem is trying to tell this story well in a short amount of time as to not linger on it.

          Final note: I do agree they have lacked in diversity with villains for superman. However, since this is an “origin” story and it seems they will embrace the internal conflict for “self” identification of superman, it only makes sense to give a villain from his home planet – the first and only person of his kind, but who is out to kill him.

  3. AWESOME! The trailer Ive been waiting for. I thought the others were good too but this one makes it looks like a can’t miss.

  4. Do I see Lex Luthor at around 2:19 / 2:20?

    • I just posted on another thread here Boris, but I am with you. That looks an awful like Lex in his Warsuit. right?

    • I just posted on another thread here Boris, but I am with you. That looks an awful lot like Lex in his Warsuit. right?

      • double posting sorry!

      • It’s General Zod.

  5. Oh dear sweet baby jesus, I was never a superman fan growing up but Iam so freaking pumped for this movie to come out. My one problem is him saving all those people while he is shirtless. Why must he be shirtless? It is not a homophobe thing I have the same problem when girls show skin for no reasons in movie, I just don’t see why he can’t be wearing a shirt

    • Looks like it gets burned off. As for the real reason: our girlfriends will love it.

      Trailer gave me goosebumps. No other trailers for this summer have done that. And I’m not even a huge Superman fan. And I’m guessing that is part of Zimmer’s score as I’ve not heard it before. Sounded great, looked great, felt great. It pumped me up so much that I wanted to go lift something or go for a jog. I didn’t…but it did give me the urge

      • It’s funny how music does that. Whenever I listen to the 1978 theme, I feel…super!

        I’m not currently fond of Zimmer’s score, although every time I re-watch the trailer, it grows on me. I also didn’t like the Star Trek 2009 theme (initially), but eventually, it grew on me as well.

  6. Looks awesome and EPIC!
    Zod looks great.
    Diane Lane is in it as the hottest Martha Kent ever!

  7. The wolverine looks good too. Should be an awesome summer box office this yr.

  8. How does Supes shave?

    • With heat vision!

  9. Well, I am a a Superman fanboy so whatever is dished out there about Supes I’m all for it. But this trailer just wowed me!

    Anyway, just a bit if trivia. Amy Adams guested in Smallville. I think it was either in Season 1 or 2. She was the girl who wanted to get thin, so she went on veggie shake diet and ended up ingesting kryptonite.

  10. 2:21 lex luthor?

    • Zod.

  11. Somewhere Brandon Routh saw this trailer and urinated on himself. Looks EPIC.

  12. I will watch this movie 5 times in theaters.

  13. I will watch this 6 times.. Looks epic

  14. gotta say, they DID earn some points with me by using the “join you in the sun” line from Grant Morrison’s “All-Star Superman”, which by my account is the single greatest Superman story/rendition of all time.

    so, hopefully that means good things.

    this movie is looking better and better. i was concerned at the outset, not so much for any specific reason but because Superman is SO hard to do right. very few writers can ever manage (Morrison being one of the few in this day and age) to capture what makes him the most enduring character in comics history, an archetype that spawned a whole genre. As a result, most people in the public (and the comic-book world itself) thus fail to recognize why Superman is so very deep and complex, the themes of his story so far-reaching, nuanced, and meaningful.

    if this movie can communicate even half of that depth and complexity to the average audience member, it will have been far and away a huge success in my books.

  15. W.O.W.

  16. wow… just wow. or in the immortal words of Mark Twain, “that just made my dick wiggle.”

  17. Nice trailer. Flight scene is great. Inspired by Neo in Matrix years back IMO but realistic no doubt. I still don’t think Supes has to rocket through the sky all the time. Gliding flight can be quite relaxing to watch. Loved it with Chris Reeve especially the scene before the creds starts rolling and he’ s surveying the planet. Hope we see some subtle flight scenes were we can appreciate the feeling of weightlessness. Worried about Costner. Never really was a fan of his acting. Like Keanu. A bit stiff for Pa Kent to me. Hope I’m proved wrong.
    Something refreshing about this film compared to Singer’s. Hope it delivers. Can’t place it but I feel something’s lacking though. Perhaps Supes doesn’t look as benevolent as Reeve and previous actors but that keys right into the bad-ass craze, doesn’t it? Guess so.

  18. Nice trailer. Flight scene is great. Inspired by Neo in Matrix years back IMO but realistic no doubt. I still don’t think Supes has to rocket through the sky all the time. Gliding flight can be quite relaxing to watch. Loved it with Chris Reeve especially the scene before the creds starts rolling and he’ s surveying the planet. Hope we see some subtle flight scenes were we can appreciate the feeling of weightlessness. Worried about Costner. Never really was a fan of his acting. Like Keanu. A bit stiff for Pa Kent to me. Hope I’m proved wrong.
    Something refreshing about this film compared to Singer’s. Hope it delivers. Can’t place it but I feel something’s lacking though. Perhaps Supes doesn’t look as benevolent as Reeve and previous actors but that keys right into the bad-ass craze, doesn’t it? Guess so.

  19. need more zod

  20. Can someone tell me whether or not that was Lex Luthor in a mechanical suit at 2:20? Someone here said it was Zod, but gave no reason why. Makes sense to me to be Lex since he’s known to wear suits when battling Superman.

    • People have explained why, but with 6 pages of comments you’re forgiven for not reading through them all.

      It’s not Lex because Lex is going to play a secondary or tertiary role in this film. With Zod and Faora and the Black Zero ship, there’s already enough main-line villains and they’re not going to give Lex a ton of screen time because they don’t want character glut. When Lex shows up, he’ll be doing things here and there but not jumping into action or using any crazy hardware. That would be in another film (the next one, or perhaps the 3rd).

      I realize the reason people keep asking if it’s Lex, but it’s based on something that doesn’t hold up if you check it out. They think they’re seeing a bald guy in that scene but it’s actually a force field that covers the head when activated. If you look at that scene, the character is being hit with a blast of some kind, and you can see the head and face is flaring up white for a split second, much like a force field in many other films & shows has done when hit with an attack.

      If it was Lex the face would look human, but it doesn’t: it looks like a weird white ghost with vague, shallow features.

      Here’s a shot of Faora with her shield activated: http://cdn1.screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/Man-of-Steel-Images-Lois-Lane-Superman-Faora.jpg

      It’s not opaque white because she’s not under attack, there’s nothing hitting it to cause the force field to flare up like in the “Is it Lex?” scene, but you get the idea.

      • Also, rereading your question, I realized you said “a mechanical suit” and “he’s known to wear suits…”

        Tell me if I’m mistaken, but that gives me the impression that you didn’t realize Zod and Faora themselves have mechanical suits, the suit in the scene you’re talking about is all over the place in other scenes. I can understand how you might have thought those were just uniforms though.

      • This should help.

        http://s20.postimg.org/4y228mnpp/is_it_zod_or_lex.jpg

        • Thanks! VERY helpful. I was aware of everything you mentioned EXCEPT the specific parts about the suits. THATS what i needed. and youre right on both counts. No i dont recall Zod and crew having suits and yes i am guilty of not reading all of the comments. u got me! lol. but hey, why scroll through all of that when awesome guys like u are around?

          • haha I’m glad, honestly I just wanted to nerd out about the movie today & you gave me an opening.

  21. This trailer made me cry.

  22. One of the best trailers I have seen. Emotionally powerful and well synchronized to the music. Excellent job Zimmer. And are those Taiko drums? Not only do I predict this movie to be the blockbuster for 2013 but I believe a second MOS will be in the making. My IMAX ticket will be reserved.

  23. I asked a question in another Superman thread a while ago,how will they reconcile the whole Clark Kent wearing glasses as a disguise thing.Well I think I have a feeling that I know the answer.

    It looks like Clark will not be working at the Daily Planet along side Lois.Furthermore,it seems that most of the story will be him finding the strength to be Superman,while maybe never taking on the dual identities in this movie.It looks like once he comes out as Supes,then maybe the only people that he will be Clark to is to Jonathan and Martha Kent.

    Anyway,while I’m really looking forward to Iron Man 3,this just looks like it’s on a whole other level.I can’t wait!

    • Yeah I think you make a good point, and I was thinking about the last couple of Superhero movies that have come out recently, and I mean, on the whole Dual Identity issue, I think that the Sam Raimi Spiderman was the best at putting both identities on screen as well as illustrating the complexities and consequences of having a hidden identity. When you look at some of the Marvel movies; Captain America, Ironman; although the heroes do have pedestrian identities, their characters on screen do not deal with hidden identity because they are such public figures; they just don’t have to worry about it. Then, looking at the Nolan trilogy, it was pretty evident by the end that the 3 films were about Bruce Wayne more so than about Batman. Now, while Captain America and Tony Stark’s characters were pretty well translated onto the big screen, there are some people that will tell you that Batman’s complete character suffered a little bit because the conflict of identity fell more heavily on Bruce Wayne.(Maybe you could go either way with that) This dynamic is what interests me the most for Man of Steel, We keep hearing that this Superman will be just so Supermanish and that’s awesome! I just don’t want the upside of the Superman persona to be incomplete due to a neglected spotlight on the Clark Kent persona-who I think can be just as interesting and awesome to watch being developed as a character as Superman.

  24. I just cannot wait to see this movie in theaters. An Oscar will be given to this movie I assure you. Outstanding both the trailer and the score. Zimmer never let us down before.

  25. Sweet, I’m hella excited for this. This summer is gonna be a foreskin blast

    • lol, stupid auto correct. let’s try freaking :D

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