Warner Bros. and DC kicked the Man of Steel marketing campaign up a notch this past week, with the release of new images and a spectacle-heavy third trailer. The studio continues to move director Zack Snyder’s – along with Dark Knight trilogy screenwriter David S. Goyer and producer Christopher Nolan’s – Superman franchise reboot closer towards the spotlight’s center.
In addition, Man of Steel is being prominently featured in Empire Magazine‘s June Issue – which previews several of the “mathematically proven” most-anticipated Summer 2013 releases – and we have the dual magazine covers to prove it.
Man of Steel features Henry Cavill (Immortals) as Clark Kent/Kal-El, one of the last survivors of the dead planet Krypton, who must find his place on Earth, as an alien with incredible god-like abilities living alongside ordinary people. The sudden and unexpected arrival of other Kryptonians – in the shape of General Zod (Michael Shannon) and his lieutenant Faora (Antje Traue) – forces Kal-El to decide just what kind of (super)man he really is.
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The background for Empire‘s cover featuring Cavill appears to be from an action-packed sequence that unfolds in Clark’s hometown, as is also shown briefly during the most recently-released Man of Steel trailer (read our trailer breakdown).
Meanwhile, that image of Shannon as Zod comes from the present-day setting in the film, seeing how he doesn’t have the armor and goatee getup during those earlier sequences that take place upon the still-thriving Krypton (back when his angry voice wasn’t so intimidating, it seems).
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Man of Steel flies into 2D and select 3D/IMAX theaters on June 14th, 2013.