New ‘Man of Steel ‘Trailer – Superman and General Zod Go to War

Published 2 years ago by , Updated June 10th, 2013 at 11:55 am,

Close to this time a year ago, Nokia did its part to get everyone’s hearts pounding in anticipation for the big DC superhero movie release of Summer 2012, when it premiered the most action-packed trailer for The Dark Knight Rises. Today, they’ve done the same for the Summer 2013 season and Man of Steel, with a preview that concentrates as much crowd-pleasing spectacle – in addition to even more Earth-shattering Kryptonian warfare – from the Superman movie reboot as possible (into two minutes of footage).

Man of Steel – as many reading this are well-aware – marks the screen debut of Henry Cavill (Immortals) playing Kal-El/Superman as an adult, who must wrestle with his responsibilities as a child of two worlds and the potential savior to the people of Earth. The film was scripted by David S. Goyer – based on a screen story devised by his Dark Knight trilogy collaborator Christopher Nolan – and directed by Zack Snyder of 300 and Sucker Punch Watchmen fame; together, the powerhouse trio are looking to re-invigorate the Superman mythos in every respect.

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A healthy percentage of the Nokia trailer is composed of familiar footage, as is to be expected when you consider how many other Man of Steel trailers, TV spots and featurettes have been released. Nonetheless, it’s an effective compilation of money shots (Laser vision! Supe drowning in a sea of skull!) and some previously-unglimpsed moments from pivotal sequences throughout the film – be it Clark Kent facing bullies as a child, Kal-El saving others from a fiery disaster as an adult, or Superman defending Earth from General Zod (Michael Shannon) and his troops, after he dons his own unique Kryptonian armor/outfit.

Basically – similar to the case with the Nokia Dark Knight Rises trailer – we’re left with little more to say than: if this doesn’t get you (at the least, mildly) excited to see Snyder’s vision for Superman on the big screen, then nothing will.


Man of Steel opens in regular and select 3D/IMAX theaters in the U.S. on June 14th, 2013. It stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer and Russell Crowe.

Source: Nokia

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  1. Screenrant, try to find the clip that showed tonight on Leno!! It was AWESOME!!!!

    • Superman asks Zod;

      “It hurts, doesn’t it?”

  2. I want this s*** Now!

    • Sorry, I wanted to amend that but clicked “send” too quickly. The force fields are obviously because they weren’t sure about the atmosphere or other conditions. A side effect (because they don’t know the yellow sun gives them these strange powers yet) is that it dulls their senses. When the field fades, Zod is like “WTF mate?”

      • How is that clip still online!?
        was kind of hoping that Superman would struggle to figure out a way to beat Zod and then gets a package from Wayne Enterprises. I man can only dream i suppose!

      • Ken, you hit the nail right on the head.

    • That was an awesome clip, wow.

  3. That looks awesome.

    Diane Lane looks beautiful.

  4. IMO, John Schneider was the greatest part of Smallville and really captured who Pa Kent is meant to be. The reason Clark is the man he is. I really believe Kevin Costner can fulfill those shoes but I don’t think we can achieve that in 2.5 hours. With that said, I hope he doesn’t die just yet.

    • +1

      I found Schneider an excellent Pa Kent, same goes for Kevin Costner looking at the trailers.

  5. WOW!..I think I just did something in my pants.

  6. “You can entertain them. You can entertain all of them.”

    • +1

  7. Easily 200 million opening for Man of Steel. Might even surpass Avengers’ 207 million opening weekend haul. This movie is what all Superman fans are waiting for.

    • Oh dear Lord in Heaven I sure as hell hope so. Honestly, I’m so heavily invested in this movie’s success emotionally that I’m not sure if I’d be able to recover from anything less.

      • yeah me too

  8. is this movie going to be better than the dark knight? i do have hopes this movie will be great, michael shannon is one of my favorite actors, but i hold the dark knight close because im a batman fan and the movie is a masterpiece. I dont know if I’m ready for a superhero flick better than tdk

    • I can see this movie being on par with ones like Begins and Rises. But The Dark Knight? Not sure, that would be pretty shocking, being such an incredible film in literally every way.

  9. My hunch :

    Man of Steel – Supes vs. Zod
    The sequel to Man of Steel – Supes vs. Brainiac
    Man of Steel 3 – Supes vs Doomsday where in both combatants will fall and Supes is given a planetwide funeral… much like the storyline in The Death of Superman comics.

    Justice League – Supes, Bats , Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash , Martian Manhunter, Hawkman and maybe Cyborg face off against Darkseid

    • yeah , throw in Green Arrow/The Hood/Vigilante featuring Stephen Amell.

      • Nah, Stephen Amell is so wooden. He’s fine when he’s (Green) Arrow, but as Oliver, he’s a robot. Gimme someone with some more screen presence.

  10. I’m very sure Man of Steel will kick off a DC Movie Universe that will, given the proper handling of characters (yeah with Chris Nolan and David S. Goyer and Zack Snyder shepherding the entire thing), it will give the Marvel Cinematic Universe a run for its money) and the moviegoers will be happy seeing these DC characters to life.

    My ultimate wishlist : make a “Kingdom Come” movie!

  11. Holy s***. I think I would pay money just to see another bad ass trailer.

  12. MAN OF STEEL will make $1 BiLLiON Dollars Worldwide, Henry Cavill is a Good Actor & Multi-Oscar-Nominated: Amy Adams is Beautiful Plus
    Multi-Oscar-Nominated: C-NOLAN is The Writer & Producer, The
    New Suit Looks Great & Better than The Old Light Blue Suit
    that Looked Like a SMURF & with The OutSide UnderWear that was NOT Good, MAN OF STEEL will be in Theaters in 2D, 3D, IMAX & IMAX 3D, i’m Going To See it in 3D.

  13. as being 2013 instead of 2012-2010-2009-2001-2000, and 7-2-1992, all as their own eras, i think this movie needs to be the best superhero movie i`ve seen so far. this is 2013 and i think the earth is changing become a new version of extreme so on this particular time of year it will be a disappointment to me if this film does not make an everlasting version of masterpiece

  14. I am a Movie Fan, A good movie FAN, I don’t know much detail about comics. I do have my favorites from what I seen in the 80s and early 90s. I will say that DC is behind the curve. Marvel does have more movies out. Most of them are not that good, but they are getting better, with the exception of IM3 and Capt America. It almost seems that a movie has to be considered good if it is dark.

    I said that to say, that DC has only Batman and these Superman movies, but for some reason, no DC fan is trying to claim the last superman returns movie and are putting their hopes into this upcoming superman movie which looks like it is going to be off the proverbial chain!!! Superman movies have been lame over the years and up until the recent batman movies, they’ve exchanged jokes and comedy for real-world drama, and death. it sells, so that doesn’t matter. But, regardless of what comic book company fan you are, you have to afmit that the avengers was good and more than 80% of moviegoers who paid to see the Avengers went to see it more than once. as a marvel comic fan, I want superman to be good but I want DC fans to admit when they watch a good marvel movie without BIAS

  15. When Cavell does that pose right before he takes off in flight completely reminded me of Reeves. Fantastic! I’m so excited for this!

  16. Goyer, Nolan, Snyder… I expect a mind blowing Friday night… Please don’t let us down!!

  17. two more days!!!

    good thing i have reserved tickets for me and my family. some theaters are already fully booked for the weekend.