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.
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.