First Full Trailer for Man of Steel Arrives At Last — And It is Glorious


Henry Cavill in Man of Steel (2013) Movie Image

Today must be Awesome Movie Trailers Day! Following up on that totally rad “The Lone Ranger” trailer comes this new, full-length trailer for Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel”. As with Tonto in “The Lone Ranger”, I am totally digging the mood Snyder is striking in “Man of Steel”. It’s like a combination of the “mature” themes of Bryan Singer’s “Superman Returns” and the comic book action of, well, the comic books. (I know, I know, most people hated Singer’s “Superman Returns”, but I’m not one of them, so whatever, dudes.) Check out the first full trailer for “Man of Steel”, and you will believe a movie about a guy who flies can be cool again.

Clark Kent​/Kal-El (Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone’s imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question – Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as “Superman,” not only to shine as the world’s last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.

Starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Russell Crowe, and fighting for truth, justice, and the American way June 14, 2013.

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  • justjoe

    I guess if I want a fun superhero-flick, I have to stick to the Marvel ones (just judging from the trailer). Who thought that a movie about a guy who can fly faster than a bullet and thow around cars can look so…depressing?!

  • Eagle Eye

    I don’t think it looks depressing…

    Remember guys, this is all about his beginning, about him realising he has to be a Symbol of Hope, the one person on earth who sticks to whats right. And he has to do all that while the government are completely freaking out at the sight of him!!!

    I think all of you guys would be pretty serious in that situation.

    As for seeing Zod, i’m sure i’ll see more of him as the date come closer. And for now, i’m jsut REALLY REALLY REALLY HAPPY to see the trailer for my most anticipated film of 2013 (Zack Snyder is my favorite director)

    • Dedpool

      Agreed 100%!!! Hit the nail on the head.

      • Eagle Eye

        You and i always seem to agree somehow, lol…

  • Kal

    Superman don’t need to be dark as Batman. It’s really 2 differents characters : Kal-El is strong enough to not have psychological problems.
    And a movie isn’t good just because it is “black”.

    • Juggernaut

      There is a difference between darkness and relevance. You cannot have the same golden era mentality that the comics, the Reeves/Donner film series and to an extent the Singer film had given the current climate of the world. This film takes place in modern days. Without coming off as either toungue in cheek or plain crappy you cannot discount what the real world is like, movie or not.
      Yes, Superman is a goodguy. We know that and it is one of his greatest attributes. However, a bit of nuance and depth to the character would give it a much more realistic feel than the usual truth, justice and the American way bit that was used in almost every other itteration of the character since his debut. As for him not being emotionally or phsycologically scarred that is more of a choice. Obviously he has had a traumatic history. He is the only survivor of his kind. His Mother, Father and his entire planet were irradicated. He is an outcast. He has issues! He may choose to overcome them and stand for something more but those issues are still there and in an early look at his story, like this film, we should see his struggle to overcome that.

      • Dedpool

        Couldn’t have said it better myself. Besides being physically strong doesn’t make it easier to deal worn psychological problems, if anything it only adds to them and in this case moreso. Like that last episode of Justice League where he says his whole life he feels like he’s been living among cardboard, always afraid he was going to break something or someone. That alone would lead to a feeling of isolation. superman: Earth One did a very good job of showing his feeling of not fitting in.

    • Lexavi80

      I don’t see a black (or Batman-dark) Superman in the trailer.

  • rodney

    last son of krypton…su-per-man…last son of krypton…..SUPERMAN!!!!!!!!

  • Amber
  • Eagle Eye

    Have any of you guys checked out Arrow?

    Man, watching this trailer is such a bad idea, it just makes the wait until June harder and harder, lol…

    • Dedpool

      Arrow is good. Could be better but I really like the take and where it’s going.

  • Tin Hoang

    Looks good, but how many Superman Origins do we need? Would love it if they skip origins especially if it’s already been done.

    • Dedpool

      Well it’s been 20+ years since a Superman origin on the big screen, so I’m looking forward to seeing what they do with this. It already looks vastly different than anything we’ve seen before including Smallville.

      • Tin Hoang

        I guess everyone wants to do their own take on it, but I kinda don’t want to see the minutiae of what it’s like growing up with superpowers. With great power comes great responsibility, blah blah blah. Will probably skip to the 3rd act and just watch him kick some Zod ass.

        • Dedpool

          But see I really don’t think that’s going to take up a lot of the film, just like in the original Superman. And since this take is so different it may surprise you. Think about how Batman Begins took the origin, though to be fair other than his parents death we never actually saw his origin on film, but we knew the story and they still shocked us. We’re in good hands.