Over the weekend when the “Man Of Steel” viral hit — “revealing” Michael Shannon‘s General Zod threatening the Earth — some uber nerds complained that he was speaking perfect English and didn’t have a Kryptonian accent or anything, proving that people will complain about anything. But for the rest of us, “Man Of Steel” is hopefully going to be the superhero highlight (we hope) of the summer, a movie that will flex both brains and brawn and this evening, a brand new trailer has arrived. Thus far, the actual story has been kept locked down, and all we know is that it’s gonna be emotions that get to Clark Kent, not kryptonite. (Somebody make this dude a mixtape). But this latest promo nails down the story a little more, while also providing plenty of spectacle. And perhaps most importantly, it continues to look like the best thing thatZack Snyder‘s ever done. Will that be the case when the final film arrives?
We’ll find out when “Man Of Steel” flies high on June 14th. Watch the trailer below.
“Superman is a completely different character than Batman. So you can’t in any way use the same template. But David Goyer had this, I thought, brilliant way to make Superman relatable and relevant for his audience,” executive producer Christopher Nolan recently told us. “Zack [Snyder] has built on that and I think it’s incredible what he’s putting together.” And after seeing this? We totally agree. While the first Terrence Malick-esque teasers made us wonder if that was just some marketing or indicative of the tonal approach being taken, the first full trailer for “Man Of Steel” reveals it is very much an ingredient. This is probably the most serious incarnation the character has ever had, and while it is not one of “The Dark Knight” films, it bears the same stamp of thematic maturity. Most compelling of all, it suggests that the God-like powers Clark Kent has shouldn’t necessarily be used to interfere in life or death situations. “Maybe,” Pa Kent says, when Clark asks if he shouldn’t have saved the school bus full of kids, and should have let them die instead. Operatic and looking pretty fucking epic in scope, we’re sold. “Man Of Steel” hits on June 14, 2013. [ComingSoon]