Zack Snyder’s MAN OF STEEL trailer is HERE! Superman returns… big time

Zack Snyder’s MAN OF STEEL trailer is HERE! Superman returns… big time

In 1978, thanks to SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE, the world believed that a man could fly.  No one had ever captured the soul of a character like Christopher Reeve did with Clark Kent / Superman.  The movie was groundbreaking and even to this day remains in the hearts of comic-book fanboys as well as the general movie-going audience as one of the greatest comic-book adaptations ever.  The movie was great for its time and while it may not hold up very well by today’s standards (let’s be honest about that people), it was still a sight to behold.

2006’s SUPERMAN RETURNS tried to recapture the magic of the Donner / Reeve classic and while it was a good film, it lacked what people wanted to see from a Superman movie.  Action, Action, Action with a fresh take and perspective on the beloved character.  Today’s comic-book based movies, to truly succeed, must combine an engaging story, a strong lead surrounded by an even stronger supporting cast, decisive direction and above all, stunning visuals with a villain befitting the hero.  These are stories pulled from the pages of comics that are filled with glorious battles and exciting stories and the movies deserve no less.


Enter MAN OF STEEL which looks to bring us the Superman movie we have been screaming for.  Henry Cavill, like Christopher Reeve, is a relatively unknown actor who is surrounded by an extremely strong supportive cast.  Gone are the hokey portrayal of Lex Luthor, the crutch of Kryptonite and above all else, Superman’s illegitimate kid.  What we have is a movie that reintroduces the Kryptonian villains of Zod and Faora (the basis for Ursa in SUPERMAN II) and reintroduces us to Clark Kent as he searches for who he is (an alien living among us) and what his path will be.  The movie promises insane action, a gripping story and, oh yeah, insane action.  From the minds that brought you such comic-book movie greats as THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY, 300 and WATCHMEN, it appears we are in for a cinematic treat come June 14.


MAN OF STEEL is directed by Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni and Russell Crowe.

SYNOPSIS: A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

 Henry Cavill plays Superman in director Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel.” The film also stars Amy Adams as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Laurence Fishburne as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent’s adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Diane Lane and Kevin Costner.

Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Michael Shannon, and Faora, Zod’s evil partner, played by Antje Traue. Also from Superman’s native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s mother, played by Ayelet Zurer, and Superman’s father, Jor-El, portrayed by Russell Crowe. Rounding out the cast are Harry Lennix as U.S. military man General Swanwick, as well as Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy.

MAN OF STEEL is set to soar into 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D theaters on June 14, 2013.

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Jim is an avid movie enthusiast, representing the general movie going audience, looking at movies for their entertainment value as opposed to their critical weight. He enjoys the escapism that movies provide. He is a fan of all genre's of movies, but gravitates toward comic-based movies, summer "popcorn" flicks and over-the-top comedies as his preference.