Last night, Warner Bros. released a new trailer for Man of Steel. It went a long way towards making me more excited for the flick. If the film is a hit, then Warner Bros. will want to hit the ground running with the sequel, and they’ll probably continue their superhero trend of not breaking out the marquee villain until the sequel. Although Zod will provide Man of Steel with some epic set pieces, Superman’s true nemesis is Lex Luthor, and director Zack Snyder hasn’t forgotten about him. The new trailer has a quick flash of LexCorp Tower, so Luthor definitely exists in this reboot, and he’s already powerful. So will we see him in the finished film? If Warner Bros. has been able to keep the casting under wraps for this long, then kudos to them. But I expect it to be handled in a similar fashion to Norman Osborne in The Amazing Spider-Man.
Hit the jump to check out the full image. The film stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, and Russell Crowe. Man of Steel opens in 3D on June 14th.
Via CBM. The shot is in the trailer at the 2:18 mark:
Here’s the official synopsis for Man of Steel:
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. 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.
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- Screenwriter David S. Goyer Talks About How He Got Involved with MAN OF STEEL and His Reaction to Seeing the Finished Film
- Zack Snyder Calls His Superman “More Relatable, More Human”
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