Man of Steel cemented its position as one of this summer’s most anticipated films with the arrival of the new CinemaCon trailer featuring Henry Cavill as the new cinematic version of Superman. The trailer went online almost immediately after premiering at CinemaCon in Las Vegas yesterday, and is ready for you to watch repeatedly below.
For this new glimpse at the ambitious second Superman big screen reboot, Warner Bros. and DC Comics have offered the most detailed look yet at the worlds director Zack Synder has constructed. The trailer starts on the planet Krypton where Jor-El (Russell Crowe) witnesses a great war occurring around him that is literally tearing their planet apart. To save their race, hopes and dreams, Jor-El sends baby Kal-El off to Earth as Krypton is destroyed.
On Earth, Kal-El is taken in by Pa and Ma Kent (Kevin Costner and Diane Lane). Ma is absent in the trailer, but the moment where Pa reveals the spaceship that brought Kal-El to Earth is touching in that Kal-El, now known as Clark Kent, still wants to be Pa’s son despite just being told he’s the answer to “is there life on other worlds?”
Once Clark visits the Fortress of Solitude and dons the iconic outfit and red cape, the trailer kicks into overdrive with a chorus of action sequences that reveal the film’s epic scope without giving up the context for what’s being seen. There’s a giant spaceship or alien structure hanging over Metropolis, General Zod (Michael Shannon) screaming his displeasure, a fleeting glimpse of “Lexcorp” written on the side of a building, and Superman being attacked by the military.
While most of the trailer plays in a serious tone, it ends with a touch of levity as Lois Lane (Amy Adams) interrogates/interviews Superman while he’s in police custody. She asks him what the “S” on his suit stands for. He says it’s not an “S” but a symbol of hope. Before Lois can respond by anointing him as “Superman,” a strange almost alien sound distracts the “Man of Steel” before she can get past “Sup.”
Man of Steel is Warner Bros. and DC’s first film in what is expected to become the Justice League franchise to rival Marvel’s The Avengers ongoing series of films. It soars into theaters and should make mountains of cash beginning June 14, 2013.