Check Out The Expanded Trailer for “Man Of Steel” (2013)

I’ve not been quiet about my enjoyment of the crop of Marvel Cinematic Universe films over the last couple of years on our official blog for PiercingMetal and now its time to give some attention over to what we will find coming out next year from the DC Comics side. The next film for their characters will be a reboot of the Superman franchise entitled “Man Of Steel” and will give us his origin, discovery of powers and a battle with an evil Kryptonian named General Zod. You might perhaps remember that Superman fought Zod and some other criminals from his home world in “Superman II” if you are of a certain age and if you don’t I still highly recommend those two films.



Click HERE to see the second and longer trailer.

I’m sorry that I was unable to just embed the trailer from the official site but oh well. At least you can see it. Clearly this is a darker and more brooding take on the hero than I expected so I hope it works out for them and the future of the franchise. The important thing to remember is that Superman is NOT Batman and hence not dark in his motivations for heroism. Superman is supposed to be as good and as positive as all get out and is pretty much unbeatable based on his powers. Batman on the other hand is just a whole lot of whoop ass that leaves villains wishing they stayed home.

The film stars Henry Cavill (Clark Kent/Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Michael Shannon (General Zod), Kevin Costner (Jonathan Ken), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Russell Crowe (as Jor-El).

Before my words get taken wrong, you should know I love Superman and want an exciting, heroic film for the character. I did not enjoy Green Lantern all that much and I felt that Dark Knight Rises needed a little more Batman in it so I am going to be a bit skeptical until I walk out of the theater next year. To my knowledge there will be no intermingling of characters in this new film which is a shame since after Marvel’s “The Avengers”, a “Justice League” movie would be a very interesting project to see develop. What are your hopes for this film and the future of Superman in cinema? I have left the comments open to discuss a little bit.

2 thoughts on “Check Out The Expanded Trailer for “Man Of Steel” (2013)”

  1. After the last Superman reboot left a terrible impression on me and many movie and comic book fans hopefully this one will wash away those bad memories. CGI for blue eyes wtf were they thinking and having a 22-24 year old Lois was awful as well? Zack Snyder can only bring a more action based and stylized version of he hero to life that couldn’t be worse than the last movie. The final straw that ultimately killed it for me was Superman having a child oy!! Let’s hope the new flick can make us cheer for this D.C. mainstay that deserves at least some of the respect the respect the Dark Knight trilogy earned.

  2. There’s GOTTA be a Justice League!! Good character development is a must, though! The rotating Batmen pissed me off, but I have always thought Micheal Keaton did the best job, as the most interesting character. New guy. Is a lot o’ grunting and growling and parody fodder.

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