Watch Brand New Man Of Steel Trailer, which gives fans a much bigger look into the new Superman saga.
Yesterday Warner Bros. released a new trailer for their Superman reboot Man of Steel. Superhero fans who were pretty meh on the skimpy teaser trailer may be more encouraged with this one. But it still offers fleeting glimpses of what’s to come.
Check it out:
Zach Snyder wisely goes for a different visual palette than the original Superman, and Superman II. Rather than retrofitting the Donner/Reeves template like Bryan Singer did in Superman Returns, he’s striving to make it his own.
Opening shots are of Superman’s doomed home planet. Gone are the crystalline sculptures for Donner’s Krypton, instead we see a Grand Canyon-esque mountain scape under collapse.
Russell Crowe and Kevin Costner look equally adept as Clark Kent’s father figures (Jor-El and Pa Kent respectively).
Clark’s surrogate father does the good ole pep talk for Clark realizing his destiny; “You’re the answer son. You’re the answer to are we alone in the universe.”
What looks intriguing is that Clark might not be a reporter for the Daily Planet. Perhaps he’ll just be Superman 24/7? (Certainly makes more sense. The glasses concept was always a tough one to swallow).
Henry Cavill certainly looks and acts like a bona-fide Superman, which should ease fan’s anxieties.
And it’s also obvious that Michael Shannon is General Zod, and there are snippets of some aerial sparring with Superman.
What really makes the trailer is the music, which I assume is Hans Zimmer’s original score. After his epic score for Nolan’s Bat-films (Nolan is producer, and ‘Batman Begins’ scribe David Goyer is screenwriter.) he is the logical choice for superhero grandeur.
His score gives a lump in the throat which begs the next question; can Snyder make a movie that gives chills and offers massive uplift? That’s not a trait shared in his darker comic book tales like Watchmen or 300. That, IMHO, will be the ingredient needed to make a Superman film worthy of the character.
But the idea of another origin story, and recycled villains is another hurdle. Superman has plenty of worthy adversaries and I’d like to see more than just Zod or Lex Luthor.
So what are your thoughts on the trailer? Excited? On the fence? Meh? Sound off below.
Entertainment Weekly does a breakdown analysis of the trailer, providing some possible clues to the storyline.