Wow. Right. I’m a DC Comics man and not a Marvel dude, so the recent spate of Marvel based superhero movies hasn’t really rocked my world. Don’t get me wrong – they’re good – I like them (read the Movies In Focus review for The Avengers), but I don’t love them. Batman has always been where it’s at for me. But this trailer for Man Of Steel is something else. Powerful, epic and poetic.
Kevin Costner seems to knock it out of the part on an emotional level, while Russell Crowe adds some Shakespearean gravitas. The jury is still out on Amy Adams as Lois Lane – she looks too old opposite Henry Cavill’s Superman.
Having said that, Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan appear to have done some mighty impressive work here. And if that’s Hans Zimmer’s score, well…
Here’s the official synopsis:
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes “Man of Steel,” starring Henry Cavill (“Immortals,” TV’s “The Tudors”) in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, under the direction of Zack Snyder (“300,” “Watchmen”). 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.
The film also stars four-time Oscar® nominee Amy Adams (“The Master”) as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Oscar® nominee Laurence Fishburne (“What’s Love Got to Do with It”) as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent’s adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Oscar® nominee Diane Lane (“Unfaithful”) and Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner (“Dances with Wolves”).
Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Oscar® nominee Michael Shannon (“Revolutionary Road”), and Faora, Zod’s evil partner, played by Antje Traue (upcoming “The Seventh Son”). Also from Superman’s native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s mother, played by Ayelet Zurer (“Angels and Demons”), and Superman’s father, Jor-El, portrayed by Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”).
Man Of Steel opens in the UK on June 14th.