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Watch: Teaser Trailer For 'Man Of Steel' (Superman Reboot) Surfaces

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act July 22, 2012 at 2:07AM

If you saw The Dark Knight Rises this weekend, then you probably saw this teaser for WB's Superman reboot, which isn't scheduled to be released until summer 2013; but teaser trailers a year in advance of release are common these days - especially for tentpoles like Man Of Steel.
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Man Of Steel

If you saw The Dark Knight Rises this weekend, then you probably saw this teaser for WB's Superman reboot, which isn't scheduled to be released until summer 2013; but teaser trailers a year in advance of release are common these days - especially for tentpoles like Man Of Steel.

This one is directed by Zack Snyder, with Henry Cavill starring as the title character; Christopher Nolan (whose Dark Knight trilogy has done very well for the WB) is acting as producer on Man Of Steel, and even though the teaser reveals little, I'd say we can already see some of his influence, considering how much darker and moody this looks and feels. 

Even the Superman emblem looks rusty - all suggesting that we might be in for something contemplative and grim.

Of course, I'm sure there'll be plenty of action to complement.

The 2006 Superman Returns, helmed by Bryan Singer, didn't recieve quite the reception WB likely hoped for, grossing $200 million domestically, which would be excellent for the average Hollywood movie; but this was supposed to be box office dynamite, especially since the last time we'd seen Superman on the big screen was in 1987, 19 years prior. 

Toss in the fact that Superman Returns had a production budget of $270 million (not including marketing), and that $200 million domestic doesn't impress. 

So I'm sure the WB likely feels that this is a franchise that still has some juice left in it; and I'd guess that Chrisopher Nolan's success with The Dark Knight, released 2 years after Superman Returns, may have been of some added influence to revive the man from Krypton - and understandably, with some help from Nolan.

The pressure is on for Zach Snyder I'd say, who should be feeling really lucky right now to have been granted a project of this stature, since his last 3 films (all for WB) haven't exaclly been hits (compared to budget) nor critical darlings: Sucker PunchLegend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole and Watchmen.

As fars as I'm concerned, Dawn Of The Dead is still the best thing on his resume.

I should also remind you that Laurence Fishburne was cast to play Perry White, the Daily Planet editor-in-chief, in the next Superman movie, Man of Steel.

The rest of the solid cast includes: Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Russell Crowe.

June 13th (its release date) seems like a long way away, but time flies...

Here's the teaser trailer for Man Of Steel:

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