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Excellent, Operatic New Trailer For 'Man Of Steel' Flies Online

by Kevin Jagernauth
December 11, 2012 12:14 PM
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"Superman is a completely different character than Batman. So you can't in any way use the same template. But David Goyer had this, I thought, brilliant way to make Superman relatable and relevant for his audience," executive producer Christopher Nolan recently told us. "Zack [Snyder] has built on that and I think it's incredible what he's putting together." And after seeing this? We totally agree.

While the first Terrence Malick-esque teasers made us wonder if that was just some marketing or indicative of the tonal approach being taken, the first full trailer for "Man Of Steel" reveals it is very much an ingredient. This is probably the most serious incarnation the character has ever had, and while it is not one of "The Dark Knight" films, it bears the same stamp of thematic maturity. Most compelling of all, it suggests that the God-like powers Clark Kent has shouldn't necessarily be used to interfere in life or death situations. "Maybe," Pa Kent says, when Clark asks if he shouldn't have saved the schoolbus full of kids, and shoudl have let them die instead.

Operatic and looking pretty fucking epic in scope, we're sold. "Man Of Steel" hits on June 14, 2013. [ComingSoon]

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  • james | December 12, 2012 7:05 AMReply

    Yeah, that's gonna be a hit.

  • CyberG4 | December 11, 2012 9:41 PMReply

    While the trailer looks amazing, I'm still hesitant. Zach Snyder has an incredible ability to make movies with excellent trailers with the movies themselves generally being sub-par. Hopefully the Nolan influence will help Man of Steel break the trend.

  • Simon | December 11, 2012 5:47 PMReply

    This is easily the best trailer in years. It looks absolutely magnificent.

  • Tom | December 11, 2012 4:18 PMReply


    Anyone know that piece of music? Sounds a lot like Lisa Gerrard / Hans Zimmer's 'Now we are free' from Gladiator.

  • mind.blown | December 11, 2012 1:51 PMReply

    thanks for sharing the trailer, kevin. made my day. i was about to go jump off a bridge but uve given me reason to live. u should be proud :). jokes apart, great trailer!!!

  • w.o.w | December 11, 2012 1:46 PMReply

    kevin, i've gotta sue you, honestly. u've succeeded in getting my jaws to drop to the floor and not get back up again. i've even got a man of steel in my pants watching that trailer. it's beyond f#cking amazing! lawd almighty!

  • cinematic_high | December 11, 2012 6:27 PM

    "man of steel in my pants".....why they didn't use that title for this article, I don't know! You, sir W.O.W., are brilliant! I haven't been a huge fan of Zack since he unleashed his Schoolgirl farce to the world, but this here makes me question his previous efforts in terms of tone and scope. Watchmen was only the beginning.....

  • Matt N. | December 11, 2012 12:55 PMReply


  • bohmer | December 11, 2012 12:48 PMReply

    Well, i'm kind of sold on Superman now...This looked really good.

  • Yulia | December 11, 2012 12:48 PMReply

    I got goosbumps from the trailer. The first time he flies is wow.
    Love that it doesn't have that annoying Inception music that every action trailer has these days.
    It definitely stands out.

  • DG | December 11, 2012 12:39 PMReply

    For some reason I've been really skeptical about this movie up until this point but that looks fucking awesome

  • KT | December 11, 2012 12:29 PMReply

    Money will be made. Lots of it.

    This film will have no problem launching D.C.'s comicbook properties. Frankly, 'Green Lantern' is already forgotten.

  • TACE | December 12, 2012 2:25 AM

    Green what?

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