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WATCH: New 'Man of Steel' Trailer Finds Outsider Clark Kent on an Emotional and Existential Journey

Photo of Bill Desowitz By Bill Desowitz | Thompson on Hollywood April 17, 2013 at 11:28AM

After the eerie General Zod video warning comes the third and most emotional "Man of Steel" trailer: an existential journey to define the heart and soul of Kal-El/Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) and his role as outsider/savior. Watch below.
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Henry Cavill in "Man of Steel."
Henry Cavill in "Man of Steel."

After the eerie General Zod video warning comes the third and most emotional "Man of Steel" trailer: an existential journey to define the heart and soul of Kal-El/Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) and his role as outsider/savior.

The trailer is like a superhero symphony (bolstered by Hans Zimmer’s majestic score), beginning with the destruction of the neo-medieval Krypton, but not before father Jor-El (Russell Crowe) casts his infant into space like a celestial Moses. But on Earth, after saving a school bus full of children, Clark is afraid of being discovered and rejected, though adopted father Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner) encourages him to find his destiny. Who is he? Ghost or guardian angel?

Warner Bros.' "Man of Steel," directed by Zack Snyder, hits theaters June 14.

Read more about the trailer here.

This article is related to: Trailers, Trailers, Video, Video, Man Of Steel


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.