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Trailer Watch: Superman Returns in Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel'

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood July 22, 2012 at 4:29PM

At Comic-Con last week, Zack "The Watchmen" Snyder's "Man of Steel" teaser introduced a new cast led by Brit hunk Henry Cavill as Superman as alien outsider, plus Russell Crowe (also sounding Brit) as Jor-El, Kevin Costner as his human father, Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Michael Shannon as Krypton villain General Zod.
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Henry Cavill as Superman in Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel'
Henry Cavill as Superman in Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel'

At Comic-Con last week, Zack "The Watchmen" Snyder's "Man of Steel" teaser introduced a new cast led by Brit hunk Henry Cavill as Superman as alien outsider, plus Russell Crowe (also sounding Brit) as Jor-El, Kevin Costner as his human father, Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Michael Shannon as Krypton villain General Zod. We know Snyder ("300") can conjure up sizzling visuals.

When Snyder started working on the movie with Chris Nolan and David Goyer, he says that they decided to work from the comic books and ignore all the other movies. "We had to act as if no films had been made, even though we loved them," said Snyder. "We had to say, 'this is a Superman movie for the first time,' start with that logic."

Have he and Nolan and Goyer found a way to make Superman relevant again? That remains to be seen on June 14, 2013. Two teaser trailers are out on Yahoo and MSN, playing before "The Dark Knight Rises."


 

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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.