The newest Superman movie coming to theaters on June 14 2013, is titled Man of Steel. It stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Kal-El/Superman, Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, Diane Lane as Martha Kent. Others include Laurence Fishburne as Perry White and Michael Shannon as General Zod.
Sure, we’ve seen other Superman movies. They’ve been… cute. Nothing too mind bending and worthy of forgetting. (Except, that John Williams thematic music from the Christopher Reeve Superman is a piece that has stuck with me after all these years.)
But if you are starting to gauge this upcoming Superman movie from your previous experiences, I’d fully suggest leaving your preconceptions at the door to the theater. I have a sneaky suspicion that Man of Steel will be an epic success of the franchise.
It’s directed by Zack Snyder (Sucker Punch, Watchmen, 300), but his creative vision is guided by producers Christopher Nolan (Dark Knight movies, Inception, The Prestige) and wife Emma Thomas.
The moment I heard that Snyder was directing, I knew we’d be in for a visual treat. To hear that Nolan is producing shoved Man of Steel to front of my movies to look forward to. And this first full movie trailer itself, feels pretty epic on stature.
The first part of the trailer is pretty non-spoiler, covering Kal-El/Clark’s youth. Then we get some quick shots of scenes from the movie, including a great explanation of the ‘S’ symbol on Superman’s chest, and to be honest, a pretty creative spin on the symbol.
Other cast, for fans of Law & Order, includes Christopher Meloni. For Battlestar Galactica/Dollhouse fans, there will be Tahmoh Penikett, Harry Lennix, and Alessandro Juliani are in the cast. So keep your eyes peeled!
The trailer, like all trailers, is designed to create excitement for the upcoming movie project. And this time around, it’s working. Now, if they don’t inundate us with too many previews like Iron Man 3 and other movies have been, we might actually be able to be surprised when we hit the theaters on June 14th to watch Man of Steel.
Check out this movie trailer: