Warner Bros has just unveiled a new three-minute trailer for the upcoming Superman film, "Man of Steel," starring Henry Cavill, Russell Crowe, Michael Shannon, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue and Christopher Meloni. Check it out below.
In the film, a young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
The new movie is directed by Zack Snyder (Watchmen, 300) and produced by Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight). It's set to hit theaters on June 14th.
@jfb i agree best trailer ive seen this year, looks to me like the avengers got some competition!
Sleuth1989writes: on April 16th, 2013 at 9:30:07 PM
The only thing that worries me is Snyder will be all visual and no story. I mean this looks great but trailers, as we all know, can be deceiving. Here's hoping.
I don't know about "The Avengers" having competition. Not at all trying to be an ass. Just saying but the whole reason WB is pushing this, besides the risk of losing the rights, is to rush to get heroes set up to allow for a "Justice League" film. I feel "The Avengers" kind of are the reason they are trying so hard. Marvel has Joss Whedon/Kevin Fiege. Hence why Warner Bros. is answering back with Christopher Nolan.
mpiper821writes: on April 16th, 2013 at 9:45:52 PM
@Sleuth I'm not that worried about Snyder with his "all visual and no story" since it was David Goyer who wrote the story. I just hope Snyder's visual style can help add to the new superman and not hurt it.
It looks watchable. But they’re definitely taking too far the gritty, pseudo-realism, epic profundity of these superhero movies, marketing each one like it’s practically the "second coming". It’s getting a little ridiculous.
your right we have to wait to see how the movie does and dont get me wrong the avengers is a great movie but if this movie succeeds marvel might have to be worried because think about it superman and batman were way more popular than ironman and the rest of the aveners until they got ther own movie and as for wb rushing things i think they should wait until they make 2 superman movies then reboot batman thers alot of ways they could do this right but wb are just to stupid
Looks very promising. I just hope it won't be just a mere avengers rip-off.
minkowskiwrites: on April 16th, 2013 at 10:16:57 PM
lol. Okay. So Jor El sends Superman off, right? How does he know the child will land on earth? Hell. How does the child travel faster than the speed of light, and if the kid's ship doesn't travel faster than light, which is scientifically plausible, how do his parents even know humanity exists, and even if they know, it's likely, from their perspective, we'd still be eating in caves. It's like Jor El and family live right next door, like on Mars or something, instead of perhaps thousands of light years away.
And then he talks about the sun, our sun, making him a god, thus making clear Jor El knows our sun, which is ordinary and produces ordinary light, will give him Superman powers. So why the f*ck don't the Kryptonians have this power already, and if they do, why the f*ck don't they use it to save their world?
Already this has Nolan's insipidity all over it, just like with almost every other movie he's made.
The dude doesn't know how to write in a way that makes any common or rational sense.
VFX looks nice in most places, and Lois Lane can write a story about me any day. Zod looks like some sh*t rejected from 300 though.
We'll see. Pretty pictures aren't enough, and this overall looks no better than Dark of the Moon.
I agree with all you guys. Hopefully the film will be just as great as the trailer. And I also agree in that Warner Brothers actually took their time to create something worthy of another film and not just a money grab or to compete with The Avengers.
I mean I can understand them wanting to get their own multihero franchise off the ground but the film in its self needs to be great or what's the point. (Iron Man 2 anyone?) So yeah, I'll try and contain my excitement, it's just really hard.
Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe, Amy Adams, and Michael Shannon. That's a great cast...
@minkowski: The movie explains that Kryptonians are engineered, but Kal-El is different, he was born the natural way and is powerful because of it (or something like that). But apparently that's illegal, which is why his father sends him away. Zod and his army are no match for Superman and have to wear armor just to stand a chance. I know that the origin story is slightly different. The sun may not even be a factor.
Good catch Vince lol.. Personally I think this looks amazing. And Mink why are you trying to prove realism is a superman flick.. It's just a silly superhero story, There's obviously going to be flaws and inconsistencies :P
This is easily the movie of the summer that I am psyched about most of all. It's based off of the comic book Superman- Earth 1, a book that I really enjoyed. You boys want to see how it goes, take a look at that book. It's really well crafted.
YoungChriswrites: on April 16th, 2013 at 10:40:41 PM
Nice .. I can't wait ...
mpiper821writes: on April 16th, 2013 at 10:41:11 PM
@Mink Your trying to poke holes in the story even though that has been the superman mythology from the beginning. Kal-El's parents send him to earth and he gets his power from the yellow sun instead of Krypton's red sun.??
minkowskiwrites: on April 16th, 2013 at 10:43:23 PM
@Alex: if you say so, good sir, but not sure how you got all of that from the trailer(s).
All I know is the typical backstory, which involves a dying world, Jor El sending his son off like a seed in the wind, and Kal El finding the warm rays of our sun turning him onto a super man, all of which was canonically largely INCIDENTAL, not planned, like it looks here.
Anyway, good info, but I'm still puzzled as to where you found such information.
minkowskiwrites: on April 16th, 2013 at 10:45:20 PM
@mpiper: I just addressed that fact. Shut up already.
And the trailer music hopefully isn't the actual Man of Steel theme music, because it's terrible.
ENFORCERwrites: on April 16th, 2013 at 10:47:51 PM
That was incredible!!!!!
mpiper821writes: on April 16th, 2013 at 10:48:23 PM
@Mink And the information Alex stated was in the EW article.
minkowskiwrites: on April 16th, 2013 at 10:48:52 PM
And for anyone who fails to realizes it, Goku is Superman in Japan. Again, with Dragonball there was no silly deliberate plan to make Goku mankind's "god", like Nolan has written in Man of Steel.
minkowskiwrites: on April 16th, 2013 at 10:49:44 PM
@mpiper: I don't read Entertainment Weekly.
ENFORCERwrites: on April 16th, 2013 at 10:50:37 PM
Actually mink, in the previous Superman stories, I think he was meant to be sent to Earth, as when at his home or whatever we shall call it in the North Pole it would give recorded teachings of Planet Earth.
minkowskiwrites: on April 16th, 2013 at 10:51:39 PM
So the S is for Hope? Damn. Obama's gonna have conniptions.
minkowskiwrites: on April 16th, 2013 at 10:53:49 PM
@Enforcer: Dunno. Thought he lived at the SOUTH Pole, not the North Pole with Santa Claus.
mpiper821writes: on April 16th, 2013 at 10:54:33 PM
^^Both Goyer and Christopher Nolan are credited with writing the story.
ENFORCERwrites: on April 16th, 2013 at 11:01:41 PM
@mink Lol well North South pole but yes wherever he has his ice castle, it had teaching, one scene showing Gene Hackman as Luthor playing with his crystals learning about where he is from, Zod among other things.
The trip to Earth also showed many visions of our History, wars and so on.
So I Do think he was always intended to live on Earth :)
I now have a massive geek boner after watching that trailer. Wish I had a wonder woman to bury it in...f*ck it, where's my sock?
minkowskiwrites: on April 17th, 2013 at 12:20:40 AM
"Why is that hard to understand? Are you just want to complain and bitch."
It's called physics, retard.
By making Jor El deliberately send Kal El to Earth, it means he not only knows of our planet but us as well. How does he perform such a feat? If Krypton is a thousand light years a way, Jor El would see Earth as we were in 1000AD. If he's 500 light years away, he would see us as we were in 1500AD. Now, what if we had been destroyed by a disease? By an asteroid? He doesn't know. Even at a hundred light years out, he'd see us just as we were getting the automobile going.
Even still, why would Jor El want to send Kal El to such a primitive planet? So Superman can be our god? What kind of *sshole does that make of him, and why the f*ck, knowing that, would any us trust or even respect Superman, instead of fearing him, knowing his father sent him to us, hoping, imagining he'd become a god among men? Did he imagine Kal El ruling us? Or should we just trust the wisdom in his power-mad machinations?
Kind of stupid, and a dangerous characterization of Superman and his father, IMO.
Nolan shouldn't have f*cked with the canon. It was fine, and it has under it 70 years of constant refinement and embellishment. But Nolan has to do that, doesn't he? He has to f*ck with sh*t, even if he screws it up.
minkowskiwrites: on April 17th, 2013 at 12:26:40 AM
Then again, maybe the Kryptonians have super-light-speed spaceships, which makes one immediately wonder then how Superman could be the last of his kind if they had spread throughout the galaxy as one would be wont to do if one had such an ability.
Now that I think about, nothing about Superman's origins, or the character itself, makes a lick of goddamned sense.
And no, I'm not bitching, but watching the first minute of the trailer made me CRINGE. Nolan needs to look the word "organic" up in a f*cking dictionary.
Star Wars actor Richard LeParmentier died this morning in Austin. "Every time we find someone's lack of faith disturbing, we'll think of him," said his family in a statement.
mpiper821writes: on April 17th, 2013 at 1:07:42 AM
@Mink Nolan didn't f*ck with the canon on superman. He stuck to the original mythology of superman. Jor-El sends his son to Earth because Krypton was about to be destroyed. As for why he chose Earth? Maybe he wanted to send him to a planet with a yellow sun since he knew it would make him stronger.
mpiper821writes: on April 17th, 2013 at 1:11:56 AM
And as for why Jor-El didn't just build a bigger ship for himself, Laura and his son Early on in the first comics, no definite reason was really ever given. It was kind of implied, however, that the planet was doomed and he apparently/presumably didn't have time for them all to make it.
KillerCOckwrites: on April 17th, 2013 at 1:32:53 AM
That music is f*cking awful. I hope that's not in the movie.
They Should also re shoot all the Scenes with Crowe in them and replace him.
Then the movie will be perfect.
minkowskiwrites: on April 17th, 2013 at 2:05:18 AM
In the original story, Krypton was beset by a global cataclysm. Jor El has but a moment to send off into space his only begotten son. That's it. No genetic engineering, no red sun versus yellow sun, no artificial wombs or whatever it is Nolan's dreaming up, no Zod either. A simple f*cking story, greatly embellished over the decades, that has stood the proverbial test of time. Simple, organic, down to earth, pun intended. The story of Baby Moses retold for the space age, perhaps.
Now here's goofball Chris Nolan throwing in Zod wearing GI JOE exosuits (how did the general survive again?), throwing in genetic engineering and test-tube babies, f*cking with Superman getting his powers from the sun, throwing out Kryptonite, making Jor El some kind of bearded *sshole (what, they can't shave on Krypton?), rewriting everything most longtime Superman fans consider essential Superman canon, all because Nolan got a big goddamned head from his bloated Batman films, because he's revered by nerds more for his cult status and less for his ability to make coherent films, with Snyder now providing the cake, ice cream and balloon animals.
Regardless, so far, the Kryptonian origins details suck imo, but it IS just a movie, so why the f*ck should I care?
mpiper821writes: on April 17th, 2013 at 2:41:26 AM
Then stop posting about it if you really don't care.
If I were superman I would super f*ck the sh*t out Amy Adams.
mpiper821writes: on April 17th, 2013 at 2:54:34 AM
Nolan didn't come up with a red sun versus yellow nor did he come up with General Zod. That's been in the mythos for quite some time now. Superman always had his powers enhanced by earths yellow sun. And kryptonite was not just throw out of this, it just wasn't needed since you have Kryptonians fighting Kryptonians. And no Lex Luthor in this one who needs some way to beat Superman.
The 2 new pieces that Nolan brought into this movie so far that I know of is the engineered Kryptonians and Kryptonian Armor.
pretty sure superman will exist as long as there is a sun nearby, tanman
mpiper821writes: on April 17th, 2013 at 3:29:06 AM
^^ The cellular structure of a Kryptonian is similar to that of all humanoids. However, a certain chemical makeup in the ribosomes is capable of absorbing solar energy and storing it. Once the ribosomes achieve saturation levels of this radiation, they begin to re-radiate the energy in the form of a bioelectric forcefield. Because Kryopton's gravitational field is 50-100 stronger than Earth's, the kryptonian cells are much stronger and denser than a human's. In addition, the bioelectric field which surrounds the cells, makes them thousands of times tougher. The Kryptonian mitochondria absorb certain wavelengths of the electromagnetic radiation emitted by solar fusion. Even under a red sun, this yields increased abilities, which are multiplied a thousand-fold by a yellow sun. The solar energy supplements respiration, such that when cellular materials combine with glucose, they produce abilities beyond those of humans under a yellow sun. Due to the highly charged nature of his solar storage systems, his immune system deals with most normal poisons and diseases quickly and with no ill effect. Radiation and similar harmful energies are similarly neutralized.
The result is thousands of times longer a life-span for Superman.
I really hope the "origin" part to the film is quite short. I'm getting fed up of all these origin films, I mean how many f*cking times they gonna show Superman's origins? Every f*cking Superman film they ever make???? Jeez. But apart from that, the rest of it looks fantastic. It looks like we'll finally see Supes using his powers as he should, with some great fight sequences. Oh and as much as I wanna shove it in Amy Adams poop hole, she doesn't fit Lois Lane for me.
Jerzydevilwrites: on April 18th, 2013 at 4:40:53 PM
@ mink... seriously do you have to complain about everything. You remind of that Jeff Dunham's grumpy puppet Walter. Which is probably fitting since you have someone's hand up your ass all the time! Lighten up douche.