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Trailer Watch: New Man of Steel “Fate of Your Planet” trailer

Another trailer for Man of Steel has hit the interweb. This continues to defy my distrust in Zack Snyder and David Goyer (nevermind the two of them working together)… This actually makes Superman look bad-ass and noble. That will be an impressive feat to pull off for the length of the feature.

Trailer Watch: Man of Steel trailer #3

I’ve only seen one Zack Snyder movie that I’d say I liked (Watchmen), and even that one with a lot of qualifiers — but I gotta admit, the man gives good trailer. And unlike any of the other films he’s made, it looks like the actors will actually talk more like normal people…

The latest Superman Man of Steel trailer gives what seems like a good overview of what the film is about. The film opens on June 14, 2013, and stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Michael Shannon as General Zod, and Amy Adams as Lois Lane. Rounding out the cast are Antje Traue, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, and Russell Crowe.

Trailer Watch: Zack Snyder gives good trailer to the Man of Steel

It’s no secret that I don’t like Zack Snyder’s films. Watchmen was good, but missed the point of the comics in several ways, and 300 and Sucker Punch were both pretty, brain-dead slogs for me. Clearly, he has his fans. (I’m told Dawn of the Dead doesn’t do this, but haven’t bothered to see it yet.) And yet every one of their trailers was pretty great. The teaser trailer(s) for Man of Steel is no exception in that regard.

I’m honestly surprised, though: it’s not just AWESOME cranked up to 11. It feels mature. It feels grown-up. It looks grounded in reality (or as grounded in reality as a film about a man who can fly can get). Its tone is… really kind of beautiful. The presence of red and blue and nearly every shot of the trailer, all presumably from footage before Clark takes on the cape, is clever (and far more subtle than that sounds).

It’s easy to assume producer Christopher Nolan had some influence with that, but I think that would be unfair to Mr. Snyder. Still, his trailers have been good before, and his films… less good, so I don’t want to get my hopes up too much for a great Superman film. We’ll see next year.

The footage in both of these teasers is identical (I think), but the voiceovers are different, so check them both out:

Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as Martha and Jonathan Kent, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue (Pandorum), Ayelet Zurer, and Russell Crowe as Jor-El. The film is slated for a June 14, 2013 release.