Warner Brothers have unleashed what is to be the final trailer for Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, and what a trailer to end it on! All the previous trailers and featurettes have mostly focused on Superman himself, and his struggle with who he is etc. However, this new trailer is all about Michael Shannon’s ultra frightening General Zod!
The trailer see’s Zod waging war on Earth, and gives us an ultimatum: hand over “one of his own” in 24 hours, or be annihilated. We even hear Faora (Antje Traue) give Superman a no win offer. “For every life you save, we will kill a million more” she warns. But this trailer is all about the action, and some wonderful blink and you’ll miss it brilliance. From Superman shooting lazer beams from his eyes, to the mighty hero drowning in a mountain of skulls. There is chaos, destruction and thrilling, edge of your seat moments aplenty here, and this is a trailer well worth watching again and again just to take it all in. Oh my!
Directed by Zack Snyder, produced by Christopher Noaln and written by David S. Goyer and Jonathan Nolan, the film stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Jonathan and Martha Kent, Michael Shannon as General Zod and Russell Crowe as Jor-El. Also amongst the highly impressive cast are Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Meloni, Ayelet Zurer and Antje Traue.
Man of Steel arrives in cinemas June 14th.
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twenty-something journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond his imagination. Transported years ago to Earth from Krypton, a highly advanced, distant planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question ‘Why am I here?’ Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Clark discovers having extraordinary abilities means making difficult decisions. When the world is in dire need of stability, an even greater threat emerges. Clark must become a Man of Steel, to protect the people he loves and shine as the world’s beacon of hope – Superman.