If you were watching the NCAA Championship Finals last night, then you were treated to a really cool TV spot for Zack Snyder’s ‘Man of Steel’.
While the commercial really doesn’t contain any new footage that hasn’t been seen in the other two trailers, the 30 second ‘Man of Steel’ spot still conveys the same sentiment that is shown in the 2½ minute trailers: that this film is epic in scope. Snyder seems to have taken a page out of Christopher Nolan’s book on dealing with DC superheroes and has brought a more realistic feel to the film (which is not surprising as Nolan is the executive producer of ‘Man of Steel’). Word has it that the running time for the film will be 148 minutes.
There’s a lot riding on ‘Man of Steel’ as the last time the story of Superman was rebooted, fans and movie goers made sure it got the boot. We’ll soon find out whether this new and different origin story than the ones fans have come to know and love will also resonate to these same fans when the film is released in a couple months.
Still, Henry Cavill seems to wear the costume and cape well and does look the part. His parting words in the spot towards the end still brings chills of anticipation when he says, “My father believed that if the world found out who I really was, they would reject me. He was convinced that the world wasn’t ready. What do you think?”
What do you think indeed? Let us know after watching the TV spot below:
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone’s imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question – Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as “Superman,” not only to shine as the world’s last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.
‘Man of Steel’ stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, and Russell Crowe and flies into theaters on June 14th.