Most people were pretty apathetic towards the idea that we would be getting another Superman reboot. This was especally due to the 2006 Superman bomb starring Brandon Routh. Routh failed to really break out after his role as Superman tanked, and we weren’t keen on forgetting. Then all of that was wiped away when the first trailer came out for Man of Steel. For those who haven’t seen the film’s trailer, now you’ll have the chance to take a peek at the new Superman flick with the first TV spot.
Zach Snyder’s Man of Steel really lit up with excitement as we saw a humanized Superman, and a charisma from lead star Henry Cavill that was far from the wooden Routh. Every piece of footage we have seen so far has been absolutely stunning, but that’s no surprise seeing the stylistic Christopher Nolan (Dark Knight Trilogy) had a hand in the production, along with Snyder.
In case you aren’t familiar with Man of Steel’s premise :
“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.”
The most exciting thing about this Superman, is that it seems like Synder’s version will focus more on an alien Superman trying to find his way on earth, and his place in life. It’s a far more intriguing story than an invicible Superman. It suggests that Snyder’s version is looking to give Superman a humbling, more human feel, which was missing from the prior reboot. At least that’s what the trailer and new TV spot suggests.
See for yourself: