The latest official Man of Steel HD trailer has just been released on the web as part of the ongoing marketing campaign for the new film. Man of Steel is the reboot of the Superman movie franchise with British actor Henry Cavill in the title role. The film arrives in US theaters on June 14.
Also starring in the film based on the DC Comics superhero are Russell Crowe (as Jor-El), Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Michael Kelly, Harry Lennix, and Richard Schiff. Lane and Costner play Superman/Clark Kent’s adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent.
The film was helmed by Zack Snyder from a screenplay by Christopher Nolan’s Batman collaborator David S. Goyer. Nolan is one of the executive producers. Principal photography began in August 2011, and filming reportedly continued through February 2012 before Man of Steel wrapped.
Michael Shannon, who should be very familiar from his role as intense federal agent Nelson Van Alden on Boardwalk Empire, is Superman’s arch enemy General Zod from the planet Krypton. In previously-released promotional clips, Zod has given the people of Earth an ultimatum to turn over Superman within 24 hours or suffer the consequences — which sounds like it could get very unpleasant.
Here is the Warner Bros. official description of the upcoming flick:
“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.”
Are you looking forward to seeing Man of Steel this summer?
Watch the just-released official Man of Steel HD trailer, which is called trailer #3: