With Zack Snyder’s eagerly anticipated Man of Steel still preparing for landing, the painful wait has been lessened a little by a fantastic fan-made re-imagining of the opening title sequence, which has now gone viral.
Put together by production team WILL & TALE, the 1:39 minute clip took three months to assemble. Uploaded to YouTube on April 24, it’s already notched up over 220,000 views and counting.
The footage begins with a superb space scene of the in-flight baby Kryptonian on his way to Earth.
This gives way to various voiceovers of a television newsreader and passengers on a Kansas-destined flight talking about a UFO sighting and a “fire” in the sky.
From there, we are taken through the beats of the well-worn Superman origin story.
A slow camera pan over pictures of an 11-year-old Clark Kent’s basketball and track trophies, a TV segment about the now adult Superman saving a man from a burning building, the voice of Lois Lane reporting, the Daily Planet HQ and a lingering shot of the caped hero himself hovering above Metropolis.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the creators of the video described it as a “passion project” adding that it did not use any previously existing footage.
Returning to the actual Man Of Steel, Warner Bros. followed up the April trailer with something a little bit different.
The latest promotional footage veered away from a straight-up trailer to focus on General Zod, played by Michael Shannon.
In the clip, which is deliberately distorted, a static-y outline of Zod is seen and heard demanding Superman’s imprisonment before commanding earthlings to hand the hero over.
Warner Bros. official synopsis:
“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.”
Man of Steel stars leading man Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Michael Kelly, Harry Lennix and Richard Schiff. The film hits theaters on June 14.
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