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‘Man of Steel’ teaser trailer debuts

- July 24th, 2012

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After plenty of speculation, we now have an idea of what shape next summer’s Superman reboot will take.

Like producer Christopher Nolan’s reimagining of Batman in 2005, director Zack Synder’s upcoming film looks like it will be a complete overhaul of DC’s moribund franchise.

In two clips, both with the same imagery, but with different narrations, we see the Man of Steel hitchhiking (wait, hitchhiking?), frolicking in a field and plugging away on a fishing boat (when did Supes ever fish?).

In the first, Russell Crowe, who plays Jor_el, the father of the Last Son of Krypton, predicts his son will, “give the people an ideal to strive towards… (and) help them accomplish wonders.”

In the other, Kevin Costner, in the role of Superman’s adoptive father Jonathan Kent, says, “One day, you’re going to have to make a choice. You’ll have to decide what kind of man you want to grow up to be.”

We get almost no glimpse of action, save for the trailer’s final scene, and no look at the villain General Zod (played by Michael Shannon).

Personally, I like the brooding look of the trailer. And after the excessively visual, but story-challenged Sucker Punch, it appears that Man of Steel is making an honest effort to revive the Superman franchise by focusing on telling the story behind the world’s first greatest hero.

Take a look at the trailers below and let us know if you’re excited for Man of Steel.

The film hits theatres in 3-D and 2-D on June 14, 2013.

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