Man of Steel will purportedly have a running time of 148 minutes. But from the looks of the just-released trailer, the film appears Hobbit-esque in scope.
From the looks of it, Superman fans are getting a fully fleshed-out origin tale, recounting Supes’ birth on the planet Krypton, his father Jor-El (played by Russell Crowe) and the human family that adopts him.
The character will be getting a complete makeover and we’ll see him grow into the caped hero like Chris Nolan’s Batman did in The Dark Knight trilogy.
Clearly, Superman isn’t sure he wants to be the hero. “Can’t I just keep pretending I’m your son?” he asks his adoptive father Jonathan Kent (played by Kevin Costner).
But it isn’t all brooding and moping. We get a look at some spectacular action of Big Blue fighting General Zod (Michael Shannon). And there is at least one neat cameo Twitter users have picked up on: LexCorp makes an appearance at the two-minute, 18 seconds mark.
Anyone else catch the LexCorp building in the Man of Steel trailer? Because there it is. twitter.com/joeyesposito/s…
— Joey Esposito (@joeyesposito) April 17, 2013
Luthor isn’t on the cast list, but rumours surfaced earlier this month that Lex will appear in the film’s third act.
It will be, as Ain’t It Cool put it, “an ambitious, ego driven and cold version of Luthor.”
There’s even one comedic scene in which Lois Lane (played by Amy Adams) asks Superman what the ‘S’ on his suit stands for.
It all adds up to a promising reboot. Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments.
Man of Steel is out June 14th.