The 'Man of Steel' Teaser Trailer is Quietly EpicJacob Hall |
If you saw 'The Dark Knight Rises' this weekend, chances are strong that you saw the first teaser trailer for Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, 'Man of Steel.' If you didn't, no worries: it's now online for your viewing pleasure.
Although the Comic-Con footage teased some action, the official teaser is far quieter affair, selling the film's gorgeous imagery and thoughtful tone rather than Superman punching things. Some may be disappointed by the lack of blockbuster action and exciting thrills in this footage, but it harkens back to the very first teaser for 'Batman Begins,' which showcased Bruce Wayne's journey of self-discovery while only giving us the briefest possible glimpse at Batman himself. We only get one shot of Superman (and it's a doozy), but we do get plenty of idyllic Smallville, Kansas moments and a handful of "Clark Kent Soul Searching" scenes.
There are two versions of this trailer, one with narration by Superman's earthbound adoptive father, Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner) and another with his Kryptionian biological father, Jor-El (Russell Crowe). Right now, only the Costner version is available, but we'll update this post as soon as the other hits.
UPDATE: The second version of the trailer has been added below!
'Man of Steel' will arrive on June 14, 2013.