It’s been in the works for a long time, with barely a morsel of a look, but finally the first official trailers have arrived for Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot MAN OF STEEL, and they’re pretty great.

 

In truth, I suppose it’s just one trailer (the footage is identical in both), but while one is narrated by Kevin Costner as Jonathon Kent, Superman’s surrogate father on Earth, the other voice over is provided by Russell Crowe as his true, Kryptonian father, Jor-El. Not only is this a nice little touch for nerds like myself who appreciate the lore and canon of comic book heroes, but it’s also a nice way of showing that Superman/Clark Kent is caught in the middle of two worlds, struggling to figure out just what/who he is, and will become.

Seeing as it’s a teaser and all, we don’t really get to see much, but the overall tone seems pretty grim. Although, that’s to be expected when Christopher ‘Dark Knight’ Nolan is the mastermind behind the reboot. Clark Kent seems to have a gloomy life leading up to his donning of the red cape, and the handheld camera adds to the sense of realism they’re obviously going for (a drastic change from Snyder’s far smoother and hyper-stylised previous works).

And come on, Superman sonic-boom?! That sold me a ticket on the spot.

Anyway, MAN OF STEEL remains my most anticipated film of next year, and hopefully we’ll get to see some more super-footage sooner than later.

 

MAN OF STEEL will be hitting theatres on June 14, 2013.

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