Man of Steel Teaser Trailers Hits the Web
07.21.12 by Chris
In the realm of comic books, most regard Superman is the ultimate superhero. So it makes sense Man of Steel would get not just one but two teaser trailers.
Debuting before The Dark Knight Rises were a pair of teaser trailers for Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, starring Henry Cavill as the Son of Krypton. While both 1-minute-38-second trailers have the same footage, they both have different voice-overs, one from Superman's Earthly father, Jonathan Kent, played by Kevin Costner, and one from his Kryptonian father, Jor-El, played by Russell Crowe (fun fact: both Oscar-winning actors have played Robin Hood). Both voice-overs speak of Clark Kent/Superman's destiny as a hero.
Here's Crowe's dialogue:
You will give the people an ideal to strive towards. They'll race behind you. They will stumble. They will fall. But in time, they will join you in sun. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders.
And Costner's dialogue:
You're not just anyone. One day, you're going to have to make a choice. You have to decide what kind of man who want to grow up to be. Whoever that man is, good character or bad, is going to change the world.
Now let's talk about that footage. We see Kent working on a shipping boat and hitchhiking with flashbacks of him as a young boy (we assume) running around in a field with a red cape tied around his neck. Does he not discover his superpowers until way into adulthood? Why is the Man of Steel working a blue collar job and trying to bum rides on the side of the highway? Is he in reclusion? Denying his destiny? And if you think that score sounds familiar, you're right. The trailers uses a track from Howard Shore's The Lord of Rings score (we assume Hans Zimmer is still working on the score for the movie). If anything, you can see producer Christopher Nolan's influence much more than Synder's. The movie very much looks like it could be called Superman Begins with its visuals more matching Nolan's first Batman movie than anything on Synder's resume. We're sure we'll see more of Synder's Superman as we get closer to summer 2013 but one thing's for sure, this is unlike any Superman we've seen before.