Must Watch: First Teasers for Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel' Reboot!

July 21, 2012
Source: Yahoo, Apple

Man of Steel Teaser Trailer

"He's going to change the world." Warner Bros has finally posted the first high def teaser trailer for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel online via Apple and Yahoo. Henry Cavill stars as our new Superman in this latest origin story reboot, but it feels much more like Batman Begins (with a tinge of Malick), with Chris Nolan producing. In addition to Cavill, this stars Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Diane Lane & Kevin Costner as the Kents and Russell Crowe as Jor-El, but we don't get to see any of them yet. This is a more laid-back first intro to our latest Superman, but I still like it. It's subtle, I enjoy the LOTR music, but want to see more.

Note: WB has released two teasers with different voiceovers each, we've found both already - added below.

Here's the first Pa Kent teaser trailer for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, in high def from Yahoo:

Here's the second Jor-El teaser trailer for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, in high def from MSN:

A child sent to Earth from a dying planet is adopted by a couple in rural Kansas. Posing as a journalist, Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) uses his extraordinary powers to protect his new home from an insidious evil.

Man of Steel, the new DC Comics Superman reboot, is being directed by Zack Snyder, of Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen & Sucker Punch previously. Christopher Nolan is producing, and co-wrote the story with David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Unborn, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), who wrote the script. Warner Bros is bringing Man of Steel to theaters everywhere on June 14th, 2013 next summer. You in?

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Reader Feedback - 120 Comments


Saw this before TDKR. I never thought I'd be excited for a Superman movie and then they drop this fucker on my head.

Triangle Dimes on Jul 21, 2012


Sweet Christmas

NeoSlyfer on Jul 21, 2012



jvj590 on Jul 21, 2012


Too early to say anything yet... again, I hope its more Nolan than Snyder... The "director of 300 and Watchmen" thing says nothing to me...

Carlos Subero on Jul 21, 2012


Oh man. I forgot how good that LOTR score is. Actually makes me want to go watch LOTR than see MAN OF STEEL. Haha!

DAVIDPD on Jul 21, 2012


holy crap what a tease!

A5J4DX on Jul 21, 2012


Stupid question but why would he have two white lines behind him like if he was flying with jet engines?

Patrick on Jul 21, 2012


Pretty sure I read that is a moisture/vapor trail caused by disturbing the air flow/temp at high altitude. but yes i agree it's caused by the jet engines. Not an aerospace engineer or know flight mechanics in precise detail, just speculating.

Akirakorn on Jul 21, 2012


It is more likely to happen in jet engines, that is all. (Thank you wikipedia.)

JohnIGottschalk on Jul 21, 2012


The Visual Effects Supervisor sucks. That's why.

Kyle Robinson on Jul 21, 2012


Anon on Jul 21, 2012


think the logic is that the "flight" itself somehow comes out as propulsion from his lower body...legs I guess..?

Ayotunde Afolabi on Jul 21, 2012


that is anything but logic

Anon on Jul 21, 2012


Lol, fair enough. Was just trying to find a shred, where there probably wasn't any

Ayotunde Afolabi on Jul 25, 2012


Supersonic speed

lalapoop on Jul 21, 2012


please look up Contrails

Anon on Jul 21, 2012


I did look up contrails, in fact I checked the wikipedia link that was posted by another user. On that very page, it says contrails can be formed by either condensation from engine exhausts, which is not the case here, or by condensation from decrease in pressure in the case of wingtip vortices. If you look up the latter, you'll see it doesn't really quite fit a human flying without wings. Oh well.

Patrick on Jul 21, 2012


All for the visual badassery I suppose :l

LosZombies on Jul 21, 2012


the cape

Josh W on Jul 21, 2012


he passes through at supersonic speed and creates a low pressure area behind him where water vapor condenses and this forms the contrails. two wingtips create two trails, his two feet create two trails.

Anon on Jul 21, 2012


Or, if not the Cape, then the TWO contrails COULD be formed from the Vortices that form around the soles of his boots. They seem to be the right distance apart. Has anyone tried pausing the video?

James Stanbridge on Jul 22, 2012


The current answer is unknown as the director hasn't explained why he changed that from the comics.

Zanpher on Jul 21, 2012


He farted.

Bobo_Vision on Jul 21, 2012


Releasing chem trails bro

jacobcrim on Jul 21, 2012


"Contrails (short for "condensation trails") or vapour trails are long thin artificial clouds that sometimes form behind aircraft. Their formation is most often triggered by the water vapour in the exhaust of aircraft engines, but can also be triggered by the changes in air pressure in wingtip vortices or in the air over the entire wing surface." Or Superman's cape.

rennmaxbeta on Jul 21, 2012


Oh! Thanks for the info.

John on Jul 22, 2012


You must be fun at parties...

anony on Jul 24, 2012


We are talking about a man who wears a red cape, flies, and shoots lasers out of his eyes right?

Tanner on Jul 23, 2012


up until the part in each trailer where superman is shown flying the trailers look like an indie movie ready for a film festival(which there is nothing wrong with those movies) but for a superman film? mehhhh. sure it was just a teaser but this has to be one of the worst teasers ive seen for any action/ superhero/ or adventure movie in awhile. sure i enjoyed the whole monolog but it just comes back to the thing where it looks like a hipster is just filming random shadows and butterflies and swingsets. Despite the teaser im still excited.

Chip_Tha_Ripper on Jul 21, 2012


What's the purpose of a TEASER?? Lol, it did exactly what was intended. If you can remember back to the Batman Begins teaser you'd see they are virtually identical in feeling. Lots of potential here...

Normal on Jul 21, 2012


Maybe you'd prefer this movie trailer:

JohnIGottschalk on Jul 21, 2012


Nothing wrong with using appealing imagery to evoke certain emotions or get a point or an idea across. I'm excited that they're focusing on his character and not shoving action fight down our throat for two hours.

Mike Pasquariello on Jul 21, 2012


I liked the last shot we see, of Superman flying... The monologues were great too, but I'm not a big fan of Superman...

Greg dinskisk on Jul 21, 2012


Amazing! Brilliant! i can't wait to see!

David on Jul 21, 2012


Why couldn't just show the trailer from comic-con, it had some action...

qwqwrq on Jul 21, 2012


Kinda bummed didn't see this infront of TDKR...saw it in IMAX yesterday here in the UK, unfortunately no Man of Steel teaser...but I digress; this will have to do

Ayotunde Afolabi on Jul 21, 2012


The IMAX version of the film is too big. Not enough room for the teaser. I saw it in IMAX this morning and it was the same. They went straight to the movie.

Chris Amaya on Jul 21, 2012


Beautiful teaser! Nolan AND Snyder, can't wait!!!

Mithun Divakaran on Jul 21, 2012


I don't know ... it says a lot to me. One director has a failed trilogy under his belt, while the other only have 2 failed movies. I really hope they don't #$%$# this one up.

Zanpher on Jul 21, 2012



JimDime on Jul 21, 2012



Blargh. on Jul 21, 2012


lol troll

syntaxterror on Jul 21, 2012


Yes, you already admitted that in your earlier posts.

Zanpher on Aug 1, 2012



Lagoya on Jul 21, 2012


really?... fuck outta here man

LosZombies on Jul 21, 2012


English? Please try using English.

Zanpher on Aug 1, 2012



Chris Amaya on Jul 21, 2012


Admitting to be a troll again? You are on a roll..

Zanpher on Aug 1, 2012



Nasser AlMulaifi on Jul 22, 2012



Duane on Jul 22, 2012


Which failed trilogy do you speak of? We're in suspense.

Quanah on Jul 22, 2012

52 <-- that should help you.

Zanpher on Aug 1, 2012


Nope. I asked a specific question. Which director are you implying had a failed trilogy? Typing that into Google will not yield Nolan, so try again. Let me help you this time: Let me know if you find any Nolan films in there...

Quanah on Aug 1, 2012



Manuel on Jul 22, 2012


think he's talking about Michael Bay lol

korbindallis on Jul 22, 2012


Why would I be talking about someone who actually made a few decent movies? Try reading the article and the comment again ๐Ÿ™‚

Zanpher on Aug 1, 2012


hahahaha if you think Bay made decent movies they your a pop corn eating teenager

korbindallis on Aug 3, 2012


okay ... they are both the same teaser. Don't waste time watching the fake "2nd" teaser. Also, so far, it looks like they may have mixed up teasers. They look like another XMan movie, with someone (too small to make out) flying in the air at the end, and a superman logo at the end .

Zanpher on Jul 21, 2012


What were YOU watching? Fake???? One is Mr kent talking, and the other is Jor-El talking!

jvj590 on Jul 21, 2012


relax, he has a medical condition that makes him overly critical about everything in an attempt to bring people down....doctors call it Jackass

Jericho on Jul 21, 2012


Yeah, you failed at trolling, better luck next time!

Zanpher on Jul 21, 2012


one more piece showing your not even 18 yet. knowing the difference between trolling and sarcasm....

Jericho on Jul 21, 2012


He might also be deaf if he thought the trailers were the same.

Stavi on Jul 21, 2012


what an absolute turkey you are zanpher...with a small brain (too small to make out) gibbering and flapping about for all to laugh at

bassmonsta on Jul 23, 2012


I enjoy the fact that even though the footage is the same in both trailers, I think there's something really special to have two different monologues from both of Superman's father figures; each giving their own wisdom from different points of view

zer0limit on Jul 21, 2012


I agree, Jor-El knew what he would become. Kent knew what he could be. Without the correct guidence he would not be the greatest.

jvj590 on Jul 21, 2012


I love the way u said it!

Tey on Jul 21, 2012


Faster than a speeding......oh.....oh wait.......too soon.

Bobo_Vision on Jul 21, 2012


I've just cum!!!!!

pop on Jul 21, 2012


I love Terrence Malick.

DrunkRobertShaw on Jul 21, 2012


Ok, they already established his badassness for me by showing him as a crab fisher. If nothing else he at least has balls of steel, that's for sure. I think these were beautiful teasers, and the LOTR score only helped it rather than distract from it. I think I might just forgive you for Sucker Punch after all, Zack!

SuicidalOptimist on Jul 21, 2012


I'm with you on the crab fishermen. I grew up in a small town that had a lot of fishermen, crab and otherwise. We learned there were 2 types of people in town you didn't mess with: 1. The wrestling coach. 2. Any crab fishermen...period.

Quanah on Jul 21, 2012


Swear to god I can watch these trailers a MILLION times, and I still get chills! I like Pa Kent's voice a little more tho ๐Ÿ˜€

LosZombies on Jul 21, 2012


I did as well. Although modern incarnations of Pa Kent keep him alive into Clark's adulthood, I have a feeling that won't be the case here. And saying that, I'm certain we'll see a teary, lip quivering final moment for Pa Kent. I'm already dreading crying like a baby.

Quanah on Jul 21, 2012


Aw dude I know theyre TOTALLY gonna go for a tear jerker scene with Pa Kent. They have to keep the audience emotionally attached somehow, its perfect.

LosZombies on Jul 21, 2012


Jor El's [Russell Crowe's] voice... oh mama

Mimi on Jul 21, 2012


I love how at the beginning you don't even know it's a Superman movie, it isn't until you see him as a kid with the cape. I loved that technique in the trailers for Batman Begins. And well, Christopher Nolan is involved so, this might be very good. With this little 1:33 minute trailer I am already booked for the midnight screening. Can't wait for the theatrical trailer. Both of the voices are spectacular and what they narrate is beautiful.

Faceman on Jul 21, 2012


Well that was good. I'm very aroused.

Xerxexx on Jul 21, 2012


That is the proper way to make a teaser. I want more so bad, but I know I won't get it for some time.

Quanah on Jul 21, 2012


I always thought Superman was a bit wet, even as a child. Gil Scott Heron says it better than me:

Carpola on Jul 21, 2012


fro+beard=epic mane! ๐Ÿ˜€

LosZombies on Jul 22, 2012


He's was a lion! Kindo sad I never got to see him live.

Carpola on Jul 22, 2012


My 2 fav directors with LOTR soundtrack? fckyeah......

Daniel Vu Tran on Jul 21, 2012


Was that the LOTR soundtrack?? I could have sworn it was but kept doubting it lol It was all over the tip of my tongue lol

LosZombies on Jul 21, 2012


It's from the scene in FOTR where they're coming out of Moria and mourning the loss of Gandalf.

ikkf on Jul 22, 2012


I still see Albert Mondego!

Stavi on Jul 21, 2012


Sorry that I'm asking, I'm more of a Marvel dude than a DC dude, so who is Jor El?

JBrotsis on Jul 21, 2012


Nevermind, its superman's father. thanks wikipedia

JBrotsis on Jul 21, 2012



LosZombies on Jul 21, 2012


Funniest response ever!

Gav on Jul 22, 2012


First of all, Zack Snyder never made a film with emotional depth in his carrer, the only thing that can draw me to this film is the fact that Chris Nolan is producing it. Now, about the trailer, they cannot play the bridge of Kazad-dum from the Fellowship of the Ring soundtrack on this teaser. LotR music is only suposed to be heard with LotR, this is just wrong.

Simon Paiva on Jul 21, 2012


"Deadliest Catch presents special guest star: Clark Kent" thats what I got from this teaser

armeetapus on Jul 21, 2012



John on Jul 22, 2012


ROFL! Epic comment!

JayC on Jul 23, 2012


Is it me or does it seem a bit too dark? I know he's going for a bit of realism, but I was hoping for more of an Avengers feel than a Dark Knight feel. But then again, Nolan is producing. I'll just stop talking. It'll be a good ride either way.

boon on Jul 21, 2012


Honestly I've never been a fan of Superman, ever. Never liked the films, never enjoyed the cartoons or his appearance in them or the comics. I realize and respect him as the very first comic book superhero, but nothing ever brought me towards him. He was a 1 dimensional character... Until these teasers. I feel more of a connection to this character from a few minutes of footage and the LOTR soundtrack than I've felt in my 25 years on this earth. It doesn't hurt that two of my favorite directors have teamed up on this. And for those saying that Nolan is messing up Superman by making him darker like Batman, honestly I don't see that. It makes him more "human" and by human I mean relatable to see him with some emotional and personal problems that he has to overcome rather than just a few problems with Lois and an enemy that he can use all of his powers to defeat easily. Honestly, how can one respect a hero (especially one that is supposed to beTHE most important one in history) without seeing the obstacles he has to overcome in order to take the mantle that is the Man of Steel.

Dresden King on Jul 21, 2012


Personally, I think the music in this parody trailer is MUCH better:

Pete the Geek on Jul 21, 2012


Or, I guess it won't embed it. Oops.

Pete the Geek on Jul 21, 2012


Both trailers are ass compared to the comic con one. Fail trailer is FAIL

Brian Sleider on Jul 21, 2012


does anyone know the score used in these trailers? thanks in advance

Edward on Jul 21, 2012


The Bridge of Khazad Dum from Howard Shore (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring) if you're wanting something similar as well try: As it Fades by VNV Nation

zer0limit on Jul 21, 2012


Super interested now. Beautiful teasers. Big time Batman Begins vibe and Malick visuals.

Johnny Neat on Jul 21, 2012


Comic Con Teaser was far superior. WB should show the public that. FAIL.

Nick Out on Jul 21, 2012


I never cared for this character or the story, but I think this will be different. Hopefully it's better than Returns.

Reznik on Jul 21, 2012


Saw this before TDKR tonight... knew it was a possibility, went in full of hope, and was not disappointed by Jor-El. Honestly, took a bathroom break as TDKR was starting, rather than during the previews and potentially missing this teaser. Both monologues... perfect. Teaser... performed exactly as it should. Nolan didn't fail the trilogy, and I hope he's more than intimately involved here. Would love to see more, but may refrain from voluntarily watching any additional footage until I can see the full feature in IMAX. Counting on this to be epic.

sarhp2001 on Jul 21, 2012


I am most definitely in!

Ron on Jul 21, 2012


Wasn't happen that they were changing the music but aftr hearin' this....

ayindi on Jul 21, 2012


Wasn't happy that they changed the music but after hearin this.....

ayindi on Jul 21, 2012


Haven't really cared about this until now. Looks good. And I don't think I realized Goyer was involved in the writing. He spins a good yarn, looking forward to this.

grimjob on Jul 21, 2012


I really hope Snyder won't be overdoing his slow-mo-sped-up-slow-mo stick .It really got old after 300.

hasopinions on Jul 22, 2012


I've never been a superman fan, and I don't especially care for Zack Snyder, but wow, this looks like it could be greatโ€”and maybe even change my opinion of those two things (or at least the first).

ambiguish on Jul 22, 2012


Looks good for a teaser trailer. Hopefully when they give us a full trailer it'll be more hype for summer 2013.

BoxOfficeFuture on Jul 22, 2012


A great teaser! It does not feel like Zach Snyder for some reason....

JKnaak on Jul 22, 2012


wow, shivers! My main criticism of Zack Snyder films has been that, despite the grandiosity of the visuals, they always feel very small, you know its all being shot in a little green room. Watchmen started to feel a little bigger, but it was Legend of the Guardians where he really delivered ( I thought) when he didn't have to worry about getting real people into a virtual world and could just concentrate on the story and the characters. Nolan has always been able to create the sense of a very real, very full world in which his stories take place. Already this teaser shows that,at least, Nolan has helped Snyder craft a very full world of enormous scale within which Superman's story unfolds. cant wait to see more!

Al on Jul 22, 2012



dcock on Jul 23, 2012


It looks like Terrance Malick did the movie.

Jackmooney9 on Jul 23, 2012


Best teaser ever?

woozy on Jul 23, 2012


Well, whatever this ends up being, with Nolan and Snyder at the helm it can't possibly be worse than the previous 5 Supe movies. Most of those were made by absolute studio hacks. As with Batman Begins, I will reserve my judgement given who is making it. When I saw the new "Batmobile" for Batman Begins I was like "this is going to suck!" very wrong I was

Interl0per on Jul 23, 2012


This movie is gonna suck hard...forget all the hype

Anony on Jul 24, 2012


Meh...don't like the casting and don't care much for the director...trying hard to elicit emotions, but I agree, it'll suck hard.

James on Jul 24, 2012

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