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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  • Saw this before TDKR. I never thought I'd be excited for a Superman movie and then they drop this fucker on my head.
  • NeoSlyfer
    Sweet Christmas
  • jvj590
  • 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...
    Oh man. I forgot how good that LOTR score is. Actually makes me want to go watch LOTR than see MAN OF STEEL. Haha!
  • holy crap what a tease!
  • Patrick
    Stupid question but why would he have two white lines behind him like if he was flying with jet engines?
    • Akirakorn
      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.
      • JohnIGottschalk
        It is more likely to happen in jet engines, that is all. (Thank you wikipedia.)
        • Kyle Robinson
          The Visual Effects Supervisor sucks. That's why.
    • Anon
    • think the logic is that the "flight" itself somehow comes out as propulsion from his lower body...legs I guess..?
      • Anon
        that is anything but logic
        • Lol, fair enough. Was just trying to find a shred, where there probably wasn't any
    • Supersonic speed
    • Anon
      please look up Contrails
      • Patrick
        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.
        • LosZombies
          All for the visual badassery I suppose :l
        • the cape
        • Anon
          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.
        • 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?
    • Zanpher
      The current answer is unknown as the director hasn't explained why he changed that from the comics.
    • Bobo_Vision
      He farted.
    • jacobcrim
      Releasing chem trails bro
    • rennmaxbeta
      "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.
      • John
        Oh! Thanks for the info.
      • anony
        You must be fun at parties...
    • Tanner
      We are talking about a man who wears a red cape, flies, and shoots lasers out of his eyes right?
  • Chip_Tha_Ripper
    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.
    • Normal
      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...
    • JohnIGottschalk
      Maybe you'd prefer this movie trailer:
    • Mike Pasquariello
      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.
  • Greg dinskisk
    I liked the last shot we see, of Superman flying... The monologues were great too, but I'm not a big fan of Superman...
  • David
    Amazing! Brilliant! i can't wait to see!
  • qwqwrq
    Why couldn't just show the trailer from comic-con, it had some action...
  • 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
    • 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.
  • Beautiful teaser! Nolan AND Snyder, can't wait!!!
    • Zanpher
      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.
      • JimDime
      • Blargh.
      • syntaxterror
        lol troll
        • Zanpher
          Yes, you already admitted that in your earlier posts.
      • Lagoya
      • LosZombies
        really?... fuck outta here man
        • Zanpher
          English? Please try using English.
      • HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.........troll........
        • Zanpher
          Admitting to be a troll again? You are on a roll..
      • What?
        • Duane
      • Which failed trilogy do you speak of? We're in suspense.
      • Manuel
      • korbindallis
        think he's talking about Michael Bay lol
        • Zanpher
          Why would I be talking about someone who actually made a few decent movies? Try reading the article and the comment again :)
          • korbindallis
            hahahaha if you think Bay made decent movies they your a pop corn eating teenager
  • Zanpher
    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 .
    • jvj590
      What were YOU watching? Fake???? One is Mr kent talking, and the other is Jor-El talking!
      • Jericho
        relax, he has a medical condition that makes him overly critical about everything in an attempt to bring people down....doctors call it Jackass
        • Zanpher
          Yeah, you failed at trolling, better luck next time!
          • Jericho
            one more piece showing your not even 18 yet. knowing the difference between trolling and sarcasm....
        • Stavi
          He might also be deaf if he thought the trailers were the same.
    • bassmonsta
      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
  • zer0limit
    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
    • jvj590
      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.
      • Tey
        I love the way u said it!
  • Bobo_Vision
    Faster than a speeding......oh.....oh wait.......too soon.
  • pop
    I've just cum!!!!!
  • DrunkRobertShaw
    I love Terrence Malick.
  • SuicidalOptimist
    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!
    • 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.
  • LosZombies
    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 😀
    • 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.
      • LosZombies
        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.
  • Mimi
    Jor El's [Russell Crowe's] voice... oh mama
  • Faceman
    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.
  • Xerxexx
    Well that was good. I'm very aroused.
  • 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.
  • I always thought Superman was a bit wet, even as a child. Gil Scott Heron says it better than me:
    • LosZombies
      fro+beard=epic mane! 😀
      • He's was a lion! Kindo sad I never got to see him live.
  • My 2 fav directors with LOTR soundtrack? fckyeah......
    • LosZombies
      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
      • ikkf
        It's from the scene in FOTR where they're coming out of Moria and mourning the loss of Gandalf.
  • Stavi
    I still see Albert Mondego!
  • JBrotsis
    Sorry that I'm asking, I'm more of a Marvel dude than a DC dude, so who is Jor El?
    • JBrotsis
      Nevermind, its superman's father. thanks wikipedia
    • LosZombies
      • Gav
        Funniest response ever!
  • Simon Paiva
    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.
  • armeetapus
    "Deadliest Catch presents special guest star: Clark Kent" thats what I got from this teaser
    • John
    • JayC
      ROFL! Epic comment!
  • boon
    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.
  • 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.
  • Pete the Geek
    Personally, I think the music in this parody trailer is MUCH better:
  • Pete the Geek
    Or, I guess it won't embed it. Oops.
  • Both trailers are ass compared to the comic con one. Fail trailer is FAIL
  • Edward
    does anyone know the score used in these trailers? thanks in advance
    • zer0limit
      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
  • Johnny Neat
    Super interested now. Beautiful teasers. Big time Batman Begins vibe and Malick visuals.
  • Nick Out
    Comic Con Teaser was far superior. WB should show the public that. FAIL.
  • Reznik
    I never cared for this character or the story, but I think this will be different. Hopefully it's better than Returns.
  • sarhp2001
    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.
  • Ron
    I am most definitely in!
  • ayindi
    Wasn't happen that they were changing the music but aftr hearin' this....
  • ayindi
    Wasn't happy that they changed the music but after hearin this.....
  • grimjob
    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.
  • hasopinions
    I really hope Snyder won't be overdoing his slow-mo-sped-up-slow-mo stick .It really got old after 300.
  • ambiguish
    I've never been a superman fan, and I don't especially care for Zack Snyder, but wow, this looks like it could be great—and maybe even change my opinion of those two things (or at least the first).
  • Looks good for a teaser trailer. Hopefully when they give us a full trailer it'll be more hype for summer 2013.
  • JKnaak
    A great teaser! It does not feel like Zach Snyder for some reason....
  • Al
    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!
  • dcock
  • Jackmooney9
    It looks like Terrance Malick did the movie.
  • woozy
    Best teaser ever?
  • Interl0per
    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
  • Anony
    This movie is gonna suck hard...forget all the hype
  • James
    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.




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