Must Watch: Superman Arrives in Stunning Full 'Man of Steel' Trailer

December 11, 2012
Source: YouTube

Man of Steel Trailer

If those two teaser trailers for Zack Snyder's new take on Superman with Man of Steel were a little too subtle and underwhelming for you, then this new full trailer for the DC Comics adaptation is for you. You'll believe a man can fly, and you just might believe we'll finally be getting the Superman that we've all wanted for years. Henry Cavill looks totally badass in action, and there's also Amy Adams showing up as Lois Lane. Plus, Michael Shannon gets some quick screen time as General Zod. The only thing that can make it better is if there's some sort of tie-in to Justice League. Either way, this trailer is incredible. Watch it now!

Here's the second, full-length trailer for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, in high def from YouTube:

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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Jericho on Dec 11, 2012


Preferred the trailer I saw at Comic Con, but this was pretty incredible.

Alex on Dec 11, 2012


I already hate the camera work. Shaky camera like that works for emphasis for certain scenes, but when a whole movie uses it, it loses its impact. Also, the shot of him flying through the sky and the quick zoom is terrible. Genuinely hoping for the best though.

Rob on Dec 11, 2012


I know everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but you're an idiot.

jay on Dec 11, 2012


The whole trailer didn't have "shaky camera work." I'd also wait to pass judgement until actually seeing the film, which I'm sure you will still go and see.

cg on Dec 11, 2012


To be fair, clamoring that it will be a triumph kinda falls into the same pit. Trailers are supposed to give you a glimpse. Its only natural to deconstruct yeah?

Miguel Angel Portela on Dec 11, 2012


Well, can't please everyone, I guess....but honestly, where did you see the shaky camera work? I didn't...but maybe I need new glasses....

Scopedog on Dec 11, 2012


i need to download this

me on Dec 11, 2012


Can't fuggin wait!

yaboykel on Dec 11, 2012


Damn that was pretty awesome!

Eru'Eru Narvaez on Dec 11, 2012


wow.....everything about that was epic.

beevis on Dec 11, 2012


It just _screamed_ "epic". Looks great. Keeping the fingers crossed that the trio of Snyder, Nolan, and Goyer can deliver the goods....but deep down, I believe they can.

Scopedog on Dec 11, 2012


hey, i'm not even a huge superhero movie fan - but i'm real excited for this after that trailer.

beevis on Dec 11, 2012


When you're excited it makes me excited, and I'm so excited. I just can't hide it. I'm about to lose control and I think I like it!!!!!

Cody W on Dec 11, 2012


Seriously you stole my name what the hell?

Cody W on Dec 11, 2012


Oh shit!! Was that Lisa Gerrard singing?

Comy on Dec 11, 2012


Sounded like it was straight from Hans Zimmer's Gladiator days!

Smurfman Sassafras on Dec 11, 2012


Yeah, they used the Gladiator score.

Ali Miller on Dec 11, 2012


Yeah too much gladiator... I liked the one from the teaser more, the only negative about the trailer IMO

AJ on Dec 11, 2012


It's not the Gladiator's Elegy from Immortal Memory...same singer though

Geoffrey Shauger on Dec 11, 2012


Well crap it sounds exactly like the score for Gladiator. Exactly.

Smurfman Sassafras on Dec 11, 2012


Definitely a song from "Gladiator" - but tweaked. It is just trailer music.

HyperJ on Dec 11, 2012


eh...i don't know what to say. i'm stuck between two thoughts and those are "epic" and "i hope i don't get dissapointed again by Zack vis a vis Suckerpunch".

Tomboy on Dec 11, 2012


fortunately for you, the only reason why suckerpunch was garbage was because zack was the one who wrote it. he's a good director but a god awful writer.

saucy on Dec 11, 2012


Yea I thought that movie was really impressive when it came to immersing the viewer into the action and the great camera angles/movements he used, but the story was total shit. hahaha

Aaron Burns on Dec 11, 2012


Looks great!

Matthew on Dec 11, 2012


In Nolan We Trust. This guy definitely needs to be in charge of the Justice League movie.

Rain Spider on Dec 11, 2012


Sure you do. Because the Dark Knight wasn't full of plot holes and whatnot. Right.

buzzfunk on Dec 11, 2012


Go away troll. Hit on Rises for it's plot holes if you like but The Dark Knight was a fantastic movie. Period.

Blargh on Dec 11, 2012


He never mentioned Rises

HarryFiddleSticks on Dec 11, 2012


The Dark Knight was one of the best films of all time ... period

Roger Ebert on Dec 15, 2012


Damn Marvel fans, we still with this argument? Good business is better for both families. Let the hate go don't keep it inside or you'll never be happy. Btw...I'm thinking you're blind because I have a gut feeling you'll say Avengers didn't have any holes. lmao

Clark Kentt on Dec 11, 2012


Holy shit you mean there is a movie with plot holes, say it ant so buzz lightyear.

ocp on Dec 11, 2012


Plot holes don't mean it's a bad movie, kid.

Guest on Dec 11, 2012


They all have plot holes. I just want to see the first movie on the road to Justice League. DC needs to gamble more like Marvel has. Marvel is the reason why DC has finally decided to follow in their footsteps. Bring on the rest of the Justice League!!

Logan on Dec 11, 2012


Zack Snyder is directing the movie not Nolan. Nolan is producing. At least give credit to the director for his trailer that came out. Try not to be so obsessed with Nolan

Steven Morgan on Dec 11, 2012


OMG looks beautiful!

Sean Page on Dec 11, 2012


Holly crap Nolan is the producer? Hadn't noticed yet... Snyder and Nolan working together... This is going to be awesome...

Ricardo J C Marques on Dec 11, 2012


Nolan was working on TDKR during the production of Man of I don't know how much of his insight is gonna appear.

David Darida on Dec 11, 2012


I love what Snyder has done alone... so anything Nolan can bring to the table will be a bonus...

Ricardo J C Marques on Dec 11, 2012


The word I'm looking for isn't "sold". It's "goosebumps".

Noe on Dec 11, 2012


Dammit. I was hoping not to like this. even though i am one of the few that thought watchmen was genius. Im in.

Duane on Dec 11, 2012


Especially the Ultimate version of Watchmen. That thing is basically a frame for frame version of the comic. That film is one of the most under rated films ever in my opinion.

Aaron Burns on Dec 11, 2012


Original version of Watchmen left me disappointed but I really want to see the ultimate edition

Steven Morgan on Dec 11, 2012


The fact that Snyder managed to get WATCHMEN done and that he was so damned faithful to the comic impressed the hell out of me. I agree with you that it's underrated, and it doesn't deserve that.

Scopedog on Dec 11, 2012


compelling. The world seems more grounded, but not overly dark, maybe taking notes from Nolan. Though I'm disappointed that they haven't really showcased any of the science fiction elements of the Superman mythos, the fact that the film is looks to be essentially about the ramifications of Clark's existence in a world that may not be ready for him has definitely got my attention.

Amanda Wade on Dec 11, 2012


What do you mean? The trailer showed spaceships, Krypton exploding, Jor-El and Lara, Superman flying into space - looked plenty sci-fi to me.

Ali Miller on Dec 11, 2012


Well...they only had a minute or two! Still, there were shots of spaceships, Zod...the real meat, the SF elements, will certainly make it into the final film. We'll see.

Scopedog on Dec 11, 2012


They should have stuck with The Thin Red Line music. . . But that was pretty awesome nevertheless.

Guest on Dec 11, 2012


" what do you think..? " a hook and a half that one

tonker on Dec 11, 2012


Is this the trailer that is supposed to come with the Hobbit?

Hockeyguy1703 on Dec 11, 2012


It was amazing BTW

Hockeyguy1703 on Dec 11, 2012



David Darida on Dec 11, 2012


This is one of the few trailers I've ever watched multiple times. Looks REALLY good.

ion677 on Dec 11, 2012


I peed a little....Snyder did it!

Xerxexx on Dec 11, 2012


great!!!! hahaha

avi on Dec 11, 2012


The man sure can handle superheroes, I can tell you that!

Scopedog on Dec 11, 2012


Watchmen is a great movie.

Manuel on Dec 12, 2012


Watchmen was a great movie ... for a tiny niche ... but lacked universal appeal or even moderate appeal. Great for fans, but a death sentence for those who produced the film.

john p on Dec 15, 2012


You should get that checked out, it might not be as cute as you think. The examination takes 5-10sec max

David Banner on Dec 13, 2012


FUCKING HELL THAT LOOKED GREAT-and I'm not even a Superman fan 😉

David Banner on Dec 11, 2012


Effing amazing!! Holy sh@t well done!!

AbbyNormal on Dec 11, 2012


THAT LOOKS AMAZING*-and I'm not even a Superman fan *sorry for swearing

David Banner on Dec 11, 2012


With English and French subtitles:

guilamu on Dec 11, 2012



Smurfman Sassafras on Dec 11, 2012


You'll get your fill from the JJ Trek sequel.

castingcouch on Dec 12, 2012


It's Snyder's film for Fuck sakes! stop giving Nolan all the credits! God the Nolan fanboys reached a new low!

Tey on Dec 11, 2012


Yeah...the producer plays no part in the process

Geoffrey Shauger on Dec 11, 2012


I wouldn't say "no part." They campaign for the budget, approve the story line and the script, they pretty much hire nearly everybody, including the director (with studio approval). If a producer disagrees with what the director is doing, they can have the last say. In this particular case, with Nolan's history, I'm sure he had a lot of pull. However, he was also heavy in TDKR. But, I bet he was highly involved in dailies, but from a distance.

PBGray on Dec 11, 2012


The best superhero film we're yet to see is actually Man Of Steel, I'm looking forward to this very much.

Raymond on Dec 11, 2012


I usually complain of videos going over 2mins, but I didnt even notice this time and wished it was longer.. I gotta admit that this is a pretty cool well done video, totally caught my attention and now really looking forward to this movie

Tester on Dec 11, 2012


"This is missing a certain "BWONGGGGG" music." - No One

Andres on Dec 11, 2012


Zimmer is a million times smarter and more talented than you.

Guest on May 18, 2013


Judging from the comments I must be crazy not to watch this trailer. But that's my practice: never watch trailers for movies I'm already sold on before the trailer comes out. And this is one of them.

Isildur_of_Numenor on Dec 11, 2012


Excellent choice, I couldn't with my inner hype. It's a great trailer.

Manuel on Dec 11, 2012


Stop teasing me! 🙂

Isildur_of_Numenor on Dec 11, 2012


It's totally in slowmo, lens flares, green screens everywhere... 😀 better?

Manuel on Dec 11, 2012


Hmmmm...actually this sounds way better than before. Now I have to see it! :))

Isildur_of_Numenor on Dec 11, 2012


Well, you're a stronger person than me!

Scopedog on Dec 11, 2012


Goosebumps. The fly scene, with the fist on the floor and the turn over the Earth. That's Superman.

Manuel on Dec 11, 2012


Start counting the doubters, because they will be few. Looks incredible. This is a must watch.

PBGray on Dec 11, 2012


This is how a trailer should be done. Lots of snippets with no context. Excellent. Consider me pumped.

DAVIDPD on Dec 11, 2012


I wasn't sure about the direction they were taking with this film, but this trailer is all kinds of badass! I'm sold.

Pendy16 on Dec 11, 2012


Official goosebumps at 2:17..... Badass trailer. God damnit if Nolan ain't the man in Hollywood right now. Everything he touches turns to gold..... Fuck anyone who knocks him, they're just jealous or natural born haters. Period.

TheRagingCajun on Dec 11, 2012


I had to watch that three times in a row. This is the Superman I want to see.

Elbak on Dec 11, 2012



UnknownX on Dec 11, 2012


I have manly tears in my eyes

TOONFED on Dec 11, 2012


Now thats what I'm talking about!!!!!!!

Silentjay on Dec 11, 2012


Please realize that this is a Zack Snyder Film and not a Nolan film, sure he helped but it's not his film, if you look at the shots and the way it's filmed it screams Snyder, not completely discrediting Nolan, all I'm saying is be aware of that before giving all the credit to him when most of it goes to Snyder.

Jeremy p. on Dec 11, 2012


Well, to be fair, Zack Snyder's only truly awful film was Sucker Punch. A film that was co-written by him. So it's safe to say that shouldn't happen again with this.

notalent on Dec 11, 2012


Agreed. And Nolan obviously felt that Snyder was the right choice to direct this.

Scopedog on Dec 11, 2012


I'm torn on Suckerpunch. It's not a good movie or anything, but I can't really consider it a complete failure. The main flaw with that movie is that it doesn't follow through on it's own metaphor, and that the action sequences are redundant. I think there's a decent cut of Suckerpunch that just hasn't been cut together yet. Anyway, that film was risky as hell, and I feel like he came THAT CLOSE to pulling it off. As far as comic adaptations go, tho, thus far he's got a pretty amazing record, and I don't see Superman being any different - especially after this trailer.

Squiggly_P on Dec 11, 2012


That's why I'm afraid this film will flop ... Nolan has more talent in his fingernail than Mr. Snyder will ever have

vanz on Dec 15, 2012


This looks as epic as Watchmen, This kicks Super Man Returns and does it 100 times over again, wow i am sold!

T1103 on Dec 11, 2012


I love it! But something about the actor himself bugs me and I'm not sure why. I hope I just get over it.

Miguel Angel Portela on Dec 11, 2012


jesus christ that was amazing. so pumped for it.

Tim on Dec 11, 2012


Just realized, when looking at the biggest and most epic fights in the movies, Neo vs. Smith from Matrix Revolutions has not been beaten yet...and it's almost 10 years...

David Darida on Dec 11, 2012


Is Matrix Revolutions the only movie you have ever seen in your entire life?

Smurfman Sassafras on Dec 11, 2012


The fact that you didn't understand that movie doesn't mean you have to shit on it...

David Darida on Dec 11, 2012


So there's an explanation to the movie that doesn't make the fight lame?

Geoffrey Shauger on Dec 11, 2012


That fight was pretty meh to be honest

Geoffrey Shauger on Dec 11, 2012


All I see is a poor reaction, not an example of a better fight...

David Darida on Dec 11, 2012


Heh...look at it this way--perhaps the Neo vs. Smith fight from REVOLUTIONS (which was damned awesome) could be the prototype for the fight between Supes and Zod....maybe.

Scopedog on Dec 11, 2012


Goosebumps! Could this be the best superhero film? Gorgeous aesthetic, powerful music and attention to detail, I really hope the film is like this trailer promises us.

Davide Coppola on Dec 11, 2012


All I care about is agent Van Alden is in it : Kneel before Zod!

It'saSoapOperaForBoys on Dec 11, 2012


What sells me even more is the answer Jonathan Kent gave Clark(Kal-el) when Clark says "what was I supposed to do let them die" and Jonathan says "Maybe!!" wow.

kenshin2811 on Dec 11, 2012


Whe was that in a tunnel looking out towards the explosion?

JCrespo on Dec 11, 2012


Who was that in the tunnel looking out towards the explosion. Looks like a female with long hair and a cape as well... Uhh

JCrespo on Dec 11, 2012


Who was that figure in the tunnel looking towards the explosion. Seems to be a female with a cape as well. Uhh ?

JCrespo on Dec 11, 2012


Maybe it's the trailers, but is this Clark Kent a hobo and not an employee of the Bugle?

Brandon on Dec 11, 2012


The first superman trailer was AWFUL, this one is passable at best. I don't doubt that the movie will be good, I'll be seeing it in the theater, but these trailers BLOW.

Zak Kirkpatrick on Dec 11, 2012


Is there an ignore feature in Disqus?

Geoffrey Shauger on Dec 11, 2012


Damn. Chills.

RyGuy on Dec 11, 2012


OMG. I feel like crying. This is the best thing i've watched all day at work today.

Galadri-EL on Dec 11, 2012


It sure as hell knocked me over....hope the film delivers--but with the talent behind and in front of the camera, it should.

Scopedog on Dec 11, 2012


I can't help but be wary due to the cheesiness that is the costume. I know that's part of Superman, but everything looks so epic, and then the costume enters the screen.

Riki on Dec 11, 2012


Holy Cow! This is going to be there are at least two great movies coming out in 3013, this and "Star Trek". Now, when do we get another "Iron Man" trailer?

weezy1 on Dec 11, 2012


2nd hobbit film and oblivion too.

beevis on Dec 11, 2012


And PACIFIC RIM too! 😉

Scopedog on Dec 11, 2012


it's monsters vs. robots - how can it miss?

beevis on Dec 11, 2012


Oblivion. Hmm.

David Banner on Dec 13, 2012


Hey! What about PACIFIC RIM? 😉

Scopedog on Dec 11, 2012


I meant 2013, of course...guess it's time to replace the keyboard! 🙂

weezy1 on Dec 11, 2012


Thank god they didn't use the "BBWWAAAAHHHH" "BRRRRMMMM" sound! And before anyone asks, this is the track used:

Mithun Divakaran on Dec 11, 2012


Hans Zimmer is the man...and he's doing the score to this movie.

Geoffrey Shauger on Dec 11, 2012


So much focus on his father and how he influenced the man he grew up to be/whether the world should know his identity reminds me of Dexter, albeit in reverse (who should live instead of who should die). Just an observation. Looks very promising

Wafffles on Dec 11, 2012


In case you liked the music from the Comic-Con footage they showed, I added that music (+ voice overs) to the new trailer here:

Smurfman Sassafras on Dec 11, 2012


LOOKS AMAZING!!! only downside, I bought tickets to the 12am showing of the Hobbit to see this. Is this the Hobbit prelude trailer for Man of Steel?

Hockeyguy1703 on Dec 11, 2012


looks awesome but with superman they always tell the same story! It's reboot after reboot!

avi on Dec 11, 2012


Superman 2, 3, 4 and Returns beg to differ

Geoffrey Shauger on Dec 11, 2012


Micheal Shannon is going to make a great villain, I knew this ever since his turn in revolutionary road.

Jon Odishaw on Dec 11, 2012


i just messed my everythings

Six Three on Dec 11, 2012


Let's compare this with the first trailer of Superman Returns, shall we?

Manuel on Dec 11, 2012


that real life ...bull ..where Nolan puts his Hero's in....only works fot the Bat.... Superman is somethin'else ....this guy can fly and comes from Krypton....Uhm....

michel on Dec 11, 2012


Count me in! I wasn't interested until I saw that trailer; now I can't wait!

EmagSamurai on Dec 11, 2012


What just happened....did I just become a DC fan over Marvel??!!!!

JBrotsis on Dec 11, 2012


Looks good. Can't believe I'm saying that about a Superman movie. Michael Shannon is in it too. Bonus.

Carpola on Dec 11, 2012


Wow. I was interested, but now I'm damn excited! And I can't wait to see what Michael Shannon does with Zod!

grimjob on Dec 11, 2012


I've more faith in Snyder than I do in Nolan.

Payne by name on Dec 11, 2012


Yeah...Nolan's resume includes such duds as Momento, The Prestige, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Dark Knight Rises and Inception....what a bunch of duds....WHAT A HACK!!!

Guest on Dec 11, 2012


I have more faith because I've enjoyed more films of Snyder's than Nolan's. I don't rate the films I enjoy by how the rest of the world rates them.

Payne by name on Dec 12, 2012


Looks good but did anyone notice that Henry Cavill chest hair sticking out of the suit at frame 2:11, lol, I've always known Superman to be clean cut that's kind of weird. Overall, great trailer I'm looking forward for more to come.

BinaryChaos on Dec 11, 2012



castingcouch on Dec 12, 2012


Christopher Meloni at the 2:00 minute mark.

Xerxexx on Dec 11, 2012


Jesus fucking christ. Ofc my expectations were met!

Daniel Vu Tran on Dec 11, 2012


Simply stunning!!

Ed Keefe on Dec 11, 2012



SUPERMANREBORN on Dec 11, 2012


i hope and pray the world doesn't end before i see this..

dcock on Dec 11, 2012


I just miss one little thing, John Williams Music... Man... Please don't let me be wrong, but maybe Snyder finally scored...

D. on Dec 12, 2012


you didn't like "dawn of the dead" remake or "300"?

beevis on Dec 12, 2012


Dawn of the Dead it's good, but after this movie Snyder started to use slow motion (too much slow motion)... The picture it's always great, but the direction and plot it's weak all the time.

D. on Dec 12, 2012


Well, keeping my expectations low is getting pretty tough. Please let this be good

Richie G on Dec 12, 2012


I hope Man of steel breaks avatar records.

Bob on Dec 12, 2012


I agree. To be fair I'd like any film with a decent script/storyto beat a film that only broke box office records because it was a new fad.

Payne by name on Dec 12, 2012


It actually set the record because it was a good film...hence the high score at RT and the numerous awards it won.

Guest on Dec 12, 2012


It was cliched and formulaic.

Payne by name on Dec 12, 2012


I'm really impressed with the trailer, the use of music, the backstory, it all looks great. It's almost like the film is perfect at the moment with where I imagine it could go yet actually seeing anymore of it could make it become just like all the other pap that comes out. I guess the trailer is designed to elicit this feeling of 'could this be the interpretation that I've dreamed of seeing'. So far, it's giving me that. There's something pure about Supe, the feeling of him being a great man that you could believe in implicitly. Like he could be the distillation of all the things that humans wish they could be but aren't. I'm finding the trailer very thought provoking and emotional.

Payne by name on Dec 12, 2012


I really like the concept of exploring the idea of Superman being an alien with powers that people very much fear at first before he proves his intentions. In the real world if someone like that actually existed it would definitely invoke fear before people would actually embrace him as a "hero". Very interesting take on a story that has always been told (cinematically) from the standpoint of people loving him and never at all worried or scared that he could turn on them. I like it!

diggy381 on Dec 12, 2012



Marck joseph on Dec 12, 2012


Is the World ready?

conradthegreat on Dec 12, 2012


lol, handcuffing Superman

nizidat on Dec 13, 2012


My god leaves soft footprints in the snow.

invictuz on Dec 13, 2012


Excellent trailer. There is still a lot to show to fully satisfy fans, but it looks great, what they are doing with it.

Terence Hood on Dec 14, 2012



JenJen on Dec 14, 2012


Zach Snyder was a fail choice for director ... sorry

superban on Dec 15, 2012


Not using birth control was a fail choice by your parents...sorry

Guest on May 18, 2013


its about goddamn time!

David V on Dec 18, 2012

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