Synopsis: A child sent to Earth from a dying planet is adopted by a couple in rural Kansas. Posing as a journalist, he uses his extraordinary powers to protect his new home from an insidious evil.
Release Date: June 14, 2013
Thoughts: Just as The Dark Knight Rises is released and closing the book on a mega franchise for Warner Brothers, the teaser trailer for Man of Steel has arrived. After a previous attempt to reboot Superman failed, Warner Brothers focused their attention on Batman. With that coming to a close the studio decided to try it again, tapping director Zack Snyder to direct and assembling a cast of up and comers (Henry Cavill, Amy Adams) and established veterans (Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane). This first trailer for the movie – which I feel has been filming for five years – goes light on the blue tights and cape and indicates this will be a new look at the origins of the man who would be Superman. Will it follow in the steps of Christopher Nolan’s visionary redux of Batman? That remains to be seen..and we have nearly a year to wait/anticipate. It’s hard to get better than the original Superman with Christopher Reeve…but Warner Brothers is welcome to give it the good ole college try!