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Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel expects to be a big player in Hall H on Saturday, sandwiched between the equally massive The Hobbit and Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim. Superman fans are eagerly awaiting the first bit of footage from the 2014 tentpole, which they expect to see during the Warner Bros. panel.
But new details posted on ComingSoon.net about a Man of Steel teaser trailer suggest you might be able to see footage from Snyder’s film even if you didn’t make it to Comic-Con this year. According to the site, a clip submitted to the Alberta Film Ratings runs 1 minute and 27 seconds, and received a G rating. ComingSoon speculates that it will be online soon.
Speaking the other day to the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, Snyder elaborated on the clip and the casting of Henry Cavill in the Superman role, stating:
“We had about 500 guys initially. We did this massive auditioning madness. It got down to the usual suspects in a pretty quick order. Henry Cavill was actually the first one we physically tested on film. We actually tested him in the Christopher Reeves Superman suit. And that was a big deal. That’s a hard suit to pull off. Trust me. If you’re just standing there in that suit, it’s dodgy. It felt like we just bought it a costume shop. Plus, there’s no mask. I’ve been around a few superhero costumes, and it’s weird because when you’re in the Superman costume it’s just you from the neck up. And somebody just combed your hair. But Henry came out of the trailer when we were shooting a test and everybody thought, ‘Okay, that’s Superman.’ He was awesome and did a great job.”
We’re really hoping to see two things in a Man of Steel trailer: Superman flying, and Superman hitting someone. Probably Michael Shannon, who has been cast as General Zod in Snyder’s film. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend as we bring you the best Comic Con coverage throughout the week. We’ll be in Hall H for the Warner panel, and will bring you up-to-the-minute details on whatever Man of Steel footage screens. Before it screens, tell us: What would you like to see? And Warner? If you are reading? Please show it to the online audience, soon. Thanks!