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Superman's Man Of Steel Takes Flight In Two Trailers

After years of waiting and hearing about a darker, more serious tone, we finally have some real footage from Man Of Steel. Director Zack Snyder dropped Superman’s first trailer ahead of The Dark Knight Rises this weekend, no surprise since Christopher Nolan is producing, and it has finally made its way online.

The tone is a bit ominous and gives us a Clark Kent who is largely directionless and going through the motions. He has to decide what man he wants to grow up to be because his choice will change the world, one way or another. Two trailers debuted, one at Yahoo! and one and MSN. You'll notice they're very, very similar except for one key difference: the man doing the voiceover. See if you can tell who's who.

Did you figure it out? The voice in the first one is Kevin Costner, who plays Clark Kent's human father. The second voice is Russell Crowe's, who plays Kal-El's actual father, Jor-El. Nice move there.

I’m not sure anyone has ever accused Zack Snyder of being bad with visuals. Thus, it’s no surprise Man Of Steel looks so incredibly beautiful. Ultimately, it will rise and fall based on the quality of its acting and the sharpness of its script. With Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe and Michael Shannon tapped as the leads, the former shouldn’t be a problem. We’ll just have to wait and see if there’s enough punch to the story to continue the Superman legacy in the way it deserves.

With a release date still a full year away, this certainly won’t be the only trailer we’ll get for Man Of Steel. The next effort should be brimming with action and shots of the other leads, but as a teaser, this one works quite well. I’m now more on board with Superman than ever. Here’s to hoping the trajectory continues upward.

Mack Rawden
Mack Rawden

Enthusiastic about Clue, case-of-the-week mysteries, the NBA and cookies at Disney World. Less enthusiastic about the pricing structure of cable, loud noises and Tuesdays.