Could this be the Superman film we’ve all been waiting for? Superman Returns was such a huge stumble for DC Comics to get a big non-Batman movie franchise going that Marvel took advantage and shot ahead with their game plan which proved successful. Now we are presented with another shot at bringing the Man of Tomorrow back to the big screen. For an all-powerful superhero, Supes has his work cut out for him.
The latest trailer that was released finally gives us a full look at what to expect. Helmed by Watchmen director Zack Snyder and under the watchful eye of the more accomplished Christopher Nolan taking the producer role, Man of Steel looks to give Superman his time to shine and DC Comics a clear runway for the Justice league movie.
We get a real sense at how grounded the story seems to be portrayed here. As someone who just finished reading the Superman: Secret Identity comics, I can greatly appreciate the attempt to make Clark Kent out as this kid who grows up discovering his powers and struggling with whether or not he should tell anybody or even if he should use them. I’m not particularly a fan of the character that kind of storytelling will hook anybody in with an appreciation for character development.
Actor Henry Cavill gets a chance at last to play the role he was passed up for last time in favor of Brandon Routh. I’m not going to lie, there’s a little “Tony Horton” thing there with the way he looks. Despite that, the new outfit looks great. The darker blue gives allows more muscle definition and the redesigned logo completes that more modern feel to the way the classic character looks.
There are some quick shots from the trailer which summarizes the plot out pretty well. General Zod comes to Earth, Superman gets detained, and there’s hand-holding between “Big Blue” and a blonde Lois Lane (portrayed by Amy Adams). Something tells me Zod doesn’t plan to play nice upon landing. Will he attempt to sway Superman over to his side? Is the fear of that the reason why we see Supes handcuffed in the first place? Will Lois simply be the “damsel in distress” or used as a way of humanizing the Last Son of Krypton?
It’ll be interesting to see how Snyder plans to cram together the origin, an alien invasion, and love story all in one film. Judging by the look alone, I’d say there’s something potentially special here. Just remember the mantra when people were concerned about the Batman films.