Man of Steel, this summer's sizzling screen-splashing Superman saga has released its first TV spot.
The new spot may not exactly provide too many revelations, especially to those familiar with the full trailer that debuted back in December. However, clocking in at a tight 32 seconds, it manages to convey the atmosphere of the film just as effectively in 1/5 of the time of the aforementioned preview.
At the moment, specifics about the film's plot other than an obligatory Superman origin tale still remains somewhat mysterious. Yet, what we have been shown does seem to expose the heart of the movie. Indeed, we witness Henry Cavill's new version of The Blue Bomber go from your typical super-powered alien orphan living on a farm who's at a perpetual quandary about the responsibilities his powers might entail, evolving into the blue-suited bringer of justice who's ready to use escaped Kryptonian war criminal, General Zod (Michael Shannon) and his merry band of misfits as the cannon-fodder for his heroic coming out party.
Man of Steel pounds you with pure pathos at theaters on June 14. In addition to the TV spot, an updated version of the film's official synopsis has hit, shedding some (I stress, "some") light onto the context of the film's characters. Check it out below!
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes “Man of Steel,” starring Henry Cavill (“Immortals,” TV’s “The Tudors”) in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, under the direction of Zack Snyder (“300,” “Watchmen”).
A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
The film also stars four-time Oscar® nominee Amy Adams (“The Master”) as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Oscar® nominee Laurence Fishburne (“What’s Love Got to Do with It”) as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent’s adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Oscar® nominee Diane Lane (“Unfaithful”) and Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner (“Dances with Wolves”).
Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Oscar® nominee Michael Shannon (“Revolutionary Road”), and Faora, Zod’s evil partner, played by Antje Traue (upcoming “The Seventh Son”). Also from Superman’s native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s mother, played by Ayelet Zurer (“Angels and Demons”), and Superman’s father, Jor-El, portrayed by Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”).
Rounding out the cast are Christopher Meloni (upcoming “42”) as U.S. military man Colonel Hardy, Harry Lennix (“State of Play”) as General Swanwick, Michael Kelly (“The Adjustment Bureau”) as Steve Lombard, and Richard Schiff (TV’s “The West Wing”) as Dr. Emil Hamilton.