Man of Steel has dropped another massive montage of intense of action that it calls a "trailer." Clearly, Henry Cavill's Superman is destined to face even more Earth-shattering insanity at the hands of his powerful enemies than we could have fathomed. We knew he'd be busting some heads, but we never thought he'd be swimming in a sea of skulls.
It seems that just when you think you've got a handle on the movie, it goes and releases yet another trailer that redefines your perceptions. With the sound backdrop of Michael Shannon's General Zod giving the people of Earth his insidious ultimatum, we get the explanation for the whole "You Are Not Alone" viral campaign for the film that started last month with various static-filled video snippets of Zod's threats. However, in this trailer, the dangers go far beyond the specter of vids with horrible bandwidth. Indeed, we see firsthand the potential apocalyptic implications that Zod and his escaped Kryptonian criminal cohorts like first-time-speaking Faora (Antje Traue) are bringing to our big blue pearl. -- And it's a hell of a lot worse than the White House-squatting, black ABBA jumpsuit-sporting, kneel-fetishist trio of precursors we saw in Superman II.
The film has definitely created a thematic strategy with its various trailers and TV spots with each one giving fans a different aspect of the film. Make no mistake, this one is focusing on the lengths of lunacy to which Zod will go to get his perceived vengeance against his former jailer, Jor-El (Russell Crowe) through his space-orphaned super-son. While it's doubtful that even if there was someone on Earth willing to snitch out freaking Superman, it wouldn't make much difference since the fight will clearly come straight back to him in the form of a mid-air supersonic right hook!
Man of Steel harvests Superman's tears to grow giant-sized crops at theaters on June 14. Check out the new trailer below!