With the success of the Marvel’s Avengers and the mighty Bruce Wayne on the blockbuster, it was natural to expect Clark Kent to join the show sooner or later.
Man of Steel, a nice origins story of Superman, is in the works and set for a release on June 14.
A three minute trailer’s already been released, but so much brief and full-of-information stuff has been squeezed in it that it’s hard to tell what’s going on.
Towards the end of the three minutes, you’ll probably only feel a little full.
But knowing the background of writer/producer Debora Snyder (Watchmen) and David S. Goyer (screenwriter of The Dark Knight trilogy), and the brilliance of producer Christopher Nolan, it’s an easy estimate that the movie will be more serious, full-of-depth, and bring in a never-seen-before, mature twist to the plot.
Heck, the trailer itself is proof of that.
So, what did we just see? How about Jor-El (Russel Crowe) riding a big dragonfly? Krypton at the beginning seems to be a barren war-torn land – a land that is destined to be doomed by General Zod, who appears to be the main villain of the movie. Notice that I say ‘main’.
A very brief shot of meteors falling in the background of a skyscraper give a hint of Lex Luthor. You can spot that clearly thanks to the unmistakable red, white and blue logo that spells out LEXCORP. Yeah, you can’t really see that bald head anywhere, but Luthor is Superman’s greatest enemy, and it would be hard to omit him out of an origins story.
How the villains are linked (or if they even are) is something we’ll only see in the full movie, but there is heavy suggestion that we may be seeing the Man of Steel turn into a franchise, following the footsteps of The Dark Knight trilogy.
But Man of Steel seems to emphasize itself to be more of an alien invasion story rather than a tale of a young superhero. Sure, we see a bearded superman aiding his folks during the destruction of ship, but there’s more to it than meets the eye. A good indication is the set of pictures that show of Zod’s ship, Black Zero, as he stares on while in shackles and exile. There’s no indication of escape, but we can safely assume that certain events lead to exactly that.
You can see Superman battling against another flying foe during flight, and it seems that the earthlings are aware of the man of steel, but aren’t quite sure of what side he’s on. After all, the trailer shows a brief footage of him being fired upon (which he successfully evades), but swift eyes can determine a vague figure of a female, probably Faora, as she launches her own attacks.
That theory is further cemented by the fact that Superman’s willingly in handcuffs, up for interrogation done by none other than Louis Lane. It’s strange to see a news report in an interrogation room, but may be her father (a general) had sufficient family connections to attain military access. After all, she seems to be hellbent on getting an upfront report for her news industry.
These hints and footages have the signature style of Christopher Nolan, the Snyders, and Goyer embedded right into them. Judging from the reputation these fellows hold and the depth of the trailer itself, I can bet that Man of Steel will be more than just one of those once-in-a-decade Superman film releases.