Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the first two MAN OF STEEL teaser trailers!

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I’ll be honest, I just haven’t been excited for Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. Besides for the new unitard (emphasis on “tard”) suit and bad 90’s hairdo, I also never wanted Snyder to direct this. I always felt the job should have gone to Martin Campbell, while Snyder should have done Green Lantern instead, where his flashy directorial style would have been much better suited.

Not even the announcement of Chris Nolan (In Nolan we trust!) as executive producer had me excited. But judging by these two new trailers though, it seems like I should have had a little faith.

The two teaser trailers released are essentially duplicates of each other, however the first features a voiceover by Russell Crowe, who plays Jor-El, Superman’s biological Kryptonian father; while the second contains a voiceover from Kevin Costner, who plays Jonathan Kent, Superman’s adoptive human father.

It’s a very nice touch, highlighting both the alien and human heritage of Superman, and how both men instilled their values and pride into him.

Much more poignant than the voiceovers though, is the fact that this is the footage shown at Comic-Con but minus all the action scenes, and coupled with an incredibly moody score, this results in a film (at least in these trailers) that looks very un-Snyder like.

Is it just me or is Snyder channeling his inner Terence Mallick in some of these sweeping shots? And as hobo-Clark Kent, Henry Cavill certainly looks the part. I’d love to get a proper glimpse at those Comic-Con action scenes though, you know, not on footage that looks and sounds like it’s been recorded on a Nokia 3310. At the bottom of a very dirty ocean. By Muhammed Ali.

Until then though, I have to admit that this footage has my excitement levels for Man of Steel go from being almost non-existent to shooting up, up and away!

Last Updated: July 23, 2012

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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