New Man of Steel trailer to debut before The Hobbit

One of the most anticipated films of 2013 is Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot Man of Steel. We have already been treated to several teaser trailers from the Watchmen director, which featured a downbeat, bearded Clark Kent played by British Actor Henry Cavill (Immortals), and depending on which trailer you’ve watched, you would have heard a voiceover from Jor-El (Russell Crowe; Gladiator) or Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner; Dances with Wolves).
Releasing trailers that were identical visually but with contrasting voiceovers from the two men who have a huge influence in Clark Kent’s life was an extremely interesting move from Synder and perhaps sheds some light on the possible struggles that lie ahead for the Man of Steel in this upcoming reboot.

Synder told MTV News that fans can expect a brand new trailer that will be showing before Peter Jackson’s new film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey:

It’s fun. I can’t wait for The Hobbit, so it will be fun to see our crazy Man of Steel trailer and then enjoy The Hobbit because that’s going to be great. It just feels like a fun Christmas thing to do, drag the whole family out for that action.

The director went on to talk about Michael Shannon’s (Take Shelter, Boardwalk Empire) role as Superman’s arch-enemy General Zod:

Shannon is great, he has such great enthusiasm and dedication constantly. You can imagine that you could get actors who go, ‘Oh right, it’s Zod, it’s not 100 percent serious,’ or [you can play it] slightly with a wink, there is none of that with him. His effort is to make it realized and to understand this character and what he has to go through, so you have that on one side and you have Henry, who basically is Superman, on the other side and that dynamic.

Snyder also spoke about how thankful he was for the hard work that Cavill and Shannon have put into the new film to make the characters are real as possible:
I was just incredibly fortunate to play with those guys who really were giving all they had to bring a level of commitment to the scenes they have together so that audiences will get an opportunity to really have their heroes taken seriously. As serious as I was taking it, and I don’t mean that from a depressing kind of way but from a, ‘This is important and fun and needs to be given the respect that it deserves,’ from that perspective it was so exciting to watch them drink the Kool-Aid of that concept and go all the way.

So Peter Jackson fans will have an extra treat when The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is released next month, while Superman fans will have to wait until June 14th 2013 for Man of Steel to hit the cinema.

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