Ahead of its arrival on the big screen with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey later this week, the second trailer for director Zack Snyder’s (300, Watchmen) hotly-anticipated Superman reboot Man of Steel has been released online this afternoon, and you can check it out right here.
Based on a story by Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises) and David S. Goyer (Batman Begins), Man of Steel sees Henry Cavill (Immortals) stepping in to the role of Clark Kent / Superman for what Warner Bros. is hoping will serve as the first step on the road to Justice League.
The full-length trailer offers up plenty of new footage, giving us our first look at the likes of Amy Adams (The Fighter) as Lois Lane, Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves) as Jonathan Kent, Diane Lane (Unfaithful) as Martha Kent, Russell Crowe (Les Miserables) as Jor-El, Ayelet Zurer (Angels and Demons) as Lara Lor-Van and Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix) as Perry White – not to mention a brief shot of Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road), who stars as Kal-El’s Kryptonian nemesis General Zod.
Oh, and it’s also packed with glimpses at some of the epic action sequences that Snyder looks to have in store for us, including the destruction of Krypton and what we can only presume to be the film’s climactic showdown in Metropolis, which has the potential to make Superman II’s final battle seem like a playground scrap in comparison…
Man of Steel is set for release on June 14th, 2013.