|Man of Steel Trailer Soars Into Comic-Con|
Director Zack Snyder ("Watchmen") presented the 2-minute trailer and introduced star Henry Cavill to an audience of more than 6,000 fans at the Hall H. He also announced that the teaser video will be played before "The Dark Knight Rises," which opens in less than a week, on July 20th, 2012.
Here is Entertainment Weekly's description of the "Man of Steel" trailer:
The footage began with idyllic shots from the Kansas homestead of the Kent family (interesting fact — it played underneath a Hans Zimmer track from Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line). Intercut with scenes from Clark Kent’s childhood, we see Clark as a bearded adult (Henry Cavill), working, it seems, as a fisherman or longshoreman (perhaps off the coast of Alaska?). As a school bus plunges into a river, we hear a woman say “my son was in the bus — he saw what Clark did,” before we cut to a young Clark, who appears to have lifted the bus out of the water. We hear, then see, Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner) warn Clark that “people are afraid of what they don’t understand,” before showing him the ship that delivered Clark to the Kents. “It’s not from this world, Clark,” says Pa Kent. “And neither are you.”Produced by Christopher Nolan ("The Dark Knight") and featuring a screenplay by David Goyer ("Blade," "The Dark Knight"), the Superman reboot is set to premiere in theaters on June 14th, 2013.
The second half of the footage depicted Clark becoming Superman: Meeting his true father, Jor-El, (Russell Crowe) who bares his chest, revealing the iconic “S” seal; wearing the iconic Superman costume (uniform? raiment?); exploding into the sky with such force, a visible shockwave forms around him; embracing Lois Lane (Amy Adams). We saw a giant blue energy ray tearing into Metropolis, and General Zod (Michael Shannon) racing into an impact with Superman. At least, it’s almost certainly Zod — but more on that in a bit.
The footage ended with Superman/Clark/Kal-El saying that his father (i.e. Pa Kent) “was convinced that the world wasn’t ready [for Superman]. What do you think?”