With the panel officially wrapped this evening, everyone seems to be singing praises about Warner Brothers’ massive panel. One of the films that really could have gone either way was the upcoming Man of Steel, which will look to reboot Superman in an all-new light. While there have been plenty of positive reactions tonight, it’s the news that in less than a week we’ll see the first footage from the film that has fans worldwide excited more than ever. Now, we have some interesting tidbits about that trailer as well as the first teaser poster for the film featuring Cavill as the all-new Son of Krypton.
Described as much more realistic and set more in a modern world than a stylized one, the major emphasis focuses more on Superman and Jor-El in the trailer screened. Also, it seems the word “reboot” is really being taken to heart as there is a complete lack of Williams’ iconic Superman score as well. The music described is a much more somber approach, likely for a subtle reintroduction to the character in this new world.
The biggest news happens to be that there is word coming out of the convention that the trailer screened is in fact not the one shown during the panel. There’s no confirmation yet, but it could be that WB wants something exclusive for con goes.
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twenty-something journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond his imagination. Transported years ago to Earth from Krypton, a highly advanced, distant planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question ‘Why am I here?’ Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), Clark discovers having extraordinary abilities means making difficult decisions. When the world is in dire need of stability, an even greater threat emerges. Clark must become a Man of Steel, to protect the people he loves and shine as the world’s beacon of hope – Superman.
Starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Antje Traue, Christopher Meloni, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Richard Schiff, and more, while also directed by Zack Snyder, Man of Steel flies into theaters on June 14th, 2013.
Click on the poster below for a hi-res look: