Production and distribution company Warner Bros. has premiered two teaser trailers for their upcoming Superman movie “Man of Steel” both of which start playing in front of “The Dark Knight Rises” this weekend.
Superman “Man of Steel” features Henry Cavill (The Tudors) in the title role under the direction of Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) and with Christopher Nolan shepherding the project. The film features Superman as he squares off against two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod (Michael Shannon), and Faora (Antje Traue), who is Zod’s evil partner.
Adams stars as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Laurence Fishburne stars as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent’s adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Diane Lane and Kevin Costner. Also from Superman’s native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s mother, played by Ayelet Zurer, and Superman’s father, Jor-El, portrayed by Russell Crowe. Rounding out the cast are Harry Lennix as U.S. military man General Swanwick, as well as Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy.
When Snyder started working on the movie with Chris Nolan and David Goyer, he says that they decided to work from the comic books and ignore all the other movies. “We had to act as if no films had been made, even though we loved them,” said Snyder. “We had to say, ‘This is a Superman movie for the first time,’ start with that logic.”
The film hits theaters on June 14, 2013.