Two Superman: Man of Steel Trailers Debut!
OMG! I was in the theaters today and I got a Superman Trailer before my Dark Knight Rises showing! It makes sense since Christopher Nolan was involved at least initially with the Superman Movie – and of course DC wants to keep the success going. It surprised me because it doesnt necessarily start out like a “superman” trailer would. I’m intrigued.
There are actually two versions, one with Jor-El/Russel Crowe giving the narration and the other with Jonathan Kent/Kevin Costner. Check them both out below!
They both seem to focus on the “man” part of “The Man of Steel”, one focuses on making a choice the other about an impending fate.
In both we mainly see Clark Kent alone, working a fishing boat, hitchhiking, as a child playing with a cape (as I did when I was little). I think that focusing on this aspect was a great idea. Why is he doing these things? Perhaps he is choosing not to use his powers because he hurt someone or something tragic happened, or maybe he’s searching for a reason to finally make that jump to become the first superhero. Needless to say, I cannot wait!
Im encouraged, but I still think the colors are all messed up – too dark, too much mimicking Dark Knight. Yes, thats been Zack Synder’s style too, but Superman should be brighter, a symbol, a beacon of hope. We shall see.