Warner Bros. have released the final trailer for Zack Snyder’s Man Of Steel – and it’s all about Zod. The marketing machine behind the upcoming Superman reboot has ensured that every angle of the film is covered. By the looks of it, Warner are hoping to snare every type of filmgoer by unleashing a variety of trailers and TV spots. You’ll have noticed Henry Cavill’s visage adorning countless posters, bus shelters and hipster tote bags (Err…probably).
The final full length trailer for Man Of Steel ain’t messin’ about. There’s no teasing, no soaring score and no gentle hints at a tender father-son relationship. We’ve seen that before in previous clips. The majority of trailers we’ve seen thus far have pitched Superman’s story from his perspective. His internal struggle dealing with his origins, his parents and his destiny.
This time around General Zod steals the show and demands that Kal-El listen up! As we tune into Zod’s tyranny, there’s a heap of new footage. This may deter hardcore fans who want to remain in the dark, in which case, don’t read any more or watch the trailer. Previously-seen footage suggested there might be a smidgen of a battle but skirted around it, rarely embellishing. Now we’re offered a no-holds-barred look at the devastation Zod has in for Earth if old Supes doesn’t get his act together. Zod and his minions make their objectives known oh too well. In a single line crammed with exposition (as if were in the script for the sole purpose of a future trailer), we’re told that for every person Superman saves, Zod’s crew will wipe out a million.
The film stars Henry Cavill, Russell Crowe, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Antje Traue and Laurence Fishburne.
Man Of Steel opens worldwide on June 14th in 2-D and 3-D.