As expected, a new trailer for Man of Steel will play in front of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The news was rumored for some time now but was made official today by director Zack Snyder, who told MTV that he “can’t wait for The Hobbit, it will be fun to see our crazy Man of Steel trailer and then enjoy The Hobbit because that’s going to be great. It just feels like a fun Christmas thing to do, drag the whole family out for that action.”
The director then went on to speak about Michael Shannon, who plays General Zod in the film. Here’s what he had to say:
“Shannon is great, he has such great enthusiasm and dedication constantly,” Snyder said. “You can imagine that you could get actors who go, ‘Oh right, it’s Zod, it’s not 100 percent serious,’ or [you can play it] slightly with a wink, there is none of that with him. His effort is to make it realized and to understand this character and what he has to go through, so you have that on one side and you have Henry, who basically is Superman, on the other side and that dynamic.”
So, good news on both fronts, right? First up, you have the confirmation that we’ve all been expecting and waiting for. It’s a no brainer for Warner Bros. to pull a marketing move like this and you can be sure that the new Man of Steel trailer will be a lot more exciting than the first one. Or at least we hope. I wasn’t too impressed with the first trailer (which played ahead of The Dark Knight Rises), it was too low-key, so I’m expecting something a lot better this time around.
And then there’s Snyder’s kind words about Shannon, who will undobutedly kill it as Zod. I have full faith in the actor and have no hesitations as to whether or not he can bring the famous villain to life in a respectable way. Shannon as Zod is one of the things that excites me most about the film actually and I can’t wait to see what he does with the role.
What do you think? Excited to see a new Man of Steel trailer? Looking forward to seeing what Shannon can do as Zod?