A trailer for Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot Man of Steel just finished playing at San Diego Comic-Con, and a description of the footage is now online – including Smallville, Zod and a surprising lack of slow-mo!
Coming Soon were live blogging the event, and shared a detailed description along with their thoughts on what was shown.
We see flashes of Smallville. The farm house. Clark running in a red cape as a child.
This looks VERY different from Superman films of the past
An older, bearded Clark walks a snowy road in an arctic town.
We hear Russell Crowe’s voice talking about children being inspired to greater things
It sounds like it’s cut with Kevin Costner’s voice. Both fathers are giving Clark/Kal advice on how to become who he wants to be
We see Clark being brought to the Kent barn and shown the spaceship that has been hidden there
Clark holds a small piece of metal with the S logo on the end
We’re jumping back and forth through time periods
Clark, as a teen, saved a bus of kids
The bus crashed in the water and we see him swimming, pulling the door off
“People are afraid of what they don’t understand,” says Costner
We see Clark talking to Jor-El. They’re standing right in front of one another, but I think it’s a holographic projection (though it looks live)
We see Superman in the suit. First from a distance and then walking across a snowy plain
There are flashing of Superman flying and one of him catching someone falling off a building
A single flash of Amy Adams’ Lois Lane
One flash has Superman (in costume) — seemingly in handcuffs — being led down a hallway by a security force
We see Clark (without seeing his face) stepping into an elevator and begin to lift glasses to his face
There’s a flash of Clark, shirtless, with his whole body on fire
Another of him crashing into the bank vault we saw in the first still. It looks like he’s been thrown.
I’m not great at describing music, but it’s decidedly more somber than Williams’s score.
The whole look of it has a very dark, autumny feel to it all.
There’s a major discussion in the narration about the world turning against Superman because they don’t trust him if he ever appears.
There’s a flash of Zod, but literally so fast you just see his face.
Apparently someone witnessed young Clark as a child saving the bus with his powers.
None of the trademark Snyder shots in the trailer. No slo-mo or shuttery frames
Are you excited for the trailer which will play in front of The Dark Knight Rises next week?