The new Man of Steel trailer has arrived. Let’s take a look, shall we?:More than anything, what this trailer seems determined to get across is that this will be a brooding, intense Superman film akin to Christopher Nolan’s Batflicks. Intellectually, I understand Zack Synder’s desire to distance himself from what has gone before, but I still have to say that this doesn’t really stir much inside of me other than indifference. It’s another Superman origin tale, only one that is darker and grittier and more explosion-y. Sure, It looks like serviceable entertainment for sure, but there’s nothing in this trailer that is compelling enough to justify the film’s existence. That’s my two cents anyway.
Do you want an angsty bearded Superman? At some point in the film will he throw on Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures and sulk? Will Lois Lane be moonlighting at Hot Topic in the movie? Sound off about your hopes and fears for this project below.
Chris Cummins is a pop culture writer and Archie comics historian who has contributed to The Robot's Voice, Den of Geek US, Philebrity, Geekadelphia, Uproxx, and Unicorn Booty. He is the co-producer and co-host of Nerd Nite Philadelphia, and is regularly involved in producing and hosting New York Super Week events. In 2014, Chris began Sci-Fi Explosion, a mix of live performance, trivia and funny clips celebrating the weirdest in science fiction that regularly travels around the United States. He wrote the introductions to the compilations Archie's Favorite Comics From The Vault and (with Paul Castiglia) Archie's Favorite High School Stories. You can find Chris on Twitter at @bionicbigfoot and @scifiexplosion.