Even the logo looks grittier.
Warner Brothers let slip the second official trailer for their 2013 release Man of Steel, the reboot of the dreadful 2006 reboot starring that guy whose name nobody seems to remember. This time round Supes is played by Henry Cavill. The supporting cast is stellar with Amy Adams as intrepid reporter Lois Lane, a goateed Michael Shannon as General Zod, and Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Ma and Pa Kent. The trailer itself is dark and serious, which is exactly how director Zach Snyder and executive producer Christopher Nolan should take this, seeing that Nolan had pretty decent success resurrecting the Batman franchise by making his three films a journey into the nether regions of humanity.
So, will Man of Steel be successful? For my money the Superman franchise begins and ends with Christopher Reeve and Superman I and II, but being the fringe Supes fan that I am, I’m rooting hard for this film to be as entertaining and intriguing as Nolan’s Batman series.