As excited as I was to see The Dark Knight Rises last week, I was maybe even more excited to see the first teaser for Zack Snyder's upcoming Superman reboot, Man Of Steel. Warner Brothers showed a a few minutes of footage at Comic Con last week and it went over VERY well. More than a few critics referred to Snyder's work as Malick-esque, which is not a comparison I would've ever thought to hear used to describe the director of 300. Turns out it's more than a little appropriate.
Warner's actually released this teaser with two different sets of narration, one by Kevin Costner's Pa Kent and one by Russell Crowe's Jor-El. Since I saw TDKR twice this weekend, I had the pleasure of seeing both versions on the big screen and they did not disappoint:
While Henry Cavill still feels like an unknown quantity, I'm over the moon about the supporting cast. To be honest, I'm still a little astounded that they were able to snag Russell Crowe in the first place. The Comic Con footage is said to have featured more of the action, giving a better sense of the film's scale and I can't wait to see more. As great as Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy has been, I've always been a fan of the Big Blue Boy Scout and I'd love to see him recapture the imagination of a new generation of moviegoers.
Next summer can't get here fast enough.