'Man of Steel' trailer: What does the 'S' stand for?
April 17th, 2013
12:22 PM ET

'Man of Steel' trailer: What does the 'S' stand for?

The trailers for Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" are so good, we feel like we've gotten our money's worth just by watching them.

The newest clip is just as captivating and emotionally resonant as the full trailer released last December, which focused on a young Clark Kent realizing that he has extraordinary powers, ones that he can use for good but that also must remain a secret.

This time around, we're again seeing a young Clark, and we mean young: the trailer begins with a shot of the superhero as a baby being held by his father, Jor-el (Russell Crowe), as he says goodbye. It makes sense, since Snyder is creating a reboot of the Superman franchise, telling the hero's origin story.

We again see the bus crash that causes Clark to reveal just how powerful he is, as he saves the passengers aboard from drowning. The incident sparks a conversation between Clark and his adoptive father Jonathan Kent, played by Kevin Costner, in which he reassures Clark that he's still his son.

"You're the answer to whether we're alone in the universe," Kent says. "I have to believe that you were sent here for a reason, and even if it takes the rest of your life, you owe it to yourself to find out what that reason is."

As an adult, portrayed by Henry Cavill, Clark embarks on a quest to discover that reason, and we eventually see him slip into the familiar suit. Alas, Clark isn't as safe on earth as his father hoped, as the trailer shows General Zod (Michael Shannon) in pursuit.

"What does the 'S' stand for?" Amy Adams' Lois Lane asks at the end. Superman responds that where he's from, the symbol stands for hope, but Lois has a better, more epic suggestion.

"Man of Steel" opens June 14. To learn more about how the score Hans Zimmer created, check out our interview with the composer here.


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    April 23, 2013 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. MOVIE 2 -- DONE

    nice pecks!!!

    April 19, 2013 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  4. Balls of Steel

    Im better than he is

    April 19, 2013 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  5. Alucard

    Why Superman be a white dude all da time?

    April 19, 2013 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  6. Meh

    Superman eh? Hmmm, what a neat new concept....BORING

    April 19, 2013 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  7. Sokman

    He's hot because he gets his powers from our yellow sun...

    April 18, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Who Cares

    clark or superman...he's hot

    April 18, 2013 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Nelson

    He looks pretty good as Superman but what about Clark Kent, I think to much is being put on Superman and we've seen nothing of the abult Clark Kent, I guess we'll see in June. I can't wait!!!

    April 18, 2013 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nelson

      Christopher Reeves said it was harder playing Clark Kent than it was playing Superman, we'll see if Henry can pull it off. Still there was NO better looking Superman than Christopher, The True Man Of Steel.

      April 18, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Maria

    Hey, Zack, did you know that the name of the Soviet dictator–Stalin–means "man of steel"?

    April 18, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hugh Beaumont

      Maria, what is your point, exactly - just an interesting bit of trivia? You DO know that Zack Snyder did not coin the phrase "man of steel," right? That description for Superman has been around for years in the comic books.

      April 18, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Rebbeca

    I like who they picked to play Superman but not happy that Cosner and Crowe are in the movie 2 of my most unliked actors of all time. Will most likely go see it anyway just hope they don't have a lot of screen time.

    April 18, 2013 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
    • 5048

      True. They should have consulted you first before finalizing casting.

      April 18, 2013 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  12. robypetrone

    L'ha ribloggato su petrone98.

    April 18, 2013 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  13. padre approved music...

    k

    April 18, 2013 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  14. CharlieWoman

    Best guy for the part

    April 18, 2013 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  15. Man of Steel---Oh Yea

    -

    April 18, 2013 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  16. Chase

    Still no trailer with Faeora.

    April 18, 2013 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
  17. bee

    Just wish they could have picked a better actor, but with all the CGI it will not matter. At least he looks the part.

    April 17, 2013 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Charliegirl

      Really?? Have you ever seen a single thing he has been in? He is a fantastic actor and the perfect choice for superman, hands down.

      April 18, 2013 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
    • bee

      Why yes, I have sat through some of his work, like I said, at least he looks the part :)

      April 18, 2013 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
    • CharlieWoman

      He looks the part - look at that body...

      April 18, 2013 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
    • The chose this actor because he can actually fly.

      This way the studio won't have to spend as much on CGI effects.

      April 18, 2013 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Voted

      Nice Pecks!

      April 18, 2013 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Bluedestiny

    Well... yet another Superman movie. Dare we hope for something other than yet another movie opening up with the cornfield sequence... the Krypton flashback of a baby, a spaceship, and resolved anonymous parent types... and a mess of a movie that follows these scenes? Didn't we just have one of these recently? Too many to count.

    April 17, 2013 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Sooperguy

    Still trying to get used to his costume not having those red underpants on the outside.

    April 17, 2013 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Johnny Cage

    Looks pretty epic. Plus Iron Man 3 this year, and Star Trek 2, it's shaping up to be quite a blockbuster summer!

    April 17, 2013 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |

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