April 17th, 2013
12:22 PM ET
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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