[UPDATED with Hi-Res] Zack Snyder and Henry Cavill took to the stage at Comic-Con out in San Diego, and debuted what sounds like immense first footage from next summer’s blockbuster.
Snyder confirmed that the first trailer will be attached to The Dark Knight Rises (at least in the US), and debuted an awesome new teaser poster of Cavill as Superman, cast in shadows.
The film’s official Facebook has released the hi-res version, and it looks rather awesome.
“In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone’s imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question – Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as “Superman,” not only to shine as the world’s last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.”
Alongside Cavill, we can look forward to seeing a brilliant cast in Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, and Michael Shannon as General Zod.
Man of Steel will be released in regular and IMAX theatres next summer on 14th June, 2013 – expect immensity and nothing less. Judging by what we’re hearing from Comic-Con, it’s all looking fantastic so far.