Man-of-Steel-PosterThis is the one we’ve all been waiting for. This time last year it was the first teaser trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, and now we’ve got the first full-length trailer for Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. And it is immense.

The first two teaser trailers hit back in the summer, giving us a brilliant first tease, and revealing very little.

Now this first full-length trailer has given us a bit more to go on, including our first official look at General Zod, following on from a very interesting new poster we saw earlier in the month of Superman in handcuffs.

“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 twenty-something 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.”

Henry Cavill takes the lead for Snyder, starring alongside an awesome cast, headed up by Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, and Michael Shannon as General Zod.

Snyder is directing from a script by David S. Goyer (the Batman trilogy), who co-wrote the story with Christopher Nolan.

The film could well be the starting point for Warner Bros. to open up the DC Universe for a franchise akin to Marvel, with Snyder teasing that it could tie into the Justice League movie the studio are setting up. And that is an immensely promising possibility.

Man of Steel will be released in 3D and IMAX theatres on 14th June, 2013, and you’d better believe this is an absolute must-see for next year. Here’s the first full-length trailer to prove it. Enjoy.