‘Man of Steel’ Trailer: Henry Cavill’s Superman Takes Flight (VIDEO)

Henry is Superman!
Henry Cavill lands the coveted role in the remake.
If the original trailer for 1978’s Superman made you believe a man could fly, the new trailer for Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel will make you believe that that man can fly and kick lots of ass.

A new trailer for Warner Bros. new Superman reboot, produced by The Dark Knight’s Christopher Nolan and starring Henry Cavill, has arrived, complete with death rays, burning cities, caped figures and soaring superheroes. Also: Kevin Costner. How good is it? Read on to find out…

In addition to the film’s epic scope, the trailer definitely drives home Snyder’s grounded and gritty take on Superman, seemingly going a very Batman Begins route – especially in terms of exploring young Clark Kent’s relationship with his parents, Jonathan (Costner) and Martha (Diane Lane).

Unlike previous Superman movies, the Kents seem to play a more prominent role than usual, one that casts them in a darker-than-expected light when dealing with their adopted son and his powers. Case in point: Following a scene in the trailer where Clark uses his powers to save a school bus full of kids from drowning, Jonathan confronts Clark about the young passenger who witnessed Clark’s heroics.

“Should I have just let him die?!” Young Clark asks.

“…Maybe,” Jonathan grimly replies.

How much darker will Superman get? We’ll find out when Man of Steel lands in theaters June 14, 2013. The trailer arrives on December 14, attached to prints of The Hobbit. Watch footage of Cavill in action as Superman below!

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