The drums have started beating to herald the return of Superman to movie screens with the new Man of Steel teaser trailer. Now that all separates us from seeing a new Supes film is a year of wait.
It’s funny, the promotion of a new films seem to get earlier and earlier. Movie studios want to get curiosity raised and anticipation rolling well before a film is due to hit theaters. Although I love Superman, I found it kind of tough to get all geared up for this when I saw the words “Next summer”. I’m still enjoying this summer for goodness sake!
Besides that, this trailer doesn’t offer much in a way of a story or characters or really much of anything. It’s mainly just the announcement to movie audiences that Superman is returning – maybe that’s a bad way to phrase it….that Superman is coming back.
I’m still unsure of Zack Snyder as director. Although I’ve enjoyed some of his films I always thought of him as more in love with the visual style in his films than the characters or story and that’s kind of left his movies feeling flat to me.
I really like the casting of Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent. For some reason Costner has always been able to deliver the most corny dialogue with sincerity and make me swallow it. Well, most of the time. That stuff in The Postman no one could make fly. So hearing give advice to Clark Kent is a great way to design a trailer around.
I think I’m with everyone else and the verdict is still not in on Henry Cavill as Superman. I don’t think anyone will be sold on him until they finally see the film. He has the looks, but for playing the character that’s just the beginning.
I do find it somewhat amusing that for the first time we’re getting a Superman movie, without ‘Superman’ in the title. I wonder if that had anything to do with success of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight and the filmmakers thought they would shake up things with this title too.