Warner Bros Adds MAN OF STEEL to Pre-Hobbit Trailers

WOW. Because we needed yet another reason to see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey?? We’re certainly not complaining, that’s for sure. We told you last week that the first nine minutes of Star Trek Into Darkness will be shown in IMAX theaters before their screening of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and that the first trailer for the new Star Trek movie will be shown preceding The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in the non-IMAX theaters.

Now we have word from Zack Snyder, the director of Man of Steel, that the first trailer for the Superman reboot movie will also be screened before The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, in both 2D and 3D (no word about IMAX, but hopefully the 3D trailer would be screened there). If it’s the same trailer that was screened at Comic-Con in July (which has never been released online), it is excellent. That trailer definitely gives a more full picture of the realism of the movie.

But there was no Zod in that trailer, and we would sure love to see some Zod, who will be played in Man of Steel by Michael Shannon. Snyder told MTV:

“Shannon is great, he has such great enthusiasm and dedication constantly… You can imagine that you could get actors who go, ‘Oh right, it’s Zod, it’s not 100 percent serious,’ or slightly with a wink, there is none of that with him. His effort is to make it realized and to understand this character and what he has to go through, so you have that on one side and you have Henry [Cavill], who basically is Superman, on the other side and that dynamic.”

Here are the teaser trailers from last summer, which will hopefully tide you over until that December 14 theater premiere of the Man of Steel trailer:

Teaser Trailer: Man of Steel (Jonathan Kent)

Teaser Trailer: Man of Steel (Jor-El)


In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (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 (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (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.

Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Amy Adams as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as The Daily Planet’s editor-in-chief, Perry White, Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as Clark Kent’s adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent.Michael Shannon as the villainous General Zod, Antje Traue as Zod’s evil partner, Faora, Julia Ormond as Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s mother, and Russell Crowe as Superman’s father, Jor-El.

Man of Steel is slated to hit theaters on June 14th, 2013.

Erin Willard
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Erin is the Editor In Chief and West Coast Correspondent for SciFiMafia.com