The newest trailer for Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot, “Man of Steel,” which just premiered online, leaves behind the austere and hopeful mood of the previous previews and focuses on the incredibly high stakes of the superhero adventure.
A good portion of the trailer focuses squarely on Michael Shannon’s villainous General Zod, who has a message and a warning for the people of Earth and Superman.
“My name is General Zod. I have journeyed across an ocean of stars to reach you. Your world has sheltered one of my citizens. He will look like you, but he is not one of you,” he says. “To those of you who know of his location, the fate of your planet rests in your hands. To Kal-El, I say this: Surrender within 24 hours or watch this world suffer the consequences.”
For the first time in the months of high anticipation, fans are getting a glimpse of the action, apart from quick looks at an in-flight punch from Superman, which the last trailer featured. The assault from Zod appears to be much larger in scale than we were led to believe before, and the showdowns between the two Kryptonians should be of epic proportions.
The trailer also features the first look at another one of Superman’s powers. Of course Superman can fly and possesses super strength, but he also shoots lasers from his eyes. In a blink-and-you-missed it moment from the trailer, Clark Kent goes full Cyclops, with red light bursting from his eyes.
“Man of Steel” opens in theaters on June 14.
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