Warner Bros has released a first short trailer for Zack Snyder's Superman adaptation Man of Steel.
Watchmen director Synder has been working on the cinematic reboot of DC comics' original superhero alongside The Dark Knight's Christopher Nolan as producer, and has promised a fresh take of the iconic Last Son of Krypton.
British actor Henry Cavill is playing Clark Kent/Superman, Amy Adams as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Laurence Fishburne as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent's adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Diane Lane and Kevin Costner.
Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Michael Shannon, and Faora, Zod's evil partner, played by Antje Traue.
Also from Superman's native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman's mother, played by Ayelet Zurer, and Superman's father, Jor-El, portrayed by Russell Crowe.
The footage shows Clark Kent as a boy and Cavill in his super suit.
Snyder said the film will make Superman more relatable than previous depictions that showed him as "a big blue Boy Scout up on the throne and you can't really touch him."
"The big challenge, of course, is if you can make people feel, 'What would you do it you were Superman? How would you feel?'" Snyder said. "How to make it personal, I think that's the thing we went after."
The movie is set to be released in June 2013.
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