‘Man of Steel’ TV spot: Henry Cavill soars as Superman

April 09, 2013 | 3:49 p.m.

“Man of Steel” isn’t flying into theaters until June 14, but Superman fans can get a glimpse of the Zack Snyder film in a new TV spot, out today.

At 32 seconds, the first “Man of Steel” television spot is more or less a shorter version of the previously released trailers for the film. The ad shows English actor Henry Cavill, who portrays the film’s winsome hero, soaring in the iconic red-and-blue suit, taking the hand of Lois Lane (Amy Adams), standing in a burning room unscathed by the flames, and being escorted down a hallway in handcuffs, flanked by soldiers, all while gorgeous choral music plays and key characters provide emotional voice-overs.

“My father believed that if the world found out who I really was, they’d reject me,” Cavill says in one voice-over. “He was convinced that the world wasn’t ready. What do you think?”

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Like the previous trailers, the ad doesn’t offer much in the way of laughs — a decision that appears to be in keeping with Snyder’s serious approach to Superman’s mythology.

“He’s this amazing ambassador for all superheroes,” Snyder told Hero Complex. “What was it about him that cracked the code that made pop culture embrace this other mythology? What we’ve made as a film not only examines that but is also an amazing adventure story. It’s been an honor to work on. As a comic book fan, Superman is like the Rosetta stone of all superheroes. I wanted to be sure the movie treated it respectfully.”

“Man of Steel” also stars Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Jonathan and Martha Kent, Russell Crowe as Superman’s father Jor-El, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White and Michael Shannon as General Zod.

– Noelene Clark | @NoeleneClark


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12 Responses to ‘Man of Steel’ TV spot: Henry Cavill soars as Superman

  1. webbie says:

    I can't wait for this movie! With all the garbage that keeps coming out, finally a movie with a story and real actors! So tired of all the wrestlers/fighters looking for a chance at fame and money.

  2. Macdividinz says:

    i dont get it…wut does man of steel have to hide so bad??? not a single new trailer in over 4 months and only 2 months left til release?? a blockbuster summer movie would have TONS of press and visual promo by now. look at LONE RANGER…and that doesn't even release til july!! bad feeling about the promotional campaign guys. u may have kicked yourself in the ass this time…..#concernedfan

  3. daisy says:

    maybe they are letting the best of a new trailer close to the May? i think it is going to be a great movie.

  4. Robert says:

    I hope for god's sake this movie can at least have the same music as the other Superman film's,
    because it bring's a sence of passion for the other flim's.

  5. sugarfoot8 says:

    I don't think Zack could have chosen a better Actor to play this role.. Henry Cavill is the perfect choice.. this man is humble and very private .. English.. what is that?? What our forefathers ran from.. but now it is different.. so his nationality makes no difference. Henry has done a fantastic job and his critics will see Superman Man Of Steel and not Henry… please America be understanding that not every one has to be an American…

  6. rose chic says:


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