Warner Brothers has released a two teaser trailers for its new Superman adaptation, Man of Steel.
Each features the same footage and music, but conveys a slightly different tone with the two father figures of the protagonist.
One includes a voice over from Jor-El (played by Russel Crowe), Superman’s biological father, who was killed in the destruction of Krypton when the iconic figure was only a baby. The short speech is about the boy’s destiny to become a powerful leader, and a man of great acomplishment.
The other features a voice over from Jonathan Kent (played by Kevin Costner), the man who adopted the boy who would one day become Superman, after finding his crashed spaceship. In contrast, his speech is about the decisions the boy will have to make in his transition to adulthood, and how much change will be wrought by his mere existence.
Warner Bros. has not yet released publicly the footage they showcased at Comic-Con last week.
The film’s synopsis is thus:
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twenty-something journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond his imagination. Transported years ago to Earth from Krypton, a highly advanced, distant planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question ‘Why am I here?’ Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Clark discovers having extraordinary abilities means making difficult decisions. When the world is in dire need of stability, an even greater threat emerges. Clark must become a Man of Steel, to protect the people he loves and shine as the world’s beacon of hope – Superman.
Man of Steel is directed by Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill and Amy Adams in addition to Crowe and Costner. The film remains on track to hit theaters June 13, 2013.