'Man Of Steel' Trailer: Superman Returns (VIDEO)

07/21/2012 04:49 pm ET

You'll believe a man can fly after watching the new "Man Of Steel" trailer, which takes the legend of Superman and filters it through both the real-world aesthetic of the "Dark Knight" trilogy and what looks like Terrence Malick's camera.

Brought to you by director Zack Snyder (the un-Terrence Malick behind such blunt-force instruments as "Watchmen" and "300") and producer Christopher Nolan, "Man of Steel" imagines Superman/Clark Kent as a longshoreman and ... that's about it? This is a teaser in every sense of the word, with brief images of star Henry Cavill accompanied by a voiceover from Kevin Costner (playing Jonathan Kent) and Howard Shore's score from "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring." (The scene where Gandalf memorably dies, if you're wondering.) The results are completely effective and gorgeous -- and the hero shot of Cavill as Superman flying to the heavens might give even the most ardent detractor of this particular superhero reboot the chills.

Warner Bros. also released a second trailer for "Man of Steel," which is exactly the same save for a voiceover from Russell Crowe, playing Jor-El, Superman's father.

Watch the Costner-voiced teaser above. Check out reactions to the "Man of Steel" footage that screened at Comic-Con in the gallery below. "Man of Steel" is out in theaters on May 14, 2013.

The "Man of Steel" trailer is available in HD over at Apple.

'Man Of Steel' Reactions

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