You’ll Believe A Man Can Fly After Seeing This “Man of Steel” Trailer

The Superman character has always struck me as a perfect romantic mixture of hope and tragedy, and while I love the Richard Donner films and a few key sequences in Superman Returns, the only Superman story that did that balance justice was Tom De Haven’s novel It’s Superman!, a work that looks to have inspired Man of Steel in all the right ways.

While Superman Returns asked whether or not the world needed Superman, the real question, the most important question, has always been this: does Superman need the world? What keeps him from leaving, or worse, simply deciding to save us by ruling us? Kal-El’s journey toward understanding his own need for acceptance is a key part of any Superman story, and director Zack Snyder looks like he’s facing that head on. He’s also tackling the larger than life action that only Superman can really play around with, and I’m excited to check this all out in 3D IMAX next summer.

Man of Steel hits theaters on June 14th, 2013.


John Shannon

John Shannon studied Creative Writing at the University of Maine where he also served as a film critic for the Maine Campus Newspaper. He currently resides in the greater Portland area of Southern Maine where he works by day and watches film by night. He can be reached via email at and followed on Twitter @JohnWShannon
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