On the heels of Zod’s recent demands to Earth, Zack Snyder, Christopher Nolan, and Co. release a new trailer for Man of Steel, with Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Ayelet Zurer, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Antje Traue, Lawrence Fishburne, Richard Schiff, Christopher Meloni, and Harry Lennix.
Snyder recently sat down with EW and revealed a few mysteries that were tucked away into the trailer.
While we don’t see Lex Luthor, we do see one of his LexCorp buildings. There’s no word on how big of a part Lex will play in the film, but he does exist in this universe.
Is that a big mothership spacecraft buried in the ice in the Arctic? Why yes it is. This is revealed as being the Fortress of Solitude. There’s going to be no big crystal fortress in this movie.
Instead of building his own Fortress, Clark Kent steps into the existing home market — and emerges as Superman. The residents of Krypton are an advanced race, keep in mind. Their knowledge and exploration of the cosmos far surpasses our own, and when Jor-El launches his son to Earth, our planet isn’t unknown to them. It is a massive craft left behind by a previous group of Kryptonian pioneers.
This is General Zod looking over Metropolis from inside his command ship — the Black Zero. In this movie, the villain is dispatched aboard a prison ship instead of being sent to the phantom zone. Zod retrofits the prison ship and comes to attack Earth in it.
In the beginning of the trailer, we see Jor-El watching a war waging on Krypton. We also see someone riding off into the distance aboard what looks like a big winged creature. That is Jor-El, and the creature is his ride.
When he needs to get somewhere in a hurry, Jor-El hops aboard this creature, which Deborah Snyder said was named “Herocka.” “It has insect wings, but has kind of a rodent-ish face,” she says. “At first he was a little mean, but we made him look more sympathetic.”
The director is then asked about other DC superheroes being hooked into this world. He then hints at the possibility of a Superman sequel, or another movie that will include Superman — Justice League perhaps?
I really enjoy the character, and I really loved shooting this movie about him. And whatever happens as we go ahead, I’m not exhausted by Superman. I’m knocking on wood. I’m not going to try to say, ‘Yeah, we’re going to make another movie!’ because I don’t want to jinx anything.
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