'Man of Steel' trailer takes flight

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The Man of Steel trailer has arrived, and I'm digging it.

The trailer shows us a lot: Young Clark, Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Ma and Pa Kent, Henry Cavill as Supes in costume, Russell Crowe as Jore-El, a glimpse of Michael Shannon as Zod, Amy Adams as Lois. Even better, we get a few shots of super powers, such as Superman getting punched into a vault, and pushing into the ice to launch himself into flight.

This looks cool. The forlorn angelic choral piece in the background - and shots of distraught Kents, a tormented Clark - paint this to look pretty similar to Superman Returns. But it also does have a super-powered grittiness (Superman in handcuffs, Clark floating in the water among wreckage, talk of letting children die) that leads me to believe it really could exist in the same world as Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight flicks.

I don't there is enough here to really make a judgment yet, but as for the first big taste, I'm looking forward to this. I do think, after interviewing him, that Cavill definitely has the quiet gravitas to do a good Kal-El. And personally, I'm craving a kick-ass Superman movie. I really hope Zack Snyder pulls this off and that, this summer, we'll believe a man can fly (again).

Check it out and sound off!

-Aaron Sagers