SDCC 2012: Detailed Transcript Of 'Man Of Steel' Teaser Trailer
Reported by Outsiders - 10:56 PM 2012.07.14
Warner Bros. showed off the teaser trailer for Man Of Steel at the San Diego Comic-Con and below is a detailed transcript of the trailer.
The trailer began with an almost Tree of Life-style series of shots: grass, an overturned toy wagon, a farmhouse. We see Clark with a bag over his shoulder walking towards the wilderness (it had a First Blood feel to it). There's dialogue from Cavill's Clark Kent, Russell Crowe's Jor-El, and Kevin Costner's Pa Kent that recall the fear of human beings to what they don't understand. We see how the world would really react to a superhuman alien revealing himself to the world. There's a quick series of shots of Jor-El, Amy Adams' Lois Lane kissing Superman, and Michael Shannon's General Zod (not that Snyder would confirm that).
The stirring music was particularly effective in selling the solemnity and majesty of the piece. We see young Clark playing in his backyard with a red towel around his neck as a cape and later saving classmates in a school bus accident. We also see him finding the Kryptonian space ship in his parents' barn. We see Clark "meeting" Jor-El in the Fortress of Solitude, and even a glimpse of The Daily Planet as Clark gets into an elevator and puts on his glasses. And, obviously, some cool aerial stuff of Superman in battle, soaring through the sky and walking across the clouds like, well, Jesus across water. There's a very Alex Ross feel to the whole thing. The trailer ends with Clark saying something along the lines of "My father always said people would reject me if they found out who I really was. We find out now if they will."