Update - 4/16/13 8:40 PM
A brand new Man of Steel trailer dropped today. The new Man of Steel trailer is three minutes long and there's TONS of new footage.
Check out the new trailer here.
Man of Steel is shaping up to be one of the biggest movies of 2013, with everyone from Christopher Nolan, to David Goyer and Zack Snyder involved with the project. Snyder recently dropped some spoilerific plot details for Man of Steel, and the news might come as a bit of a shock for fans expecting a traditional Superman origin story.
WARNING: Man of Steel plot spoilers ahead!!
"I'll be honest with you, there's no Kryptonite in the movie," Snyder recently said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
No Kryptonite?! Snyder said the Man of Steel team felt that Kryptonite had been so heavily overused in previous Superman movies (we're looking at you, Richard Donner) that it would be more original to not have the funky green stuff featured in Man of Steel.
That's not all, folks. In the EW interview, Snyder and star Henry Cavill reveal a number of Man of Steel plot points. In this version of Superman, Kal-El is a special child even on his home planet of Krypton, and when he arrives on Earth, his adoptive parents, Ma and Pa Kent (played by Kevin Costner and Diane Lane) urge him to hide his powers. Subsequently, the Superman of Man of Steel grows up isolated and always hiding his true identity.
"Although he is not susceptible to the frailties of mankind, he is definitely susceptible to the emotional frailties," Cavill told EW.
Don't expect Man of Steel to be some weepy tear jerker just because a couple of spoiled plot points try to tug at your heartstrings. According to EW, the movie is still chock full of "building-smashing, train-slinging, heat-vision-blasting battles to cut through the emotional heaviness."
Also new in Man of Steel news, check out Superman's first TV spot. It's shorter than the theatrical trailers, but if you watch closely, there's a couple of new frames of footage.