This is a strange teaser. It looks nothing like a Zack Snyder movie, which at the moment I consider to be a good thing. There’s gorgeous imagery, to be sure. The scene of the fog-drenched Kansas countryside is beautiful. But it doesn’t really feel like a Superman movie. The fact that they use music from The Lord of the Rings doesn’t help. It gives the whole thing a schizophrenic feel.
Still, with Christopher Nolan steering the ship as executive producer, I’m hopeful that the end result will be stunning. It has a great cast, at the very least. Russell Crowe as Jor-El; Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as Ma and Pa Kent; Christopher Meloni–who’s been criminally wasted on True Blood–playing someone named Colonel Hardy; Amy Adams as Lois Lane; and Laurence Fishburne as Perry White!
There are two versions of the teaser, though they are identical except for the voice overs. One is narrated by his adoptive earthly father, Pa Kent; the other by his biological father, Jor-El. Each man has a very different message for his son, about what he may or may not choose to be, and his responsibility among humanity. Both are embedded below.