Zack Synder very well may have been the perfect choice to direct the newest version/reboot of the Superman story. Tasked several years ago with turning the greatest comic book/superhero graphic novel of all time into a movie, Snyder’s “Watchmen” was a valiant attempt to do something with a terribly complex, dark tale.
When we saw the first trailer for the upcoming “Man of Steel”, it looked far more like an episode of “Deadliest Catch” than anything related to Superman, but the new trailer certainly corrects that course with a clear aim that points to some sort of origin story. I have a hard time believing that Snyder would simply just do a full origin story, and from the trailer you can see that maybe the scenes of Clark’s childhood (including his rescue of a drowning school bus full of classmates) are more likely part of a series of flashbacks. ‘Cause if you get one overriding feeling from this trailer is that this will be a moody, brooding story about a guy, albeit a super-guy, trying to figure out who he is.
But I have to admit that watching this peeked my interest.