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New Superman trailer brings the emotions

The second Man of Steel trailer has been released — and it looks magnificent.

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The second Man of Steel trailer has been released — and it looks magnificent.

For something that's barely two and a half minutes long, there sure is a lot of emotional punch packed into the latest Man of Steel trailer.

Superhero origin stories have been the flavour du jour for quite some time now, and although we can see why with characters such as Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Hellboy and maybe even Daredevil, Captain America and Thor, yet another Superman origin story — the best-known and perhaps the best-loved superhero of all time — is going to be a tough sell.

Man of Steel, written by David Goyer (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises), produced by Christopher Nolan and directed by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen), has some impressive credentials, but are they enough to bring something new to the table?

The answer is yes, it looks very much as if they are. The second trailer for the film (find the teaser here) is a powerful few minutes. If the rest of the film is up to this standard, it's definitely going to go up on the podium of the finest superhero films ever made. We love what we've seen of the Man of Steel himself, too — in line with this amazing portrayal in Grant Morrison's All Star Superman.

That's just our opinion, though. What do you think?