Superman learns his purpose in a new TV spot for Man of Steel

Superman and Lois Lane in Man of Steel

In the beginning of the MAN OF STEEL promotions, it was all very existential and focused on the epic nature of Superman and his purpose.  That lasted for quite a while and then we got the final trailer and it was all about Superman in action.  But with this latest TV spot, Warner Bros. seems to have found a balance, with Superman/Kal-El asking his biological father Jor-El what his purpose is and then Russell Crowe launches into a 20 second monologue.  Meanwhile, the action erupts on screen.  It’s a nice balance and I have to admit, if I was watching TV and this spot came on, I’d definitely bypass the bathroom break to watch it.

MAN OF STEEL official synopsis: A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth.  As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do.  But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.  MAN OF STEEL stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Michael Shannon, Ayelet Zurer, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Antje Traue, Christopher Meloni and Laurence Fishburne. The Zack Snyder directed and Christopher Nolan produced film flies into theaters on June 14th, 2013.

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