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'Man of Steel' Posts Two Teaser Trailers: Which Do You Prefer?

If you checked out Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises over the weekend – and the film’s $160M estimated gross means many of you did – there’s a good chance you saw one of the two teaser trailers for Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel attached to your print.
 
I say "one of the two" because Warner Bros. wisely conceived two trailers … of sorts. They both feature the same footage, though they come with different narrations, each from the defining men in Superman’s life.
 
And yet, they both relay basically the same message. One has Superman’s adopted father, Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), explaining that his alien son is different from our planet’s citizens, and one day he’ll have to "make a choice. You have to decide what kind of man you want to grow up to be. Whoever that man is, good character or bad, it’s going to change the world."
 
Here’s that version:
 
 
In the alternate (yet similar) take, the same footage is laced with voice-over from Superman’s paternal father, Jor-El (played by Russell Crowe). And in this version, the Krypton leader tells his son, "You will give the people an ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you, they will stumble, they will fall. But in time, they will join you in the sun. In time you will help them accomplish wonders."
 
Here’s that version:
 


Each solidifies the importance of Superman’s place in our society. And they are placed over images of a wayward Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) finding his place in our world … and posing, majestically, with his cape as a young child. 
 
It’s courageous of Warner to roll out the first Man of Steel teasers with very little footage of Superman – though we do get to see him flying a bit at the end. But the studio’s laying the groundwork for what we think it going to be an epic retelling of the Superman legacy, with Cavill, Amy Adams, Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon and Crowe contributing to a genre-defining superhero story. We hope, anyway. 
 
Which version do you prefer? And do you want to see more Superman, in action shots from the film? Man of Steel isn’t in theaters until June 14, 2013, so there’s plenty of time to tease. But what do you think of these opening steps?
 
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