We’re a year away from Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel, but there was no way Warner Brothers was going to miss the opportunity to start selling the film with their biggest film of the year, so they attached a trailer to The Dark Knight Rises. In fact they offered two different ones, both with different narrations from Superman’s two fathers.

One trailer offers the words of Russell Crowe‘s Jor-El and the other offers the words of Kevin Costner‘s Pa Kent. There’s different content to the narrations, but both offer a similar sense of brooding, which matches a trailer that shows Henry Cavill‘s Clark Kent/Superman doing decidedly un-super things until the very last shot. This teaser seems geared to connecting this film to Christopher Nolan‘s Batman movies, and the trailers play up how much Nolan has to do with the making of the film. Check out the two teasers:


The trailers have inspired two thoughts: “Terrence Malick‘s Superman” and “That looks like a commercial for jeans.” As for both, it’s hard to say how much of the teaser footage will end up in the movie, and how much was shot for this specifically. Long-lead trailers are often meant just to tease, and sometimes consist of footage shot only for the early spots. As for the Malick thing, it’s fair to say that all of Snyder’s films to date have been glossy and his films have had a heavily stylized and filtered look, so the one positive to come out of this is that he at least knows that you have to shoot Superman with as much natural light as possible. Everything else we’ll find out when the film opens June 14, 2013.

Do these trailers get you pumped for the return of Superman, or does it remind you of Superman Returns?