In Wednesday's blog about what Peter Jackson should do next, I said that "the superhero genre now feels like it has very few surprises left". That statement should've come with the caveat that I am very excited to Zack Snyder's 2013 Superman film Man of Steel, for which a fantastic full-length trailer has just been released.
I find pretty much everything in that trailer encouraging. Even the shaky-cam stuff. The mythic aspects of the character really come through, and I'm intrigued by how much it appears to be a departure from Snyder's typically glossy and slow-motion-centric style.
While it remains an interesting failure, Bryan Singer's Superman Returns from 2006 fails to qualify as any sort of definitive modern interpretation in the way The Dark Knight trilogy does for Batman, so it feels like the contemporary Superman niche has yet to be properly tapped.
Apart from Man of Steel though, I'm struggling to muster much genuine excitement for any impending s...