5:28pm PT by Philiana Ng
First 'Man of Steel' Full-Length Trailer to Play Before 'The Hobbit'
Superman fanatics will get a longer look at Henry Cavill in the red and blue when the first full-length trailer for Warner Bros.' Man of Steel debuts before Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
"It's fun. I can't wait for The Hobbit, so it will be fun to see our crazy Man of Steel trailer and then enjoy the Hobbit because that's going to be great," Man of Steel director Zack Snyder confirmed to MTV News. "It just feels like a fun Christmas thing to do, drag the whole family out for that action."
Teaser trailers for Man of Steel were released earlier this summer, with footage of Superman breaking the sound barrier as he soars through the sky and monologues by Kal-El/Clark Kent's fathers on Krypton and Earth.
Snyder also shared some insight into Cavill and Michael Shannon, who plays the villain in the movie. "As serious as I was taking it -- and I don't mean that from a depressing kind of way, but from a 'this is important and fun and needs to be given the respect that it deserves [kind of way]' -- from that perspective it was exciting to watch them drink the Kool-Aid of that concept and go all the way," he said.
Man of Steel isn't the only high-profile movie with a trailer or footage playing before The Hobbit. J.J. Abrams' anticipated Star Trek Into the Darkness will unveil the first nine minutes in IMAX showings ahead of The Hobbit.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens Dec. 14. Man of Steel hits theaters June 14.