WATCH: ‘Man of Steel’ Trailer, Featuring Henry Cavill as Superman

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Ahead of its release in theaters Friday (December 14) during previews attached to the The Hobbit, Warner Bros. has digitally released the trailer for Man of Steel300 director Zack Snyder‘s reboot of the Superman tale starring British Tudors star Henry Cavill. The nearly two-and-a-half minute clip has a decidedly somber War of the Worlds-meets-The Dark Knight tone (unsurprisingly, since Christopher Nolan is producing). Take a look and see what you think. Spoiler, but Cavill, who underwent a 300-inspired body transformation for the part, is both shirtless and on fire at 1:49.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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