New extended ‘Man Of Steel’ featurette appears online – watch

13-minute trailer gives insight into characters, costumes and special effects

A new extended featurette for upcoming Superman movie Man Of Steel has been unveiled – you can watch the trailer by scrolling below and clicking ‘play’.

The 13-minute promo gives detailed insight into some of the main characters, including Michael Shannon’s General Zod, Amy Adams‘ Lois Lane and Laurence Fishburne’s Perry White. The trailer also explains the reasoning behind positioning the story in 2012/2013 and costume design.

Man Of Steel opens in cinemas on June 14. British actor Henry Cavill stars in the lead role alongside Adams as Lane and Russell Crowe as his biological father Jor-El. Kevin Costner and Diane Lane appear as his adoptive parents, Jonathan and Martha Kent.

Man Of Steel was directed by Zack Snyder (Watchmen, 300) from a script by David S Goyer, whose previous screenwriting credits include Batman Begins and the Blade films. The Dark Knight trilogy’s Christopher Nolan collaborated with Goyer on the film’s story and also served as a producer.

However, Goyer has previously insisted that Man Of Steel will have a very different tone to Nolan’s Batman films. “Relatable and realistic doesn’t necessarily mean dark,” he explained. “I think it would be inappropriate for us to approach a Superman film as if we were doing The Dark Knight. The Batman films are a lot more nihilistic; Superman has always been a story about hope.”