Man of Steel came out around the 14th of June in 2013. It is another film in the Superman franchise and features the origins of the superhero that the world has come to know and love so much. It starts by showing us how Kal-El, now called Clark Kent (portrayed by Henry Cavill) by the old couple (played by Kevin Costner and Diane Lane) who found and raised him on Earth, goes on his journey to become Superman. But although the film has proven to have quite a critical reception of its own, it seems that the trailers that accompanied the film have been just as well received as Man of Steel. In fact, some even argue that a number of viewers showed up at the theater just to see the trailers accompanying Man of Steel instead of the film itself. Here are just a few of those trailers that the fandom has gone head over heels for:
First off is another epic zombie apocalypse movie, World War Z. The film features Brad Pitt as Gerry Lane, an employee of the United Nations who is risking all to protect his family from the overwhelming masses of zombies who have now spread throughout the world. The movie actually came out not long after Man of Steel was released at about June 21 but had suffered quite a lot of delays with production and it has been stated that Brad Pitt and the director no longer spoke to each other as they were finishing the film.
Next up we have Elysium by Neil Blomkamp, the man who worked together with Peter Jackson to give us District 9. Elysium will feature actors Matt Damon and Jodie Foster and paints a story of discrimination, immigration and class issues in general in a very exaggerated fashion. It tells the story of a factory worker named Max living on a devastated Earth along with the rest of humanity’s less fortunate members. Meanwhile the richest of Earth’s population live on Elysium, a Utopian colony in orbit that is free from the troubles of the world. However, Max is soon afflicted with a deadly disease that forces him to set out on a mission to reach Elysium and find a cure for his sickness. The film is slated for release sometime this August.
And finally, we have The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, the second installment for The Hobbit trilogy which takes place after An Unexpected Journey and is followed by There and Back Again. The film will of course have the same cast with Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, Ian McKellen as Gandalf and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield but will also feature a wealth of new cast members like Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel, Lee Pace as Thranduil and Benedict Cumberbatch as the dragon Smaug.