At last! Zack Snyder confirms when we'll see the Man of Steel trailer

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Jan 14, 2013, 1:38 PM EST

The public has gotten to see little of next summer's Man of Steel, the Superman reboot from director Zack Snyder and producer Christopher Nolan, but now Snyder has confirmed when the first full trailer will arrive.

Speaking with MTV News, Snyder revealed, "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. It just feels like a fun Christmas thing to do, drag the whole family out for that action."

In other words, you'll be able to see the trailer beginning on Dec. 14, when it plays in front of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. (And remember, if you go see The Hobbit in IMAX 3D, you'll also get the nine-minute prologue from J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness!)

So far all that most of the public has glimpsed of Man of Steel were two short teasers that played in front of The Dark Knight Rises earlier this summer and did not reveal much. Comic-Con fans were treated to a lot more footage, however, and we wouldn't be surprised if a lot of what they saw ends up on screens on the 14th.

By the way, remember at Comic-Con when Snyder still wouldn't say that the villain, played by Michael Shannon, was General Zod? All that's behind him now:

Shannon is great, he has such great enthusiasm and dedication constantly. You can imagine that you could get actors who go, 'Oh right, it's Zod, it's not 100 percent serious,' or (you can play it) slightly with a wink, there is none of that with him. His effort is to make it realized and to understand this character and what he has to go through, so you have that on one side and you have Henry (Cavill), who basically is Superman, on the other side and that dynamic.

So there you have it, Snyder finally says that Shannon is playing Zod (of course, Shannon has been saying it for months). At least he's given up that much before his "crazy" trailer hits!

(via Slashfilm)

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