Superman Man of SteelApparently, it's never too early to start oiling up the Hollywood promotion machine as evidenced by the recent spate of trailers, ads, promos, and character reveals for next years' big summer blockbuster blowout that will feature no fewer than four super-hero/comic book themed tentpoles. Tony Stark will kick off the season in the third installment of the Iron Man franchise in May, followed by Kick-Ass 2 in late June, then Hugh Jackman gets another super-hero go in The Wolverine on July 26th.

But sandwiched in the middle will be one of the most highly anticipated super-hero reboots in quite some time as Zack Snyder hopes to get the Superman train back on the tracks with his Man of Steel that stars Henry Cavill as the blue-tighted Metropolis Marvel. Though we've been treated to a couple of over-hyped and extremely slight glimpses of the film in some previously released Comic-Con footage, now we get Supes in full glory - and flying - thanks to a new full-length trailer released yesterday, and which you can watch below.

Man of Steel is directed by Zack Snyder of Dawn of the Dead, 300, and Sucker Punch fame, while Christopher Nolan produces and co-writes the story with David S. Goyer who also wrote Batman Begins. Man of Steel will descend on theaters everywhere next summer on June 14th.

A couple of things to look out for, other than our first glimpses of the wreckage and destruction we'd expect from a Superman movie: Supes flying, the quick shot of Michael Shannon as Zod and Russell Crowe in full Jor-El get-up. Oh, and noticeably absent are the cartoon-y little red silken shorts that have come to symbolize Superman.

Watch the trailer for Man of Steel below:

Man of Steel synopsis: A child sent to Earth from a dying planet is adopted by a couple in rural Kansas. Posing as a journalist, Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) uses his extraordinary powers to protect his new home from an insidious evil. Man of Steel also stars Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Jonathan and Martha Kent (respectively), Laurence Fishburne as Perry White and Amy Adams as Lois Lane.