Before a new trailer lands this month, we’ve got a new look at Zack Snyder‘s upcoming Superman blockbuster Man of Steel. Instead of just showing off our hero Henry Cavill, these stills (coming from EW via /Film) reveal much more of our ensemble, including a perturbed Michael Shannon as General Zod, who say his character “actually has some affection for anybody who’s a Kryptonian, including Superman. He doesn’t really have any malignant feelings toward him; he just wants him to be patriotic.”

There’s also our first look at Antje Traue as Faora, Zod’s right-hand woman. She says, “Faora is a psychopath. She is an engineered being, and driven by the need and pleasure of killing.” More intriguingly, producer Charles Roven opens up about the tone of the film and how it differs from previous DC adaptations, as well as what it means to move forward in this universe.

“It’s setting the tone for what the movies are going to be like going forward. In that, Man of Steel is definitely a first step. Nolan’s Dark Knight series was deliberately and smartly positioned as a stand-alone,” Roven says. “The world the films lived in was very isolated, without any knowledge of other superheroes. What Zack and Chris have done with this film is allow you to really introduce other characters into the same world.” We still have a couple months to go to see the results, but one can check out the stills below for the film also starring Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Russell Crowe, Michael Kelly, Harry Lennix and Richard Schiff.

Update: Check out a quick viral teaser below ahead of the new trailer this week.

Man of Steel opens June 14th.

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