New Man of Steel trailer features giant mechanical spider? Print
Written by Ivan Radford   
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 06:41

If you've ever seen Kevin Smith talk about Superman, you'll be very familiar with the words "giant mechanical spider". Producer Jon Peters was working on the reboot Superman Lives and told Smith, who was writing the script, to include a raft of bonkers ideas - from Superman not being able to fly to - most important of all - a showdown with a giant mechanical spider. According to Smith, he had this thing for giant mechanical spiders. Several years later, after that reboot was binned, Wild Wild West came along. The finale? A showdown with a giant mechanical spider.

Fast forward 14 years and Zack Snyder is directing a new reboot of Superman. Scroll to the 1:06 mark in the new Man of Steel trailer and...

Is that a giant mechanical spider? If not, it's something very similar to Pixar's robot that faced Mr. Incredible. Now, scroll to the end of the trailer. Yep, you guessed it.

Man of Steel is out in UK cinemas next month. Read on for the full video.