May 27, 2013 04:03:12 GMT
Crowe portrays Clark Kent's biological father Jor-El, who in this video is seen telling his son that the iconic emblem means 'hope.'
A new TV spot for Henry Cavill-starring "Man of Steel" gives more extended look at Superman's Kryptonian parent Jor-El. Russell Crowe as the character depicter is featured showing Kal-El an "S" on his chest and telling his son what that symbol actually means. "This symbol means hope," Jor-El reveals.
The film from director Zack Snyder stars Cavill as the red cape-donning superhero, who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone's imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton and then raised by adoptive parents Martha and Jonathan Kent, Clark struggles with the ultimate question - Why am I here?
As soon as he discovers his super abilities, Clark must become the hero known as "Superman," not only to shine as the world's last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves. Amy Adams takes on the role of the hero's love interest, Lois Lane. As for Clark's Earth parents, they are played by Diane Lane and Kevin Costner.
General Zod will make an appearance in the film as a strong villain that Superman has to overcome, with Michael Shannon portraying the character.
Penned by David S. Goyer, the action-packed feature from Warner Bros. is set to open nationwide on June 14.