Even without a ton of new footage, buzz for Man of Steel is slowly climbing and will most likely hit an all-time high once we move past films like Iron Man 3 and Star Trek Into Darkness, two monster summer blockbusters that are currently devouring Geek Central. Ahead of what's bound to be a new trailer, EW has premiered this set of images from the film in its new summer issue, including our first legit look at Michael Shannon as the villainous General Zod.
Also featured are the film's other main characters, like Superman, played by Henry Cavill (still waiting for a few good looks at his Clark Kent alter ego), Lois Lane (Amy Adams), Perry White (Laurence Fishburne), Jonathan and Martha Kent (Kevin Costner and Diane Lane), Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and General Zod's female cohort (called a "femme fatale" by EW), Faora (Antje Traue).
Check out all the pics below, and let us know what you think. Does General Zod look like a complete badass or what?
The new Superman movie drops on June 14. [Thanks to /Film for the images]