Zack Snyder has confirmed the trailer for 'Man of Steel' will preview before 'The Hobbit'.

The highly-anticipated Superman movie will be released in the middle of next year, but fans will be able to catch a glimpse of what's to come when they see the Sir Peter Jackson-directed film in cinemas this December.

Zack said: ''I can't wait for 'The Hobbit', so it will be fun to see our crazy 'Man Of Steel' trailer and then enjoy 'The Hobbit' because that's going to be great. It just feels like a fun Christmas thing to do, drag the whole family out for that action.''

'Man of Steel' stars Henry Cavill as Superman and the chief villain Zod is played by Michael Shannon, and Zack says it was great seeing Michael completely dedicate himself to the role.

He told MTV News: ''Shannon is great, he has such great enthusiasm and dedication constantly. You can imagine that you could get actors who go, 'Oh right, it's Zod, it's not 100 percent serious,' or [you can play it] slightly with a wink, there is none of that with him.

''His effort is to make it realized and to understand this character and what he has to go through, so you have that on one side and you have Henry, who basically is Superman, on the other side and that dynamic.''