From the trailers that we've seen for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel it looks like it has a much darker atmosphere and tone, but according to Henry Cavill, that's not the case at all. In a recent interview with Empire the actor had this to say,
It's not a dark movie by any means. Past representations of the character have been quite light... This is a more realistic view of the character, while still maintaining the very unrealistic, or potentially unrealistic features of an alien with superpowers.
David Goyer went on to reveal that there's going to be a ton of action, saying,
There is more action in Man of Steel than any of the Dark Knight Films.
So that gives us something awesome to look forward to! This world really needs an action-packed Superman movie! Man of Steel hits theatres June 14, 2013, and I can only hope that the action is going to be mind-blowing.