The picture - via USA Today shows Henry Cavill portraying the Kryptonian hero Superman as he is trailed menacingly by armed forces.
Snyder's reboot of the Superman franchise will also star Amy Adams as Clark Kent's love interest Lois Lane, while Michael Shannon will play the war criminal Zod.
Man of Steel is centred on Clark Kent's rise from being an alien refugee raised in Smallville by human parents to the protector of the earth following a deadly attack.
Producer Christopher Nolan recently admitted that rebooting the Superman franchise was much more challenging than his own Batman trilogy because of the comics' tone.
"[Snyder] has a lot of finishing to do on the movie - it has a very long post-production schedule because, unlike Batman, Superman flies."
Man of Steel will be released in cinemas on June 14, 2013.
Watch a trailer for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel below: