Patrick Sauriol's revivified Corona Coming Attractions has a rumor up purporting to describe the trailer for "The Man of Steel;" which many are presuming (still without a shred of real evidence) has been secretly constructed for a surprise debut in front of "The Dark Knight Rises." It reads a little fishy to me, reading like a fanfic made up from guesses about the context of the more well-known set reports and "spy" photos, but if it is legit then the trailer is set to reveal that the film will be giving Kal-el some value-added features to go with the usual Faster/More-Powerful/Able staples.
Learn what it may be (and polish up your "hurr durr Zack Snyder likes to mess with the camera-speed" jokes) after the jump:
THIS COULD POSSIBLY BE A TINY SPOILER
The alleged breakdown says that the trailer includes the expected montage of Young Clark Kent learning to use his powers, and that one of these scenes depicts him "...spinning a pencil in the air using telekinesis." Yup, that would be new.
Assuming for a moment that any of this is legit, my guess would be that "telekinetic levitation" isn't so much an entirely "new" power as it is part of a way of explaining the mechanics of one or more of the other powers (i.e. "this is how he makes himself levitate/fly"); a to-be-expected result of having the must-provide-explanations-for-every-damn-thing Nolan Brothers producing and working on the screenplay. Either way... I honestly don't have a problem with this.
Superman's power-set has pretty-much always been ill-defined. Originally, he just did whatever a normal human could do only MUCH better - he didn't fly but rather just jumped insanely high, he could see through walls because his eyes were just that strong ("heat vision" was literally "I can look at you so hard it BURNS!") and he was even super-smart to boot. While over time it evolved into the specific-powers-manifested-in-Kryptonians-via-exposure-to-radiation-from-Earth's-yellow-Sun form we know today, throughout the Golden and Silver Ages Superman would routinely sprout outlandish new powers "just because;" a tradition that carried over into the earlier movies with... mixed results, to say the least:
So, yeah. Telekinesis? I can roll with that. Now let's just see a trailer for the damn thing so we can get a sense if this is going in an "Avengers" or an "Amazing Spider-Man" direction...