UPDATED: Man Of Steel Not Going To IMAX 3D After All

By Eric Eisenberg 2012-07-09 15:00:56discussion comments
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UPDATE: We're hearing that the IMAX post announcing the IMAX 3D Experience was, in fact, an error. The post has been removed from the official IMAX website. We'll let you know if anything changes, but in the meantime, sorry for the bad information. The original story is below.

Next week sees the release of The Dark Knight, the conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, but that won't be the end of the filmmaker's time in the world of comic book movies. Though he won't be involved with Warner Bros.' Justice League film, he is an executive producer on Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. His involvement with that project, however, has raised some questions about how the new Superman flick would be released. Nolan, of course, has long been a proponent of IMAX over 3D, but there were no reports during production that Snyder was using either technology. So what's it going to be?

Apparently a mix of both. The official IMAX website (via CBM) has updated their website and lists Man of Steel as an "IMAX 3D Experience." The release date for the movie, June 14, 2014, is the same as the official day from Warner Bros. Because the film wasn't shot in either 3D or IMAX, this means that it will be converted for both formats. Here is the official blurb from the site:


In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twenty-something journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond his imagination. Transported years ago to Earth from Krypton, a highly advanced, distant planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question 'Why am I here?' Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Clark discovers having extraordinary abilities means making difficult decisions. When the world is in dire need of stability, an even greater threat emerges. Clark must become a Man of Steel, to protect the people he loves and shine as the world's beacon of hope - Superman.

The IMAX release of Man of Steel will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX ExperienceŽ with proprietary IMAX DMRŽ (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

Snyder has experience with 3D, both native and post-converted. His 2010 animated movie Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole was made entirely in 3D and while Sucker Punch didn't end up expanding into the third dimension he did some tests prior to the movie's release.

Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Laurence Fishburne, Russell Crowe, Harry Lennix and Christopher Meloni. Look for our coverage of the film's Comic Con panel this Saturday (and stay tuned Wednesday to see Man of Steel images on the official tote bags and whatever WB has in store for the convention floor!). For more about the movie head over to our Blend Film Database.
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