Zack Snyder's Man of Steel Superman Movie Moved To June 2013

By Sean O'Connell 2011-07-21 14:14:10discussion comments
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Superman fans hoping to spend next Christmas with Zack Snyderís Man of Steel will have to make alternate holiday plans.

Warner Bros. has announced that the upcoming reboot, with Henry Cavill bearing the traditional ďSĒ on his chest, is moving its release date from December 2012 to June 14, 2013, The Playlist reports. Currently itís the only film occupying that summer weekend, giving it a little distance from Marvel's planned Iron Man 3, which kicks off Summer 2013 on May 3.

While the news is a crushing disappointment for those anticipating another Superman movie (myself, included), itís probably a wise decision on the studioís part. Competition on the calendar for December 2012 includes Quentin Tarantinoís Django Unchained; Ang Leeís adaptation of Life of Pi; Gore Verbinskiís Lone Ranger picture with Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer; and Warnerís own launch of Peter Jacksonís two-part Hobbit endeavor. Not that Snyderís Man of Steel wouldnít have a fighting chance at succeeding in that mix, but why not move back to an unclaimed corner of Summer 2013, then dare some other blockbuster to try and muscle you out?

The move also gives Snyder and his team more time to perfect the filmís post-production special effects and rumored third-act script issues. With a little more flexibility in the production schedule, producer Christopher Nolan likely will have more time to consult on the project because heíll have moved past The Dark Knight Rises and have the freedom to help Snyder along the way. While Iím frustrated to learn weíll have to wait longer for a Superman movie, Iím confident that the buys Snyder time to make a movie thatís truly worth the wait.
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