Zack Snyder's Superman Film 'Man Of Steel' Moves To June 14, 2013

by Edward Davis
July 21, 2011 7:07 AM
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Something had to give, and right in the middle of Comic-Con no less! Warner Bros. has officially moved the Christopher Nolan-produced, Zack Snyder directed, Superman movie "Man of Steel" from December 2012 to June, 14, 2013. December 2012 is already stacked: Fox's "Life Of Pi," Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," Disney's "Lone Ranger" and perhaps more importantly, a competing WB film, Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."

It's a smart play on WB's part as they'll want to put all their marketing mojo into "The Hobbit," and summer 2013 is so far pretty clear in terms of competition -- the biggest piece of counteraction is far off as "Iron Man 3" arrives on May 3.

Overall, creatively it's not a bad idea either. It gives the creative time to get over those pesky third-act issues and ideally, it'll give Christopher Nolan more time to give notes, pointers and whatever feedback necessary to make a Zack Snyder film more like a Christopher Nolan one. May we suggest he should also direct all the inevitable reshoots? :)

To note: for the copyright to hold, production has to begin before the end of 2012 -- which it will -- and doesn't have to be released before 2012. WB is in the clear. One suspects the timing of this move is a plot for WB/Legendary to have nerds talking about the super hero film during Comic-Con without actually having to reveal anything, smart.

"Man Of Steel" stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Russell Crowe, Julia Ormond Harry Lennix and Christopher Meloni. We assume casting is done, but who knows with the tight-lipped Nolan camp.

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7 Comments

  • TheoC | July 22, 2011 5:58 AMReply

    So they still have time to save this from being a slow down speeded up orange tinted mess.

    Sack the Hack

  • well | July 21, 2011 11:38 AMReply

    lol lol lol lol lol lol lol ahhahaha

    this movie still happening???
    i do wonder about that

    lol

  • gonad | July 21, 2011 9:52 AMReply

    Snyder is waaaay better than Nolan.

  • James | July 21, 2011 9:22 AMReply

    I'm pretty sure there won't be such thing as a summer 2013

  • Nemeres | July 21, 2011 8:18 AMReply

    I'll post a comment all right, this sucks.

  • Clint Westwood | July 21, 2011 8:18 AMReply

    I can wait, I don't like Snyder, i have only eyes for TDKR. Move scheudles is bad. Dic 2012...now Jun 2013...perhaps...november 2013....but finally July 2012.

  • Brody | July 21, 2011 8:02 AMReply

    Least surprising news of Comic Con, although mildly surprising that this project is still happening.

    "Third act problems" is probably a euphemism for "ballooning budget". Morbidly fascinated to see where the Superman brand is in a couple of years. Is the IP even worth anything, in the 21st century?

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